Honey, you know I'm watching now
Though I believe the lines are down
You're shaking me, I'm shaking too
But probably not as much as you

And do you think it's funny
That I can hardly come runnin' now
And I picture you in a crouch
Next to your San Andreas house

Did you just not hear the phone
Did you lose your house and home
Did the earth swallow you up
Or are you waiting for me

Shaking freeways I can't believe
Burning houses far and low
From our television crane
I hope that you have stayed the same

And do you think it's funny
That I can hardly come runnin' now
And I picture you in a crouch
Under your San Andreas house

Did you just not hear the phone
Did you lose your house and home
Did the earth swallow you up
Or are you waiting for me

Did you just not hear the phone
Did you lose your house and home
Did the earth swallow you up
Or are you waiting for me

Or are you waiting for me
Or are you waiting for me



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San Andreas song meanings
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    My InterpretationI always thought it was about long distance relationship with a girl in California. San Andreas is hit with an earthquake and he can't reach her.

    Also, everybody needs to see the video. A shot-for-shot homage to Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime"
    ratanxon July 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI have a slightly different take on it. At least on the surface, you're right, it's about a long-distance relationship with a person who lives in CA. But I think CA is just a metaphor for somewhere foreign to the singer. He's using the setting and the idea of an earthquake to say the subject is a world away and imagining they're in a situation they aren't prepared for -- some disastrous trouble -- and the singer feels helpless for his inability to save them. He sees things that remind him of where she is, imagines the surroundings (shaking freeways I can't name), even tries to contact her, but to no avail and is left wondering. Is she just unavailable? Has she fallen victim to the vicious new world she's in? Or is she just waiting for him to join her?
    HopeSoForYouon December 13, 2011   Link

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