"Santa Barbara" as written by and Gary L Usher....
Pray for them
I often loose track
So I took a drag
Of my first cigarette
And I found my head
Roll down the dumps
Of twenty seventh street

I drew a sketch
With lipstick and sidewalk
Of Newports edge
Legoblock cliffs
And an ocean that doesn't
Deserve the sounds of silence
I'd swear on a dead artists grave

I found a spot
Where the drunk never got to
And it rocks me gently silent, silent
If I never surface
Then it doesn't matter
Hold my breath
It's silent, silent, now

Diligent
Escape by the water
Not sick of it
It only gets harder
That's no excuse
To block all the cliches and
Reason for kicks

He strokes her hair
Both sitting on sand
And her shoulders bare
Nothing to demand of them
Laying back on a lonely stone wall
And passersby look passed it all

I found a spot
Where the drunk never got to
And it rocks me gently silent, silent
If I never surface
Then it doesn't matter
Hold my breath
It's silent, silent

I found a spot
Where the drunk never got to
It rocks me gently silent, silent
If I never surface
Then it doesn't matter
Hold my breath
It's silent, silent, now


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"Santa Barbara" as written by Gary L Usher

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    General CommentI'm guessing this song is about smoking and drinking, pretty straightforward.
    ashjenbffon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a person committing suicide because she's high or something. Well, thats what I think. The place where she found that rocks her gently is waves, and if she never surfaces, it won't matter to her, she holds her breath, death takes over, and its silent now.
    Or maybe, she's just high.
    wordssoclearon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentokay, what this song means to me, well after thinking about it for a long time. i think this song is about someone who has an alocolic person in their life, but the person doesn't realize it, and it is about that person trying to deal with it, and trying to live as if everything is normal. i may be completely wrong, but hey this is what the song means to me. also i LOVE THIS SONG AND BAND!
    *star_crossed*on May 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it is someone who has a drink and drug problem, or some sort of addictive problem, that is so bad that he/she has spent all his/her money on it. So this person has to live out on the streets and is so unhappy about it all that spends the rest of the cash on the addictive stuff which really messes the person up because the person is in such an unhappy place in his/her head and suddenly gets to a state of mind that he/she believes that no one has got to which is a really "i don't care about anything anymore" state of mind. The person looks at whats happening around and realises how beautiful everything is but nobody really takes notice and takes everything for granted. The person then believes that this world is ugly and so really just wants to die and find a place which is much more caring etc.
    Jillikon May 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about a girl with a drug and drinking problem. Her problems could have began when people close to her had situations that were too overwhelming to her.

    Pray for them
    I often loose track
    So I took a drag
    of my first cigarrette

    The chorus is about the girl at the peak of her addictions, and she finally found a point of peace that the alchol couldn't give her.
    This could also be a suicide verse, and how this also gave her a peace the drugs couldn't.
    Either way, it doesn't matter what happens anymore, because she finally found peace and if she never comes of it, it'll be okay.

    I found a spot
    where the drunk never got to
    And it rocks me gently silent, silent
    If I never surface
    then it doesn't matter
    Hold my breath
    It's silent, silent, now
    safety_pinned_hearton June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a really deep meaning to me; It can be taken many,many different ways, too, though this is just my interoperation

    Pray for them
    I often loose track
    So I took a drag
    of my first cigarette
    and I found my head
    [Turning to drugs and alcohol during hard times.]
    Roll down the dumps
    of twenty seventh street
    [Living threw our simple mundane lives; dealing with sorrow.]

    I drew a sketch
    with lipstick and sidewalk
    of Newports edge
    Legoblock cliffs
    and an ocean that doesn't
    deserve the sounds of silence
    I'd swear on a dead artists grave

    An ocean that doesn't diverse the sounds of silence, like..A sorrow that doesn't deserve death; like, knowing you've done something terrible; and then feelings as if you can't forget about it because you're forgetting about what you did to the people that it effected.

    I found a spot
    where the drunk never got to

    Finding a place where your happy enough with yourself that you don't' feel the need to be drunk; or thinking that your like two different people; when your drunk; and when your not; and never getting drunk; or high in one certain place.

    And it rocks me gently silent, silent I never surface
    then it doesn't matter
    Hold my breath
    It's silent, silent, now

    Wanting to kill yourself over what your doing now; and what you've done in the past;

    Diligent
    Escape by the water
    Not sick of it

    Now; using What she said "If I never surface than it doesn't matter" Its like she tried to kill herself; and then realized that that wasn't the right thing to do even though she still wishes she could

    It only gets harder
    That's no excuse

    Living through everything; whether its hard or not; because it doesn't matter how bad your life is; there's someone who's got it a lot worse.

    to block all the cliches and
    reason for kicks

    The sorrow she was living threw blocked out all the bliss in her life.

    He strokes her hair
    both sitting on sand
    and her shoulders bare
    nothing to demand of them

    I'm not really sure what to make of it; for some reason it reminds me of living threw an abusive relationship; but then finding someone much better? I don't know...

    laying back on a lonely stone wall
    and passersby look passed it all

    Knowing not to assume that people know how messed up your life is; because to everyone else your just another person on the street...

    I found a spot
    where the drunk never got to
    And it rocks me gently silent, silent If never surface
    then it doesn't matter
    Hold my breath

    I found a spot
    where the drunk never got to
    It rocks me gently silent, silent If never surface
    then it doesn't matter
    Hold my breath
    It's silent, silent, now

    Now; this could be taken as suicide; or forgiving the horrible things you've done in your life; as mentioned with the ocean...
    BekiiCordonon July 11, 2008   Link

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