"7 Years" by Lukas Graham

"7 Years" is a song by Danish soul pop band Lukas Graham from their second studio album, Lukas Graham (Blue Album). The song topped the charts in Denmark, Sweden,Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, and Canada and gained up-and-coming chart appearances in other European countries, as well as the United States. The song was written by Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Ristorp, and Morten "Pilo" Pilegaard. It was produced by Stefan Forrest and Morten Ristorp under their stage name Future Animals, and Pilegaard.

 

Frontman Lukas Graham Forchhammer described "7 Years" as a song about his life so far and what he hopes to achieve in the future. He said that the reason the lyrics go as far as the age of 60 is because his father died at 61 and he needed to "pass it to believe it." He continued: "It's a song about growing older. I'm also coming to a realization that being a father is the most important thing.”

 

7 years
By Lukas Graham

 

Once I was seven years old my momma 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 20 years old, my story got told
Before the morning sun, when life was lonely
Once I was 20 years old

 

(Lukas Graham!!!)

 

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 20 years old, my story got told
I was writing about everything, I saw before me
Once I was 20 years old
Soon we'll be 30 years old, our songs have been sold
We've traveled around the world and we're still roaming
Soon we'll be 30 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 60 years old, my daddy got 61
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 60 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 60 years old
Soon I'll be 60 years old, will I think the world is cold
Or will I have a lot of children who can hold me
Soon I'll be 60 years old

 

Once I was seven years old, my momma 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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