down by the seaside

October 11, 2001

Oh man. I feel like a teenager in the year 1975 (“Jimmy Page is playing my PAIN, man!!”) – this Zeppelin song makes me cry every time I hear it now. The soft surf riffs that remind me of every day I have ever spent near the ocean, listening to the Beach Boys and the Doors and just being more a part of everything than ever before.

The ocean is the only thing I leave behind me that I will ache to leave. I have never lived so far away from it before.

so far away….so far away.

Down by the seaside. See the boats go sailin’
Can the people hear, What the little fish are sayin’

Oh, oh, the people turned away. Oh, the people turned away

Down in the city streets, see all the folk go racin’, racin’
No time left, to pass the time of day

The people turned away. The people turned away
So far away, so far away

See how they run, see how they run, see how they run, see how they run.

Do you still do the twist
Do you find you remember things that well
I wanna tell you… Some go twistin’ every day
though sometimes it’s awful hard to tell

Out in the country, hear the people singin’
Singin’ ’bout their progress, knowin’ where they’re goin’

Oh, oh, oh, oh, the people turned away
Yes, the people turned away

Sing loud for the sunshine, pray hard for the rain
And show your love for Lady Nature. And she will come back again The people turned away
The people turned away

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