Laugh if you want to, but I have always loved this song, though I much prefer The Ataris' version over Don Henley's original. As a little California girl I always had visions of the surfer boys at Santa Cruz when I heard this song. This is my favorite bit though, it is such a great visual:
"out on the road today I saw a Black Flag sticker on a cadillac / a little voice inside my head said don't look back you can never look back"
I'm off to enjoy the last day of summer with the kids.