Tenth Avenue North are a Christian Pop-Rock band who formed while attending Palm Beach Atlantic University. They took their name from a major east-west road in Palm Beach County. This is the second single from their sophomore full-length release, The Light Meets The Dark
. The song was the band's first #1 on Billboard's Christian Songs chart.
This song was written by the group's producer Jason Ingram and their lead singer Mike Donehey, who told us: "The main thrust of the song began with an irritant. I heard Jon Foreman from Switchfoot
talking about songwriting once, and he said often he writes songs like an oyster makes pearls - it actually begins with an irritant, and you're forced to make a pearl around it. There's a saying that it's the choices that make you who you are, and that sort of rubbed me the wrong way. I felt like it was doing injustice to grace and mercy. So I started that lyric that way." (Here's the full Mike Donehey interview