I don't even like this song. It came on the radio this afternoon and made me think of an evening when I was about 17/18, which had totally forgotten about. The evening has nothing to with the song, except a faint reference to the song title. Maybe be it's about the mood? Anyway...
It was our first holiday away, camping near Borth in Wales. Four boys and four girls. The girls had been up early, with lifts from parents, and had set everything up. The boys were getting a lift off Stephen in his blue Sierra. Someone was late, then we got lost, then we got lost again. We stopped off for a pint and directions in a tiny pub in the middle of nowhere. "Just a quick one lads eh?" offered the landlord "Considering the time." We looked at our watches. It was quarter to ten. The pub tables had little drawers containing board games. Where were we?
We had smoked quite a bit of pot that night, which my explain the length of the journey. We estimated an hour and a half drive. We had been on the road for four. It was obvious we were going to be too late to get into the campsite. We could live with a night of half grabbed sleep in car, but we just wanted find this bloody town.
Eventually, via some information off the most pleasant police man I've ever met (we even felt bad for stashing the pot down our socks) we found the town. It was quarter past midnight. "Fuck it!" said the driver "Lets go to the beach!"
We did just that. I'm not sure if it was the hash coursing through our veins, the excitement or the relief getting the better of us, but as soon as we parked up by the crash barrier by the beach, we all silently and instinctively stripped to our pants and ran into the sea.
I could hear the other three splashing in the crashing waves but I went out further and further until the silent sea water was up to my neck. I could see nothing in front of me except a few dotted stars in the ink black sky, but I felt completely safe. I slowly let my arms float up so I stood cross shaped with my hands parallel to my shoulders. I smelt the salt of the sea, heard the laughter of my friends and felt my soul for the very first time.