Dec 17, 2019

Nada Surf • "Looking For You" • 2019

“‘Looking For You’ is about an old idea,” says Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, “that what you seek is seeking you. The Persian poet Rumi wrote it down in the 13th century, but it was new to me when I came across it last year in something I read. I’ve found it to be true in practice: so often when I’ve said yes to an invitation that I was hesitating about for whatever reason, I’ve been glad afterwards. There’s always a great conversation I wouldn’t have had, a good idea that wouldn’t have come up. The song is also about learning to differentiate between real and imagined danger. One of the best questions I’ve ever been asked is How many tigers are lunging at you right now? Thankfully, the answer has always been none. That line made it into the song too.”

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