Story of "The Other Side of Time" and Rich Shirey
Kurt wrote this song in May 2005 after his father, Rich Shirey had suffered two strokes. As a consequence, his father’s personality had changed and he was definitely not the same man, mentally. That change only deepened Kurt's admiration and appreciation for his father.
On November 5th, 2007 Rich went to be with his Lord.
Kurt tributes his dad with his own coming to a deeper understanding of his Christian faith. He says, “I wrote the song for anyone who had a parent who influenced the faith of their child.”