Met you on a traffic island
We were there all day
In the middle of the world's highway
Summer left its light green lipstick
On our war faces
Took us to all the pretty places

Highway 405 will take you
From the Boom Boom Room
To interstate 5 which goes right to
The San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo
How could I have ever left you?

Left you in a sidewalk cafe
I'm the restless kind
And I must have been out of my mind
'Cause I haven't slept since Wednesday
I've been getting thin
I just want to see your silly grin

Highway 405 will take you
From the Boom Boom Room
To interstate 5 which goes right to
The San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo
How could I have ever left you?
How could I have ever left you?


Lyrics submitted by just steve, edited by chellspecker

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    General CommentFrom the opening lines it's always made me think they meet each other at some kind of protest, but maybe they were both simply hitchhiking(hence the "restless" line). Probably only knew each other for the one day, or maybe a weekend...then split ways abruptly, which the narrator regrets.

    The bit about missing the person and wanting to see their silly grin is so perfectly descriptive. I'm filled with a sad kind of warmth whenever I listen to this.

    It's like some kind of sugary watermelon summer drink in audio form. "How could I have ever left you?" indeed.

    Edited by delial on February 22 2008, at 07:49PM

    delialon August 14, 2006   Link

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