Baseball Related Songs: “I Hope this gets to You” by the Daylights

In this episode of “Baseball Related Songs” we pay attention to “I hope this gets to you” performed by the Daylights, the defunct alternate rock band from Los Angels that was formed in 2004.

The Daylights - The Daylights - Amazon.com MusicThe Daylights was a a trio that was fronted by the brothers Ran Jackson and Ricky Jackson, with Svend Lerche on Drums. Best known for their song, “I Hope This Gets To You.” The song was released in December 2010 on YouTube. It was based on a concept they created  with their roommate for his long distance girlfriend. Within the first 72 hours, the video was viewed over 1.5 million times. In fact it was a virtual love letter.

Their self titled album “The Daylights” was released September 14, 2010 on the band’s own label, 87th Floor Records. The album spent 5 weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. “Rogue Machine” and “I Hope This Gets To You” both reached Top 50 at Hot AC radio, and The Daylights were the only unsigned band in the Top 100. “I Hope This Gets To You” went to #4 on Sirius XM.

Their song “Outsider” was featured in The Sims 2 as a Simlish cover.

In 2013, the band split up.

But what makes the song “I hope this gets to you” baseball related? Well, MLB used it as theme song for the MLB Generations commercial in 2012.  Here is the commercial:

The lyrics of the song are as follows:

I’ve been searching for a couple words,
That could grow wings and fly like birds.
And of course I know that it sounds absurd,
But when you’re in love all the lines get blurred.
Do you remember the Christmas lights,
We danced like kids, let the traffic go by.
I can’t help it that you memorized.
Just imagine the world a little smaller tonight.

And I hope this.

I hope this gets to you, to you
And I hope this.
I hope this gets to you

I knew I found what I was looking for,

Sitting indian style on the kitchen floor.
You’re like pretty Grace Kelly,
In a black and white scene.
And you’re battin’ your eyes ’cause you know it kills me.
You think you feel my heart jumpin’ through my chest,
When you look at me it beats three times as fast.
And all of this is passing us too quick for regrets.
Ohh Ohh Ohh Hey Hey

And I hope this.

I hope this gets to you, to you
And I hope this.
I hope this gets to you

And I hope this.

I hope this gets to you, to you
And I hope this.
I hope this gets to you

And I hope this.

I hope this gets to you, to you
And I hope this.
I hope this gets to you

And I hope this.

I hope this gets to you, to you
And I hope this.
I hope this gets to you

And I hope this.

I hope this gets to you, to you
And I hope this.
I hope this gets to you

And I hope this.

I hope this gets to you, to you
And I hope this.
I hope this gets to you

 

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