Sigh. Sleep doesn’t feel like an option tonight. There is too much see, too much to know, too much to wait out, keeping me restless and relentlessly aware.

I have listened to this song four times today. I was nine years old when this album came out.

Let us never forget how many songs Third Eye Blind has that are way cooler than “Semi-Charmed Life.” This is my favorite example. It starts so simple, existing solely for the build before going right back to the start.

It starts alone, and it ends alone. It brings the story right back to the start. Well done, Stephan Jenkins. This album and these songs will prove timeless for many a kid who grew up in the 90s, though we didn’t understand what they meant until much, much later.

“Visions of you on a motorcycle drive by
The cigarette ash flies in your eyes
And you don’t mind, you smile
And say the world doesn’t fit with you
I don’t believe you, you’re so serene
Careening through the universe
Your axis on a tilt , you’re guiltless and free
I hope you take a piece of me with you
And there’s things I’d like to do
That you don’t believe in

I would like to build something
But you never see it happen
And there’s this burning
Like there’s always been
I’ve never been so alone
And I’ve… I’ve never been so alive

~Motorcycle Drive By
Third Eye Blind, Third Eye Blind