SOMEWHERE IN SANTA MONICA

[Chorus] 

Somewhere in Santa Monica you left me.

Somewhere in Santa Monica you leave.

It's as universal as the shoreline

stained and rinsed by the sea.

[Verse] 

Somewhere in Santa Monica,  

rolling a cigarette,

you're recruiting some new love

at the All Night Laundromat.

You sit with them 

just like you sat with me.

Still I don't regret

getting caught in that routine.

[Chorus] 

Somewhere in Santa Monica you left me.

Somewhere in Santa Monica you leave.

It's as universal as the shoreline

stained and rinsed by the sea.

[Verse] 

Sometimes I think I hear your laugh,

sarcastic and shrill,

like when we used to make our rounds

drunk on the boardwalk pier.

Tourists were easy money

and easy was your way.

But sadly you moved on somewhere

and somewhere's so far away.

[Chorus] 

Somewhere in Santa Monica you left me.

Somewhere in Santa Monica you leave.

It's as universal as the shoreline

stained and rinsed by the sea.

[Bridge]

I still think about

that dead-end pier, 

a retired and worn out

American highway.

It was loved hard

then put to sleep,

with so much more to say. 

We were never

good at talking 

but when you said goodbye 

I knew I'd often see you 

in strangers walking by.

[Chorus] 

Somewhere in Santa Monica you left me.

Somewhere in Santa Monica you leave.

It's as universal as the shoreline

stained and rinsed by the sea.

[Verse]

Somewhere in Santa Monica  

I'm picturing the ways 

your hair flows down, in curls of brown 

and drowns your desert face.

Somewhere in Santa Monica 

you’re sticking out your thumb 

at them, at him, at those city kids 

you love so much.