Eastside

Album: Friends Keep Secrets (2018)
Charted: 1 9
  • Uh
    Yeah, yeah

    When I was young, I fell in love
    We used to hold hands, man, that was enough (yeah)
    Then we grew up, started to touch
    Used to kiss underneath the light on the back of the bus (yeah)
    Oh no, your daddy didn't like me much
    And he didn't believe me when I said you were the one
    Oh, every day she found a way out of the window to sneak out late

    She used to meet me on the Eastside
    In the city where the sun don't set
    And every day you know that we ride
    Through the backstreets of a blue Corvette
    Baby, you know I just wanna leave tonight
    We can go anywhere we want
    Drive down to the coast, jump in the seat
    Just take my hand and come with me, yeah

    We can do anything if we put our minds to it
    Take your whole life then you put a line through it
    My love is yours if you're willing to take it
    Give me your heart 'cause I ain't gonna break it
    So come away, starting today
    Start a new life, together in a different place
    We know that love is how these ideas came to be
    So baby, run away, away with me

    Seventeen and we got a dream to have a family
    A house and everything in between
    And then, oh, suddenly we turned twenty-three
    Now we got pressure for taking our life more seriously
    We got our dead-end jobs and got bills to pay
    Have old friends and know our enemies
    Now I, I'm thinking back to when I was young
    Back to the day when I was falling in love

    He used to meet me on the Eastside
    In the city where the sun don't set
    And every day you know where we ride
    Through the backstreets in a blue Corvette
    And baby, you know I just wanna leave tonight
    We can go anywhere we want
    Drive down to the coast, jump in the seat
    Just take my hand and come with me
    Singing

    We can do anything if we put our minds to it
    Take your whole life then you put a line through it
    My love is yours if you're willing to take it
    Give me your heart 'cause I ain't gonna break it
    So come away, starting today
    Start a new life, together in a different place
    We know that love is how these ideas came to be
    So baby, run away with me

    Run away, now
    Run away, now
    Run away, now
    Run away, now
    Run away, now
    Run away, now

    He used to meet me on the Eastside

    She used to meet me on the Eastside

    He used to meet me on the Eastside

    She used to meet me on the Eastside
    In the city where the sun don't set Writer/s: Khalid Robinson, Nathan Perez, Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, Benjamin Joseph Levin, Edward Christopher Sheeran
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Left High Kick from Los Angeles, CaGreat song and great lyrics. it makes me think of an earlier time with someone very special, when we were young and we were madly in love. I had someone like that and I’m lucky to have had her. It’s over with now and I’m still not over her. She used to talk to me different. She would tell me things like “I want to run away with you, I want to put you in my pocket and keep you there.” The lyrics have something similar like : “run away now, run away now.” I think of her a lot with the song especially because I used to meet her on the east side of Santa Barbara early in the morning. I miss her and those times I can’t go back because we wanted different things.
  • Anonymous from Los Angeles This song was on the radio when my ex girlfriend and I went out for our very last formal date night dinner.
    We went to the most expensive steakhouse in town. We treated ourselves over the years to that place. I are member thinking this is a good song, good lyrics. A lot of good memories with her but it wasn’t meant to be. We wanted different things

    We broke up shortly after that.

    We had a lot of problems in the last couple years, a pretty large disconnect, and broke up several times. I think she’s either borderline, BPD or covert narcissist but that’s beside the point.

    She would tell me she would want to run away with me in the early days of our relationship, “anywhere with you” etc.

    Now I think of her with this song.
  • El Pelon from Ventura I think of I woman I was with for six years because I used to meet her in the morning at 5 AM - in her hometown - to work out before she went to work. I ‘d drive 45 minutes north at 4 AM, to meet her at 5 am, and then turn around and either go to work, or come back home after she left. It was something to look forward to.

    I think of that when I hear “he used to meet me on the east side“

    Sometimes I wonder if she really cared, or if she was just playing puppet master. It’s over now, and those days are history but I guess it doesn’t do any good to think about it too much.

    Good song, good lyrics. Good times
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