"California" as written by and John Parker Compton....
Hello hello hello
I'm glad I've found you
Been away a long long time
The sun will rise
And the sun will set tomorrow
And it's been rough on this old heart

You are, you are the only reason I have found
Come down, come down, come get me off the ground
I waited for you yesterday
To come on back and say you'll always stay

Come back home to California
Find a better way to make it through today
Come back home to California
The lights they shine so bright
They shine for you tonight
So come on baby
Come home to California

We can drive the coast of San Fransisco
Head on down to Hollywood
Hurry please
Summer's almost over
You know I'm fading and I wish you would

You are, you are the only reason I have found
Come down, come down, come get me off the ground
I waited for you yesterday
To come on back and say you'll always stay

Come on home to California
Find a better way to make it through today
Come back home to California
The lights they shine so bright
They shine for you tonight
So come on baby
Come home to California

Come home to California
California
California
California
California
California
California



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"California" as written by John Parker Compton

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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. Hopefully I got all the lyrics right but this song is just so amazing.

    I think it's pretty straightforward meaning. The guy misses a girl and wishes she would come back to him.
    sheslikeohsoemoon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song as well! It is a shame more people aren't aware of it.

    It really is a beautiful song. The singer's voice is what makes it so terrific.

    I think he is basically saying that he hasn't seen the person he loves in a long time and he wants to see her again but not just for a short visit- but forever. Perhaps she went away for school, work or just to move away. He wants her to come back home.

    It could also be understood to mean 'California' as their relationship... he wants her to come back to him. Seeing as the band is from Atherton, CA I am assuming the song is meant to be taken literally.
    kristaseleneon January 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow. When i first heard this song awhile ago I almost cried. It's such a pretty song.... I have so many memories from this song :)

    I miss him.
    novakbbyismineon March 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wish people were more aware of this song.

    its gorgeous.
    novakbbyismineon March 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is way too unknown
    i think its absolutely beautiful and i love listening to it when im walking outside by myself.
    i think it has to do with a relationship that faded away but the love was still there and he wants it to be rekindled.
    california is such a beautiful place as most likely their relationship.
    musicthegreatcommunicatoron January 23, 2010   Link

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