I wrote this song with a good friend Tony Preston. Really, he wrote the bulk of it. I just added a second verse, the chords for the solo break, and the Bon Jovi harmony to it. We actually did a version together, when we were in a band called Once Blind. You can find that version here:
I love this song! Not only is it an amazing pop song – it also holds to the truth that we are not what we were. And we don’t have to live like we did. God is so good!!!
So I did a newer version of it for my last record. I don’t often come away from recording, thinking, “Wow, that is something great”. I did this time. I love every part of it. Maybe that is because of how I feel about this song – I just put so much care into it.
So – a short little blurb about a sweet song. I hope you enjoy! And – I will leave you with some truth, that inspired the song. We even put it in the original version:
So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.
That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.