"San Francisco" as written by and Vanessa Carlton....
I, I know what you did
Like a boy of summer gives his first kiss
Love is dancing on my finger
He got to the heart of the matter and lingered
And now I'm walking with the living
I always liked Steinbeck and those old men whistling

We're back, we're back in San Francisco
We're back and you tell me I am home

Talkin' in the mission
Over coffee, this is my utopia
Then, I'll be your lady
As the ocean rises, the sun is fading

We're back, we're back in San Francisco
We're back, we're back in San Francisco
We're back, we're back in San Fran--

And now, I feel the ever after
Over red wine on the eve of summer
The buzz, the buzz of the city
As we settle in its majesty
I, I know what you did
Like a boy of summer gives his first kiss

We're back, we're back in San Francisco
We're back and you tell me I am home

You tell me I am home
You tell me I am home
You tell me I am home
Back in San Francisco

And I know what you did in San Francisco
I know what you did in San Francisco
San Francisco


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"San Francisco" as written by Vanessa Carlton

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    General Commenti dot usually like odes to california, there are far too many of them, but i like this one i heard it live first. if anyone has an oportunity to see her live it is breathtaking
    regardemylasheskgmon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is absolutely about her and Stephen Jenkins, the THIRD EYE BLIND lead singer, who has lived in San Francisco for a long time. He takes her to his house where he used to live with Charlize Theron ("I know what you did in San Francisco"). But, she still goes there and and moves in with him knowing what he has done in the house she says "We're back and you tell me I am home." Steven Jenkins convinces her that Vanessa is the only one now.
    Vivaheartson November 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah...vivahearts..i agree somewhat...lol..:) actually..i totally agree with what you say! :) i never saw it that way! :)

    xoxo
    kandie

    NESSA ROX!
    PEACE!
    vanessarox_09on November 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis past summer i went with my friend to san francisco. the song white houses reminds me of her a lot because she had a boyfriend over the summer that she nearly lost it to and she starves herself (the part "i'm way too skinny") so its weird because vanessas songs are so much like what happened over the summer for my friend but iono thats my dumb story
    kristy72on November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's talking about maturity, and how now she's where she wants to be, doing what she wants to do, with who she wants to be with. "She feels the ever after" and "this is my [her] eutopia". Just lovely, as all of the songs on Harmonium are (:
    tasteslikeG0LDon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentanother just AMAZING song. . shes just like makes u love San Fransisco
    coLd teaRs**on February 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentafter me and my friend heard this song, we wanted to move there.
    musiclubberon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI live in sacramento wich is about an hous and half from san fransisco...it is by far the best city in california...tied for my favorite city with New York and its wonderful there.
    a1is0n123456789on July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo one is telling me wat this song means!
    SMUSER17094111on April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really sure what this song means... Whenever i listen to it, i think of summer.
    its really good though
    westcoastbananaon April 22, 2007   Link

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