San Diego

Album: California (2016)
  • On this track, blink-182 address the city in which they grew up. The band recall some of the good times they had there but they have now moved forward and come a long way since those days. Producer John Feldmann explained to Fuse: "The history of the song [is about] growing up in San Diego, having so many of their work partners being from San Diego and having a member (Tom DeLonge) who lives in San Diego who is no longer in the band."
  • Singer and bassist Mark Hoppus didn't want to write this song. Feldmann explained: "I brought up the idea that you have to write about s--t you don't want to write about. You have to write about s--t that's right there on the surface."

    "There's clearly a lot of feelings involved with having a best friend who is not in your band anymore, having a best friend with all that stuff that went down," he continued. "Every band has these issues. To write a song, now, in their minds, to go back to San Diego, playing shows and tipping their hat to the city that allowed them to be a band...to me, Blink put San Diego on the map. If you think of its geographic location, they're the band that made San Diego relevant as a city. I say that with the utmost respect to San Diego because I was born in San Diego, I grew up in San Diego but nobody gave a f--k about San Diego. It was just like a place and suddenly Blink happened and it was like Seattle."

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