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More Stories Behind the New Single
Thu., Aug. 4. 2016 3:19pm EDT

Soon after releasing our new single, we received this email:

I had emailed you before about a possible parody of "Right Here Waiting." You (J.) replied that you and Todd were already considering it. I didn't think it would be this soon and it's not even close to what I imagined. I love it, and it gives me another Old Testament story for my library song lists.

On top of that, "There Are Wolves Among Us" was an incredible surprise. Every time the original played on our oldies station at the shop, I told the guys how I wished APX would do that one soon.

The guys think I'm crazy sometimes because I let them know about each new message you gave us from the original hits when we catch them on the oldies. They love your CD's too. I take them to work and give away the second CD, just as you suggested.

Kameron Mitchell
Newark OH
Here's what ApX lyricist J. Jackson said in response:
Hey, that's right, Kam — I do remember you asking about "Right Here Waiting"! You know, when I told you Todd and I were considering it, we really were, but at the time I didn't have a good idea for lyrics yet. I had one idea, but I wasn't convinced it was the right one. And as it turns out, the final parody wasn't even close to what I imagined, either! :)

But I was very happy with the way it turned out, and once God turned on the spigot, the words were done in a day or two. And that's a story in the Bible that has always interested me, so I'm glad to have a song for it.

I had the lyrics done before I had the title. And then I finally got the idea, since Daniel was explaining the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar's nightmare to him, and it did involve a nightmarish scenario that was waiting for the king.

You know something funny?

While I was finishing up the lyrics, I was stuck in a nasty traffic jam near my neighborhood, because they were paving the roads, so I couldn't get home quickly and type up the lyrics that were swimming in my head, although I was scribbling them on whatever pieces of paper were available in the car.

Anyway, I got the title right after that, and later that day when I was explaining to my wife about getting the lyrics, I told her that it was a "nightmare waiting" in traffic. Once the words left my mouth, I realized how ironic it was, because by then I had the title, but the traffic jam wasn't what inspired the title, and I wasn't initially trying to make a pun when telling her about the traffic.

I'm so glad you liked "There Are Wolves Among Us"! I got the title about 20 years ago, but I wrote the lyrics this year — some in February, but most in July.