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Santa Monica by Everclear

still living with your ghost

  • I am still living with your ghost Lonely and dreaming of the west coast I don't wanna be your downtime I don't wanna be your stupid game With my big black boots and an old suitcase I do believe I'll find myself a new place I don't wanna be the bad guy I don't wanna do your sleepwalk dance anymore I just wanna see some palm trees I will try and shake away this disease We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die I am still dreaming of your face Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away I don't wanna be your good time I don't wanna be your fall-back crutch anymore Walk right up into a brand new day Insane and rising in my own weird way I don't wanna be the bad guy I don't wanna do your sleepwalk dance anymore I just wanna feel some sunshine I just wanna find some place to be alone We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die Yeah, watch the world die Yeah, watch the world die Yeah, watch the world die Yeah, watch the world die Writer/s: Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, Greg Eklund Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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  • Jamboree Handoot from Fl No one, and I mean NO one, has ever, ever, ever called it "e-clear".
  • Mcalistar I thought it was over coming alcoholism sleep walk dance (stumbling loss of balance) crunch, shake this disease, down.
  • Rob from Wilmington, Nc Yeah, Walker, easy to play on guitar too. I love the jangly sound of filtertron pickups. This song wouldn't have sounded the same played on a Strat or Les Paul.
  • Walker from Clackamas, Or This is so easy to play on the bass.
  • Stacy from Evansville, In This song was popular the summer of 96. I was 19 then. So this song always makes me think of that summer where i just got drunk, met cute guys and had fun. Ah, youth.
  • Ruby from Perth, Australia i sent the lyrics of this song 2 break it off with a guy who had been using me when i was getting over depression. it fits well.
  • Artel from Buffalo, Ny Everclear (or e-clear) is actually a drink that is 190 proof. Thats 95% alchohol. It is so potent that there are warning labels on it to keep it away from open flames and it is illigal in most states. If you ever have a bad day, some e-clear will make you feel a whole lot better.
  • Hamilton from Chicago, Il Listen to the lyrrics to "Heroin Girl"
  • Hamilton from Chicago, Il Santa Monica is clearly about Art's attempt to kick heroin. "I don't want to be your down time, I don't want to do your sleep walk dance anymore"
  • Rob from Chicago, Il Isn't this song about Art's attempt at suicide by jumping off of the Santa Monica pier?

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still living with your ghost

I think this song is about loving someone so much, but knowing that everyday life is taking its toll on the relationship. It's about wanting to go to a beach, which I think represents anywhere that keeps you happy, and living there, leaving behind your troubles and just relaxing. Knowing that the world is fucked up and wanting to swim out past the breakers to watch it detroy itself, knowing you are safe with the one you love.

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back when he was younger his brother died of a heroin overdose. a few months later, his young girlfriend commited suicide. resulting in him attempting suicide, filling his pockets with sand and lead weights, and jumping off the Santa Monica Pier. he says, that the vision and voice of his brother George compelled him to survive

so, my guess is that its more about perhaps his feelings about that moment.

He rejected her drug addict ways and wanted to start a new life without her. He was tired of being a fall back crutch and doing her sleep walk dance. He took his big black boots and an old suitcase and left her to find a new place. I think he was willing to risk it all. To swim out past the breakers and watch his old world die. He would swim and survive or live his life in a white trash hell. Art chose to bail out and survive. Fuck that junkie bitch.

Santa Monica's not a cover foo !! Stop yo jibba jabba !!

Yeah! You tell em Mr T!!

this song seems to be about letting go and leaving. the world is falling apart and everything reminds him of what he's trying to forget. it's an affirmation of all the stuff that was wrong with the relationship, the self destructive nature of it all.

This is Everclear's best song ever...anthemic and endlessly singable...catchy as bloody anything. love it.

It always pisses me off when you look at the posts under the songs here and someone says "Who cares what the song means? It sounds great!"

Most people come to SongMeanings to find out... what is it again? Oh yeah. THE MEANING OF A SONG.

Anyway, the comments about the relationship seem accurate, but the chorus makes me think about how watching the world get fucked up to the point of corruption and chaos with a friend is much better than witnessing it alone.

I always thought of this song as his relationship with his drug addictions

I am still living with your ghost Lonely and dreaming of the west coast I don't want to be your downtime I don't want to be your stupid game

how you never really get conquer your addictions and he's just fed up with him having no control over his own life. alot of the lyrics strike me as more of the same. Like the sleepwalk dance, and the bad guy but this is my favorite part

I am still dreaming of your face Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away

I don't want to be your good time I don't want to be your fall-back crutch anymore

It's about suicide.

