New front door, same address
Same front step, same back-porch
Geraniums to the terrace
Sold my shoes to pay the rent
I won't be needing them
I won't be leaving too soon

Oh my dear, do undress
You look so different in those new shoes
To impress someone you have never met
Someone you already know
Is waiting behind my front door

And by the door you know I'll wait
Oh, by the window, by the gate
I'm waiting for your sound

So softly, dear, don't hesitate
The lion looms along the lake
And swallows every sound
But oh, I wish that I could take
That simple lonely way
That long cold lonely way
But these days it takes more than two feet
It takes four to fill the road
I fend and swing the axe at for

I've trampled all over the place
Swung to and fro and still no state
Has held me in its bounds

But by the bridge I'd like to stay
Oh, by the ocean, by the bay
And hope that you'll come around

Oh, my dear, do undress
You look so different in those new clothes
To impress someone you have never met
I'm the one needing you
I'm the one with no shoes

So by the door you know I'll wait
Oh, looking out the golden gate
She yawns into the morning...


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    General CommentThis song references living in San Francisco. "By the bridge" and "looking out the golden gate" refer to the Golden Gate bridge. The Golden Gate is basically spanning the gap that connects the ocean and the San Francisco bay, hence "by the ocean, by the bay".
    mithgilon February 02, 2009   Link

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