How can anyone stay in a bad mood after this song comes on the radio? It’s just so relentlessly cheerful that resistance is impossible. I remember they played in Sydney when I was a little kid, and I really wanted to go but I was way too young, and my parents wouldn’t have wanted to go, and even though I knew it was impossible I still wanted to see them because I loved loads of their songs, and because I heard that they used lasers in their shows, which seemed incredibly cool.
On the night of their show we were at my grandparents’ house in Rydalmere, closer into town than our place but still out in the western suburbs, and I went out into the frangipani tree in their front yard, a tree that I still miss for its beauty and fragrance and from which I used to watch the movies at the drive in up the hill and wonder what was being said, but I saw a strange glow from towards the city and went out on the lawn, the tough buffalo grass spiking my bare feet as I walked over to see the lasers slicing through the sky to the low, heavy clouds: I thought of this song, and pretended that I was there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQUlA8Hcv4s