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Santa Monica
Everclear Lyrics


I am still living with your ghost
Lonely and dreaming of the west coast
I don't wanna be your downtime
I don't wanna 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 wanna be the bad guy
I don't wanna do your sleepwalk dance anymore
I just wanna 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 your face
Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away
I don't wanna be your good time
I don't wanna be your fall-back crutch anymore

Walk right up into a brand new day
Insane and rising in my own weird way
I don't wanna be the bad guy
I don't wanna do your sleepwalk dance anymore

I just wanna feel some sunshine
I just wanna 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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, Greg Eklund

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GTA2SWcity

This song, though one of many in this era, is the epitome of the 90's.

It's kept on cruising through the decades to follow, slipping through cracks. Band made it big, but nobody talks about it. Doesn't get played out, it just plays.

This song ever reverberating in the ambient, like an ever present rhapsody. Timeless, yet time and time again.

Uniting us who have known it from the start of its life, and drawing those who'll hear it for the first time.

And this to comprehend, and behold,
Yet may it ever be back again and again when we are old, it will continue beyond through the end.

We shall all burn up or fade away. Here this song will be once we're gone, surely as day yields night and night raises day.



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Travis Breaux

This song will forever signify the beginning of my freedom and independence. It was 1995, I was 17 years old and it was my senior year of highschool, and I had just gotten my first vehicle. It was a 1986 ford ranger that I bought for $500 (Lil' Blue). I was cruising around with the windows "rolled" down and the wind blowing through my hair. This song was blaring on the radio and everything was right with the world it seemed. I'm 39 now and this song just brings me right back to that day every single time I hear it. I drove that truck for about 1-1/2 years until I was broadsided and it got totaled. I can still feel the scar inside my mouth right now (no seatbelt, wore them everyday since then). The junk yard bought it from me for $400. Years later I went back to that junk yard to get parts for my explorer, and it was still there. I sat in the driver's seat, looked down at the gear shift that I broke with my thigh. I then felt the dashboard with my hand where my face had gotten slammed into it and broke it. I looked on the floorboard and found an old Zippo lighter I had bought in New Orleans years before, it still worked. I sat and reminisced for a bit thinking of how lucky I was. My injuries were very minor. I got the parts I had initially came for, threw them in the back of my explorer and got in the drivers seat to leave and started it up. And don't you know this song started playing on the radio from the beginning. It's like Lil' Blue was saying one last goodbye. I sat there and listened for bit before taking off, I almost cried. I turned the volume up, pushed the button to put the power windows down, and cruised down the road reminiscing once more as the wind blew through my hair. Memories trapped in music.

Travis Breaux

@Layne Redington Ditto!

Layne Redington

I-I don’t think we wanted to hear this otherwise we would have askded

Kdevin Turner

@AT M Have you heard Tick Tick Boom from "The Hives"? Thank you for your response. Cheers

Lord, have mercy on me.

Bro, you're last name is Breaux? Awesome, bro. (Also, great anecdote. 👍🏻)

I agree

Oh my god. They need to make this a movie right now

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Brandon Elm

This song reminds me of being 8 years old and waking up to go grocery shopping with my mom before hitting the pool and spending the entire day there with all my friends. My mom was in her early-mid 20's and sacrificed her freedom and young adult days to give me a amazing childhood. For that I am thankful now that I'm 31 with a child of my own that I see how many sacrifices go into raising her.

Brandon Elm

@Georiga Robinson aw thanks! We're all doing pretty good. Actually just went through a rough breakup and me and my daughter just left her mom's house and moved back in with my mother. Hope all is good for you also internet stranger

Georiga Robinson

I hope the best for all 3 of you. < 3

Dave Banfield

"With my big black boots and an old suitcase, do believe I'll find myself a new place" one of the most iconic lyrics of all time 💯

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