Arnold explained to Artist Direct
what the song means to him: "So many times, older people look at young kids and say, 'Enjoy this time! It's the best time of your life,' when it's really not. Being young is hard. Everything's in front of you for the first time. Those things that are in front of you seem so much bigger than they do when you're looking back on them. I'm 32 now and looking back on my teenage years and before, a lot of it doesn't seem as hard as it did then because now it's behind me and I hardly remember it. You get the responsibilities of the world as an adult. However, when you were in high school, there was nothing bigger than that test on Friday. Now, you don't even remember what test it was [Laughs]. It's hard to be young. The song discusses that."