Do you recall how we used to be all wild, young, and free? Nothing can adequately convey the sensation, but we’ve always known that simply listening to one song will allow us to relive those priceless times. We’re not songwriters, but this banger is the fitting anthem for us millennials who simply want to take it easy on the merry-go-round.
In this emotional song, Lisa Heller tells the story of how one misses those carefree days when they were younger and ready to embark on unplanned excursions. The only time we could enjoy being a teenager transitioning into an adult while running around with no regrets was back then. So tell me, how can we let a song like this pass our thoughts when it will just bring back those wonderful memories?
We used to skip stones and roll the dice
We used to run fast and seek and hide
Way back when we were eighteen with fake ID’s
The Los Angeles singer/songwriter has certainly nailed every part of the song whereby it reflects how young play places can turn into more scandalous settings during teen years.
“Right in the beginning of the pandemic, I went back to my hometown in Connecticut for a while and started thinking about my favourite playground,” Lisa says. “I wanted to revisit that nostalgia through the triple-lens of memories, looking back at the playground through three different perspectives: Childhood, thinking I was too big for the town as a teenager with my friends, and now in my 20s, looking back at myself at 18 and seeing that I was still just a baby.”
The song was a team effort. Lisa collaborated virtually with co-writers Meghan Williams and Cheska Zaide, then co-produced it along with Nashville producer Will McCoy. As an independent artist, Lisa brings her own standards into her process and the track radiates with youthful freedom yet mature composition.
“I think it will always be the case that the older I get, the more I will look back and think I was so young and had so much to learn,” Lisa says. “Life has so much room for growth over time.”