From Cory Asbury‘s interview on CBN.com:
That’s probably my favorite song on the record. Second of all, that’s possibly my favorite line. I think to understand that line, you have to understand the context of the whole song, which it starts out with that same exact first line. And in the first line, it says, ‘everyone’s pulling at me and I’m unraveling.’ I think that’s sort of that pressure that you feel as a person in a spotlight or people looking at you for an example, and then everyone wants a piece. It’s like once you’re ‘cool’ everyone wants to hang with you, talk to you, glean from you, get wisdom from you. It’s almost like all the relationships in my life flipped when ‘Reckless Love’ happened.
You know, I used to have a lot of young people that I could go to for advice. And now if I go to those people, they flip it right on me. ‘Oh, I need you to speak into my life.’ And I’m like, ah, it sucks – it really does. It sucks. It’s terrible! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been disappointed by that reality. So that first line ‘I’m coming apart at the seams, everyone’s pulling at me and I am unraveling.’ The final line is ‘I’m coming apart at the seams. It’s worse than I thought it would be, but I’ve never been happier.’ The chorus says ‘In the unraveling, Father unravel me.’ Essentially what I’m trying to say is when everything’s coming apart, when all of the constructs that I’ve known – my comforts, security – when it’s coming apart, then Father, rip it all apart. Let me get down to the bottom of everything and really examine what’s going on. Tear it to shreds and let’s figure this thing out. Let’s rebuild in a healthy way. So that final line is kind of the catharsis, if you will, of everything – the whole record. I’m coming apart and it’s terrible. It’s way worse than I thought it would be. But I’m rebuilding in a way that actually brings true joy.
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