"Paddle Out" as written by Bradley James Nowell, Eric John Wilson and Floyd I. Gaugh Iv....
I never thought that when I grew up I would be in a band
And travel to all the best spots in the land
And I'm not here to brag or boast
I'm just here to tell you 'bout the spots that I love the most

Natural bridges on a clean west swell
Breaks over the reef like a bat out of hell
Stockton Avenue gets hollow and mean
And on a big day it works like a machine
Outside Stockton gets hot like a glove
Swift St., John's St. into Michell's Cove
Big Steamer Lane makes you wish you were a trout
When it's mackin' so hard only two dudes paddle out

A huge summertime south swell hit when I'm in my hometown
I'm a surfside boy, is where I can be found
Up and down the coast
Checkin' the spots that I love the most

Lyrics submitted by The Big Andowski

"Paddle Out" as written by Eric John Wilson Bradley James Nowell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song is awsome...
    Macca_is_queenon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking about west cliff in Santa Cruz California, my home town. From natural bridges to Stockton ave to swift street to johns street and michells cove. Ya that's definitely west cliff. One of the best spots in the land.
    Dildopunk46on June 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexellent song, even better lyrics. This song brings back memories
    mydarkesthouron May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song must be played loud!!!!!
    ahhhh summertime memories

    heyjohnnyparkon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite sublime song ever. Everything about the song, Brads voice, the guitar, all of it makes me wish i were in California still.
    sXeMisfiton September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfrantic surf punk. awesome. pretty much about how thankful he is that he's priveleged enough to hang out at some of the coolest locations on earth.
    BlackLungFeveron January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to surf
    fatkid1041on February 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song it talks about some great spots but in the end he always come back and remeber the best spot Long beach his home and mine
    oldsschoolsoldieron June 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's funny to listen to this in freezing cold wisc
    Peterinaon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou gotta have this one up LOUD . frantic and crazy always a fun song
    *music*lover*on December 29, 2006   Link

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