This song was written by Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Christa Wells, and Luke Sheets. It was recorded by Plumb… the title song of the album of the same name.
Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (born March 9, 1875), better known by her stage name Plumb, is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and author.
Christa Nichole Wells (née, Rogers; born August 23, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter, who primarily plays an indie pop style of music. She has released 2 full-length independently-made studio albums and 2 extended play albums. She was awarded the Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year, in 2006, for the song, “Held”, on Natalie Grant’s Awaken album.
Luke Sheets is a producer and songwriter who enjoys writing in multiple genres including country, pop and dance. Having grown up in Boston, MA, he now lives in Nashville, TN.
Plumb was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Atlanta, singing in church and school. She moved to Nashville one week before her 21st birthday, where she now resides, and worked as a background singer for a number of artists, including Bill Gaither and Amy Grant. Following Silvertone Records affiliate Essential Records mainstream alternative radio success with its debut artist Jars of Clay in 1995, the label signed Plumb as its second artist. When she was urged to write, Plumb turned to Matt Bronlewee—an original member of Jars of Clay who happened to be her next-door neighbor—and the two hit it off. The debut album, Plumb, was released in 1997, with stage name Plumb coming from the Suzanne Vega song “My Favorite Plum”. Plumb has said subsequently that the addition of the letter “B” to the end was the idea of her producer Matt Bronleewe and, in her mind, also represents Bronleewe’s important contribution to her sound.
Plumb has sold more than 500,000 albums and over 2 million singles worldwide, co-penned songs for some of the top names in pop music, and has had music placed in many films and television shows. Originally signed as a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) recording artist in 1997, Plumb is now known as well as – or better – in alternative rock, electronic dance music, and for the use of her music in film and television than she is in the CCM market.
Plumb is married and has 3 children with her husband, Jeremy Lee.
This song is sung from one who recognizes his/her need for God. We all need God… more than we realize.
Bible Reference… 1Kings 19:12; Psalm 37:4; John 14:8; 15:5; Acts 17:24-27;
Well everybody’s got a story to tell, and everybody’s got a wound to be healed.
I want to believe there’s beauty here.
‘Cause, oh, I get so tired of holding on; I can’t let go, I can’t move on.
I want to believe there’s meaning here.
How many times have You heard me cry out, “God, please take this”?
How many times have You given me strength to just keep breathing?
Oh, I need You. God, I need You now!
Standing on a road I didn’t plan; wondering how I got to where I am.
I’m trying to hear that still small voice… I’m trying to hear above the noise. (CHORUS)
Oh, I walk, oh, I walk through the shadows. And I… I am so afraid.
Please stay. Please stay right beside me with every single step I take. (CHORUS)