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I am still living with your ghost Lonely and dreaming of the west coast I don′t wanna be your downtime

I don't wanna be your stupid game With my big black boots and an old suitcase I do believe I′ll find myself a new place I don't wanna be the bad guy I don't wanna do your sleepwalk dance anymore I just wanna see some palm trees I will try and shake away this disease We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breaker Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breaker Watch the world die I am still dreamin′ of your face Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away I don′t wanna be your good time I don't wanna be your fall back crutch anymore Walk right out into a brand new day Insane and rising in my own weird way I don′t wanna be the bad guy I don't wanna do your sleepwalk dance anymore I just wanna feel some sunshine I just wanna find some place to be alone We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breaker Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breaker Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breaker Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breaker Watch the world die Yeah, watch the world die Yeah, watch the world die Yeah, watch the world die Yeah, watch the world die

Writer(s): Greg Eklund, Craig Montoya, Arthur P Alexakis

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"Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)" is a rock song by the band Everclear, from their 1995 album Sparkle and Fade. The song was written by the band's lead singer, Art Alexakis. Though it was not officially released as a single in the United States, American radio stations played "Santa Monica" enough for it to reach number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart in 1996. The song spent three weeks atop the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, reached number five on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, and peaked at number 35 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart. It also became a top-forty hit in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom; it is the band's highest-charting single in Australia.   more »

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Everclear is an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1992 best known for their radio hits spanning more than a decade. For most of its existence, Everclear consisted of Art Alexakis (vocals and guitar), Craig Montoya (bass guitar and vocals), and Greg Eklund (drums, percussion & vocals). Eklund replaced original drummer Scott Cuthbert in 1994. Montoya and Eklund departed the band in 2003, but Alexakis continued the band with Dave "Davey" French (lead guitar), Josh Crawley (keyboards), Sam Hudson (bass guitar), and Tommy Stewart (drums, percussion). However all members except for Alexakis left the band in July 2009 to be replaced with a 4th lineup of Everclear. more »

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I am still living with your ghost 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 I don't want to be the bad guy I don't want do your sleepwalk dance anymore I just want to see some palm trees I will try and shake away this disease We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die I am still dreaming of you face Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away I don't want to be your good time I don't want to be your fall back crutch anymore I'll walk right out into a brand new day Insane and rising in my own weird way I don't want to be the bad guy I don't want to do your sleepwalk dance anymore I just want to feel some sunshine I just want to find some place to be alone We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die Yeah watch the world die Yeah watch the world die Yeah watch the world die Yeah watch the world die

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Everclear – Santa Monica lyrics

I am still living with your ghost 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 I don't want to be the bad guy I don't want to do your sleepwalk dance anymore I just want to see some palm trees Go and try and shake away this disease

We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind Swim out past the breakers Watch the world die

I am still dreaming of your face Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away

I don't want to be your good time I don't want to be your fall-back crutch anymore

I'll walk right out into a brand new day Insane and rising in my own weird way I don't want to be the bad guy

I don't want to do your sleepwalk dance anymore I just want to feel some sunshine I just want to find some place to be alone

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E G5 I am still living with your ghost

E G5 Lonely and dreaming of the west coast

E I don't D5 want t E5 o be yo C5 ur downtime

C5 D5 I don' G5 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

I don't want to be the bad guy

I don't want to do your sleepwalk dance anymore

I just want to see some palm trees

Go and try to shake away this disease

C5 We can live beside the ocean

C5 Leave D5 the fire beh G5 ind

G5 Swim out p E5 ast the D5 breakers

D5 Watch C5 the worl G5 d die

I am still dreaming of your face

Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away

I don't want to be your good time

I don't want to be your fall-back crutch anymore

I'll walk right out into a brand new day

Insane and rising in my own weird way

I just want to feel some sunshine

I just want to find some place to be alone

We can live beside the ocean

Leave the fire behind

Swim out past the breakers

And watch the world die

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What Does Ghosting Say About a Person?

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Ghosting occurs when someone you are dating or getting to know disappears without a trace. This could happen at the very beginning of a relationship or in the middle of one, whether in person or online. Dealing with being ghosted is incredibly difficult—especially because you usually don't know the cause or know how to react.

The person suddenly quits all contact with you—they won’t respond to texts, emails, calls, or social media messages. The mental health effects of being on the receiving end of these actions can be very challenging.

Learn more about why people ghost and how to move forward if it happens to you or someone you know.

People ghost for a variety of reasons. Relationship experts and psychologists agree that people who ghost are avoiding an uncomfortable situation. This evasion, while perceived as a lack of regard, is often because they feel it’s the best way to handle their own distress or inability to clearly communicate .

Ghosters themselves admit they don’t want to hurt you or they don’t know what to do. Sometimes they don’t think discussing a situation was necessary or they became scared. Ghosting is a passive way to withdraw.

But some ghosters perceive that to disappear completely might actually be the easiest and best way to handle the situation for all. Others ghost because now that it’s common, it’s an almost justifiable way to exit a relationship nowadays.

In today’s dating culture, being ghosted and ghosting is common.

It's not always easy, and it often takes time, but there are things you can do to start to feel better even if you've been ghosted by someone in your life.

Rid Yourself of Blame

After someone disappears suddenly, it’s hard to not feel regret, embarrassment and shame. After all, you risked for the sake of growth and it backfired. While ghosting feels so personal, it’s not about you. It’s about them.

