Evoking nostalgia for summer holidays, Crowded House lark around at the beach with partners, kids and Lester the dog. Shot in the Bellarine Peninsula near Melbourne, the music video features bassist Nick Seymour's 1961 T-Bird convertible, plus a brief shot of the police who pulled him over for driving it unregistered, then took it around the carpark. American record executives were unimpressed with the video, which won more favour in the UK. The first fruit of a writing session by Neil and Tim Finn, the song was one of eight Finn brothers compositions on third Crowded House album Woodface.
Here was a song and video that was mana from heaven to a British population in the depths of winter. I've never heard people talk about their vacations more than the British people.– Mick Kleber, ex head of video production at Capitol Records, quoted in Chris Bourke's 1997 book Crowded House - Something So Strong