so yesterday, I turned 24. as I was walking out of work, this song came on. it struck me that I had seen Brand New in concert 6 years ago, almost to the day. it was two days after my 18th birthday, the night before high school graduation…it was Brand New’s first show of their first tour in years, and they closed their set with this song (before the encores, at least).
it was just crazy to think how much has happened in those 6 years, how much I’ve changed since then, the person who I was back then. everything that defined me as a person then - what was important, what I enjoyed doing, who my friends were - the great majority of that has changed, and honestly, I can barely remember many of the details. but I can still look back with fond memories and see how all of that has affected me now.
I don’t know, it was just a very real moment of nostalgia. not quite longing for what I had back then or who I was at that time, but more a realization that life moves so fast and things change so quickly.
but even after all of those years, this song still means just as much (if not more) to me than it did when I was singing along at the top of my lungs back in high school.