Recorded with a 65-piece orchestra at the London AIR Studios, Christian musician Michael W. Smith penned this song as a representation of his love for his country. He explained: "That one feels very patriotic, very Americana to me. I wrote it as a tribute to the Armed Services of our country and can picture it being plated at a military ceremony. I've already started playing this one at concerts with my band; we have to retool it, of course, without the London Session Orchestra, which adds so much to this version on Glory."
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.