Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darious Rucker penned this song with Country music songwriter Rivers Rutherford and Learn to Live producer Frank Rogers.
Rucker discussed this song on his record label's website: "For me, this song wasn't so much about turning 40; it was the whole lifetime of being in Hootie and getting married and the life we lived. This song is a 'thank you' to my wife; I want to live my life being happy. All the dumb crap we did in our younger days, I just want to be happy with you. In the chorus - 'I want laugh like I'm not afraid to cry' - I love that line. That song is just special to me. I remember shaking Rivers Rutherford's and Frank Rogers' hands when we finishing and saying, 'thank you.'"
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.
It has long been speculated that the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" came from the name of a sculpture in Seattle, but according to their frontman Chris Cornell the title came from a phrase he misheard on the news. The band's name did come from a sculpture.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.