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"Santa Monica" is a single by Theory of a
Deadman, featured on the Gasoline
album. It was released as the second single in Canada in June 2005, and as the fourth single in
States on August 18, 2006.
The song has no relation to the mid '90s Everclear song of
the same name.
The song is written from the point of view of a guy who gets
home from work and reads a note from his girlfriend telling him
that she has left him and went to Santa Monica Boulevard, Los
Angeles, California, to try and lead a better life. In the song,
the guy is looking back on the event and seems to be referring to
it in the past tense: "I remember the day when you left for Santa
Monica." The video plays with the ambiguity between Santa Monica
Blvd and the city of Santa Monica, but it's pretty clear it's the
street in LA, known for prostitution, that is intended.
In the music video, a girl is writing a note to give to her
boyfriend before she leaves. When he gets home, she's gone and he's
left with the note. He sometimes gets letters and post cards from
her about her trip to Santa Monica, while he's home wishing she was
with him. While in Santa Monica the girl has a tough time. She is
eventually driven to stripping and prostitution. She finally gives
up and the last shot in the video is her walking back into her
ex-boyfriend's house after finally calling him and saying how
miserable her life had become.
- "Santa Monica"
- "Santa Monica" (acoustic version)
- "Got Me Wrong"
- "Santa Monica"
- The drums in the song "Santa Monica" were played by Nickelback's Daniel Adair.
- String Arrangements in "Santa Monica" were by Suzie
- The song is featured prominently in the 2005 game, Fahrenheit, during the sex
scene between Lucas and Tiffany and plays during the credits. It is
also playable on the stereo in Lucas' apartment, and is available
to be purchased with bonus points in the main menu with an
- In the opening lines, the lyrics are "She fills my bed with
gasoline,...". This is where the band got the name for the