Monday, March 2, 2009

Kokomo

It was a super clody afternoon in Albany. The temperature outside was -11*C, I was sick, with coughs and running nose, sitting weakly in the university shuttle bus that drove me to the Patroon Creek, a corner of Albany where SUNY Albany's Healthcare Center is located. I had at least four layers of clothing under my coat, the trees outside are all bare, piles of snow have been all over the ground since December last year. In short, everything was so "winterly", but suddenly...

...Aruba, jamaica ooo I wanna take you
Bermuda, bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why dont we go
Jamaica...


I couldn't help but smiling. The radio tuned by our driver played Kokomo by the Beach Boys! I've just realized that Kokomo is the most possible ironic song to listen to during the winter. And as the boys moved on with the lyrics,

"...Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
Well be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo..."

I grinned cheek to cheek. Beach in my head, and snow in my eyes. How I live so far from those luxury of tropical beauty didn't get me blue anymore. Suddenly I saw the barren trees becoming coconut and palm trees, the snow became the grains of white sand, and I was there, running happily on the beach in my yellow bikini. My feet were covered by the sands, I had a big yellow ball in my hand, my skin was so tanned... and I looked so happy. Seriously. It was the effect of Kokomo! I looked out of the window, smiling, smiling, smiling, smiling all the way...

Now I won't care if the snow still fall even if it's already March. I know what can get me out of winter depression. I will just sing Kokomo! =)




Kokomo - The Beach Boys


Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why dont we go
Jamaica....

Off the Florida keys
Theres a place called Kokomo
Thats where you wanna go to get away from it all

Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
Well be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why dont we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to kokomo
Well get there fast
And then well take it slow
Thats where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

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