Whenever I hear this song, I think about my freshman year of college. The track itself came out just three months before I moved to the dorms on campus. I remember how afraid I was about everything – not knowing anyone, being away from home, I just didn’t know what was going to happen. Freshman year wasn’t the greatest year I ever had, but it wasn’t the worst either. I miss those times because it was when everyone was still friends, no one had transferred, and there was still so much to look forward to. Four years later I’m sad because I don’t have contact with anyone I knew from college anymore. It’s like once they left, that was it. They went their own way. I lost my best friend and two guys that meant a lot to me, one that I’m pretty sure I loved.
Even today, I feel like I’m living in a terrible dream. I just can’t believe that so many people are gone, especially my best friend who I haven’t talked to in over three months. I’m going through a lot of feelings of abandonment and loneliness and sometimes I listen to this song to remember what once was… Ironically though, this song is about feeling satisfied with the past even though it’s gone and having no regrets. I can’t say that’s the case for me though.
This is a live acoustic version, it’s a little different in some parts from the original version.