Hip hip
Hip hip
Hip hip
Hip hip

When you're on a holiday
You can't find the words to say
All the things that come to you
And I want to feel it too

On an island in the sun
We'll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can't control my brain

Hip hip
Hip hip

When you're on a golden sea
You don't need no memory
Just a place to call your own
As we drift into the zone

On an island in the sun
We'll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can't control my brain

We'll run away together
We'll spend some time forever
We'll never feel that anymore

Hip hip
Hip hip
Hip hip

On an island in the sun
We'll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can't control my brain

We'll run away together
We'll spend some time forever
We'll never feel that anymore

Hip hip

We'll never feel that anymore
No no
We'll never feel that anymore
No no
No no
No no


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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is completely inapproiate for the Olsen Twins. It's not the most upbeat song when you look at it. To me, it seems to be more about sour relationships. Someone one loved, but the love was not returned or there was no chance. Or about a very cherished relationship that just went down the drain. "We'll never feel that anymore," 'ya know? I love this song - it's great - but it brings back sad memories.
    SolarSky329on February 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of my fav songs ever! i think this song isn't about him being on holiday, it's about him being in love with a person who makes him feel the emotion you feel whilst on holiday- bliss
    this song should no-way be on the olsen twins movie, common! u gotta have some pride!!
    spiriton May 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm on that with red-spyder, I hear it as 'we'll never feel bad anymore' too. I think it's about him having a thoughts about running away from life with his girlfriend, and how they be where they wanted to be the most (an island in the sun) and how everything would be perfect and blissful.
    Omnipresenceon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt has some happy aspects, i think its what a guy is telling his girlfriend after something catastrophic has happened like parents are moving and forcing him or her to come and their forced to part. He's trying to calm her by telling her that they'll run away to some paradise where pain, agony, and worries of the present are nowhere to be found. They can forget the bad times, they can have fun and play and be perfect. and the sad part is that that'll never happen because in life, there are no islands in the sun.
    Gabeon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti'm going to go on a limb and say that i think this song could be a direct response to 'across the sea'.

    ATS:
    "goddamn, this business is really lame
    I gotta live on an island to find the juice "

    hence IITS

    in ATS, rivers is completely depressed by a girl that he cannot be with because of the distance and goes insane and dreams of a better time. in IITS, he happily responds "we'll run away together, we'll spend some time forever, we'll never feel bad anymore"

    "When you're on a golden sea
    You don't need no memory" is probably another response to not looking back to the bleak past and enjoying the present time together.

    could be a slight over-analyzation but rivers is way too much of a twisted genius to write songs so straight forward on green. in fact, i wouldn't rule out that every song on green could be responding to songs on 'pinkerton'...very possible.

    anyone else think of this?
    tirhascragooon July 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally love this song, and the meaning behind it. But it's also kind of sad in a way, because Weezer always has a tendency, even in their heartbroken songs, there's always something in them that gives hope of something better, or comfort in knowing that you're gonna be okay. I don't know, this song kind of gives off some of that feeling, like there is some better place out there from where our lives are currently at right now. Pretty much this is a great song. I don't watch Mary Kate and Ashley movies so I've never heard this song in any of them lol, but I can see where that ruins it for some people. lol.
    OnlyInDreams126on January 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is actually a happy song about almost..escaping from reality a while and not thinking about your problems & worries. This song actually makes me feel happy haha, I love it =)
    xshesradon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaybe there's a double meaning to this song, but I interpret as being about doing drugs. Now this idea maybe a little shaky, but I think the guy in the song sees his that his love interest does drugs and he wants to feel the same thing she does.

    These are a couple things that led me to believe this:

    "When you're on a holiday
    You can't find the words to say
    All the things that come to you
    And I want to feel it too"

    My interpretation: Getting high is commonly refered to as "holiday" and when you're high you often have a hard time completing coherent sentences and saying whats on your mind. "and I want to feel it to" Refers to the fact that the guy wants to feel the high his love interest feels.

    "On an island in the sun
    We'll be playing and having fun
    And it makes me feel so fine
    I can't control my brain"

    my interpretation: "island in the sun" could mean the place where he feels like he is when he's high. "It makes me feel so fine" refers to the fact that he has fun when he's high. "I can't control my brain" means he cant control his brain because he's so stoned.

    "When you're on a golden sea
    You don't need no memory
    Just a place to call your own
    As we drift into the zone"


    my interpretation: He has no worries about anything when he's drifting into the zone (doing drugs)

    That's my read on the song, what do you guys think about that take?
    alwaysanoleon September 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it goes "We'll never feel bad anymore".

    I think the song is basically about him on holiday with his girlfriend, and he is enjoying time with her. Then he is imagining that they will have their own "Island in the sun", and they can be with each other forever.
    Jafferon December 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of how much I love Weezer. The music video [second, I think?] is probably the sweetest thing I've ever seen. Although it's on the Green Album, I don't really mind. It's a good song, and that's what matters.
    hippomaidenon January 16, 2006   Link

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