Reptile Lover

by Santa Barbara

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"Reptile Lover" is a fizzing, pop/punk collaboration between the band and local artist and poet Jeffrey Holgate who provided the lyrics and cover art. The song was recorded at legendary producer Jim Scott's Plyrz studios by fellow Kiwi Neil Baldock.


You see her on the streets
In snake skin boots
wearing crocodile gloves
you know she'll never lose

Her iguana vest
match the alligator pants
It doesn't leave much room
She doesn't move fast
Reptile Lover sheds another skin
She'll spit you right out and do it all again

Her hours are unique
Spent in dark rooms
The company she keeps
Come to be in her lagoon

The money that she makes go to a designer
A lizard purse
with a python liner
Reptile Lover she's a sick sick girl
nothings going to stop her
she's unwell

Reptile Lover caught me unaware
Gets some strange looks
but she don't care
Reptile Lover so soft and smooth
Reptile Lover caught me unaware
gets some strange looks
but she don't care
Reptile Lover so soft and smooth
Oooooh Oooooh Ooooh Oooooh


released July 7, 2017
Music by Cassie Gaffaney, Geoff Maddock and Nick Gaffaney
Lyrics by Jeffrey Holgate and Cassie Gaffaney

Recorded by Neil Baldock at PLYRZ Studio, Santa Clarita CA
Mixed by Neil Baldock at The Little Blue House in North Hollywood
Mastered by Dylan Dresdow at Paper VU Studios



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Santa Barbara Los Angeles, California

Santa Barbara is what happens when 3 Kiwis move to LA and discover a mutual love of 60's influenced pop/rock.

Santa Barbara is about making music that suits a party but the underlying vibe has a depth and passion displayed through beautiful harmonies and sophisticated arrangements. Its surf rock/doo wop/guitar pop for the 21st century from New Zealand via Los Angeles.
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