Santa Barbara ©2005 Millman/Page

Ever since I was a young guy
Nothing ever seemed to suffice
So I went to see a counselor at school
Asked him if he had some advice
He told me California was nice
Made a beeline for the coastline
To find out if the ocean was blue
Got a tanline in the sunshine
Learning stuff that I never knew
Even went to a class or two

Santa Barbara, with the salt in the air
Just isn't fair, wish I was still there
Santa Barbara, with the tar in the tide
The waves were so high and man so was I
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara goodbye

How I miss ya Isla Vista (that means island view)
Parties every night of the week
All the slouches burning couches
Stoners playing hide and go seek (scraping all the filth off their feet)
And stealing every bike on the street

Santa Barbara, with the salt in the air
Just isn't fair, wish I was still there
Santa Barbara, with the tar in the tide
The waves were so high and man so was I
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara goodbye

You can have the fog in the bay
And who can stand the smog in LA?
I'll take Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, with the salt in the air
Just isn't fair, wish I was still there
Santa Barbara, with the glass in the sand
The girls and the bands and I was the man
Santa Barbara, with the tar in the tide
The waves were so high and man so was I
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara goodbye

 

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