Life of the Party

Album: Days of Gold (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • The protagonist on this Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley penned cut is pretending to be the life of the party, but is masking an aching, stressed heart. "[The song] is true to my life," Jake Owen explained to Rolling Stone. "My dad went through cancer last year. I went and saw him, he'd lost 80 pounds and looked horrible. Meanwhile, I was still having to put on a smile every night and go out onstage and pretend like my life is the greatest thing ever."

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