Ocean Beach

LYRICS

  1. Cabezon
  2. Summer Dress
  3. San Geronimo
  4. Shadows
  5. Over My Head
  6. Red Carpet
  7. Brockwell Park
  8. Moments
  9. Drop (Brockwell Park II)

 

1. Cabezon (Instrumental)

2. Summer Dress

summer dress makes you more beautiful than the rest
lovliest girl that i know, and the sweetest
spends her life inside, she thinks she isn’t blessed

summer dress separates you from the rest
easiest days of her life have been spent
wonders if she is loved, if she is missed

says a prayer as she’s kissed by ocean mist
takes herself to the sand and dreams

says a prayer as she’s kissed by ocean mist
takes herself to the sand and dreams

3. San Geronimo

somewhere up fifty miles
sifting through crackling vinyl
lost memories of my youth
are coming into view

between lost hills divide
quietly we sleep inside
lost summers of my youth
i spent them all with you

take ways by withered creeks
lizards sunning in the streets
small kitten stretches through
green empty yards you knew

weekend in san geronimo
love how the starlit skies show
weekend in san geronimo
sentiment within me glows

somewhere up fifty miles
barefoot on kitchen tile
where nights are warm and true
i’ll spend them all with you

weekend in san geronimo
love how the starlit skies show
weekend in san geronimo
sentiment within me glows

4. Shadows

the coarse and white colored skin
it blends with the state you’re in
and the wetness of your eyes
against a sun that clouds blind

you ain’t saying nothing that i don’t already know
when you say love’s dimming light won’t shine on tomorrow

chalk white apartment walls
surfaces my every flaw
and the naked and still in here
it brings some real life into clear

you ain’t doing nothing that i don’t already know
when you hide your sorry head in pillows

you fake a strained, sort of grin
that matches the shape you’re in
and accept any lies are truth
after the long year that we’ve been through

you ain’t doing nothing that i don’t already know
when you say life takes turns like fiery shadows

5. Over My Head

some odd door
some blooming tree
senseless and awkward
feeling hard uneased
sleep in rooms where people leave
dry of gentleness
of life
of breeze

sometimes you get so alone without a friend
it’s hard to know who you are
and to pretend

little lights reaching over my head
shiny sinks to let myself out in
and you won’t call to say it’s all right
’cause you know it lasts all night

you know you should be at home
where it’s good to be tired
under a roof that you know
that we’re inside

some odd door
off-white painted sills
faded pictures gathered round me still
and i know what you face in the night
and i know you’ll be alright

6. Red Carpet

you lived north of here
but it looks the same
clouds come apart
to rain falling just as hard
i only got memories
i’m still not clear of

red carpet brings this woman into perspective
turns on the bed she hadn’t felt that neglected

7. Brockwell Park

In the night we freeze
and you want me to tell
in london’s lonesome park
Brockwell

But out here
I am distracted
as fire bombs explode
and bonfire lends glow to a crowded road

If the days weren’t so precious
and no worlds where shorted wires had kept us

things would be better than this
there’s an angel by the ocean i miss
and trips on the train
before our lives changed
the mirror where i watched your naked body strain

8. Moments

gently in these ragged folds
curled up and warm like easter’s child
a breath so faint, angelic weight

i can’t deny
that i drift sometimes
even in these loving moments
to summery fields i call my own
where i can lie and in them feel
at one with my death
with limbs outstretched

i can’t deny
that i’m weak sometimes
even in my strongest moments
and the way you cry at me
i don’t know why
you stay

9. Drop

so much that i can’t say to you
my voice shakes from the hurt that i hide
ashamed of my existence
and of my petty often wounded pride
i’d like to come home to see you
and to catch your sickness by the bedside
but then you’d know how much i really need you

all the love in an instant
makes my life stop
but then my hate for you
makes my feelings altogether drop

if only i were blind to your selfish fling
and your desperate cause
and didn’t press you for the details
that threaten my physical flaws

i’d like to come home to see you
and embrace your illness under soft light
but then you’d know how much i really need you

all the love in an instant
makes my life stop
but then my hate for you
makes my feelings altogether drop

so much that i can say to you
with affection that i burn inside
you’re aching from the distance
avoiding strain that’s running still alive
if only i could heal you in the sprinkling of the ocean side
but then you’d know how much i really love you

all the love in an instant
makes my life stop
but then my hate for you
makes my feelings altogether drop