This song finds Michael Tait exhorting Christians to live out their faith, even though society is making it harder and harder for them to do so. He explained to NewReleaseToday
: "The lyrics remind me of being a black kid growing up in DC, going to high school, best friends with TobyMac - we prayed in school back in those days. We pledged allegiance to the US Flag. Somewhere along the way, things got cray-cray. As my grandma would say often, 'honey baby, the world's going to hell in a handbasket.' I'd say we've lost the handbasket.
If you do something immoral in our society and against the grain today, people are praised, and are considered courageous and brave. That's crazy. They are sinning against God, and they are doing something immoral. But we let it slide. There's no feeling of remorse or anything based on the act they've done. If you try to do the right thing and follow Scripture, and are a morally wholesome earthling, you're called a goody two-shoes or a 'Jesus Freak
,' which is fine with me because I am."