This bright anthem is about U2's transformative first trip to California in the early 1980s. It is one of a number of personal tracks on Songs of Innocence. Bono told Rolling Stone: "The whole album is first journeys - first journeys geographically, spiritually, sexually. And that's hard. But we went there."
Other US-location-named U2 songs include the Pop track "Miami" and the All That You Can't Leave Behind cut "New York."