Released on March 1989 as his debut song, Garth Brooks stole the spotlight with “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).” It peaked at the 8th spot on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs and the 9th spot on the Canada RPM Country Tracks chart.
Brooks himself wrote the track along with Randy Taylor, and it became the first single from his self-titled album. Other songs of Garth Brooks that he wrote or co-wrote are “Not Counting You,” “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” and “Cowboy Bill.”
Meaning Behind the Song
“Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” by Garth Brooks says a lot about life if you take a closer look at the song’s lyrics. Although not clearly expressed by the singer, the song somehow talks about pursuing dreams and making things happen despite the odds and problems along the way. This message somehow unites us in a way that we all have to overcome the challenges that come along with our dreams and ambitions.
The song, moreover, talks about how fast time flies. One moment, you’re feeling giddy and excited and just ecstatic about what may come, and when it does, you realize that you’ve achieved what you wanted. You try to look back; you’ve overcome all the challenges and made it successfully, and you realize how fast time, indeed, flies.
Garth Brooks united people with “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” as we realize a few things about life that we might not be able to change anymore.
Take a moment to listen to the song by clicking the video below.