Sika: Airports and Runaways
The band formed in 2002 by two professional tennis players Aleksey and Nate who met while at the University of Minnesota. Aleksey came from Siberia to play tennis in the States on a full scholarship. The band got its name from Aleksey’s brother Sergei who visited Aleksey in the States and was one of the original members of the band. After returning to Russia, Sergei got jumped by a few Russian thugs late at night and spent 10 days in a coma. During that time the band took the name Sika, which is a tender nickname for Sergei in Russian.
This song is about people constantly running away from their troubles via whatever mode of transportation, or perhaps any other alternative method they choose. They just keep running, only to realize the problems never go away; they only follow you.
[via Indie Music Bus]