"Hawaii" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
Whether you're in L.A.,
Sunny laid back L.A.
Whether you're in New York
Comfort 'round your block
Whether you're in the U.K.,
Where the sky is dark
And the grass is kinda green
You know like Central Park

Still my favorite place in this whole wide world
Has got to be in the middle of the ocean floor
I see you poking out of the ocean, Paradise on Earth

The 50th state, what?!
Hawaii

Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
I wanna live in somewhere differentOh oh oh
A nuclear distaster might be on our way
But I don't care, I'm in the USA

Whether you're drunk or stoned
Or we're sober and old
If I'm with you I'm a happy man
If you feel safe and cold
While you count your gold
If your problem is you can't find
Your remote control

Still my favorite person in this whole wide world
Is the woman who can understand every word
And when she speaks to me, she makes me
See the whole world
As my favorite place
Hawaii

We got it made
Oh Oh Oh Oh
Yes, I know
Can we go
By plane or boat
Oh Oh Oh Oh

Whether you take it slow or you let me go
Whether you tell me something that i did not know
Whether you're neat and polite or you scream and fight
Whether you keep something from me that i would not like

Still my favourite attitude in this world so far
Is the friendly spirit of an iron heart
I like the way folks are in this most special place
I don't care what happens I'm taking a plane

Hawaii, Hawaii
Hawaii, Hawaii
I said
Hawaii, Hawaii
I said
Hawaii, Hawaii
I said
Hawaii, Hawaii

Kauai or Oahu
Molokai or Lanai
Maui and the big guy
Aka Hawaii
Hawaii, Hawaii

Hawaii, Hawaii

Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
All I want to do is something different
Oh let me in
Oh, Cut off from Malaysia
Back in who knows when
Oh we got kinda lost
But my god What a place!
I profess
Airforce Jets
Cannot take
Away my soul


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"Hawaii" as written by Julian Casablancas

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    General CommentThis song can lift anyone's spirit up. If you had a bad day, if you are sad, deppressed, lonely, whatever... it works either way. Just listen to this song and you will "see the world as your favorite place". I promise.

    "Still my favorite place in this whole wide world has got to be in the middle of the ocean's floor"
    *Gabby*on January 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn, this song is catchy. I can't stop listening to it. Probably their most "fun" song. Shame it didn't make it to the album.
    electricityscapeon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI quite like this song. I think the first part of the lyrics are clear enough : people who live in the USA think nothing can happen to them ("A nuclear disaster might be on our way, I don't care I'm in the USA"), they feel safe because they are rich and so they think they have everything they want ("If you feel safe and cold while you count your gold. If your problem is you can't find your remote control."). That's what I think...
    And why are some sentences between braces ? I can't hear them in the song...
    Tanynepon January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song that def should have been on the album.That and modern girls and old fashioned men.
    emerica171on January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthoo-waa-a-iiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    kimyaon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest Strokes song ever.
    acknowledge101on July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! and it reminds me of when i staid in hawaii for a few months. The song takes me back and i feel the same as i did. care-free. heh even the "Oh, we got kinda lost, but my god, what a place. I profess, Airforce jets cannot take away my soul." love it.
    daytripper177on July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand - instead of "iron heart" i do believe it's "Islander" only he says it "I-lan-na"
    daytripper177on July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti live in malaysia...n i'm so happy my country name is on the lyric...huhuhuhu
    azahzon August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti live in oahu. huzzah!
    emerica171on January 17, 2007   Link

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