‘My Seaside Brown-Eyed Girl,’ Steve Forbert



Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert has lived in Nashville for the last two decades, but has also spent a lot of time over those years in Asbury Park, with a girlfriend. And he sang about her on his “My Seaside Brown-Eyed Girl,” a track from his 2007 album Strange Names and New Sensations, which also included “Strange Names (New Jersey’s Got ‘Em),” a song abuot the odd names that many New Jersey cities have.

In “My Seaside Brown-Eyed Girl” — which he performed at the Bergen-Rockland Music Festival on Saturday — he sings about being in Tennessee and missing “my favorite person in the world”:

“You’re in Springsteen land,
Summer waves and sand.
Where’s it all work out?
North or south of doubt?
What’s the master plan, Diane?”

Check it out below.

New Jersey celebrated its 350th birthday in 2014. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we marked the occasion by posting 350 songs — one a day, from September 2014 to September 2015 — that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. To see the entire list, click here.


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