The song finds NeedtoBreathe reflecting on how those times when you feel everything is against you can be what makes you a better person. You can't change without a fallout
It's gon' hurt, but don't you slow down
Get back up, 'cause it's a hard love
Keyboardist Josh Lovelace explained the story behind the song to NewReleaseToday
"Lyrically, we always like to write a song about real life situations, about something happening to us at the moment or that has happened to one of us. We are all away from our families a lot. I just had to leave my three year old son and tell him I was leaving for a concert. It's the least fun part of the job, and it's a hard love. It's not easy, you have to fight for it, and the people you love are where you find real joy. When it's hard love, it's worth it.
It's an autobiographical song. It's a fight song for the long journey between trials and redemption. It's about appreciating the wisdom and maturity that comes from hardship. Sometimes our ideas for what we think we need and what God knows we really need don't line up. We've been through situations we didn't think we'd make it out of, and this song is an encouraging message about what's ahead for us."