Beverly Hills by Weezer has always been meaningful in my eyes. To me, the song is about accepting who you are and taking it and running with it. Sure, everyone wants to have certain things (like hang out in the playboy mansion in Beverly Hills with Hugh Hefner), but you can accept that person you’re meant to be and take it to the next level.
I remember an interview with Rivers Cuomo the lead singer citing a specific experience that inspired him to write this song. He was sitting at a bar and a really attractive woman walked in – - and she was wearing a Weezer shirt!! – - …and he didn’t have the guts to talk to her. And after a while, he could only reconcile his experience by accepting who he was (that is, in his case, being an insecure rockstar).
Listen to the song, think about what I said. Enjoy the music video!
Haven’t posted in a while – expect more to come!