"So At Last" as written by Butch Walker and Danny Grady....
So at last Southern California,
Sun sets like a long goodbye
I've been dreaming about it for days
But I don't ask why

I can feel it in my bones, it's a careless season
It started just the other day,
And what did you expect that just for no reason I packed it in and drove away?
Now I don't mean to pin this one on you darlin'
It's time I found something good.
When it comes right down, you're just one of many people that never really understood.

So at last Southern California,
Sun sets like a long goodbye
I've been dreaming about it for days
But I don't ask why

As I drove into a city painted on the desert
With everything 10 miles high, hard to believe that nobody will see what
I see through my blood shot eyes,
Now I don't mean to sound so young and naive, but I think we've found something good,
And now I can feel me leaving who I used to be as we're driving into Hollywood

So at last Southern California,
Sun sets like a long goodbye
I've been dreaming about it for days
But I don't ask why

So at last Southern California,
Sun sets enough to get by
I've been dreaming about it for days
And now I know why

I can feel it in my bones, its a careless season,
It started when I woke today
And now that I'm here it's all so very clear
The reason that I drove away

Now I don't mean to call so early now darlin',
But the waves just feel so good,
And I'll always come around
And watch the sun go down,
Just like I knew you would

So at last Southern California
Sun sets like a long goodbye
I've been dreaming about it for days
But I don't ask why

So at last Southern California
Sun sets enough to get by
I've been dreaming about it for days
And now I know why


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"So at Last" as written by Danny Grady Butch Walker

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    General Commentthis song is about two parts - being confused about relationships, especially a too good to be true relationship, and 2nd part, needing to get out of the city, and needing to escape everything to find yourself again. even if the girl means everything to you, he needs to go away for a while to figure things out.
    heartcrimeson March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti relate so much to this one.
    one of the best in my opinion.

    sometimes a person doesn't have to be bad, or mess up... sometimes they just don't get it. don't get the things you do, like, feel, think... they just don't get you.

    i've been in a lot of situations like that and jumped a lot of fences getting away from good people because they didn't undderstand me.

    it happens and when it does sometimes you just want to get away, leave town, see something unfamiliar that makes sense...

    to me, that's what what happened here

    "i don't mean to pin this one on you darlin'/it's time i found something good/when it comes right down you're just one of many people that never really understood"

    then other times, when you do get away, you have to touch something familiar...

    hence the early phone call...

    there are times when all we want to do is get away... only to find that we were supposed to be where we were to begin with all along... if that makes any sense...

    even if it doesn't, that's what it means to me...

    this is probably one of my top 5 favorite thinking songs.
    good to drive to when alone... never listen to it when i'm around people...
    madmannequin13on July 29, 2009   Link

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