Posted by: Coco Buchanan
True, I’ve been obsessed with this song for far more than this week. But it’s made a comeback over the past few days. Perhaps because I am possibly the cheesiest person alive, and I’m thinking of someone leaving on a long trip to somewhere far away this week. But overall, I really have an attachment to this song because it really is about, duh, being bi-coastal but being from the West Coast originally.
This video is actually in no way connected with Coconut Records/Jason Schwartzman– some random guy just made it. The reason I posted this instead of the actual video is because I find this one to match the way I feel about the song much better. The actual video is some German guy skateboarding that I never really bothered to watch the entire way through. Maybe it’s funny or cool, I dunno, it was snoozeville for me. But anyway….
I have emotional attachments to both coasts, and it can be hard to leave either one sometimes, when I’m visiting back home in the West. This is saying a lot because usually people from the West Coast fiercely, unconditionally love it and almost generally never leave. I think the East suits me better lifestyle-wise, though I’m not a great fan of cold weather, and I’ve made a lot of friends and associate my adult life here in NYC primarily. So, it can be really hard to leave here sometimes, even if just for a little while. And yet this song also makes me homesick for CA, being able to go to the beach whenever I wanted in whatever month I wanted, and re-visiting places inextricably tied to a wealth of memories. One of my friends humorously remarked that this song made him wistful for a long-lost love he doesn’t even have in CA. I like this song most, however, because it aknowledges (almost painfully) that you’ll miss someone, but yet it has a quality full of hope and possibilites at the same time. Maybe it’s that “ahhhh” chorus part towards the end.