SAN DIEGO SERENADE


never saw the morning till I stayed up all night
never saw the sunshine till you turned out the light
never saw my hometown till I stayed away too long
never heard the melody till I needed the song

never saw the white line till I was leaving you behind
never knew I needed you till I was caught up in a bine
never spoke I love you till I cursed you in vain
never felt my heart strange till I nearly went insane

never saw the east coast till I moved to the west 
never saw the moonlight till it shone right on your breast
never saw your heart till somebody tried to take it away
never saw your tears till they rolled down your face

never saw the morning till I stayed up all night
never saw the sunshine till you turned out the light
never saw my hometown till I stayed away too long
never heard the melody till I needed the song

                                     tom waits