This song is based around Jesus' words in Matthew 10:29-30 where He talks about how His Father values his creation. ("Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered." New King James version)
Gray told NewReleaseToday
: "I met with Mia Fieldes and Jonathan Smith in co-writing this song. A beautiful thing about getting older is that you get more humble. The older you get, the more you realize what you don't know and the more valuable and realistic view you have of your self-doubt. That's a challenge as a songwriter, because song writing requires a good amount of ego, like "my ideas are awesome." There's something about that confidence that helps you get songs done. If you begin to not believe in yourself, it's hard to get songs finished."
"I have things to say, and I wanted to challenge myself to learn how to say them in a new language. I worked with all new co-writers for this album. We decided 'Sparrows' was a cool song title. We knew it would be based on the verse where Jesus spoke about the sparrows."