"Sausalito" as written by and Conor Oberst....
Hair blowing in the hot wind
Time hanging from a clothes pin
There's no sorrow that the sun's not gonna help

Smell the leather of your new car
Drive through the desert after night fall
Sleep on the shoulder keep the stars all to ourselves

The kinda love that makes my back hurt
Wearing nothing but a t-shirt
She's turning over on a mattress made of air

I close my eyes I see a stair case
Leading upwards into blank space
All of creation makes a sound too soft to hear

So I remain between her legs
Sheltered from all my fears
While bikers glide by highway shrines
Where pilgrims disappear

I know that trouble's been your good friend
Keep you company on the weekends
Keep you company even once your mind was made

Said it's over and it's finished
Now a headache is all you're left with
We're no different I got debts I'd like to pay

We should move to Sausalito
Living's easy on a house boat
Let the ocean rock us back and forth to sleep

In the morning with the sunrise
Look in the water see the blue sky
As if heaven has been laid there at our feet

So we remain between these waves
Sheltered for all our years
While bikers glide by highway shrines
Where pilgrims disappear

Where time takes icebergs
Where fields burn westward
Where pilgrims disappear

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"Sausalito" as written by Conor Oberst

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    General CommentI've seen this song with the title "Sausalito", although I'm not sure if that's the official title or not.
    MilkMilkon June 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like like like this song
    makes me want to go live on a house boat in sausolito
    ParkerEloiseon July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best song i think off the new cd personally.
    its the kind of song that makes you run away.
    and there is no better kind of song.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think he's being sarcastic about wanting to live in Sausalito. It's a rich republican town just north of San Francisco, if I remember correctly. It's the place where sold-out hipppies go to die after they've caved and used their Berkeley degrees for evil.
    danielle12345on August 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat is the kind of love that makes your back hurt??!!?!? scratching on his back while they're doing it?!?!
    justl0veon August 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentconor opened with this on sunday at saratoga. it was reallly good
    jethrothekidon August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWe should move to Sausalito,
    Living's easy on a house boat.
    Let the OCEAN rock us back and forth to sleep.
    And in the morning when the sun rise
    fllmetlon August 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnybody know who does the backing vocals on this song?
    mbtheion August 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw him play this last night in York, England and although i can't remember what he said word for word he said something like "This is a song about thoughts of running away to California, you may have had them yourself or still have them, i know i have. But do it. Run away."
    um_bongoon August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe Mystic Valley Band. They do all the backing vocals on this album. At least they did when I saw him.
    Street Spiriton September 01, 2008   Link

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