Goodbye West Coast

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"Goodbye West Coast"
Goodbye West Coast cover
Album track by Matt Sharp
Album Matt Sharp (album)
Released 2004
Recorded 2003
Length 5:22
3:27 (edit)
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer Matt Sharp
Status Officially released
Matt Sharp (album) track listing
"All Those Dreams"
(1)
"Goodbye West Coast"
(2)
"Every Time in Blue"
(3)
Puckett's Versus the Country Boy track listing
"Goodbye West Coast" (edit)
(1)
"Some Come Running Through"
(2)

"Goodbye West Coast" is a song written by Matt Sharp.

Overview

A short edit of the song first appeared on the solo EP Puckett's Versus the Country Boy in 2003. The full-length song appeared on Sharp's eponymous album the following year.

During the concert in which Sharp publicly reunited with Rivers Cuomo in 2004, the two performed the Weezer track "Undone (The Sweater Song)". Before the song, Sharp recalled an anecdote in which a attendee of one of his concerts remarked that "Goodbye West Coast" sounded "exactly like the Sweater Song".

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Hazy day, making my way
Out somewhere on the motor highway
Heading down, east coast-bound
Another day's been lost and found

I wrote down a few things to say
Got a few things left to say to my best friend's grave
And I'm hardly awake
I pull into a stop off the motor highway
Silly day, I read in the trades
They're makin' films about friends I'd made
No sound, they just turned around
The next thing you know they were lost then found
Alright

Goodbye, west coast
Going back, going home
Goodbye, west coast
Going home

I broke down in a halfway town
News of the day is some poor girl drowned
The papers say she went to the bay
The very next day they just found her that way
Sunny day, traffic waits
Child waves to the motorcade, fade
Ah, the window's down
A pretty sound's been lost then found

Goodbye, west coast
Going back, going home
Goodbye, west coast
Going home

Highway so long
Take me back to where I belong
Highway so long
Where do I belong?

Mama, I say, look at what mess you made
Mama, I say, what a mess you made
Look at what you made
What a mess you made
What a mess you made

Alright
Goodbye, west coast
I'm going back and I'm going home
Goodbye, west coast
Going home

I'm making my way to my best friend's grave
Making my way to my best friend's grave
Child waves to the motorcade
Making my way to my best friend's grave
I'm making my way

Goodbye, west coast
I'm going home

See also