Line from the 60s surfpic Endless Summer - this old surfie missing more than just the waves. A small tribute to Brian Wilson et al. Rod can’t actually surf to save his life, but we have seen him Wiped Out more than once.
I went down to the sandy shore / Back to the beach that I knew before
Out the back where the big sets roar / But it’s not the same, it’s a different game
The beach party is a brand name ball / They paved paradise, and put up a fast food hall / They just took it all
We never knew the sky was wearing thin / We didn’t see the sharks closing in
We felt the undertow drag us down / Ah, we shoulda been here yesterday
Crazy paving on the boulevarde / But every crooked step is way too hard
Every twist and turn a mystery / To a blonde like me
We never thought the sun would slip away / Wiped out by a Brave New Day
We saw the tidal wave way too late / Ah, we shoulda been here yesterday
Surf’s down, now we turn the page / Endless Summer of a Greenhouse Age
Burning slow / Ah, why did we let it go? / Ah, we shoulda been here yesterday….