In our interview with Emilio Castillo
, he talked about the real-life inspiration for this song. "It's about a guy that's going with an older woman and he's totally smitten with her," he said. "He's in love as you could possibly be and she loves him too but she says, 'You're a young man and there's so many women out there your age.'
In other words, she's thinking by the time they get older he's going to look at her like some old woman and wish that he had been with a younger girl. So she's cutting him loose and she's saying, 'You're still a young man, don't waste your time,' basically don't waste your time with me, there's so many other fishes in the sea at your age.
It's based on a true story. I had a girlfriend that was six years older than me. I was 18, she was 24 and that's actually what happened. She had kind of cut me loose because of the age difference thing and the whole plea in the story is the young guy's saying, 'I'm not too young, I'm not wasting my time and I do love you like a man can truly love a woman.'"