As I shot down the I-5 listening to my iPod, this song came up, bringing up memories from my first year in college, way back in 1994-1995
To quote Mos Def, “A lot of things have changed. A lot of things have not.”
But the song is “You Gotta Be” by Des’ree, and the most vivid memory is hanging out at the Berkeley Marina, and gazing at the hills to the east, and the Campanile towering in the distance.
We used to go to the marina to get away from campus, and sometimes we’d fly kites.
you gotta be bad
you gotta be bold
you gotta be wiser
you gotta be hard
you gotta be tough
you gotta be stronger
you gotta be cool
you gotta be calm
you gotta stay together
all I know all I know love will save the day