"The Beach" as written by Jack Bassam Barakat, Robert Ryan Dawson, Alexander William Gaskarth and Zachary Steven Merrick....
Well, you're a long walk from my street
And I'm dying in this summer heat
I hope like hell you're waiting, waiting

Everybody's living like they're crazy in love
I'm a dizzy mess and everything is so above me
From the floor I found a life I lead today

Well, they can take, take, take the kids from the summer
But they'll never, never, never take the summer from me
It was the very first time that I lost my mind for a week

They can make, make, make me forget the weather
If they'll never, never, never wash the sand from my feet
It was the very last time that we said goodbye to the beach
(Showing off, showing off our teeth)

So make one last call back home
'Cause tonight we go it alone
And I hope that you know I'm waiting, waiting
(Summer, do you feel me?)

Everybody's singing like they're crazy in love
We made a dizzy mess of everything and it was enough
So bring all the boys and all the girls together

Well, they can take, take, take the kids from the summer
But they'll never, never, never take the summer from me
It was the very first time that I lost my mind for a week

They can make, make, make me forget the weather
If they'll never, never, never wash the sand from my feet
It was the very last time that we said goodbye to the beach
(Showing off, showing off our teeth)

You're going out in style and I'm getting tired of
Summer, do you feel me? Listen, can you hear it?
(All your lying stop pretending, stop)
Cave in and believe me, open up and scream it

The answer's in the smile and I'm coming clean just
Summer, do you feel me? Listen, can you hear it?
(Give me something, stop pretending)
Cave in and believe me, open up and scream it

Well, they can take, take, take the kids from the summer
But they'll never, never, never take the summer from me
It was the very first time that I lost my mind for a week

They can make, make, make me forget the weather
If we'll never, never, never wash the sand from my feet
It was the very last time that we said goodbye to the beach
(Showing off, showing off our teeth)


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"The Beach" as written by Jack Bassam Barakat Alexander William Gaskarth

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's about Ocean City, MD. (They're from Maryland)
    And Senior Week
    "It was the very first time
    That I lost my mind for a week"


    For those who aren't familiar, when you graduate high school around these parts (MD/PA/DE) everyone rushes to Ocean City to party it up and celebrate

    The streets are numbered...hence "you're a long walk from my street". It's almost impossible to park anywhere besides your hotel, and there are so many traffic lights, that everyone walks everywhere.

    "I'm a dizzy mess
    And everything is so above me
    From the floor I found the life I lead today"
    Partying.
    Although the hotel owners claim to crack down on underage drinking, most hotel owners have the policy that if you don't disturb others, you can party all you want.


    "I'll never, never, never wash the sand from my feet"
    sand = beach
    quietoneon July 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is great!
    Anyone love Alex Gaskarth alot? alot?
    I Do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This song is just about having fun while you can.
    alanna8997on January 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbut what i dont get is why do they say "were showing off our teeth?"
    hypersaraon May 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love love love this song.
    it reminds me so much of warped tour and just treasuring the summer for what its worth.
    its all about having fun and just living for the moment.
    pssh_imsoxcoreon September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of warped too. Although that wasn't at the beach but still.LOVE IT
    FueledByKaydeeon September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt the end of this year when I graduate, a majority of my senior class is going to Myrtle Beach for beach week, and this song is like perfect for it.

    "It was the very first time
    That I lost my mind for a week"

    "Everybody's singing like they're crazy in love
    We made a dizzy mess of everything
    And it was enough
    So bring all the boys and all the girls together"

    I pretty much love this song.
    _headoverheelson September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment" from the floor i found the life i lead today"
    "tell me do you feel me?"
    "You're going out in style
    And I'm getting tired of all your lying
    (Tell me do you feel me, listen can you hear it?)
    Stop pretending, stop.
    (cave in and believe me, open up and scream it)
    The answer's in the smile, and i'm coming clean, just give me something,
    (Tell me do you feel me, listen can you hear it?)
    stop pretending.
    (cave in and believe me, open up and scream it.)"
    scribbledlieson September 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song. hah what am i talking about,
    i LOVE every song on this CD :) i think he might
    have written this while they were in california?
    i'm not sure, but it makes sense...?
    em_ilyon October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song really reminds me of ocean city and bethany beach
    itsxclaireon November 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song screams summer 07.
    stay pretty girlon December 01, 2007   Link

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