At first listen, the song seems to be an upbeat, cheerful track that makes people want to dance. However, the deeper message of the song touches upon a universal human experience of regret and missed connections. It is a song that has become a fan favorite and a staple of The Revivalists’ live performances. In addition, it has been featured in popular media such as the TV show Suits.
The narrator of the song talks about someone who shines brightly and is everything beautiful. They feel a desire to know them better and experience life with them. They regret not knowing them when they were younger and hope to reconnect with them in the future. The narrator even goes so far as to say that they “almost love the blues” that this person wears, hinting at the fact that they might have some sadness or unavailability in their personality that they find attractive.
The last verse mentions how the person is a celebrity, which may suggest that they are a public figure who is very well known. They seem to be a woman who is confident in herself and knows who she is, and yet they are lonely. She also seems to be a person who can make everyone around her fall in love with them. The narrator wants to be in her presence, hoping that she will turn up at their door and lift them up.