Time Machine

Album: Turquoise (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is a reflection on youth, asking the listener to revisit those idyllic memories. Devon Allman got the idea for the song when he was out for a run. He immediately turned back so he could write down the song before he lost it. "It was in rural south-central Tennessee, a little Amish town," he said. "I ran straight up to the front porch, and as fast as I could write, the words were coming. It just wrote itself right there in about ten minutes. It was a gift. It's wild how sometimes it just comes and maybe with the first lyric all the other ones are birthed out of that one line. So 'come with me, let's take a ride,' could have really gone a totally different way but the next line is 'through the best years of your life.' So it's like, okay, this is a song about reminiscing." (Here's our full Devon Allman interview.)
  • The son of Gregg Allman, Devin released albums with his bands Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood, but Turquoise was his first release under his own name as a solo artist. This song is an example of the album's theme: Home.

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