Ever ponder to go back in time to the age of 'Seventeen?' Abe Parker is taking a blast into his past of his small town he grew up in and he is bewildered as he walks around and notices how everything is exactly same. There's so much truth behind that though, once you move out of a small town and revisit it it feels as though you come back to where you left it!
Parker mentions in one of the lyrics how he "Can't believe Andy's gone" as he goes by Andy's home and the first thought that crosses my mind is the few people you lose growing up in a small town that affects the town immensely and shows the bond of community once a loss like that occurs. We were blown away not only by the grand build up to the catchy hook but the lyrics that take this hold on you! Abe repeats "Slow it all down" and he says how home doesn't feel like home when time passes and you leave and how he wishes he could simply go back in time to 'Seventeen' were it still felt that way! At this point in the song we were almost in tears by how relatable and close to the heart this one stung. I, myself can definitely say the comfort and warm serenity in the caress of a small town, loses that bond overtime and you can't seem to jump right back where you want to be. After watching this video, man do you wish you could take a turn and go back to 'Seventeen!'
Lyrics That Stick:
"I'm lost on mainstream in my hometown
Screaming can somebody slow it all down."