So much has been written since that this song feels impossibly old now, but records indicate that it dates back only to 2014. I can’t imagine how people who are celebrated* for work they did 30 and 40 years prior must feel.
Good news on a couple fronts:
- I never was, literally, the guy in the song.
- I did relate to the sense of wanting to outrun something, which is probably a common feature of life in one’s 20s. But I have made some new memories since 2014 and I have every reason to expect there are more on the way.
* Note: I am not celebrated.