This gospel-influenced song makes a religious statement. Williams considers it "religious folk art."
Williams said of this song: "I was making a statement about how far people will go to their faith, like sleeping on a bed of nails or snake handling. Those kinds of things show how deeply people believe in God."
Both of Williams's grandfathers were Methodist ministers. Thanks to her parents, she grew up a Unitarian.
This won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.