Happy time: Weezer’s video for Island in the Sun

Since getting back from vacation, I’ve been in a real funk. I just can’t get myself moving. I overdid it a little while we were in Kentucky and I’ve been sore this week, so that’s part of it. The rest, who knows…Maybe it’s that persistent feeling of being in limbo.

What’s a good remedy for the blues? How about all kinds of baby animals and a song about vacation? I just saw this Weezer video and it made me smile. It’s directed by Spike Jonze and is pure fun.

Be sure to check out :36 when you watch it. The lyrics to Island Under the Sun are below the video. Enjoy!

Island in the Sun
By Weezer

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 wanna 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 bad 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 bad any more

Hip Hip

We’ll never feel bad anymore
(hip hip)
(hip hip)
No no
(hip hip)
(hip hip)
We’ll never feel bad anymore
(hip hip)

on an island in the sun

The credits on YouTube said with Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay. The upload there was poor quality, though, so I found it elsewhere. The first video they put out for this is also known as the Mexican Wedding version. You can see it here.

I first heard Weezer’s music when their Buddy Holly video came pre-loaded on Windows 95 as a sample video. Remember that classic, which magically put them in Arnold’s on Happy Days? Yep, that was a long time ago, especially when you think of what technology was popular back then.

Anyway, I didn’t keep up with Weezer for many years, but my interest in them is renewed.

One thought on “Happy time: Weezer’s video for Island in the Sun

  1. Ooh, I really like that song and I had never heard it before! That video is so sweet and innocent 🙂

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