Rolling Along - Song Analysis

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We All Roll Along is a song written by a pop-punk band called The Maine. It was written by John O’Callaghan for their first album Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, which came out in 2005. It is the second track on the album. It was written for his old friends and band mates to remember all the times they had growing up together, and that they’re still there for each other even though they do not really see each other anymore. This song is essentially about how the town you grew up in and the people you grew up with mold you into the person you are today and affect you and where you are going.

The first verse is mostly about nostalgia. “I remember every night we spent on weekends with good friends.” He’s looking back at all the times he spent with people he liked. “We did nothing but it seemed like we did so much back then.” They’re saying that in retrospect, he and his friends hadn’t really had that much life experience, but around that time they thought they knew and experienced a lot more than they actually did. They realized they really hadn’t done that much back then, and they’ve become more knowledgeable about life and have experienced more. “Back then we would kick it, laughing, and all relaxing. We did anything for just that little rush.” They would do anything for fun, and they would try anything because when you’re younger you think you have all the time in the world.

A lot of people could relate to what this is saying. When you’re young, you only care about having a good time and you feel like nothing could happen to you. After you grow up and get older, you realize how fast the time actually went. Even though I’m not really old, I think I can relate to that after high school graduation. I didn’t really care about anything important, and time went by really fast. I also would have tried new things a lot. The second verse is about not realizing what you have until it’s gone and how some things never change. “I remember every day I spent of dreaming of...
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