"Careful What You Wish For" as written by and Maida/kreviazuk....
Oh my my
Look what I've done
I'm on the run
I've got California
I kissed you goodbye
With a tear in my eye
I packed up my truck and went for a drive

These white yellow lines
These angel filled skies
The Road might be long
But it's my road tonight

It's a Leonard Cohen song
A Buddah/Allah Monk
You can be anything you want
I'm an Italian Catholic punk and I'm on my way
On my way
Oh la la lo, I'm on my way

The ocean appears
The wind slaps my face
Oh, Shangri La
What a beautiful place
I'm nervous but steady
I'm scared but I'm ready
No turning back
3000 miles in a Chevy
And I slam on the breaks
Put my toes in the sand
Look to the consellations
And I throw up my hands

I said, God be my driver
God, be my lighter
Nobody ages
I guess nobody dies here

I'll be careful for what I wish for in this life
Cause I know, I'll miss yesterday
I'll come back to you before I'm old and grey
I'll come home
But it seems so far away

The sky turned red
The ocean pulled away
What the hell's going on
How come no one's afraid
I said hey Mr Soul
What you got for me
I pulled out my wallet
I know nothing here's free

And God do you back this
This town is a black list
Oh boy what a big mess
Even Mickey's on acid

I'm willing, and able
My cards are on this fable
Come on, Alice, we're too good to wait tables

I'll be careful for what I wish for in this life
Cause I know, I'll miss yesterday
I'll come back to you before I'm old and grey
I'll come home...it seems so far away
Seems so far away
You're so far away

Oh ohohaoh
And oh ohohaoh
Oh

Oh my my what have I done?
What have I done?
I went to California
I'm gonna leave California...


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    General Commenti think it's .. "i've gone to california" instead of i've got california..

    also, "budha or a monk" instead of budha/allah

    and im pretty sure he says "ill be back again" after i'll come home.

    im not positive.. but those sound pretty clear to me.

    about the meaning.. im not exactly sure, but i know he doesnt have the best relationship with his dad (all for you - gravity album) and i think its just about him being angry with his dad, wishing he could get away, growing up, and doing it - going a long way from home (canada) and entering a completely different world. - which is exciting at first, but once he is actually in the environment for a while, he realizes how crazy it actually is. in the end - he realizes that he does miss home - and desires to go back.
    iamlucaskingon January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's directed more towards his mother "Oh my ma, what have I done?"
    themutt2on February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt was written about him, Chantal, and his kids packing up and moving to L.A. They said that they literally took what they needed and grabbed a few of their instruments and left Toronto. Neat song.
    Fallen Leaveson August 30, 2008   Link

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