Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,280   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: 1/6/2020
   Sounds Like: Josh Groban, Michael Buble

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Song Description

With a nod to the Beach Boys and even Elvis, this surf rock ode to friendship and rolling with the punches, or, in the case, the waves of life, this song uses the analogy of the ebb and flow of the tide to explain why accepting that flow makes for a happier life.

Story Behind the Song

With a nod to the Beach Boys and even Elvis, this song suggests surfer's laid-back, in-the-moment resignation to the way things are. I wrote it when I was young and jealous of some friends who were able to roll with the punches better than I could.

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My baby broke it off today
and I've got no job
I never dreamed that things could get this way
I've been bummin' hard
So I look up my old buddy
for a great escape
Yeah, he has always been there for me
to chase clouds away
And he calls me
"Hey dude! Hey dude!
We've got a whole day before us
What d' you wanna do?
Well, we can breeze on down to a beachside town
or cruise round by the caves
Your love's in embers
but you must remember
that life always happens in waves waves, ooo, in waves

Well, the sun ain't gonna come today
It looks like rain
and I was hopin' to have some fun today
so I complained
and I looked up my old buddy crusin' round my hood
and he said "Well hey now, don't cry, Johnny
It won't do no good"
We've got our whole lives before us
Watch your attitude
Well, we can't change the sky, or your friends, or the tide
So, bro, your kicks have gotta come from inside
"Hey," he said, "You must understand"
as he kicked his feet round in the sand
That life always happens in waves
ooo, in waves...
© copyright 2013- Johnny Schaefer- Auditory Verve music
All vocals by Johnny Schaefer

Song Length
Pop - General, Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Relaxed, Affable

Subject Matter
Beach, Life

Similar Artists
The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Johnny Schaefer
Music Credits Johnny Schaefer
Producer Credits Johnny Schaefer and George Reich
Publisher Credits Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP
Performance Credits Johnny Schaefer
Label Credits Independently released on CD Baby