This nostalgic song features autobiographic lyrics based on frontman Ryan Tedder's life as youth. "It is a true story of me and my disaster of a friend, one of my friends growing up," he told Forbes
. "It's about being 19 or 20 and the summers in between school and college when you feel invincible and you're doing whatever you want to with whoever you want, and you feel invincible. You're also sitting around thinking, 'Is this as good as it gets? This can't be my peak.'"
"The song is about that youthfulness and those summers in those times, but also as an older person who is not 19, looking back, basically pledging to not be one of those people who lives in the past," Tedder continued. "It's kind of an interesting song because it's nostalgic, but it's nostalgic at any age."