"California's Burning" as written by and Daniel/palomar Layus....
California's burning, burning
Burning to the ground
And my head is turning, turning
Turning round and round, round

Allie's stomach's churning, churning
Like a storm today
And your mother's cryin', cryin'
Closin' up the safe

Closin' up the safe, safe

And I'm here
Wonderin' where the sun has gone
Driving through New Mexico
Askin' why there's no one home

Encinitas likes to miss me
Like nobody's child
And my eyes like rainy Tuesdays
Like to watch you smile

Like to watch you smile, smile

And I'm here
Wonderin' where the sun has gone
Drivin' through the Midwest storm
Askin' why there's no one home

There's no one home
No one home

Lyrics submitted by moonlights

"California's Burning" as written by Jared Palomar Daniel Layus

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    General Commentno one's commented on this song! i think this is one of the best songs off All the stars
    ilustrisimo08on June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno one's commented on this song! i think this is one of the best songs off All the stars
    ilustrisimo08on June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDon't you have an opinion of the song? :P

    I don't know, it seems to me like the song is just literal. He's talking about what it would be like with a burning California. No sun, no smilies, everyone feeling physcially horrible that they can't go home or stay home. And he's just waiting for the day that the fire goes out and everyone is happy to be home and every city is happy to be lived in.
    There is probably some sort of message, but nothing I can see.
    Loona3on September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have to write an analysis of a song for one of my classes and i was hoping this website would be able to help me out but no one seems to know what this song is about. all i know is that alie is his sister who likes to drink jack and coke so that's probably why her stomach's churning like a storm. idk the significance of the storm and burning imagery though.

    Also, Encinitas is a small town near San Diego where the band spends most of their time or whatever so i guess since they're always away from home touring, Encinitas misses them.

    that's about all i can help out with. i'm thinkin i shouldn't pick this song to analyze anymore. maybe i should just do boston. it's a lot easier to decipher the meanings of the lyrics.
    cubicleon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA common theme in the album is leaving the previous life in California. By California "burning to the ground," implies that now they have more to look forward to. California is gone but not forgotten.
    fulanodetal222on July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely about an arsonist dodgin' the fuzz.

    or at least that's what i get out of it.
    cloudy eyeon February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about waking up to find that paradise has burned to the ground. Could be metaphorical for a girl leaving, and how paradise has left -- wondering where the sun has gone, there's no one home.
    k-russon July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know, I know, this comment is useless as far as diserning the meaning...but its great to listen to on the beach at sunset...watching the waves crash and hearing the cymbols do the same...
    radio_pixieon August 11, 2008   Link

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