Sometimes I wanna pack it all up
Get on a bus and move to Vermont
Or Maine, or any of those states back east
That I remember
Sometimes I wanna go back to school
An east coast college with some history
I'd be satisfied, I know, in the simple things

Longtime sunshine upon me

Sometimes I wanna build a house
With a wood stove or a fireplace
In the middle of the living room,
An old piano
Sometimes it don't seem so bad
Settle down with a good woman
Leave this lonely life behind
Forever and ever

Longtime sunshine upon me

Sometimes I wanna get in a car
Close my eyes and drive real fast
Keep on going 'till I get some place
Where I can truly rest

Longtime sunshine upon me


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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. The lyrics and CD booklet explain it easily.

    I love it
    GabrielDeRoseon December 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about escape. Giving all the fake shit up to do what he really wants. It's a recurring theme in weezer songs, Rivers wanting to get away from his life.
    DontWarnMeon June 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSome people believe this song is part of Weezer's unreleased space opera Songs from the Black Hole. This song is Rivers just saying that he misses his simple life, and that he doesn't really enjoy being a rockstar. I love the last stanza:

    'Sometimes I wanna get in a car
    Close my eyes and drive real fast
    Keep on going 'till I get some place
    Where I can truly rest"

    I posted this on facebook, and people thought it was suicidal, but I don't think that. To me it sounds like he doesn't care where he goes he just wants to be left alone. That fits in with the way that Rivers usually thinks. He doesn't want to be famous; he wants to be alone, and happy.
    jtk1993on April 08, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is amazing first of all, simple yet amazing, truly a rare gem to many, and one of my personal favorite songs of all-time (top 10). Like many of us, Rivers is fed up with the fast paced life and wants to just TAKE A BREAK FROM IT ALL. It's nice to have that escape sometimes and pause things around you and take awhile to appreciate the simpler things and take a break from living on the edge. The first time I discovered this song was during a walk on the beach and I played it over and over and over again that day. Every summer since I put this on my mp3 player and play like I am hearing it again for the first time - it sounds amazing every time. Thanks for this gem Rivers, you are a musical genius.
    magoosh008on July 25, 2010   Link

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