The Beaches

by Benci
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Genre: Acoustic

License: FeedForward Collaboration License
A short song. Listen to the newer version on Surftime! Get it here:

I started to run along the shore
I wasn't tired yet so I ran some more
The sun was bright so I turned away,
But there was a sand castle in my way
So I ran right through, I tore it down
The sand castle's broken on the ground
The kid who built it wasn't there,
But I kept on running 'cause I thought he'd care

I started thinking, wondering why
I didn't want to see that poor kid cry
The water was cool, the breeze was blue
I was already running, might as well continue
The day was nice, it's good to share
Drinks with ice, sand in my hair
Sitting on the beach I could show you where
I started running - all the way down there

Pineapple fruits and coconuts
Little kids eating in little huts
One umbrella beside the chair
Drinks with ice, sand in my hair
The broken sand castle was still there
Kid started crying but I didn't care
Taking a break from running on the shore
So that maybe later I can run some more

Stream: 96 kbps, 32 kHz (joint stereo)
Download: 192.0 kbps, 44 kHz (stereo), 3.57 MB
Playing time (m:ss): 2:36
Date uploaded: Apr 17, 2011, 21:18 EDT Show more info
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J. Wager gave feedback to Benci for “The Beaches”:
always a good listen
 Jan 30, 2020, 19:06 EST

Gremlin gave feedback to Benci for “The Beaches”:
Love the newer version but always come back to this one for some reason. I guess I enjoy the rawness of it. The guitar lead feels rather spooky over the chords, as if night has fallen on the beach...
 Aug 19, 2013, 10:35 EDT
Thanks, and I know what you mean. The rawness is from a mic I got from the dollar store and the 3/4 guitar that I used. I like the old one too, it just didn't really fit with the rest of the album.
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Gary Smith gave feedback to Benci for “The Beaches”:
this is a nice tune. sounds like the beach boys
 Jun 16, 2012, 00:46 EDT
Thank you! I also put up a newer version of this song here, tell me what you think of that one too because it's a bit different.
flag (Jun 18, 2012, 12:23 EDT)
Gary Smith 
ok ill check it out
flag (Sep 15, 2012, 17:22 EDT)