This was an explicit stab at writing a "Billy Joel" style lyric. It was inspired by the Miss America pageant announcing it would move to either Nashville or Las Vegas.
I offered it to a young composer named Jordan Michael Peterson
, who is a whiz on the keyboard and has a great musical sense, and he ran with it.
The "Under the Boardwalk" lyric was in there as a tip of the hat to the nostalgic song, and Jordan was able to incorporate it musically as well. The "over the sands" line has a double meaning as well, referring to one of the original casinos in AC.
This song is now available on Jordan's new CD, "Reflections" You can but it here on Soundclick
or at his website