Tonight

Songfacts®:

  • This rap/rocker is the title track from the fourth solo album by Christian pop–hip hop artist TobyMac. It features a guest appearance from his tour mate John Cooper of Skillet.
  • This song contains the lyric, "locked up and held captive in the clutches of my doubt." When Christianity Today asked TobyMac its meaning, he replied: "In my pursuit of holiness sometimes I'm sprinting down the road to the mark, while other days I'm lying on the side of the road, gasping, doubting whether or not I can continue the race. Sometimes it's insecurity, other days it's pride, but either way I'm tripped up and fearful. Whether from a friend or from God's Word, I am reminded of his grace, which gives me the courage to get back up. Maybe people can just dial it in and maintain; I have never had that strength. The ebb and flow of my spiritual walk in a crazy world has always been a frustrating routine."
  • TobyMac explained to Christianity Today the meaning of the album title: "When you are a touring artist your entire focus is on the concert that you are about to play. Our prayer and our focus is on what happens that night. My hope is that everyone leaves that arena changed maybe mildly, maybe in a grand way, but I am hoping for change in myself as well as the people that are there… tonight."

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