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Song Description

A man is so distraught over loosing his daughter in a boating accident that he becomes homeless and lives on the beach where she died.

Story Behind the Song

I was walking near Venus Beach in CA and saw a man selling airplanes he made out of alumimun beer cans and that inspired the song.

Lyrics

Eli Lewis © A man named Eli lived on the beach,
His hair was gray and matted, wine slurred his speech.
His coat was in tatters, but to him it didn't matter.

Eli Lewis made planes out of cans,
He sold them on the sidewalk, near the hot dog stand.
At night he built his fire, sang to himself like a man inspired.

Chorus:
He watched as the wind rocked the water
He watched the waves crash down
His eyes always searching for someone
But no one ever comes around.

Eli Lewis tugged on my sleeve,
He said, "Do you have a minute, can I show you something please"?
He reached down into his pocket pulled out a golden locket

And then Eli said, "hey, can't you see,
Isn't she so pretty, the spittin' image of me, how I love my daughter
Though I don't know when I last saw her.

Chorus:
He watched as the wind rocked the water
He watched the waves crash down
His eyes always searching for someone
But no one ever comes around.

Bridge:
The locals know what happened,
Her boat turned over in the bay.
And Eli watched from the shore
As the ocean took his little girl away.

Chorus:
He watched as the wind rocked the water
He watched as the waves crashed down
His eyes always searching for someone
But no one ever comes around.

Tag:
His eyes always searching for someone,
But she never comes around, she never comes around, no she never comes around,
she never comes around.


Song Length
3:41
Genres
Pop - Easy Listening, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Passive

Subject Matter
Sorrow, Lost Love

Similar Artist
The Eagles
Language
English
Era
1990 - 1999

Lyric Credits Cindy Marotta/Steve Manshel
Music Credits Cind Marotta/Steve Manshel
Producer Credits Steve Manshel
Performance Credits BMI