The word "sentimental" is not one typically associated with Liam Gallagher. Pugnacious? Irreverent? Combative? Sure, those are all adjectives that have been applied to the one-time Oasis lead singer over the years. But on his surprisingly emotional, reflective and, yes, sentimental new single, "Once," Gallagher looks back on what he describes as a moment in time not likely to be repeated.
"It was easier to have fun back when we had nothing/ Nothing much to manage/ Back when we were damaged/ Sometimes the freedom we wanted feels so uncool," Gallagher sings plaintively over a gently strummed acoustic guitar before leaning into the grown man looking back in sorrow chorus: "But oh I remember how you used to shine back then/ You went down so easy like a glass of wine my friend/ When the dawn came up you felt so inspired to do it again/ But it turns out, you only get to do it once."