Forget and Not Slow Down
Forget and Not Slow Down
Relient K
Album Forget and Not Slow Down
Released September 21, 2009
Recorded 2009
Length 3:32
Label Jive, Mono Vs. Stereo Records
Genre Christian rock
Written by Matt Thiessen
Last single "Devastation and Reform"
Next song "I Don't Need a Soul"

Forget and Not Slow Down is the first single from Relient K's sixth album, Forget and Not Slow Down. It was released to radio stations on September 21, 2009, and released for digital download on September 22, 2009.


Matt Hoopes has stated the song means "It’s about learning from mistakes and not just focusing on all the things you wished you would’ve done differently. Everyone has those things. What’s important is the knowledge that when you make a mistake, your life is not over."

Matt Thiessen has gone on to state "It's hard to forget and move on emotionally, but sometimes it's better for you. You have to keep the bigger picture in mind. If you're feeling sorry for yourself or reflecting on things that aren’t good, you’re not being productive. So to move forward is to concentrate on ‘What can I do better?’ That's the whole idea of the record."



How many times
Can I push it aside
Is it time I befriended all the ghosts of all the things that haunt me most
So they leave me alone
Move on with my life
Be certain the steps of left and right don't fight the direction of upright

I'd rather forget and not slow down
Than gather regret for the things I can't change now
If I become what I can't accept
Resurrect the saint from within the wretch
Pour over me and wash my hands of it

It's time to decide
Which is out of my mind
Cause it'll be me unless I put some thoughts to rest and leave some faults behind
I'll watch the glint in my eye
Shine off the spring in my step
And could be blinding depending on the amount of You that I reflect

Cause I could spend my life just trying to sift through
What I could've done better but what good do what ifs do
Oh oh
Oh oh
There's something I should tell you now

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The song was one fans hoped would be a mainstream single, and while that is still possible, it is currently only on Christian rock stations. It has been used to transition or return from commercials at certain sporting events.

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