Drink One For Me

Album: Night Train (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This Tony Martin, Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley written cut captures the feeling of isolation Aldean felt when he moved from his home town of Macon, Georgia, leaving behind friends and loved ones. "To me, the appeal to that song was me moving to Nashville, moving away from all my friends, starting my new life," he told Billboard magazine. "I'd call home, and all those guys would be hanging out, and I'd be sitting in my apartment by myself, writing songs and doing my thing. This was a song that took me back to that period in my life, remembering that feeling of 'I wish I was there with ya'll, have fun, drink one for me.' That kind of summed it up."
  • Night Train has a common thread running through it of taking stock of life in adulthood, after the adventures we all got up to in our teenage years. "Everybody does that when you get to be a certain age," Aldean told Billboard magazine. "You're not a kid anymore, you're not an old man, you're caught in the middle, and that's where I am. If we sit around and talk, I don't know one person my age that won't bring up, 'Man, when we were in high school we did this one night and got caught,' or 'I met this girl.' It's fun for people to reminisce about good times and things you should have got arrested for."

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