I cannot get over how good this song is.
Sometimes songs transport you to a place that exists in memory. Warm summer evenings with your brothers around the campfire in the mountains, hair still deep from the sunset jump into the alpine lake. The camp stove is boiling water for hot chocolate. You are all laughing about the future, about family, about comfort and what it means to belong.
My brothers are two of the best men I know. They are hilarious, intelligent and kind. I miss them. I miss laughing with them over stupid inside jokes. I miss yelling at them, fighting with them, ignoring them. I miss everything about what it is to live with family.
I know this song isn’t about those things. But to me, right now, it is.
I don’t know. I want to get married, have kids, have garden, live my own life. But I will say that the memories of growing up, with such a wonderful family, mom, dad, the two brothers, is enough to keep me smiling tonight.