History in the Making

Album: Learn to Live (2008)
Charted: 61
  • Rucker wrote this song with Clay Mills and Learn to Live producer, Frank Rogers. He recalled on his record company's website: "We'd been told by the label that they wanted a really anthemic country ballad, so we wrote this song. Usually you have people meet in the bar, and then they hook up. This is the guy saying let's not do this; instead of tainting it with making it a one-night stand, you could be the one that I love forever. Now, a guy would never say this (laughs). It's that story that never actually takes place. Actually, that was one that, when we finished writing, we were sure was going to be the first single."
  • Rucker recalled the genesis of this song to The Boot: "We had already been recording for a while. We were putting together the record. We thought we had the record done, but Frank and I were writing one day with Clay. They hadn't written together before, but Clay and I had already written a couple of times. We were sitting there with no ideas! [laughs] It was late in the day, and everybody was kind of burned out. Clay came up with the idea of 'History in the Making,' and he started writing it for me and the album. The moment I knew the song was great was when he wrote the line, 'This could be our last first kiss ...' I just think that's a great line!"
  • Rucker explained the song's lyrical content: "This song is about those first moments [in a relationship]. Of course the first moments are always great. It's about that first moment when you know. My first date with my wife, I told her I was going to marry her. That first date. That's so corny when I think of it now - I was such a dork! But I did. History is about that moment."

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