Mo Kheir, frontman of No Wyld, describes this track as being "about wanting to become the person that young you wanted to be."
As young people, we all have predispositions of how we want to grow up. We have this certain image of what kind of person we strive to be in 5, 10, or 20 years. Will I be worried about making lots of money or happy with what I have? Will I be somebody that helps others or who is self absorbed? Will I be happy or stuck in a system I hate?
As the years go by, we slowly become the future us. But what happens to the you that young you imagined? If you took a look at present you versus the future you that young you imagined, does it line up? Are you as happy with yourself right now than you would be with imagined future you?
These are all questions that I have started to reflect upon since first hearing "Grown Up." I've realized that I am now more worried about making money and surviving. Young me wanted to adventure and live life on the edge. I'm now more prone to make reasonable decisions and do what is acceptable to others rather than taking risks and going against the current.
I challenge you to ask yourself, "Am I growing up to be the person I want to be? Or am I growing up to be the person that everyone else says I should be?"