San Diego Serenade
Tom Waits Lyrics


I never saw the mornin' 'til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine 'til you turned out the light
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody until I needed the song

I never saw the white line 'til I was leavin' you behind
I never knew I needed you until I was caught up in a bind
I never spoke "I love you" 'til I cursed you in vain
I never felt my heart strings until I nearly went insane
I never saw the east coast until I moved to the west
I never saw the moonlight until it shone off of your breast
I never saw your heart until someone tried to steal it, tried to steal it away
I never saw your tears until they rolled down your face

I never saw the mornin' 'til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine 'til you turned out your love light babe
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody until I needed the song

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Written by: Tom Waits

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Martin O'Toole

@01Aleph what part is not touched by brilliance?
I love this album, it has a song for any
Occasion in life, love, fear and self reproach .Happiness and sorrow,
Aleph , tell me another that can do that?
Others touch your soul and move you and you love them for it .
Not all in one spiral scratch on both sides of 12 inches of vinyl.
You are a person possessing great taste
And insight music wise.
My best wishes.



Martin O'Toole

@01Aleph you know your stuff.
Years ago a friend lent me the album.
For younger readers that's a big black round thing with a spiral scratch.
Never the same again and I had treated myself to a half bottle of scotch in my
Slum bedsit.
Played it all day on my day off.
The stars are like headlines,
On a new front page sky,
My tears are salt water...
Need I go on.



matej krizanac

I never saw the morning 'til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine 'til you turned out the light
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody, until I needed a song.

I never saw the white line, 'til I was leaving you behind
I never knew I needed you 'til I was caught up in a bind
I never spoke 'I love you' 'til I cursed you in vain,
I never felt my heartstrings until I nearly went insane.

I never saw the east coast 'til I move to the west
I never saw the moonlight until it shone off your breast
I never saw your heart 'til someone tried to steal, tried to steal it away
I never saw your tears until they rolled down your face.



Isahiyella

I never saw the mornin' 'til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine 'til you turned out the light
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody until I needed the song

I never saw the white line 'til I was leavin' you behind
I never knew I needed you until I was caught up in a bind
I never spoke "I love you" 'til I cursed you in vain
I never felt my heart strings until I nearly went insane

I never saw the east coast until I moved to the west
I never saw the moonlight until it shone off of your breast
I never saw your heart until someone tried to steal it, tried to steal it away
I never saw your tears until they rolled down your face

I never saw the mornin' 'til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine 'til you turned out your love light babe
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody until I needed the song



All comments from YouTube:

Doubloon Conroy

one of the most brilliant song in the history of brilliant songs

Kundendienst

Ja, das stimmt. Und das wird noch sehr sehr lange gelten!!

Martin O'Toole

@01Aleph what part is not touched by brilliance?
I love this album, it has a song for any
Occasion in life, love, fear and self reproach .Happiness and sorrow,
Aleph , tell me another that can do that?
Others touch your soul and move you and you love them for it .
Not all in one spiral scratch on both sides of 12 inches of vinyl.
You are a person possessing great taste
And insight music wise.
My best wishes.

Martin O'Toole

@01Aleph you know your stuff.
Years ago a friend lent me the album.
For younger readers that's a big black round thing with a spiral scratch.
Never the same again and I had treated myself to a half bottle of scotch in my
Slum bedsit.
Played it all day on my day off.
The stars are like headlines,
On a new front page sky,
My tears are salt water...
Need I go on.

01Aleph

@Martin O'Toole Imo the whole album is ingenious , my favorite songs are this one , Semi Suite, Shiver me timbers , Please call me baby , Drunk on the Moon , both songs of The heart of the saturday night .. what can I say except a masterpiece ...

Martin O'Toole

@01Aleph couldn't agree more,
Shiver me timbers is equally beautiful.

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1972mrkleen

Simple but immensely poignant and beautiful. One of the best songs ever written, by anyone

John Flynn

What a Song

conor brady

You can say that again.

Gavin Crowley

As we say in Ireland "Jesus,Mary and Joseph"

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