Sea and Sand Song Lyrics

The Who

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Here by the sea and sand
Nothing ever goes as planned,
I just couldn't face going home
It was just a drag on my own.
They finally threw me out
My mother got drunk on stout,
My dad couldn't stand on two feet,
As he lectured about morality.
Now I guess the families complete,
With me hanging round on the street
Or here on the beach.


The girl I love
Is a perfect dresser,
Wears every fashion
Gets it to the tee.
Heavens above,
I got to match her
She knows just how
She wants her man to be
Leave it to me.

My jacket's gonna be cut slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck
I ride a G S scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet.


I see her dancing
Across the ballroom
U V light making starshine
Of her smile.
I am the face,
She has to know me,
I'm dressed up better than anyone
Within a mile.


So how come the other tickets look much better?
Without a penny to spend they dress to the letter.
How come the girls come on oh so cool
Yet when you meet 'em, every one's a fool.


Come sleep on the beach
Keep within my reach
I just want to die with you near
I'm feeling so high with you here.
I'm wet and I'm cold
But thank God I ain't old
I should have split home at fifteen
Why didn't I ever say what I mean?
There's a story that the grass is so green,
What did I see?
Where have I been?


Nothing is planned, by the sea and the sand
Here by the sea and sand
Nothing ever goes as planned,
I just couldn't face going home
It was just a drag on my own.
They finally threw me out
My mother got drunk on stout,
My dad couldn't stand on two feet,
As he lectured about morality.
Now I guess the families complete,
With me hanging round on the street
Or here on the beach.


The girl I love
Is a perfect dresser,
Wears every fashion
Gets it to the tee.
Heavens above,
I got to match her
She knows just how
She wants her man to be
Leave it to me.

My jacket's gonna be cut slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck
I ride a G S scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet.


I see her dancing
Across the ballroom
U V light making starshine
Of her smile.
I am the face,
She has to know me,
I'm dressed up better than anyone
Within a mile.


So how come the other tickets look much better?
Without a penny to spend they dress to the letter.
How come the girls come on oh so cool
Yet when you meet 'em, every one's a fool.


Come sleep on the beach
Keep within my reach
I just want to die with you near
I'm feeling so high with you here.
I'm wet and I'm cold
But thank God I ain't old
I should have split home at fifteen
Why didn't I ever say what I mean?
There's a story that the grass is so green,
What did I see?
Where have I been?


Nothing is planned, by the sea and the sand

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Am the Sea
  • 2 The Real Me
  • 3 Quadrophenia
  • 4 Cut My Hair
  • 5 The Punk and the Godfather
  • 6 I’m One
  • 7 The Dirty Jobs
  • 8 Helpless Dancer
  • 9 Is It in My Head?
  • 10 I’ve Had Enough
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 5:15
  • 2 Sea and Sand
  • 3 Drowned
  • 4 Bell Boy
  • 5 Doctor Jimmy
  • 6 The Rock
  • 7 Love, Reign O’er Me
  • credits


    album: Track in album Quadrophenia
    release date: 1973-11-16
    popularity : 362 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock/Mod
    length: 5:03
    composer: Pete Townshend
    lyricist: Pete Townshend

    Album Information

    label: Track Record
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin