Holiday In Spain (review)
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Artist: [Counting Crows]
"[Holiday] [in] [Spain]" is the final official [track] on the [Counting Crows]' fourth studio album [Hard Candy]. I say official track because there were several different versions of the [CD] created, and many of them contain [hidden bonus tracks] including their remake of [Big Yellow Taxi] which became a hit [single]. Holiday in Spain is a slow, sad, [piano] [ballad]. The [accompaniment] to this [lyrical poetry] is very soft - almost hidden until the later half of the [song]. While the CD was released in July 9, 2002, the song didn't make its [live debut] until [September 25, 2002|September 25] of the same year during their Hard Candy promotional tour.
The song is not about holidays and vacation. Rather it's about escaping from life - [running away], [hiding], and [trying to forget]. More specifically, it is about the disarray of life and the desire for [Calgon, take me away|something new and different]. Sure, [Counting Crows|we]'re rich and famous now, but as [The Beatles] have told us, [money can't buy me love]. In one verse, it is seen that the TV is on, all that's left to eat in the house are some stupid bananas and some alcohol, and the the poor guy can't even find his shoes. Sometimes it is simple things like this that just [drive you insane] - you just need to [get away from it all]. After you've [drowned your sorrows] with a few drinks, you've still got to deal with life somehow - or do you? He later suggests that he could probably fix all these problems given the time, but the fact is, sometimes you just don't feel like doing that so it becomes easier just to pack up and leave for a while. And sometimes that's okay.
If you just can't bear the thought of having [today] turning out anything like [yesterday], then you can probably relate to this song. At a concert in [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|Pittsburgh, PA], [Adam Duritz], lead singer and [songwriter] for the Counting Crows, had this to say about the lyrics:
[I have nowhere to go. I will ride all night.|Got no pl][Nowhere to go but down|ace to go]
We've got [Airplanes to Nowhere|airplane rides]
Hop on my choo choo
She's my [the sad thing is, if you get her you'll be sick of her in a year|angel]
Oh, well [happy new year]'s baby!
[http://www.popisms.com/Song/7458/Holiday-in-Spain-2002-by-Counting-Crows.aspx|Holiday in Spain] - [Lyric|Words] and [Music] by [Adam F. Duritz] of the [http://www.popisms.com/Artist/5318/Counting-Crows.aspx|Counting Crows]
[in10se|I] [transcription|transcribed] the quotation above from a recording of a [concert] that took place [October 13, 2002|10/13/2002].
[Copyright Compliant Lyrics and Poems|CST Approved]