"You're Gonna Miss This" as written by Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller....
She was staring out the window of that SUV
Complaining, saying "I can't wait to turn eighteen"
She said "I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules"
Momma put the car in park out there in front of the school
She kissed her head and said "I was just like you"

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Before she knows it she's a brand new bride
In her one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by
He tells her "It's a nice place"
She says "It'll do for now"
Starts talking about babies and buying a house
Daddy shakes his head and says "Baby, just slow down"

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Five years later there's a plumber workin' on the water heater
Dog's barkin', phone's ringin'
One kid's cryin', one kid's screamin'
She keeps apologizin'
He says "They don't bother me
I've got two babies of my own
One's thirty six, one's twenty three
Huh, it's hard to believe, but

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

You're gonna' miss this
Yeah
You're gonna' miss this


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"You're Gonna Miss This" as written by Lee Miller Ashley Gorley

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    General CommentThis song is soo true... haha
    Imperatoron May 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always get super-emotional at that line with the plumber talking about his children. I don't know why, but it touches me!
    countryluvron June 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcountryluver: that get me at that part too. every single time!! I really like this song and makes me stop thinking so much of the future and to enjoy everything now.
    Guitar Soloon July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShe said I'll make my own money and I'll make my own roots


    i thought it sounded like "I'll make my own rules"

    ??
    onestyleson July 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like this song, because a lot of teenagers are in a rush to grow up. and I was, and now I'm about to graduate high school, and I'm saying "where did the time go??" so, now I'm trying to not take life for granted and not try and grow up too fast. because before ya know it, I'll be out in the real world, making decisions for myself. and its scary to think about. so, i really relate to this song a lot.
    fhcxc2010on August 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyes! I just almost cried listening to that part when the plumber talks about his kids. This song literally converted me to country music. I absolutely love it.

    I just left my small northern california town, and am now going to an urban 4-year university, and this song gets me so sad!. Im only about an hour and a half's drive from home but i still miss all my family and friends and it makes me so sad that my days of being young and stupid are over. This song always touches me...
    johnyisrocking2222on September 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy these country song always makes me cry?!?lol

    Somestimes I can't help but be envious about you guys having such great singers singing songs just like this one. In Philippines we do have some good stuff to, but nothing to compare specially to this Trace Adkins' "You're Gonna Miss This"
    bear_hug20on December 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so true. I just finish my first year of college and boy I remember what high school was like and how much I hated it, but it was a lot easier than some of the things I have to do now. It's been more than a year since I been a student at my old high school and sometimes I wish I could go back and do it all again. I miss it..but I don't at the same time.
    pokekaiton June 04, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionWow, this song makes me almost cry! It's soo true, and really made me realize something.
    I'm in Jr.High, Grade 8, and for the past year or so, I've been saying "I wanna grow up so I can get out of school, become a veterinarian, live in my own house..the dream life. But this song made me think.. and told me not to take life for granted. Not to sweat the small stuff. And someday, I'm gonna want to be young again, so enjoy life. :)
    stepdancer6on February 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so true! It's like he's saying "You may be in a rush to grow up, but, one day, you will want this all back, so you need to enjoy it while you can."
    Ex0duson February 20, 2010   Link

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