"Santa Ana Winds" as written by and Matthew Cole Aveiro Jonathan Bo Russell....
I got the roof tied tight
Shiny buildings peak
The LA river swims
Snorkels and knees

Seatbelt sticks in the poison heat
My pores are opening

Making headlines again
Santa Ana winds
Making headlines again
Santa headlines

Take the elevator to the Getty's highest place
See the cliffs fall to the sea
Do an about face

Easter on Olvera Street
Girls nursing new babies in alleyways
In between is a basin like the great divide
Where the 110 swallow the 105
Chutes and ladders leaving nowhere I begun
Like Joan Didion

Making headlines again
Santa Ana winds
Making headlines again
Santa Ana winds
Making headlines again
Santa Ana winds
Making headlines again
Santa Ana winds

You tore me up by the roots and fell silent again
My seeds have blown around but never land
You tore me up by the roots and fell silent again
My seeds have blown around but never land


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    General Commenthow can this song not have any comments?!

    Favorite song on the EP and so glad to have re-found my love for Cold War Kids after watching them on Current_tv

    Basically this song is about their love for California/coming home to California?
    millyme!on January 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI haven't been able to stop playing this song.
    More importantly, my reason for commenting is that it's "Santa Ana", not "Santa Anna".
    oliviafrannyon June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song (or at least most of it) is about Santa Ana winds. Santa Ana winds are these dry winds in California that can be hot or dry and supposedly they have a huge negative effect on people (hence, "Seatbelt sticks in the poison heat" line)

    Joan Didion actually wrote an essay about the Santa Ana winds in "Los Angeles Notebook". We were actually just reading this in my English class and it reminded me of this song. It makes me like CWK even more that they're well-read enough to even mention Didion.

    scarlon September 29, 2010   Link

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