Because you usually can’t find a cause and there is no explanation furnished, you may blame yourself. You might want to put up walls so you don’t get hurt again in the future. Or you may tell your friends you will stop dating completely, using a cognitive distortion like all-or-nothing thinking .

Now is the time to regroup, be kind to yourself and take a break. You are not to blame for someone walking away without a peep. Nor is it your fault that the other person couldn’t maturely give you the truth.

Nix the Shame

Shame comes about sometimes when we are reminded of previous rejections. But is ghosting rejection?

Meredith Gordon Resnick, LCSW

Ghosting carries an echo of old rejection. It's painful because it activates—and emulates—a previous hurt or betrayal by someone we didn't just think we could trust but whom we had to trust, often during our formative years. Here's the catch: It's not necessarily about the betrayal but about our not having processed and integrated that early memory, and what it meant to us.

Resnick, whose trauma-informed books about recovery from the effects of narcissistic relationships have helped tens of thousands of readers, reassures those who were ghosted and bids them to take care.

“Understood this way, we can see why self-compassion is in order,” she says. “Being dropped and feeling unseen is always painful, and there is never shame or embarrassment in feeling what is real.”

Choose Self-Care

How do you move forward? You need self-compassion and self-care. Invest in time with friends and family who can support you. Also, you might indulge in activities that make you happy like taking a yoga class or returning to a hobby that you love. You can also try homeopathic treatments or acupuncture.

Elena Klimenko, MD, and Integrative Medicine Specialist sometimes uses a "broken heart" homeopathic treatment for a heartfelt loss . She says, “In traditional Chinese medicine like acupuncture, the heart meridian—which starts at the heart and runs to the armpits, then down each arm—is responsible for heartfelt matters and some deep emotions. Proper acupuncture treatment can also facilitate recovery and take the edge off the difficult feelings."

When you think of the ghoster, be sure to reframe your ideas about them and the relationship. After all, they violated the contract of what it takes to be in a mature, healthy relationship. That includes mutual respect, good communication and thoughtfulness. Therefore, this wasn’t the right person for you, anyway.

Build Resilience

David C. Leopold, MD DABFM, DABOIM, and Network Medical Director for Integrative Health and Medicine at Hackensack Meridian Health says, “When patients experience any emotional or mental health challenges, I focus on helping them build resilience and enhancing their self-compassion and self-care."

Dr. Leopold uses a comprehensive approach, including engaging in physical activity, prioritizing sleep, optimizing nutrition, cultivating meaning and purpose, and, reducing stress through practices like mindfulness and meditation.” 

Therefore, if you’re emotionally exhausted and stressed, where do you start in taking care of yourself? “Multiple studies clearly show that eating healthy improves mental health—reducing stress, anxiety and even depression. And any form of exercise, even just walking, is a potent natural anti-depressant,” says Leopold. 

If you’re ruminating too much, use an app to increase mindfulness or begin a meditation practice . Leopold suggests you don’t forget about finding meaning and purpose. “Studies show focusing on meaning and purpose increases oxytocin, our 'feel good' hormone, which increases feelings of connection and improves mood.” Overall, he advises that you take this time “as an opportunity to focus on you and enriching your resilience.”

Despite ghosting being normalized, it's more about the problem the ghoster is having than it is about you. Ghosting says a lot about the person in many different ways. For instance, it could say that they lacked the courage to do the right thing by explaining why they could no longer continue a relationship with you.

The person or people who ghosted you didn’t treat you with integrity, therefore, did not consider the implications of their actions. It could also signal that they may not care about their actions and are inconsiderate or unreliable.

Or, it could be none of the above. The ghoster may be dealing with a mental health or medical condition (of a loved one or their own) that is making it difficult for them to reach out at the current time.

Whatever the case may be, being ghosted is not a reflection on you or your worthiness. Nor should it render you powerless.

Ghosting is a form of silent treatment, which mental health professionals have described as emotional cruelty or even emotional abuse if done so intentionally. You feel powerless and silenced. You don't know to make sense of the experience or have an opportunity to express your feelings.

This cowardly act, unfortunately pretty normalized by our culture, can cause immense pain. As you have no clue about what happened, your mind first jumps to many possibilities. Was your new love interest injured in a car accident? Is their family okay? Maybe it’s just a crazy busy time at work and they will contact you again soon? 

You might feel a wave of different emotions: sadness, anger , loneliness , confusion. Mental health professionals find that no response is especially painful for people on an emotional level. You feel helpless and shunned without information that could guide your understanding.

Being ghosted might result in exhibiting a variety of negative emotions and questioning yourself. Don't play the blame and shame game. Hold your head up high, hold onto your dignity, and let them go. Someone better could be out there looking for you.

Practice self-care and build your resilience during this painful time. If you’re still struggling to cope after being ghosted by a romantic interest, a friend, or someone in the workplace, reach out to a doctor or a mental health professional for assistance.

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