VOD: Phantom Planet's "California" | KCET
VOD: Phantom Planet's "California"
The song "California" is named not as a title, but as an address. Phantom Planet is singing to the place itself: "California here we come..." The band is somewhere on the 101, headed back to California. In the music and lyrics, you can hear the angst and pure desire to return.
"Nothing's gonna stop me now
California, here we come
Right back where we started from
The pedal to the floor
Thinking of you more"
It's not clear where Phantom Planet is coming from (the music video heavily implies that they are on tour), but we certainly know where they are headed: California.