"Seaside" as written by and Paul Garred....
Do you want to go to the seaside?
I'm not trying to say that everybody wants to go
I fell in love at the seaside
I handled my charm with time and slight of hand

Do you want to go to the seaside?
I'm not trying to say that everybody wants to go
I fell in love at the seaside
She handled her charm with time and slight of hand, and oh

But I'm just trying to love you
In any kind of way
But I find it hard to love you girl
When you're far away
Away

Do you want to go to the seaside?
I'm not trying to say that everybody wants to go
But I fell in love on the seaside
On the seaside
In the seaside


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"Seaside" as written by Paul Garred

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  • +4
    General CommentIt sounds to me like the guy is in love with a girl and he is wondering how she feels about him. He hasn't SEEN her in a long time and I think it sounds like he is missing her and he is feeling confused.

    Maybe the "seaside" is where they fell in love. He is still in love with her. He wants to go back and experience that again and/or start over with her on the "seaside". He asks her if she wants to go. Maybe they are tired of the "slight of hand" situation. But, maybe that was their only option for expressing their feelings for each other for awhile. That's why he sings that he is just trying to love her, anyway that he can. Maybe it is difficult for them both when they are far apart. Because obviously at one point they were very close.

    I hear fragility and weariness in his voice. I love the singer for this. They were in love before and he is missing her. No matter the outcome, it sounds to me like they really just need to SEE each other, to feel better.

    I think they need to go back to the see-side.



    SolQueenon August 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song has a special meaning to me...for me it's about you being on holidays and there u just met a person who is fantastic, u fell in love with..and u know it's going to end after the holidays but u just try to enjoy the time u have with the guy/girl as much as possible...that's for me what the beginning of the song means :Do you want to go to the seaside?
    I'm not trying to say that everybody wants to go
    I fell in love at the seaside
    I handled my charm with time and slight of hand

    Do you want to go to the seaside?
    I'm not trying to say that everybody wants to go
    I fell in love at the seaside
    She handled her charm with time and slight of hand, and oh

    but now the holidays r over and both have to go their own way..although u still like the person, u know u gotta move on, and its hard to still love him/her coz they r far away, and somehow u realise that the relationship never had a chance coz the two lifes were just too different :But I'm just trying to love you
    In any kind of way
    But I find it hard to love you girl
    When you're far away
    Away

    then the end of the song u think about the good time u had, it's ok being sad but it's also ok to move on and meet new ppl..

    basically this song for me is about that one guy, i still like him but its hard coz he is far away, we had a great time togehter but we also knew it couldn't last forever..the lyrics r so simple but they explain the whole situation..one of my fav songs of the kooks..thank you guys (:
    schoofchenon September 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere are not enough words in the English vocabulary to describe the beauty of the song. I grew up on an island so the word seaside is charged whit longing. I will never forget all those summer nights at the seaside. But I still wonder if it was the shoreline or the girl beside me I fell in love with.
    endless_drifteron May 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is very good and I know it kindof just sounds like one of those really cute and well written love songs, but..
    I actually think it's about someone who is trying to fill a void. Like, when you lose a love, you want it back, so you try to make yourself or convince yourself to love someone else. In this case, he's asking her to go to the seaside because that's where he fell in love before and maybe it could happen again, and maybe this big void of what he used to have can be filled.

    "But I'm just trying to love you
    In any kind of way"

    that's just my take on it!
    in their climbon June 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEven if you fell in love on the seaside and want to go to the seaside and are in love with the one you fell in love with on the seaside and/or you are in love with the seaside, can you just take off and go to the seaside? Can you go to the seaside to be in love with the one you fell in love with on the seaside and spend your time loving each other at the lovely seaside?

    Oh I wish life was like this song. I'd go to the seaside.
    sugarbegoniaon August 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawsome! i love this song, best on the album! wohoooo
    {dannyboi}on January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is awesome, really fucking great.
    I heart The Kooks.
    Bethie09on February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is simply the best song ever!
    this guy i like sang it to me and then i was like wtf?! but i heard it and it was sooo sweet and it makes me wanna fall in love at the seaside!
    an amazing song...beautiful :) xx
    lulu08on February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaww it's cute- about brighton methinks.
    zennoron February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is actually my favourite kooks song...almost the best of all time...

    i just love the kooks cos they do gr8 music and they love the boosh
    princess fielidignon May 17, 2006   Link

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