West Coast Persona 98 - EP

by john southworth

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recorded in 1998

1. Spies On The Beach
2. Cathy Grew Up In London Town
3. It's Not About Us
4. The Things I Do On Earth
5. Last Place On Earth


released July 17, 2012

c 1998 & 2012 sud de valeur 004
produced & arranged by Jono Grant
songs by John Southworth

photo by Claire Milne
layout & design by Yesim Tosuner



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Track Name: Spies On The Beach
Spies on the beach
There are spies in our high lifeguard seats
Spies apply sunscreen on our future Miss Virginia

Spies on the beach
Parking cars for the czars of Palm Springs
Spies are caddying our Heisman trophy winners

Now that our love is a global concern I’m out
Maybe you’ll get what you always deserved but I’m out
Out of this sponsored eye
To the next galaxy

Spies on the beach
In the sand with suntanned inductees
Spies are retiring to our sunny Sarasota

Spies are on the beach
With the stars entourage windsurfing
Spies are catering to the heads of General Motors
Track Name: It's Not About Us
It’s not about us
It’s not about any one thing
It’s time I brought up the way that I’m truly feeling
I’m not mad or confused
It was right for us to love
I’m truly glad I found you
But there’s more to life than us

It’s not about you
You couldn’t be more endearing
You know I’m for you
You know that I’m all for you
I want the chance to take risks
To live each day to the max
I can’t get trapped this is it
It’s too easy to lay back

It’s about me
Let me find a way to make each new day
Shine a little brighter
And it’s about dreams
That I’ve tucked away, girl
Ever since the day, girl
That we came together

To live one’s life in full
To can say that you’ve truly lived
Well I guess that I want it all
And I’m ready to begin

It’s not about us
It’s about a true life feeling
This means more than us
I’m talking ‘bout life’s true meaning