• songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This emotional track is about overcoming the dark times and stepping back into the light. It was inspired by the rejuvenating effect for Josh Groban of walking to the Hudson River alongside his dog.

    So, I walk down to the river
    Where the troubles, they can't find me
    Let the waters there remind me
    The sun will be there when we wake

    Groban explained to People that the "river" mentioned in the song represents hope. "Whenever we have dark times in our lives, whether we suffer from depression, or addiction, or anxiety, or even just having a really bad day, the worst is that it feels like we are suffering alone," he said. "In a world of billions connected by social media, far too many people feel this way and while the conversation is getting better, it's not talked about nearly enough."
  • Josh Groban wrote the song with:

    Bernie Herms, who is the husband of CCM singer Natalie Grant. Herms' other credits include co-producing Hillary Scott & The Scott Family's "Thy Will," which won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2017.

    Los Angeles-based producer and songwriter Toby Gad whose resume also includes hit songs by Beyoncé ("If I Were a Boy"), Fergie ("Big Girls Don't Cry") and John Legend ("All Of Me").
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Concert DisastersFact or Fiction

Ozzy biting a dove? Alice Cooper causing mayhem with a chicken? Creed so bad they were sued? See if you can spot the real concert mishaps.

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Vince ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.

Kerry Livgren of KansasSongwriter Interviews

In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Ralph Casale - Session ProSongwriter Interviews

A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."