Somebody Else's Sunsets
"It was about a five-hour flight from Hawaii to where we went," Johnson says. "I don't know how secret we're trying to keep the area."
"It was in the Marshall Islands," Slater says. "The trip was so last-minute because the storm that creates the swells for this place are a little bit tricky to predict ahead of time. You really have to wait to two or three days prior to going to know if the swell's gonna come from the right direction and the wind's gonna be from the right direction, as well."
"We flew Hawaiian Airlines, which I end up flying a lot because they're in and out of Hawaii," Johnson says. "The in-flight magazine is interesting because there's always articles about different things in Hawaii, so a lot of times I'll see somebody and I won't know if it's somebody I know or if it's somebody I've just seen in a commercial or advertisements. There was a girl in one of the advertisements, for a hotel or something, and I wasn't sure if I knew her. I talked to Kelly a little bit about the idea of 'I know I've seen your face somewhere,' and then that next line I came up with is 'selling something, some big idea.' It became the beginning of the new song, 'Sunsets for Somebody Else,' because you got these corporations with hotels, so the idea of selling something sacred popped into my mind."