Here by the sea and sand
Nothing ever goes as planned
I just couldn't face going home
It was just a drag on my own.
They finally threw me out
My mom got drunk on stout
My dad couldn't stand on two feet
As he lectured about morality.
Now I guess the family's complete,
With me hanging round on the street
Or here on the beach.
The girl I love
Is a perfect dresser
Wears every fashion
Gets it to the tee.
I've got to match her
I know where
She wants her man to be
Leave it to me.
My jacket's gonna be cut slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck
I ride a G.S. scooter with my hair cut neat
And my wartime coat in the wind and sleet.
I see her dance
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Across the ballroom
UV light making starshine
Of her smile.
I am the face
She has to know me
I'm dressed up better than anyone
Within a mile.
So how come the other cats look much better?
Without a penny to spend they dress to the letter.
How come the girls all come on oh so cool
Yet when you meet 'em, every one's a fool?
Come sleep on the beach
Keep within my reach
I'm feeling so high with you here
I just want to die with you here
I'm wet and I'm cold
But thank God I ain't old
Why didn't I say what I mean?
Oh, I should have split home at fifteen
There's a story that the grass is so green
What did I see?
Where have I been?
Nothing is planned, by the sea and the sand