All the peacock people left their plumes in a pile
They looked good to a fault
And the gulf water's warm like a bathtub
Full of lavender and epsom salt
Watch a bleach-blonde boy put his longboard down
Help his girl get her sunscreen on
And I thought about you in your tiny house
Think you're lonely, but I could be wrong
And, I wanna be a bootlegger,
Wanna mix you up something strange
Braid your hair like a sister, maybe like a hurricane

Right there, that's the postman sleeping in the sand
He's got my letters to deliver, but I'm still not mad
Right there, that's the postman sleeping in the sand
He's got a get well card to deliver, he's gonna do it by hand
He's gonna do it by hand

Now they drive their cars up and down the beach
It's ridiculous and everybody knows
Hear the Mustangs rev at the four-way stop
You get ghosted when the light says go
But in a town like this, in the checkered-flag dawn
It's so empty you could make somebody dream
So maybe it's you, in your four-post bed
Sound asleep, but still grinding your teeth
And, I wanna be your happiness
I wanna be your common sense pane
Wrap your head in a picket fence, we'll build after the hurricane

Right there, that's the postman sleeping in the sand
He's got my letters to deliver, but I can't stay mad
Right there, that's the postman asleep in the sand
He's got a get well card to deliver, he's gonna do it by hand
He's gonna do it
He's gonna do it
He's gonna do it
He's gonna do it
He's gonna do it
He's gonna do it by hand


Lyrics submitted by jethrothekid

Beach Bum/Postman Song song meanings
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    General Commenti love this as much as i love conor him self!
    Gaz xxx
    gazsafaon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCould it be "common sense Paine," because Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense? Just a guess, I'm not sure it makes sense as "pane."
    chlorophyllbloodon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCould it be "common sense Paine," because Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense? Just a guess, I'm not sure it makes sense as "pane."
    chlorophyllbloodon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is called get well cards
    l2i3z2on June 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyah that whole thomas paine thing makes sence
    i like the title beach bum song much better
    gah
    ParkerEloiseon July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti understand you like the name better, but you're not conor or the mystic valley band, please change the name, this site is amazing for being the first with the lyrics reguradless of all this mistakes it'd just be alot better if you started fixing them now. please please.
    st0ryins0ilon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti understand you like the name better, but you're not conor or the mystic valley band, please change the name, this site is amazing for being the first with the lyrics reguradless of all this mistakes it'd just be alot better if you started fixing them now. please please.
    st0ryins0ilon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat is this from?
    mytwohandson August 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is just an earlier title of get well cards of the new album
    jethrothekidon August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe it is about a hurricane...and the postman delivering the letters. I could be completely wrong though because I heard it from an outside source...
    Dustman0587on April 17, 2009   Link

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