Take the way home that leads back to Sullivan St. Cross the water and home through the town Past the shadows that fall down wherever we meet Pretty soon I won't come around
I'm almost drowning in her sea She's nearly fallen to her knees
Take the way home that leads back to Sullivan St. Where all the bodies hang on the air If she remembers, she hides it whenever we meet Either way now, I don't really care
I'm almost drowning in her seas She's nearly crawling on her knees She's down on her knees
Take the way home that leads back to Sullivan St. I'm just another rider burned to the ground
I'm almost drowning in her sea She's nearly crawling on her knees It's almost everything I need I'm down on my knees I'm down on my knees
Writer/s: ADAM FREDRIC DURITZ, BEN G MIZE, CHARLES THOMAS GILLINGHAM, DANIEL JOHN VICKREY, DAVID LYNN BRYSON, MATTHEW MARK MALLEY, STEVE BOWMAN
Publisher: IMAGEM U.S. LLC
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Lori S from TejasIf you listen he mentions crossing the bridge and going over the bay. That is the same way to get to San P. Not in Frisco but it is considered. Just like anything outside of Houston Tx is considered Houston. Like Missouri City, Stafford, Deer Park etc. Just a suburb. Hope that helps. It is a small strip of road and a long ways out. So it checks out that this was the road.
Lori S from TexasThe Sullivan street he is referencing is in San Pablo north east of San Fran:)
Ruben from Rotterdam, Netherlandsoh, Source!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=425&v=Ae2Nh0ObSoo, from 48 minutes 42 seconds and further
Ruben from Rotterdam, NetherlandsAbout where Sullivan street is: The album was released in 1993. Adam Duritz was about 29 years old at the time. I tried to find where he lived. Wikipedia sais the following: Duritz grew up in Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; El Paso, Texas; and Berkeley, California. He is the son of Gilbert and Linda Duritz, both physicians. Duritz has a younger sister, Nicole. Duritz attended the prestigious Taft School, and graduated from the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California.
I can't find a Sullivan street in google maps in the following cities: Balimore, Maryland; El Paso, Texas; Berkeley, California. I can find it in: Boston, Massachusetts.
But i suppose Boston is was the first City he lived in, so that doesn't make sense.
Then i found this: "I had this girlfriend who lived in San Francisco I lived in Berkeley She lived on the far side on San Francisco and Her mother came out to live with her from from New York and her mother was really, really, really catholic and so she could never stay at my house We have to take her home every night It was a long drive all the way from the hills of Berkeley down to the freeway and on to the bridge and across the bay into San Francisco She lived on the far fu**ing side of the city and every time I drove back I had to let her go and you know It's like on top of everything else."
Yet, San Francisco has no Sullivan street.. He continues: "I had to let her go I can never have stayed She could never stay and I don't know one day I just had this, I get this feeling lot I think I wrote a bunch of songs about it Just knew it wasn't going to last much longer Not that i wasn't in love with her and it was even after her mother got the f**k out of town but I was thinking a lot about those drives because I started thinking one day it was just going to be over soon I don't know for me sometimes it doesn't matter how good it is It's s just going to be over soon so I wrote this song I don't know why I called it what I did because I didn't leave anywhere near any place named this but I wrote a song called Omaha I never been there before in my life When we first toured in Omaha the mayor tried to gives me the key to the city I was so embarrassed that I didn't go I could have had these hug f**king now but I don't got it But this is a song about something matters and you just know it is going to go and it is about someone name Susan I don't' know where she is now but it is called Sullivan Street"
So, long story short, it isn't real.. :/ bummer to find out this way
Brian from Boston, MaI want to just correct my previous post.The Two main Chords are D and D/G which is a D chord with a G bass note. It should actually be played as D/G because although if you just play a G chord the song will be recognizable while playing D/G the high G string is open and rings out and that is exactly what is heard on the recording.Also If anyone knows exactly where this Sullivan street actually is please let me know
Brian from Boston, MaThis song is great. There are mainly just two chords in this song. D and G. There is an E minor in the middle 8 but it is mostly just two chords. A perfect example of simple yet elegant.The guitar and piano compliment each other perfectly. August and everything after the album from wich this song comes is one of the best albums of the 90's.Considering the albums' popularity I am surprised that there are not more comments about this song. I consider this CD to be one of the best that I own.
The line in John Mellencamp's "Cherry Bomb" that sounds like "that's when a smoke was a smoke" is actually "that's when a sport was a sport," according to the published lyric. In that sense, "sport" is an endearment for someone of good nature.