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- Posted on Jul 6th 2010 4:40AM by Chris Cottingham
In a track-by-track guide to their self-titled debut album, Frontman Jonathan Pierce and guitarist Jacob Graham explained that they wrote the track on November 4, 2008, the day of the last presidential election, they told NME.
"We actually wrote it on the day that Obama won the election, and everyone was so excited," said Graham. "We're not very political and we don't usually know what's going on, but in America you couldn't really help but know what was going on and get excited about it."
Pierce continued, "The whole country had suffered eight years of feeling like we were in prison or something and then Obama came through and it was impossible not to get swept up with the whole nation, so that's when we wrote 'Let's Go Surfing.'"
Pierce added that the second verse of the song is a direct reference to Obama. The lyrics are, "There's a new kid in the town / Honey, he's moving into the big house / Remember / When I was so very hopeless / Darling, he's gonna make it all better."
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