"Beach Baby" as written by John Carter and Gillian Irene Shakespeare....
Do you remember back in old L.A. (Wo-oh-oh)
When everybody drove a Chevrolet (Wo-oh-oh)
Whatever happened to the boy next door,
Suntanned, crewcut, all-American Male?

Remember dancing at the high school hop
The dress I ruined with the soda pop?
I barely recognized the girl next door
With beatup sneakers and a pony tail

Beach Baby, Beach Baby, give me your hand
Give me something that I can remember
Just like before, we can walk by the shore in the moonlight.

Beach Baby, Beach Baby, there on the sand
From July to the end of September
Surfin' was fun, we'd be out in the sun every day.

Oooh. I never thought that it would end
Oooh. And I was everybody's friend
Long hot days, Blue sea haze
Juke box plays, but now it's fading away.

We could'nt wait for graduation day
We took my car and drove to San Jose
That's where you told me that you'd wear my ring
I guess you don't remember anything!

Vocal Harmonies and Stylings
Beach Baby, Beach Baby, Beach Baby ETC.

Lyrics submitted by WittySarcasm

"Beach Baby" as written by John Carter Gillian Irene Shakespeare

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about the singer just recalling "the good ol' days". This song was in the film "Scotland, PA" and I thought it sounded cool XD
    roitanon August 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wouldn't say the song sucks. Sure, there's really no deep meaning, nor are the lyrics that amazing, but it's still a suitable song. Just carefree 70's pop.
    ferret111on May 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhile I partially agree with Da H8RRR, I believe that roltan and ferret111 are missing the heavy implications of the line, "I guess you don't remember anything" The unforgiving hell this guy must have endured in order to still be able to remember "The dress [he] ruined with the soda pop" and the utter desperation that engendered his plea of "Give me somethin' that I can remember" and again the stinging accusation, "I guess YOU don't remember anything" - - How about the clever way he sings "Cool sea haze" to sound like "Boozy haze" - - You just know this guy is at rock bottom. Not to mention the overpowering emasculation caused by his failed marriage this poor sap must have felt while remembering that "[he] was everybody's friend Ooooh ooooh. Damn right, Ooooh ooooh!! If this song is just bubblegum it must be regurgitated bubblegum, flavored with bile, Jack Daniels and the salty tears of a beach bum wandering the shores of his youth at night contemplating his last ride.
    Rupert Pumpkinon June 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely perfect pop song - Numerous different melodies all blending together brilliantly to create a great summer feeling with not a little nostalgia thrown in to boot.
    If you think it is trite, you may never have lived !
    IntenseMeon November 16, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThe last line where he sings "I guess you don't remember anything" makes me think that they never made it to San Jose. They got into a horrible car accident! His memory survived, but hers didn't. I have no idea how the songwriter intended it, but it sounds like she wound up with permanent amnesia!
    kdm13159on January 18, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General Commentroitan, you may be 100% right. but this song sucks and so do you for listening to it.

    Da H8RRRon August 06, 2007   Link

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