Among the finest facets of Counting Crows’ music needs to be the lyrics of front man Adam Duritz. He’s in a position to envision probably the most vivid imagery and poignant feelings I’ve heard. It’s pure poetry. And through individuals occasions I’m feeling particularly melancholy, Counting Crows is among my go-to bands.
"Vacation in The country," in the 2002 album Hard Chocolate, is among my personal favorite from the Crows’ tunes. The lyrics, at face value, tell the storyline from the narrator’s frustration using the existence of fame and fortune, predominantly residing in Los Angeles. He sings about love matters with females, drugs, booze, and costly status symbols. He anxiously needs a getaway – a holiday. His suggestion is perfect for him and the buddies (or possibly a follower) to consider some slack to Barcelona.
I might have a vacation in The country, leave my wings behind me. Flush my worries to waste and fly off to somewhere new.
Located across the Mediterranean within the northeastern corner of The country, the town of Barcelona may be the country’s second largest city and it is considered by many people to be among the world’s major global metropolitan areas. Barcelona’s influence expands well past the borders of The country in lots of industries, including education, entertainment, sports, media, fashion, science, financial aspects, trade, and tourism. It’s been a place to go for relaxation by individuals around the world (including Californians).
Its founding is very interesting, because there are two competing legends to Barcelona’s beginning. The very first claims the Greek mythological character Hercules was involved, as the second attributes it for an historic figure: Carthaginian Hamilcar Barca, who fathered Hannibal, the military commander throughout the First Punic War. The previous claims that while Hercules became a member of Jason and also the Argonauts on their own quest to obtain the Golden Fleece, certainly one of their nine ships was lost inside a storm from the Catalan coast and Hercules discovered the place for that city.
Its cultural roots stretch back 2,000 years, to if this was the middle of the Catalan society. Today it’s a bilingual city with Spanish and Catalan being official languages. Each year into the millions vacationers descend upon the town, making Barcelona the tenth favorite on the planet and also the 3rd in Europe. Furthermore, Barcelona contains quite a lot of superbly built structures, including cathedrals, castles, and world heritage sites (UNESCO), in addition to natural parks and beaches – some, if not completely, of who have been the reason behind Duritz’s desire to retreat to the Iberian peninsula.
On June tenth, 1997 – 5 years prior to the discharge of "Vacation in The country" – Duritz and Counting Crows performed in Barcelona in a venue named the Zelste. Very little is presented regarding their trip and something wonders what could have happened during individuals couple of days that left this type of profound impression on Duritz. Because he stated in the 2013 interview with Songfacts, "Songs got me through 3 decades of my existence." Possibly Barcelona helps him cope with the remainder.
~ Justin Novelli
Resourse: http://songplaces.com/Holiday_In_The country/Barcelona/
Counting Crows – Holiday In Spain
aliceparsley1: If I bring a little music I could fit right in.\nLove every lyric in this song. One of the best songs EVER!
Rick Stafford: Agree!
Rick Stafford: and welcome back.
mariana ugalde: I love this song 😊
Christopher Emptage: i am off to Spain tomorow
Yiriks: Funny, this has actually been a hit in the Netherlands, only it was a duet between the Counting Crows and BLØF.
Suzanne Bryson: LOVE it!!!! xox
Wes Frohs: Gonna be a hit one day.
Sullivan Blake: Beauty at its extreme
Katrina Thompson: This is my favorite Counting Crows song ever!\n