Everclear: Santa Monica Meaning
Song Released: 1995
Santa Monica Lyrics
Lonely and dreaming of the west coast
I don’t want to be your downtime
I don’t want to be your stupid game
With my big black boots and an old suitcase
I do believe I’ll find myself a new place
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 9th 2010 report
It's about being in a relationship that's somewhat one sided. The girl isn't as serious about him as he would like. ("I don't want to be your downtime/I don't want to be your stupid game---I don't want to be you good time/I don't want to be your fall back crutch anymore/I don't want to play your stupid games")
He wants to say F-it all and leave ("With my big black boots and an old suitcase/I do believe I'll find myself a new place")
He wants to get away to see some sunshine and palm trees.
In the chorus he is dreaming about the way things could be in the relationship. They could have each other and that's all that really matters. They could swim out past the breakers (crashing waves) and watch the world go down the sh*#ter. That's my interpretation. A songs meaning is unique to each, based on their life experiences and their current mood. I'm really feeling this song right now.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:
I actually think this song hints at an incident in Art Alexakis' life where he was suicidal and jumped off the Santa Monica Pier. He was high at the time and tried to weigh himself down. While he was struggling, he saw a vision of his dead brother who convinced him to live.
anonymous Aug 28th 2020 report
Freedom from abuse. Starting a new life away from the abusers. Letting go of the pain from past mistakes and moving on to a better place.
anonymous Jun 20th 2009 report
His girlfriend killed herself, he tried to follow suit by jumping off the Santa Monica pier.
anonymous Jun 13th 2009 report
His brother is the ghost he is still living with he is haunting him now and he wants to go burn it down jump off the pier swim out to his brother and watch everything die
anonymous Jul 2nd 2008 report
Its obviously about him setting his house by the beach on fire "leave the fire behind" then jumping off the pier, swimming away "swim out past the breakers" and drowning himself "watch the world die"
The lead singer, art alexakis, is from santa monica, ca and is a known heroin user, "I will try to shake away this disease." this song represents a relationship that was bad but that a person misses and wants to be back to whats familiar. That why he wants to see some palm trees.
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