This song is about finding God, with the forest representing the block between man and God. It first appeared on the 2004 independent release Shake Off the Dust... Arise
, and was included a year later on Matisyahu
's 2005 album Live At Stubb's
. Many of Matisyahu's early songs were focused on his spirituality and influenced by his time spent in a Brooklyn Yeshiva - he went from following Phish to dedicating himself to the study of Judaism. A lot of what he learned in these studies found their way into his lyrics.