"Redondo Beach (Patti Smith cover)" as written by Susanna Lee Hoffs and Dillon O'brian....
Late afternoon, dreaming hotel
We just had the quarrel that sent you away.
I was looking for you, are you gone gone?
Called you on the phone, another dimension.
Well, you never returned, oh you know what I mean.
I went looking for you, are you gone, gone?

Down by the ocean it was so dismal,
Women all standing with a shock on their faces.
Sad description, oh I was looking for you.

Everyone was singing, girl is washed up
On Redondo Beach and everyone is so sad.
I was looking for you, are you gone gone?
Pretty little girl, everyone cried.
She was the victim of sweet suicide.
I went looking for you, are you gone gone?

Down by the ocean it was so dismal,
Women all standing with shock on their faces.
Sad description, oh I was looking for you.

Desk clerk told me girl was washed up,
Was small, an angel with apple blond hair, now.
I went looking for you, are you gone gone?
Picked up my key, didn't reply.
Went to my room, started to cry.
You were small, an angel, are you gone gone?

Down by the ocean it was so dismal.
I was just standing with shock on my face.
The hearse pulled away, and the girl that had died, it was you.
You'll never return into my arms 'cause you were gone gone.
Never return into my arms 'cause you were gone gone.
Gone gone, gone gone, good-bye.


Lyrics submitted by BlueOatmeal

"Redondo Beach" as written by Susanna Lee Hoffs Dillon O'brian

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Redondo Beach (Patti Smith cover) song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThe beginning is "late afternoon," I do believe.

    Regardless, since its a Patti Smith cover, same backstory. According to the lyric-post of Smith's version, its either about a lesbian fight (as it appears on the surface) or a fight with her sister. I never even considered the second part, but hey, I could be wrong.
    xdarkentrieson May 08, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain