How Does This Song Make You Feel?

For this assignment, “choose a song that elects a cetrain feeling within you”. I decided to chose the song by Toby Keith, “You’re Going to Miss This”.

The lyrics:

She was staring out the window of that SUV
Complaining, saying “I can’t wait to turn eighteen”
She said “I’ll make my own money, and I’ll make my own rules”
Momma put the car in park out there in front of the school
She kissed her head and said “I was just like you”You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss thisBefore she knows it she’s a brand new bride
In her one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by
He tells her “It’s a nice place”
She says “It’ll do for now”
Starts talking about babies and buying a house
Daddy shakes his head and says “Baby, just slow down”You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss thisFive years later there’s a plumber workin’ on the water heater
Dog’s barkin’, phone’s ringin’
One kid’s cryin’, one kid’s screamin’
She keeps apologizin’
He says “They don’t bother me
I’ve got two babies of my own
One’s thirty six, one’s twenty three
Huh, it’s hard to believe, butYou’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss thisYou’re gonna’ miss this
Yeah
You’re gonna’ miss this

I really like this song because it makes me think of all the moments throughout my life that I miss and wish that I could relive. Even if the moments are small in the grand scheme of things, I really appreciate how I felt during that time. Whenever I hear this song, it makes me think about the things, in the present time, that I am taking for granted. This song also makes me feel sad because of the truth of the message. Sometimes when I am having a great time with someone or in an exceptionally great mood, I feel a stab of sadness because I know that this moment will pass and there will be a time that I wish I could go back. I think this song also points toward the future that I will have. Even now, school feels like it will never end, but in a short time my college career will be over. I know later in life, I will look back and miss the routine of college. It conveys a message of slowing down in a hectic life and appreciated what we have and what we are doing. That is why I really like this song, and decided to do this assignment on this song.

YouTube Music Video: Toby Keith