Shoulders

Album: Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This was one of the last songs For King & Country wrote for the Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong album. Luke Smallbone of the duo told New Release Tuesday: "It's funny how albums go. It's a little like a book. When you get through your book and you've got 10 or 11 chapters, but you know you're still missing a chapter, that's how it is with an album. We knew something was missing. We were out on the Casting Crowns tour, and we knew we needed another song."

    "I started working with our producer on what is now 'Shoulders,'" he continued. "I kept getting stuck on 'my help comes from You, You're right here pulling me through.' That's how the song started."
  • In 2013 Luke Smallbone experienced a life-threatening attack of ulcerative colitis. He said regarding this song: "The reason why those lyrics mean so much to me is because after everything I've gone through with the battle of my sickness, when you are at wits end and things aren't going the way you want them to, you have to ask yourself 'where does my help come from?'"

    "Sometimes you can't even state where your help comes from, and you have to verbalize that although you may not always see it," Smallbone added, "I'm going to declare that my help comes from You, God."

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