Send me out to San Francisco
And Fill me up a pint of Steamer
Boys are cruel,
But girls are meaner
Soon I'll be begging you to leave

If you choose to love a woman
That's the saddest life you'll lead
When she's broken you down
You'll be begging her to leave

'Cause boy I used to be a dreamer
And now I can't get to sleep
Haunted by those memories
Now I'm just begging them to leave

The poison in
The poison out
I gotta sing
I gotta shout
This world is tough
Boy, you should know
If you love something
Just let it go

So don't go wasting all your money
On a girl that doesn't drink
Her sober heart will always hate you
That kind of woman doesn't need
And if you get stuck in bottle
And all your thoughts, they fade away, away
Don't go thinkin' 'bout that woman
She ain't comin' back today

The poison in
The poison out
I gotta sing
I gotta shout
This world is tough
Boy, you should know
If you love something
Just let it go

Let it go
"Let it go"
And watch it die
"Yeah, and watch it die"
Let it go
"Let it go"
And if you love something
Don't even try

The poison in
The poison out
I gotta sing
I gotta shout
This world is tough
Boy, you should know
If you love something
Just let it go
Yeah, if you love something
Just watch it die!

So, let's go out to San Francisco
And we'll go singin' in the streets
All those songs about them women
And how we begged them not to leave


Lyrics submitted by magillicutti

San Francisco song meanings
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