This is a pretty, fun little track full of nostalgia, bouncy synths, adorable lyricism, and catchy, sweet guitar riffs.
It’s like the soundtrack to drinking a milkshake at a diner while watching your high school crush be flirted with by the quarterback who she’s utterly miserable with, but she sticks with him anyway because she’s the lead cheerleader and this is just how it’s supposed to be, right?
You’re some nobody who enjoys skateboarding and reading comics in your free time, and to the outside world it seems like you have nothing in common, but one day after Math class, your friend told you he knows she secretly still loves listening to Sugar Ray.
You know deep in your soul that if you could just get her alone, get her to give you the time of day, that the two of you would be endgame. She’s your dreamgirl. She’s perfect. Suddenly, she catches your eye from across the room, and you smile unsurely. She winks at you, and you feel your heart leap. You daydream about the two of you running off together, stealing your dad’s van, driving off into the sunset, and leaving all the trivial high school social politics behind, all while listening to - yup, you guessed it - Sugar Ray.
Does anyone miss high school? I sure don’t. But I do love me some Sugar Ray, and I love pizzagirl for putting this track on my radar.