The primary goal of Yellowcard's final album was to give thanks to the pop-punk band's fans who stuck by them during their 20-year run. "We knew we were going to be putting 10 songs on the record before we started writing," frontman Ryan Key told Entertainment Weekly, "so I wanted to try to find 10 different ways to say farewell to this chapter of our lives."
"Fields & Fences," the closing track on the album, is the band's final farewell. The country-tinged tune features an octave mandolin, which Sean Mackin, the band's violinist, brought in as an experiment. Key recalls: "He had this really cool piece of music and we turned it into a seven-minute long finale, an epic ending to the last record. It's just exactly what I wanted it to be, the last thing you hear."
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.