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“Vacation Eyes” Is About This JoBros Wife & The Lyrics Are Spicy

As a lifelong Jonas Brothers fan, I can happily shout from the roof that The Album is out. It’s been four years since the brothers last released an album, leaving fans eager for their second album since reuniting in 2019. With live performances of songs like “Waffle House” and “Wings” popping up on YouTube and TikTok, and the anticipation for their upcoming 2023 tour, it’s clear that the Jonas Brothers are gearing up for a summer of fun and a new album consisting of certified bops. The Album gives JoBro fans what they have always loved: incredible vocals and lyrics that will warm your hearts.

While fans are listing their favorite songs off of The Album, many are also curious about the lyrics of their new favorite JoBro songs. One of my favorite songs off of The Album is “Vacation Eyes,” which is guaranteed to be on your playlist all throughout summer. If you’re a JoBros stan and you’re curious about the meaning of the Jonas Brothers’ “Vacation Eyes” lyrics, don’t worry: I’m here to answer your questions.

Wait, what is a Dutchie?

If you’re like me, you probably immediately Googled the word “Dutchie” as soon as you heard it in Vacation Eyes. Within the song’s opening lyrics, “When it’s just me, you, and the moon / And I got a little dutchie in my left hand,” it’s clear that this will be another JoBros classic love song. However, there’s a high possibility that you may be questioning what a Dutchie is, or if that’s even a real word. 

I’m here to tell you that yes, it is a real word. If you look up the definition of Dutchie, you’ll find that it’s slang for a cannabis joint. Now you know!

The “Vacation Eyes” lyrics are very sex-positive.

From the outside, “Vacation Eyes” can be seen as a song about enjoying yourself on vacation. However, the Jonas Brothers decided to be more experimental in their lyrics and production during the making of The Album. Inspired by the ‘70s, the lyrics talk openly about sex on vacation, such as “I don’t need my feet in the sand / ’Cause when your body’s up in my hands / I get vacation eyes” and “I just want to reach out, treat you like a landslide,” giving fans the opportunity to see the JoBos being more open and honest in their lyricism.

“Vacation Eyes” is about how one of the JoBros met their wives. 

This might make you swoon for a split second: “Vacation Eyes” is inspired by a real-life meeting. In an interview with Variety before The Album’s release, Kevin Jonas explained the backstory and meaning behind “Vacation Eyes, using his relationship with wife Danielle Jonas as the backdrop for the song. “‘Vacation Eyes’ is based on how my relationship started with my wife,” he said. “We met on vacation, and continuing that love story every single day is how I want to live my life.” 

Kevin and Danielle met in 2007 when both of their families were on vacation in The Bahamas, and continued to see each other until they got married in 2009. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Leia Mendoza

TX State '24

Leia Mendoza is a national entertainment & culture correspondent and writer at Her Campus, where she writes and talks about the latest entertainment news and pop culture updates. As well as updating timely news, she covers a broad aspect of film, television and music for Her Campus Media. She is also a contributor to Oscars Central, where she covers award shows and future Oscar contenders. In addition to being a national writer & correspondent, she is also the Campus Correspondent for Texas State University’s chapter, overseeing all aspects of marketing, journalism, public relations and social media since 2022. Throughout her time as a campus correspondent, she has worked with beauty brands such as Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent on beauty and fashion campaigns. In addition, she is a Film Production and Fashion Merchandising student at Texas State University. In the past, she has covered events conducted by Texas State University, Austin Film Festival's On Story, & SXSW. She has conducted interviews for Paramount, MGM, and A24. You can find her in her spare time talking about bridging the worlds of film and fashion together, cinema preservation, indie darlings, and fabulous shopping sequences.