Randy Newman On the Beach cover

On the Beach
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August 4, 2017
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Verse 1
It all began in grammar school
And on the beach
Everybody graduate, there we were
Off we went to junior high, there we were
Verse 2
Everybody graduate
Off we went to high school
Someone of us
On the beach he was, and there he stayed
Saw the holy cat, the beginnings of it
Polyurethane
Long board, short board, Every board
On the beach, he saw it
On the beach
Verse 3
Row Willy, row Willy
He saw it all, Willy
On the beach
Your not a Bum, Willy
Never a bum, Willy
But in he has to come, Willy
T'wards in reach
Verse 4
Some went to college
Some went to war
Some came back crazy
Some where crazy before
Verse 5
Willy saw acid
Willy saw fear
Willy saw free base
But Willy's still here
Verse 6
On the beach,
On the beach,
Still on the beach
Still on the beach
Verse 7
They're building a railroad
Downtown to here
That's what they say
They said it sixty years ago
But they building it today
Verse 8
Lifeguard towers, you used to live in
Coming down, man they coming down
Verse 9
Lifeguard towers, well you'd hold fault for hours
About the Polyurethane, the holy cat, the Long board and short board too,
Verse 10
Willy, if it ever rains again, don't sleep under the pier
Those 20 foot sets we used to lie, well they're here now Willy
And they'll take you out
Roll willy roll, you never get old
You look just like you used to look a hundred years ago
Verse 11
On the beach
On the beach
Nice to see you Willy,
Still on the beach
Verse 12
On the beach
On the beach
Nice to see you Willy,
Still on the beach

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