"California Rose" as written by and Laura Cantrell....
Your mama wasn't one to mess around with
Had a fleet of cars and all those flashy clothes
Taught you the discipline of doing what she told
Kept her fist around the money tightly closed

She had all you kids to think of
One more precious than the rest big brothers running wild
You learned to kick your heels in style
Did you have it worst or have it best

When you grew like a California Rose
The color of your clothes
Blooming even when the earth was cracked and dry
You sang easy and so sweet, dust under your feet
Opened your heart as natural as can be

Mama never suffered any in-laws
Ran them all away eventually had a plan to keep you near
And a soldier boy who took her deal
To city hall you went teenage bride to be

Next came along the baby carriage
Blessed event came unforeseen
No child in mamas eyes, circumstance easy to hide
Where did you put your loyalty

When you cry like a California Rose?
Scarlet Crimson Robes
Fading even as you reached to the sky
You sang heavy and so sweet, your heart it barely beat
From the hurting it would carry from now on

No one would ever say
You'd hesitate to take the blame
I'm still wondering today
Where is your name in that hall of fame?

When you grew like a California Rose
The color of your clothes
Blooming even when the earth was cracked and dry
You sang easy and so sweet, dust under your feet
Opened your heart as natural as can be




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"California Rose" as written by Laura Cantrell

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