All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco

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"All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco"
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The Golden Age cover
Song by American Music Club from the album The Golden Age
Released 2008
Format CD
Length 2:43
Label Merge Records (US) / Cooking Vinyl (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Dave Trumfio
The Golden Age track listing
  1. "All My Love"
  2. "The John Berchman Victory Choir"
  3. "The Decibels And The Little Pills"
  4. "The Sleeping Beauty"
  5. "The Stars"
  6. "All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco"
  7. "Who You Are"
  8. "Windows On The World"
  9. "One Step Ahead"
  10. "The Dance"
  11. "I Know That's Not Really You"
  12. "On My Way"
  13. "The Grand Duchess Of San Francisco"
Promotional CD

"All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco" is the 6th song on American Music Club's 9th album, 2008’s The Golden Age. A promotional CD single was issued to press and radio with plans for a commercial release date of September 15, 2008, but it only came to fruition as a digital 3-track release, backed with demos of "The Stars" and "Who You Are".

Mark Eitzel told Pop Culture Press that he wanted to write a song that could rival “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” as a love letter to his adopted hometown “That song is one of the perfect songs. I really love it. So I thought I would write my own tribute."[1]

Lyrics

Years ago my soul went missing
It was looking for a life no one would mourn
Now it stumbles like the smile of some fool
Looking to the sky for shelter from the storm

All the lost souls welcome you to San Francisco
It's a city that was built by firetrucks
and skeletons who grin and grin
Pimps and thieves who can't believe their luck
Saints who are only holy when they sin

Now I came looking for the party
So come on Marty, you're the king of 22nd Street
Just give me some hope, or at least enough rope
Can you make my heart feel complete

All the lost souls welcome you to San Francisco
You can always find me at the celebration
Waiting for the glory to strike me dumb
Trying to keep the good times rolling
Because they're almost gone

All the lost souls welcome you to San Francisco
It's a beauty our hearts all recognize and never get their fill
Everyone is humming a love supreme
And watching it pour softly down the hill

All the lost souls welcome you to San Francisco

Video

Official video directed by Jon Ramos and produced by Jessica Petelle-Slagle and Sara Cline, as part of The Masses.

American Music Club performing "All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco" on April 12, 2008 in Chicago, IL, USA.

Mark Eitzel performing "All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco" on September 14, 2007 in Ghent, Belgium.

Personnel

  • Mark Eitzel - vocals, guitars, keyboards, additional production & editing
  • Vudi - guitars, accordion, keyboards
  • Sean Hoffman - bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar
  • Steve Didelot - drums, percussion, backing vocals, guitar

Also appears on

References

  1. Tony Sclafani (February 16, 2008). "The American Music Club Gets Happy (Sort Of)". Pop Culture Press. Retrieved June 16, 2017.