This song was inspired by the four-week-old son of 4Him vocalist Mark Harris. He recalled in CCM Magazine presents 100 Greatest Songs In Christian Music that he was wondering how to communicate the Christian message to his newborn, who hadn't quite caught on to this thing called language. Suddenly it clicked that the message was bigger than words. Harris explained: "I thought it's really how I live and if I live what I say. The simple message in this song is that we cannot compromise because kids are looking at us, and what they see in us basically gives them a foundation for the way that they live their lives." He added: "We all need to continue to be a light for the kids that come behind us - for future generations."
This won the 1994 CCM Magazine Reader's Choice for Song of the Year.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.
"Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk" describes a time in Rufus Wainwright's life when he found himself hungover and pounding chocolate milk to feel better. It didn't work, so he smoked a cigarette, which is when he realized his addictive personality could be a problem.