Lots of folks back east they
say are leaving home everyday
by train, boat, some by aeroplane for the California line
someone must’ve told them the east is the least
and the west is the best, but I’m not impressed
I appreciate the sunshine, but damn I gotta get paid
on right wing talk radio they say
the Mexicans are taking our jobs away
if you ain’t got the Do Re Mi, folks
if you ain’t got the Do Re Mi
you’d better go back to beautiful Baltimore
Lawrence, Massachusetts and New Jersey
‘cause California’s a garden of Eden
a paradise to live in or see
but believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot
if you ain’t got the Do Re Mi
if you want to go up north for a spell
and trim some weed for you to sell
and give yourself arthritis for less than minimum wage
don’t you expect you’re gonna get rich
don’t you expect your boss not to snitch
on you when they get raided by the DEA
‘cause I look on Craig’s List everyday
and the job and housing sections always say
if you ain’t got the Do Re Mi, folks
if you ain’t got the Do Re Mi
you’d better go back to beautiful Yonkers
Atlantic City, Philly or DC
‘cause California’s a garden of Eden
a paradise to live in or see
but believe it or not you won’t find it so hot
if you ain’t got the Do Re Mi


Lyrics submitted by displacedfever

Do Re Mi song meanings
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