Stopped into a church I passed along the way.
Well, I got down on my knees (got down on my knees) And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)
California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and the Papas
Something in this song feels haunting to me. I can’t quite place my finger on it. It could be the way that each of their voices meets in that ethereal plane that few bands have managed to reach - a sound that I associate with the golden age of music, at least in my opinion.
I remember watching part of a film in college film studies called “Chungking Express”, which featured this song prominently. I never really paid attention to that film, but I can’t help but feel I should go back and watch it now I’m older and… wiser?