Tone: unsure, anxious, content Mood: reminiscent, hopeful, contemplative Theme: Keeping a positive attitude can pay off in the future.
"Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely" (Graham 2). "Go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely" (Graham 9).
7 Years by Lukas Graham
"Before the morning sun, when life was lonely" (Graham 16). "I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure 'Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major" (Graham 18-19)
Graham, "7 Years." Lukas Graham, 2015
"We've traveled around the world and we're still roaming" (Graham 26). "My woman brought children for me" (Graham 29).
His parents pushed him even as a little kid by saying that he needs to make friends and getting a wife so he won't be lonely.
"Remember life and then your life becomes a better one" (Graham 37). "will I think the world is cold Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me" (Graham 40-41).
As a twenty-year-old, he tries to keep his hopes up even if he's lonely. He is living with his friends because he also says, "I got my boys with me" (Graham 20).
In this point of his life, he is living the best part of his life. He traveled when he didn't have kids, and now he is happy because he is married and has kids to bring him joy.
In this point of his song, he is unsure of what his future will be like, but he remains optimistic. He doesn't know if the rest of his life will be full of loneliness or if his children will care for him.