My Sunday Song #74 is “I’m Not Alright” by Sanctus Real. This is the 2nd time Sanctus Real has made this list and it is another impactful song. This song is off their 2006 release called ‘The Face of Love’. It was a #1 song for them on the Christian charts and garnered them a Dove Award nomination for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. Sadly, they didn’t win.
The song spoke to me in the fact that we aren’t all alright. We are all broken in mind and spirit. We are sinners. The song is his confession that he is broken and that only through God, he is healed and he feels safe. I can so relate to this song. I think we all feel broken sometimes. I know for me when I feel this way, I find that Christian music and God help me get through it. Sanctus Real delivers songs that are meaningful and relatable. They are going through the same thing I am going through and it has helped me so many times.
In an interview with 1cubed.com, the band talked about the recording of the song and how the song was originally titled “I’ll Be Fine”. They felt they were lying to themselves and being fake. They felt the need to be honest with themselves and everyone that you won’t always be fine. It turned into this wonderful confession.