This is a modern re-invention of the religious song "One Day," which is one of the hymns that Mark Hall grew up with. The Casting Crowns frontman and songwriter told Billboard magazine that he enjoyed experimenting with the classics. "You can really do a lot of cool things when you are rearranging hymns," he said. "With the song 'One Day' and 'Blessed Redeemer,' those are songs that people aren't going to sing much anymore, but those lyrics are strong. I grew up with the hymnbook. That's all I knew, so it's cool to bring them back."
Bassist Chris Huffman told Billboard magazine about this modern take on the classic hymn: "That song is basically about the life of Jesus. When you have a song like that where you don't really sing about any of your own troubles, you are just singing every word about Jesus, people's hands go up and it's amazing to see everybody's reaction when you play it live."
The words of "One Day" were written by the Presbyterian evangelist John Wilbur Chapman (1859-1918) in around 1908.
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.