This is a song about being in prison. It's not really a worship song in the sense that it doesn't lend itself well to leading others in worship. But it certainly has led others TO worship (that discussion is a whole post by itself, the idea of songs that lead people TO worship and songs that lead people IN worship). The metaphors here are really strong, that prison is a valley, and from the valley its sometimes hard to see the mountaintop, especially when you're surrounded by negativity.
It's been said before, Jesus is in the business of changing lives. He changed mine.
"Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me." Psalm 142:7
From the valley the summit seems so far
And clouds of sin block the view
And those around me deny that it exists
They just say that I'm a fool
To try and climb away
I've fallen further than I ever thought I would
But now I know what I must do
Serve my God like I never thought I could
But they still say that I'm a fool
To think I could ever change
Let them say what they will
I know the change inside is real
And today's my chance to rise above my Circumstances
They won't define who I am, or how I feel
There's more to the story. Check it out HERE.