Trace Adkins: You're Gonna Miss This Meaning
Song Released: 2008
You're Gonna Miss This Lyrics
Complaining, saying I can't wait to turn 18
She said I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules
Mamma put the car in park out there in front of the school
Then she kissed her head and said...
anonymous Jun 4th 2017 report
"You're Gonna Miss This" is a ballad composed of three verses and a bridge, each section portraying an event in the life of an unnamed female character: being driven to school by her mother in the first verse, being visited at her apartment by her father in the second verse, and conversing with a plumber while her kids are misbehaving and making noise in the third verse. In all three of the situations, the song's other characters (the parents and the plumber) assure the central character that although she may not realize it, she will miss the various moments of her life.
Ashley Gorley, one of the song's writers, came up with the central idea for "You're Gonna Miss This" one day while a repairman was working on his house. His two children (ages two and four at the time; he has since had a third) were running around the house and stealing the repairman's tools; after Gorley apologized, the repairman replied, "Don't worry about it — I've got two babies, too." Gorley, after determining that the incident with the repairman might work as a song idea, recalled it to Lee Thomas Miller, who then suggested the title "You're Gonna Miss This." The two then worked backward from the bridge, changing the song's scenario several times until they finally settled on having the song focus on a female central character.
Adkins then decided to record it after hearing it; being the father of five daughters, its message resonated with him. Upon hearing Adkins's recording of the song, Gorley felt that Adkins had "made it something more than it was".
This is the REAL CONTENT of the song.
ANYWAY, CHILL. RELAX.
anonymous Jun 4th 2017 report
The meaning of this song is simple. This song is a great reminder to enjoy the stage of life that you're in right now. There are pros and cons of every stage of life, but you only get one shot at each stage. You're only a high schooler once, you're only a college student once, etc. Sure, you can dream about the future. Please do, it's great to plan for the future and know what you want ahead of time. But don't let it consume your every minute of the day. Remember, this stage that you're in right now was what you could only dream about a couple years ago. Now, you're here! Make the most of it!
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