Hundred More Years

Album: Hundred More Years (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Between the release of her debut album My Paper Heart and its follow-up Hundred More Years, CCM singer-songwriter Francesca Battistelli married Christian band percussionist Matthew Goodwin and gave birth to her first child, Matthew Elijah. The song talks about having a child and cherishing the precious moments, but Battistelli didn't plan it that way - she didn't even tell her co-writer she was pregnant. In our 2011 interview with Francesca Battistelli, she said: "It definitely is a good picture of when we got married, for sure. But I wrote the song with Diane Glover when my husband and I were pregnant and we weren't telling people yet. So the second verse about having a little girl - we had a little boy, now he's 10 months. But that was definitely in my head, too. I wanted the song to go through someone's life and talk about having your child, and so when it actually went there I was really excited. Because I didn't tell them yet that we were pregnant, I told them after. But I just wanted to see if we would go there naturally in the writing session. And we did."
  • Battistelli chose to title her sophomore record after this tune, as she loved the song and felt it represented her life at the time. "It was such a great picture of my life right now of learning to cherish the little moments and realize how fast life goes by," she told us. "Because having a child, as you know, makes time speed up. It's like, how did six months go by so fast?"

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