It was an emotionally arduous and artistically prolific time, as I worked out my longing for meaning through music and lyrics. In a sense, it represents both my artistic and my spiritual evolution over time. The visual design of the album represents the uncomfortable divide that we often construct between our secular and spiritual selves; thanks to my music, however, I’ve been able to write across that divide.
“When the Son Comes Out Tonight” was written with my wife on my hospital bed after a nearly-fatal car accident. It expresses the faith I felt as I realized that our Heavenly Father reaches out in our greatest time of need; His presence at that time was like a bright sunlit sky that gave me hope. “Save Today” was written in 2004 when nearly every day brought news of another tragedy from afar, and the world’s hope for peace seemed to diminish. This song is my manifesto for peace and love across the world. “Another Love Song” discusses how even a seemingly perfect romance is fraught with struggle and pain.