"Surf City" as written by Brian Douglas Wilson and Jan Berry....
Two girls for every boy

I bought a '30 Ford wagon and we call it a woodie
(Surf City, here we come)
You know it's not very cherry, it's an oldie but a goodie
(Surf City, here we come)
Well, it ain't got a back set or a rear window
But it still gets me where I wanna go

And we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun
You know we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every boy

They say they never roll the streets up 'cause there's always somethin' goin'
(Surf City, here we come)
You know they're either out surfin' or they got a party growin'
(Surf City, here we come)
Yeah, and there's two swingin' honeys for every guy
And all you gotta do is just wink your eye

And we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
You know we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun
You know we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one, now
Two girls for every boy

And if my woody breaks down on me somewhere on the surf route
(Surf City, here we come)
I'll strap my board to my back and hitch a ride in my wetsuit
(Surf City, here we come)
And when I get to Surf City I'll be shootin' the curl
And checkin' out the parties for a surfer girl

And we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun
You know we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every
Two girls for every boy


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"Surf City" as written by Jan Berry Brian Douglas Wilson

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    General Comment"Yeah, and there's two swingin' honeys for every guy
    And all you gotta do is just wink your eye"

    best line ever haha
    frenzyon September 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song ever. It might sound like a simple surf tune on the surface, but when you consider everything going on musically in terms of chord structure, instrument arrangement, and backing and lead vocals (I bet most of you didn't know that the vocal lead is actually "doubled" - two people singing simultaneously - by the song's two principal writers. This happens in the verses, but not the choruses), it's really pretty complex.
    Deelioon August 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song mostly refers to the male fantasy of having a threesome with two women.
    calrusson December 30, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationLets think about this carefully. it's a song who's central theme is heading to a place with a lot of babes to pull. In that context, how specifically can a "woodie" with no back seat "get me where I wanna go"? That's right, it's my contention that this squeeky clean sounding oldie (but goody) IS ALL ABOUT FU#&ING!!!
    rick100002on December 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song epitomizes the surf culture of the 60's. Surf city is a fictitious place (sorry guys) although some places did receive the nickname. For example, Huntington Beach and Santa Cruz, CA - also a borough of ocean county NJ. If you mistook this for a Beach Boys song, you weren't far off. Brian Wilson co-wrote and sang. "woodie" was the nickname for a wood paneled station wagon but there's a double meaning there too *wink*. A "cherry" was a mint, (virginal) unused car. This too has a double meaning. The girls in surf city have probably been around the block, but he doesn't care because "it gets him to where he wants to go". Never roll the streets up means no nighttime curfew. Shooting the curl means riding deep in a wave with the water over your head.
    wildsurf7on May 29, 2015   Link

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