Saturday, June 6, 2015

Santa Monica -- Everclear (1995)

Paddleboard race from Santa Monica Pier to Ocean Park Pier, 1954. It has been 20 years since this song was released. Twenty years from 1995 to 2015. The same length of time as from when this picture was taken to 1974. Or from 1934 to 1954. Doesn't it seem like a lot more changed between 1934 and 1954? Or between 1954 and 1974? What's changed since 1995? Cellphones and the internet, I guess. Big deal.



I am still living with your ghost
Lonely and dreaming of the west coast
I don't want to be your downtime
I don't want to be your stupid game
With my big black boots and an old suitcase
I do believe I'll find myself a new place
I don't want to be the bad guy
I don't want do your sleepwalk dance anymore
I just want to see some palm trees
I will try and shake away this disease
We can live beside the ocean
Leave the fire behind
Swim out past the breakers
Watch the world die
We can live beside the ocean
Leave the fire behind
Swim out past the breakers
Watch the world die
I am still dreaming of you face
Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away
I don't want to be your good time
I don't want to be your fall back crutch anymore
I'll walk right out into a brand new day
Insane and rising in my own weird way
I don't want to be the bad guy
I don't want to do your sleepwalk dance anymore
I just want to feel some sunshine
I just want to find some place to be alone
We can live beside the ocean
Leave the fire behind
Swim out past the breakers
Watch the world die
We can live beside the ocean
Leave the fire behind
Swim out past the breakers
Watch the world die
We can live beside the ocean
Leave the fire behind
Swim out past the breakers
Watch the world die
We can live beside the ocean
Leave the fire behind
Swim out past the breakers
Watch the world die
Yeah watch the world die
Yeah watch the world die
Yeah watch the world die
Yeah watch the world die

Songwriters
ALEXAKIS, ART / MONTOYA, CRAIG / EKLUND, GREG
 
 
 

1 comment:

  1. First of all, you don't want to spend a lot of time out past the breakers. Can't really, hypothermia will set in. Don't know a lot about west coast swimming, but it's kind of cold? Mid-Atlantic even, you're going to need some gear. Them boys in the photo have some sweet wool tank tops?

    I don't see that addressed in the lyrics at all.


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