Wherever I go, wherever I stay
My mind will always be
Wherever I go, wherever I stay
My mind will always be San Simeon

They try to rob me
Take away my integrity now
They try to snake me
Take away my dignity
But not my memory

Wherever I go, wherever I stay
My mind will always be
Wherever I go, wherever I stay
My mind will always be San Simeon

They try to blame me
Point their little fingers at me
They try to save me
But that just masks their jealousy
But not my memory

Wherever I go, wherever I stay
My mind will always be
Wherever I go, wherever I stay
My mind will always be San Simeon

Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back

San Simeon

No matter what they say
What they do to me
They can't touch me
They can't control me
One thing that they'll never touch
My holy memory
No, not my memory

Now take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Now take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back

Wherever I go, I'll stay
And my mind will always be
Wherever I go, I'll stay
And my mind will always be
Wherever I go, wherever I stay
My mind will always be
Wherever I go, wherever I stay
My mind will always be

San Simeon


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    General Commentthis song fucking rules, what else is there to say?
    x_hopesfall_xon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat the hell is it about? I mean, obviously, san simeon, but why did john (?) write this about it? did he grow up there? I went to ss recently and it has nothing but hotels and restaurants. Purely a tourist town. It boggles me why he'd write this about it.
    Phyxiuson August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree, Phyxius. What the hell happened in San Simeon. He calls it a "holy memory," like the place of some great revelation. Weird.
    loserdorkon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure, but I think San Simeon is the town in which William Randolph Hearst built his biggest estate, and maybe this song is about his downfall? I'm not sure, but hell, why not?
    dbarker02on March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaybe John he had some kind of breakthrough or inspriration there or something. Maybe he just went there once and enjoyed it, that's a possibility.
    victoryguy11on May 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. I don't know what importance San Simeon has to the writer, but you can basically substitute "San Simeon" for any time, place, person, whatever. We all have things that we've had to leave behind but still mean the world to us.
    grunger34on July 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou know, I looked up San Simeon, and did you know it's also a scenic Vista State Park?

    I have a feeling that he's referring to the beauty of it.
    Kirbytheslayeron July 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn the live album he says that it is his favorite city in California. I don't know much about the city, and wiki doesn't have any bio on Feldman. My guess is that it's where he grew up, but only a guess. A lot of artists came from places where the people didn't understand what their art was, but still it's their home so they miss it. Eh? Long shot, but it's how I take it.
    spicolion January 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI've always imagined (knowing there's nothing in the long to literally lead me to this conclusion) that John believes that he is the reincarnation of William Randolph Hearst.

    I always thought he should play that up for some publicity; It would be fun for everyone involved.
    Antiappon February 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOOOOHHH its San Simeon as in the city. I thought it was the Sam Simeon as in the the comic book charecter who is a detective and a monkey. Yea that makes a lot more sense.
    mslvr40on July 06, 2012   Link

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