This is a very personal song for Colt Ford, reflecting on his life growing up in Athens, Georgia. The people and events in the song are all real, including his best friend David, who had spina bifida and was confined to a wheelchair.
"He never walked a day in his life, but I think till the day he died he thought someday he would," Ford said in our interview
. "Where I grew up, he was just one of the kids in our neighborhood and we were just friends. If we rode motorcycles, we figured out a way to strap him on. If we played hide and seek, we pushed him. We went to the skating rink, we pushed him around. And when I said I'd give a million bucks if that old boy was still here, man, I would. For whatever reason, he thought that I was the greatest thing in the world. I'd have given anything for him to see what's happened. He was just always so positive."
David lived to 29 years old - well past the 18 years that was projected. When David was buried, Ford learned for the first time that his middle name was Reynolds. In tribute to David, Ford named his son Reynolds.