There's so much I want to point out about it, but I'll leave it at the two lines, "Appreciate every mix tape your friends make/you never know, we come and go like on the interstate." So sad! beautiful! true! People, guys. Connections. Good friends. I'm not even going to try to form sentences about how special and important these ideas are. Every six or eight months or so I get crazy into the idea that I have zero friends and no one but Justin would ever hang out with me. But then. But then! Some way or other I settle back into reality and find and cherish all my people again. This line epitomizes that simultaneous joy and sadness.
PS. Gosh. Embarrassingly enough, when I listen to a song, basically any top 40, a secret part of me listens, like, undercover to see if it has great examples of literary devices and imagines myself playing them to my awesome high school English classes and they think I'm the coolest and they TOTALLY get personification and simile AND metaphor and the difference between the two. Then I remember where and who I teach and more often than not, something else in the song nixes it for itself anyway. ANYWAY, this would totally be one of those songs.
PPS. Simile and metaphor is totally coming up in sixth grade. Oh snap.