Young Forever

Album: Yet to be titled (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • "Young Forever" celebrates being young and carefree and still believing in the magic of things.

    We didn't need no cash, didn't need no gasoline
    So much faith we could walk on water
    Yeah, we were on top of the world
    Shooting stars, lighting up the boulevard


    "It all points back to your youth, and it's about the feeling of it of 'shooting stars lighting up the boulevard,' like you're just young enough to get away with anything almost," Paslay explained. "It's just a cool, exciting experience. It's that summer love; it's that first time rush. And I hope I live that way, and I hope everyone who hears this song gets that feeling and makes 'em want to feel young forever every time they do something in their life and experience it for the first time or the hundredth time."
  • Eric Paslay co-wrote "Young Forever" with Chris DeStefano (Luke Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night," Brett Eldredge's "Don't Ya," Carrie Underwood's "Something in the Water.") and singer-songwriter Morgan Evans.
  • This was the first song released by Paslay following a break. "After 'Friday Night' and 'She Don't Love You' singles hit, me and the guys toured our butts off," said Paslay. "I needed a reset, so my wife and I bought a farm. We renovated the house on it, DIY style. But I kept my head down as I was really focused on writing songs I loved."

    "When we wrote 'Young Forever,' it totally reignited the fire – I couldn't wait to record it and get it out to the fans," he continued. "I think it captured the joy, the dream and the hope that made me fall in love with music when I was a kid and it reminds me, every time I play it, why I keep falling in love with music over and over again."
  • Do you remember when we were younger
    So much faith we could walk on water


    It was Paslay who suggested the above line, but with reservations as he considered the lyric could be deemed sacrilegious. However, his co-writers disagreed, saying it was an "awesome line."

    "I love Jesus. I'm not trying to be sacrilegious by saying that line," Paslay insisted to Taste of Country. "It's opening up your thoughts. It's knowing that anything is possible with the greatest love of all, and that it's not about you, either."

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