Wild Surf

Come on
Yeah come on while you still can
Yeah come on while it still stands
Burning in my head

Tonight
Beneath the moon rays
We stand in the doorway
Looking towards other skies
They are yours and mine
For now

Yeah ride
Ride the wild surf
Until the dawn
Is ushered in at your word
Your heart must always burn

Yeah burn like a star in the cold night
Yeah burn until the dawn light
And make it to a new time
Burning in my head

Yeah so Come on
Yeah come on while you still can
Yeah come on while it still stands
Burning in my head

Tonight
The sky above us
Dark and wondrous
How could you be unsure
It’s all mine and yours
For now

Yeah ride
Ride the wild surf
Until the dawn
Is ushered in at your word
Your heart must always burn

Yeah burn like a star in the cold night
Yeah burn until the dawn light
And make it to a new time
Burning in my head

Yeah we’re gonna make it to the new times
We’re gonna make it from the old times
We’re gonna make it to the good times
That’s for sure
Ain’t gonna let it slip away
Ain’t gonna let this chance fade
Ain’t gonna let it go in vain
Ain’t gonna let it slip away

Yeah so Come on
Yeah come on while you still can
Yeah come on while it still stands
Burning in my head

In the cold night
Yeah burn until the dawn light
And make it to a new time
Burning in my head

Song Notes

The song had the working title “50s song”, and was on the set list as this when it was first performed live at Butzweilerhof, Cologne in Germany on August 15th 1997. The original version had different lyrics and song structure.

There is an extended version of the song with a guitar solo that is normally played live, this version appears on the US version of Nu-Clear Sounds and Intergalactic Sonic 7”s. The song was re-mixed by infamous Nirvana Nevermind producer Butch Vig for release in America.

Tim: I was reading Jack Kerouac’s On the Road while we were on the road and it really inspired this song. It’s about living life, “burning like roman candles across the night”. It means be postive and live your life well. Relax. The sound of it is sort of Nirvana meets the Beach Boys.