"San Diego Serenade" as written by and Tom Waits....
I never saw the mornin' 'til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine 'til you turned out the light
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody until I needed the song

I never saw the white line 'til I was leavin' you behind
I never knew I needed you until I was caught up in a bind
I never spoke "I love you" 'til I cursed you in vain
I never felt my heart strings until I nearly went insane

I never saw the east coast until I moved to the west
I never saw the moonlight until it shone off of your breast
I never saw your heart until someone tried to steal it, tried to steal it away
I never saw your tears until they rolled down your face

I never saw the mornin' 'til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine 'til you turned out your love light babe
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody until I needed the song


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"San Diego Serenade" as written by Tom Waits

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  • +4
    General Commentyou don't know just how deeply you care about something, or how truly beautiful something is, until you've been away from it long enough for how much you miss it to really come to the surface.
    delialon August 16, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is so simple and so amazing.
    waltclydefrazieron June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful late night classic
    sdz896542on January 26, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprobably he was inspired by life as a road musician to write this song
    sdz896542on September 18, 2016   Link

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