gng - Cruisin' Highway 101

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I live in Encinitas and was thinking about how really great this place was back in the 60's and wrote about life as a kid here.

Top 5 Desert Island Discs:

Pet Sounds / The Beach Boys
Rubber Soul / The Beatles
Buddy Holly / 20 Greatest Hits
Marshall Crenshaw/First album
The Jayhawks / Tomorrow the Green Grass

lyrics

Remember when we cruised Highway 101
We were just a bunch of kids living for the sun
Summers come and summers go
but the best summertime that you wanna know
Is when we cruised Highway 101

We'll catch a set down at Swami's at the break of da
And then we'll grab a big burrito at the Pipes Cafe
And when the sun went down the place that we would go
was the La Paloma movie show
When we cruised Highway 101

Who would ever guess
they'd pave over flower fields?
Replace them with a factory outlet mall?
But the ocean is still there
Close your eyes and you will hear
All the sounds of Summers long ago

Last night I heard voices in my head
They told me "get back to the beach and the life you led"
Put the top down, turn on the radio
There's a Jan and Dean song that we all know
(papa doo run doo run)
And we'll cruise Highway 101

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from San Diego Homegrown Music, track released June 21, 2011

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