Punk rock was my first girl
She left me a scar so I have her still
She’s not young, but she’s not old yet
We share the same sun but her’s never sets

You want it
Silver lining shining for you
You got it
The dark cloud always waiting for you

Weightless and tumbling through space
I remember her voice but not her face
Floating but she’s always near
She wants to stay but she can’t stay here

You want it
Silver lining shining for you
You got it
The dark cloud always waiting for you

Frozen in window displays
Where did you hide all those days we’d waste?
Fading but I see her still
She’ll always be my punk rock girl

Lyrics submitted by Flyingtreemonkey

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    General CommentThis was the second Beulah song I heard, and it's my favorite. To me, it's either about a guy who's old girlfriend was a punk rocker, or it could be a metaphor for a guy's love for punk rock.
    Flyingtreemonkeyon February 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i listened to this i immediently thought of my boyfriend...maybe it was because i used to be a punker...
    orange_crushon February 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have never heard beulah and have no clue about this song. But this band's name has always caught my eye cuz my Grandma's name is Beulah. heheh Anyone know where the band's name comes from..?

    and since this is song meanings I better put what this song means to me. I have never heard it but from what I see here it seems like tree monkey is right. It's about his punk ex-girlfriend that left a mark on his heart and he still remembers or punk music that even though he doesn't listen to it as much anymore it will always be a part of him.
    defubuskornon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe bands name is a city in california. i saw "Beulah, California" on the website.. get lyrics for more songs
    vacantjoshson June 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit has nothing to do with a girlfriend. the "relationship" scenario is merely a metaphor for his roots or background in music.
    It's about the decline of luster and popularity of punk.
    WhiteTideon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthey, white tide...who died and made you the authority? Is it possible that the beauty of this song is that it could be both?
    cdhound1on May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe beauty of any song is that the listener takes away from it what he or she wants to. If you find beauty in it, then it's beautiful, even if you get a completely different meaning out of it than the artist did or intended to evoke.

    But I'm with WhiteTide -- "Punk rock was my first girl" allies punk rock with being a girl, with the narrator declaring that punk rock means/meant as much to him as his first girl did. But that's just what I took from it.
    goodreverendon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Punk rock was my first girl . . .
    She’ll always be my punk rock girl"

    These two lines, for some reason, lead me to believe that it is actually a girl he's talking about. . .
    Fionar2001on January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOr perhaps its a metaphor. . .
    Cool Cozon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is a paean to Miles Kurosky's first musical love, punk rock.
    jesslovesaprilon March 13, 2007   Link

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