This song is about the importance of approaching life and relationships with a childlike faith. Mat Kearney
explained to New Release Tuesday: "I think we're all trying to unlearn some stuff. Some of the ingredients that went into making us who we are aren't so good, and I think 'Just Kids' is this kind of idea of... if I would have met you before these things happened in my life, things that kind of scarred me or taught me how not to trust or not how to love. That's it; I'm trying to get to that place. It's really about healing too, I guess."