Anything But Mine

by Scooter Carusoe

from the album When The Sun Goes Down

Lyrics

Walking alone beneath the lights of that miracle mile
Me and Mary making our way into the night
You can hear the cries from the carnival rides
The pin ball bells and the ski ball slides
Watchin’ the summer sun fall out of sight
There’s a warm wind coming in from off of the ocean
Making its way past the hotel wall to fill the streets
Mary is holding both of her shoes in her hands
Said she likes to feel the sand beneath her feet

And in the morning I’m leaving
Making my way back to Cleveland
So tonight I hope that I would do just fine
And I don’t see how you could ever be anything but mine

There’s a local band playing at the sea side pavilion
And I got just enough cash to get us in
And as we are dancing Mary’s wrapping her arms around me
And I can feel the sting on summer on my neck
In the midst of the music I tell her I love her
We both laugh cause we know it isn’t true
But Mary there is a summer drawing to and end tonight
And there’s so much that I long to do to you

And in the morning I’m leaving
Making my way back to Cleveland
So tonight I hope that I would do just fine
And I don’t see how you could ever be anything but mine

And in the morning I’m leaving
Making my way back to Cleveland
So tonight I hope that I would do just fine
And I don’t see how you could ever be anything but mine

Mary I don’t see how you could ever be anything but mine

And in the morning I’m leaving
Making my way back to Cleveland
So tonight I hope that I would do just fine
And I don’t see how you could ever be anything but mine

Kenny’s Note

When I was a sophomore in college, I went to Daytona Beach for spring break. I met a girl from Georgia – and I was in love for a week. We walked the beach, listened to local bands play really bad versions of popular 80’s rock songs, rented a jeep and drove down A1A for her birthday – and drank way too much with all our friends by the pool. It was perfect. Everything love in a moment is supposed to be. This song takes me back there – to all my friends and that one really cute Kappa Delta I’ll never forget who I lost touch with later that summer.