Today's song is one that really, really resonates with me. I'm no one's boyfriend now but I know what it's like wanting to be a better boyfriend than you once were (I usually don't like to use gender-specific words but the lyrics are very gender specific, I promise next time it'll go back to normal). The song Santa Monica by The Front Bottoms (I know, I'm obsessed. Imagine I'm shrugging my shoulders like the boys above) has so many great lyrics in it, it's hard to pick which are the most notable.
There's something so honest about their lyrics and Brian Sella's (the lead singer) delivery of the lyrics that make the words hit you like a brick to the ribs. The song is upbeat and a little poppy but the lyrics are as hard-hitting as ever. It starts off with the chorus -- which is fine -- but the first verse is what really hits me hard. I don't know what else I can say about it. They're powerful lyrics and I'd rather let them do their job.
I wish we were forever lying on the Santa Monica beach, drinking Tecate 24 ounces underneath the stars. Being the superior couple, loving who I am cause what we are. I wanna confess it in a whisper that's just loud enough to make out. I want you to listen from the kitchen to me confessing on the couch.