"Big Sur" as written by Ben Carrigan, Conor Deasy, Kevin Horan, Padraic Garrett Mcmahon, Daniel Patrick Ryan, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart....
So much for the city
Tell me that you'll dance to the end
Just tell me that you'll dance to the end
Hey hey you're The Monkeys
And people said you monkeyed around
But nobody's listening now

Just don't go back to Big Sur
Hanging around
Lettin' your old man down
Just don't go back to Big Sur
Baby, baby please don't go
Oh, baby, baby please don't go

So much for the streetlights
They're never gonna guide you home
No they're never gonna guide you home

Down at the steamboat show
Yeah, all the kids started spittin'
I guess I didn't live up to the billing

Just don't go back to Big Sur
Hanging around
Lettin' your old man down
Just don't go back to Big Sur
Baby, baby please don't go
Oh, baby, baby please don't go

Just don't go back to Big Sur
Hanging around
Lettin' your old man down
Just don't go back to Big Sur
Oh, baby, baby please don't go
Oh, baby, baby please don't go





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"Big Sur" as written by Benjamin Carrigan Tommy Boyce

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    General CommentI submitted this as The Thrills, but then SongMeanings.net changed it to The Thrills (Boston Rock 80s) and added The Thrills (Ireland 00s)....but placed this song under the 80s group. This should be moved to the current Irish Thrills.
    J.Diddyon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti recently just sumbitted the rest of the thrills' cd as the (Ireland 00s), and not only did none of them show up, but now the artist is gone? i don't know what's going on
    RaineBM1185on June 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe music in this song makes me so happy and makes me wanna go on vacation
    Madison5on October 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti first heard the thrills on the OC mix 2. they have a really cool sound to them, at least this song does. i love this part -"So much for the streetlights, They're never gonna guide you home "
    bermudababe273on November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is minto vimto i carnt gt enough ov it it sounds mint n its puts me thinkin ov how gd 2days been :D:p
    scot_morrisonon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. The intro really gets me every time I listen to it.
    so_0ver_iton January 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and all the other songs on oc mixes, but i'm not quite sure what it means. haha
    jenazababon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits a sunshiney song isn't it. i saw the thrills in november and i wasn't too keen but this song is still great. it's the song you should play when you're sundrenched form the beach and you're travelling back to where your staying with your friends and the suns in your eyes and there's a big lazy blue sky and your feet are full of sand. its beautiful. it could mean lots to people, especially for someone whos leaving them for somewhere else but even if it's not it's just really good to listen to. i think it's a half happy song. you know like you have mega happy songs and ones like this one this reminds me of mr tambourine man by the byrds. i can't imagine myself smileing in the beach situation i described before when this is on it's like an inside happy song. and i don't think it'd sound half as good if it wasn't on the beach. oh ill shut up now.
    t1nkerb3llon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOoh I love this song, it's originally The Beachboy's song or something, but I haven't heard that version!
    rock_candyon April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song has good points.
    Hey hey you're The Monkees
    And people said you monkeyed around
    But nobody's listening now
    So basically it's pointing out somebody's faults.
    ha
    an old clichéon December 30, 2005   Link

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