7 Years, Lukas Graham

6/08/2016 04:49:00 AM

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Danish soul-pop band Lukas Graham has released "7 Years" which is a song from their self-entitled second album, "Lukas Graham" on 18 September 2015 through Copenhagen Records. Currently, the music video has achieved over 175 million views as of May 2016 on YouTube. Hailing from Copenhagen, band's frontman Lukas Graham Forchhammer mentioned that "7 Years" is a song about his life throughout the years as well as his hopes for the future. He sings about his memories at the ages of 7, 11 and 20. In addition, he also imagines what life might be when he reaches 30 and 60. When the band started to rise to fame back in 2012, Lukas' father suddenly passed away at the age of 61. This unexpected event eventually caused Graham to grieve for some time before getting back up.

"It's a song about growing older. I'm also coming to a realisation that being a father is the most important thing. My biggest dream is not to be some negative old dude, but to have my kids' friends say, 'You're going to visit your dad? Say hi! He’s awesome.' I had a perfect father." -Lukas Graham

In my humble opinion, I think the song is easy to relate to and it shares a deep meaning to most of us. In addition, it also conveys a great message and advice that parents could give to their children. What do you think of the song? Let me know in the comment box below. Till then, au revoir.


7 Years lyrics

Once I was seven years old, my mama told me,
Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely.
Once I was seven years old

It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger
Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker
By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor
Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure

Once I was eleven years old, my daddy told me,
Go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely.
Once I was eleven years old

I always had that dream, like my daddy before me
So I started writing songs, I started writing stories
Something about that glory just always seemed to bore me
Cause only those I really love will ever really know me

Once I was twenty years old, my story got told
Before the morning sun, when life was lonely
Once I was twenty years old

I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure
Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major
I got my boys with me, at least those in favor
And if we don't meet before I leave, I hope I'll see you later

Once I was twenty years old, my story got told
I was writing about everything I saw before me
Once I was twenty years old

Soon we'll be thirty years old, our songs have been sold
We've traveled around the world and we're still roaming
Soon we'll be thirty years old

I'm still learning about life
My woman brought children for me
So I can sing them all my songs
And I can tell them stories
Most of my boys are with me
Some are still out seeking glory
And some I had to leave behind
My brother, I'm still sorry

Soon I'll be sixty years old, my daddy got sixty-one
Remember life, and then your life becomes a better one
I made a man so happy when I wrote a letter once
I hope my children come and visit once or twice a month

Soon I'll be sixty years old, will I think the world is cold
Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me?
Soon I'll be sixty years old

Soon I'll be sixty years old, will I think the world is cold
Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me?
Soon I'll be sixty years old

Once I was seven years old, my mama told me,
"Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely."
Once I was seven years old

Once I was seven years old

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