Aloha Jeff Spicoli

from Catalyst by Speed Of Life

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While watching ‘Fast times at Ridgemont High’ on cable one afternoon, as a surfer I was of course drawn to the Spicoli character. His carefree attitude, his life plan or lack of which was to hop in his van after high school, move down to Mexico and surf the rest of his life. I think we all have that voice in our head somewhere saying ‘well if all else fails I’ll just find paradise and live on the beach.’ At least I do, but the juxtaposition in the song is the bridge. The passion and drive to achieve my life’s purpose always outweighs the inclination to run to away, no matter how close I come to actually doing it.

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Aloha Jeff Spicoli
Music and Lyrics by John Zay

I need to levitate
and leave this life behind
No need to hesitate
my intentions are in line
Back and forth a record groove
skips within my head
Will I ever make the move
to find the perfect swell?

So everyone will you join me hand in hand
I for one, I don’t need to understand

Aloha Jeff Spiccoli
We’re cruising in your van
Surfing down in Mexico
Sleeping on the sand

Wash away all your memories
Surrender all your pain
Forget everything you learned at school
Those teachers were so lame

So everyone will you join me hand in hand
I for one, I don’t need to understand

Aloha Jeff Spiccoli
We’re cruising in your van
Surfing down in Mexico
Sleeping on the sand

No matter how far away I go
I feel the earthquake in my heart
No matter how far away I go
I feel the earthquake in my heart

Aloha Jeff Spiccoli
We’re cruising in your van
Surfing down in Mexico
Sleeping on the sand

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from Catalyst, released January 15, 2007

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Speed Of Life New York

Brooklyn Based Speed Of Life Incorporated Progressive - Alternative Rock with Live Drum & Bass. The Band members were John Zay Maschio on Guitar, Vocals & Keys, Taylor Bergren-Chrisman on Bass & Tobias Ralph on Drums. Active from 2001 - 2008.

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