"California" as written by Aimee Mayo, William Luther and Christopher Marsh Lindsey....
She lived at the end of a little dirt road
In a house where secrets go untold
Barefoot in a cotton dress, dark hair in a tangled mess
And a head full of crazy dreams
She said

I'm going to California
A place where the sun always shines
I'm goin' to California
And I'm leavin' everything behind

You can't help, but feel a little bit touched
When your daddy loves you a little too much
You can wish on four leaf clovers, but all the fields have been plowed
Over
And there's nothin' left to do but fly away

I'm going to California
A place where the sun always shines
I'm goin' to California
And I'm leavin' everything behind

Stars burn like candles on that two-lane highway
She made her wish, and disappeared on her eighteenth birthday
And she said

I'm going to California
A place where the sun always shines
I'm goin' to California
And I'm leavin everything behind

I'm goin' to California
And I'm leavin' everything behind

Oh California
I'm goin to California

Oh California
Leavin' it all behind
California...


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"California" as written by William Luther Aimee Mayo

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    General CommentI guess it's about sexual abuse: "a house were secrets go untold" and "when your daddy loves you a little too much".
    It makes the child hide away in dreams and run away. I'd say: Go Girl...
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl probably growing up in a poor household, but in a close family, and everyone thought they would probably live and die in that small town, but this girl wanted to get away and go to california..the "place where peiple chase their dreams..
    J E N N Aon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my song. as soon as im 18, im out of this town, and im leaving for california.
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon August 11, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionpretty much on jenna. and tugit, interesting thought. at first i laughed but its believable. but i like to think that it just means she was a "daddy's girl".
    ledgecyon June 07, 2009   Link

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