"Hawaii" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
Wether you're in L.A., sunny laid back L.A.
Wether you in New York, comfort 'round your block
Wether you're in the UK, 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 the ocean.
Paradise on earth.
The 50th State - What?! Hawaii

(A nuclear disaster might be on our way, 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 the whole wide world
is the woman who can understand every word
and when she speaks to me she makes me see the whole wide world
as my favorite place. Hawaii.

We got it made. Yes, I know.
Can we go by plane or boat.

Wether you take it slow or you let me go.
Wether you tell me something that I did not know.
Wether you’re neat and polite or you scream and fight.
Wether you keep something from me that I would not like.
Still my favorite attitude in this whole wide world so far
Is the friendly spirit or an iron heart,
like the way folks are in whis most special place.
I don’t care what happens, I’m taking a plane to...

Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii,
Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii.

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

(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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    General Commentand - instead of "iron heart" i do believe it's "Islander" only he says it "I-lan-na"
    daytripper177on July 30, 2006   Link
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    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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