"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 CommentAlot of Meg & Dia's songs really baffle me. I know they write alot about books, and I like that their songs aren't straight forward and you don't necessarily need to know the story to enjoy the song. I'd really love to know the background to alot of the songs. They really write from a perspective rather than looking upon something as an outsider... if you know what I mean? Haha


    This is obviously about being on the coast, I think there's somewhat a reference to drowning. But I don't know.
    -x-frankie-x-on June 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentopps.

    def my favorite meg & dia song. i think it is about getting high ("the spot where the drunk never got to") and not really caring, at that moment, whether you die or not ("If I never surface, then it doesn't matter"). the ocean is a metaphor for the writer's sensation of being high ("rocks me gently silent, silent"). like the feeling when you're at that right place where you're at peace with and accept all the events, good and bad, of life. also, the ocean and its waves are a symbols for the constant ebb and flow and happiness and sadness in life.
    roboron January 12, 2009   Link

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