There’s nothing like flying back to Honolulu after a long trip — or better, after living away — and seeing Oahu’s south shoreline from the airplane window.
Even after a quick jaunt to a Neighbor Island, that nostalgic feeling washes over me.
And it makes me think of that Kealo and Kapono Beamer song, “Honolulu City Lights.”
The chorus plays in my head. “Each time Honolulu City Lights, stirs up memories in me. Each time Honolulu City Lights, will bring me back again.”
Listen — and watch — the song here
Every time I hear it, I’m hoemsick — and I live here!
It made me think about those Hawaiian songs I’d listen to while living in Chicago (particularly in the wintertime). Topping my list were Olomana’s “Kuu Home O Kahaluu,” “Good Times Together” by Ceclio & Kapono and “Flying” by the Peter Moon Band.
For some reason, these songs make me ache to be home.
I thought about these songs while reading Honolulu Magazine’s “25 Greatest Albums of the New Century” and wondered why these classics are so timeless.
Maybe I’m getting older. I hear you get more nostalgic with age.
So I’m throwing it out there: What songs make you think of and miss Hawaii?