Deepens With Time

Album: Forever Endeavour (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Sexsmith originally wrote this song for another artist before adapting it for himself. He explained to CBC Music: "I refashioned this song because I initially I wrote it about a year earlier, a different version, for Faith Hill. They asked me, and I thought I don't know anything about Faith Hill, but I thought I would write this song about family or something, family ties, and then they didn't want it. I thought it's a pretty good song, so I just worked on it and made it more personal."
  • In the summer of 2011 Sexsmith detected a lump in his throat. A series of tests followed and waiting to hear the results put him in a reflective mood. He told Spinner: "It put me in a fog. I wasn't panicking, but I was thinking about my options and it was uncertain. Was I going to be spending next year battling something? To be honest, I don't think I even told Mitchell (Froom, producer). When I got the results, everything was fine."

    Sexsmith wrote the last verse with his health issue on his mind, "not knowing how much time we have and trying to appreciate the people in our lives."

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