This song is about perspectives. Originally I had titled this song, “I Am Laman/I Am Nephi” because both characters are introduced in the piece. Ultimately, however, I decided to change the name to “I Am Nephi” because I prefer to focus on him. Nephi is my hero and this song represents my perception. He is strong, brilliant, and humble, yet his brothers don’t even notice those qualities. Instead they see him as bossy, overbearing, and self-righteous. They don’t want to hear his ideas. They want to put him in his place.