"This Ain't a Surfing Movie" as written by and Knudson Bayles....
when i turned the page
the coner bent into a perfect dog ear
as if the words knew i'd need them again
but at that time i couldn't see it

i would read that page every day
for the next year

she sang a short tune
da, da da da da da
i came from her soft touch
and slept

we sat on a shoreline
watching wind scalp the white off the waves
sitting on a shorline
and if i could do it
i'd dog ear this page

we spoke about growning old
and filling the future's empty stage

she sang a short tune
da, da da da da da
i came from her soft touch
and slept

when i turn the page
the corner bent into a perfect dog ear
as if the words knew i'd need them again

i hope the weather holds
but you don't need the sun to make you shine
these island towns don't care for city folk
but i think we can starve the city from our minds.

i know we won't want for much
it's just you and me and a bed and a shoreline


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    General CommentI love this song. The book is a metaphor for his life's story. In the beginning, a page in his life (the girl) was marked for him - like fate. The words knew he'd need to keep her around, but he didn't see it at first. They're together for a year (maybe more? no ending specified here) and it seems full of happiness - her singing and her pleasing him and sleeping. They're on a beach together and he knows it's one of those moments he wants to keep forever in his mind. They talk about the future and putting each other in it, writing themselves together in the book. The last two lines are perfect: he knows that they're together and that's all that matters. I love how this is pretty much a description of a love that grows despite him being completely unaware of it in the beginning.
    akablondie714on January 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit sounds to me that he has shared a special moment with someone and if he could he would live it all over again.
    undisputed attitudeon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with undisputed,
    I feel like there were some moments in time that he wants to relive. I don't get the sense that it is about an ended relationship. Perhaps a relationship that didn't happen, but should have?
    agirlundoneon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the idea of marking a page in your life to come back to..."if i could do it/i'd dog ear this page"... definitly can relate
    dreame1989on July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love 'I hope the weather holds, but you don't need the sun to make you shine'.

    Beautiful song.
    fifi_25on August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis one is definately my favorite off the new cd. i enjoy when it goes silent except for the guitars then "i hope the weather holds..." to the end. lovely shit.
    floydeyeon December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ agreed
    TheFedman2002on September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthence the name :)
    TheShorelineon September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"she sang a short tune
    da, da da da da da"
    gettin head

    "i came from her soft touch
    and slept"
    job done well
    xchenon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpretty pretty.

    I think the meaning seems intrinsically or naturally obvious. I interpret it as an ended relationship and his wanting to return back to the "bed and shoreline" days, which is why he'd "dog-ear" this memory, so he could come back to it over and over again...I dont really know but at least thats how I see it.
    justlikeoldtimeson January 07, 2007   Link

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