Vielly got her miracle
And Church is looking suave beside his flowers.
And Pete could learn to love it here
The buffet doesn't close for hours.
I rode here in the front seat with the window down.
And I can't hear a single thing that anyone says
'Coz it's all in my face and it's all too beautiful.
Chorus:Oh sweet water sometimes it feels like ancient Rome
Oh sweet water I can't believe we're home.
Staring at the cats behind the ironwork and looking for a dine
There are problems in this world I know
But right now none of them are mine.
And Hoagy Carmichael never came here, Dave.
Havana cigars on the back seat and I wouldn't have it any other way.
At long last person or persons unknown
We don't have to be alone it doesn't have to be a circus.
Source: Pat Letter 1993-08-30
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1 (Pat Solo)
pat[at]-remove-jazzbutcher.com - pat, NN1
17Oct2006 10:46 AM (10 years 193 days ago)
The bar I am singing about was in Los Osos, California.
zaichick[at]-remove-gmail.com - David James
12Oct2006 5:46 PM (10 years 198 days ago)
I live in the area where the "Sweetwater" bar is located. Pat wrote this song about a night out at this particular watering hole which neither of us knew was a gay bar until 3 drinks into the evening...
it's on Broadway in Long Beach.
Sweetwater is sweet
adrian[at]-remove-jumbodeluxe.com - Portland, Oregon USA
1Jun2003 6:10 PM (13 years 332 days ago)
I've never been to the bar for which this song
is named, but I intend to one of these days.
I love the song's laid-back, cheerful mood
which stands in contrast to the rather somber
songs on the Waiting for the Love Bus LP.
The song also has a terrific arrangement with
a tinkly keyboard line which reminds me of
Brian Wilson and sunny California in general.
The song ends with synthesized heavenly
chorus that sounds a bit like that lovely hymn
on Brian Eno's Apollo Atmospheres CD.
I'd like to think that this was Pat's intention
when he put this one together.