You've felt alone since you were only seven
Your mother didn't have a clue what to do
You cried each night until you were eleven
You prayed that God would bring your daddy back to you

It got much worse when you were in high school
From guy to guy, you wondered why you never felt a thing
You wondered if you'd ever find a lover who'd someday
Get down on his knees, holding that diamond ring

This summer's taking me to California
But I won't go until you know that what I say is true
When everything you've ever loved has left you,
I'll be there, yeah, I'll be there for you

Your senior year, you and your friends went crazy
But then you found out who your friends really were
You were betrayed by everyone that mattered
So you drank until it all became a blur
But don't forget about when I first met you
Well, I can see a pain too deep to kiss away
You thought that I would be another let down
So here I am, proving to you that I am here to stay

This summer's taking me to California
But I won't go until you know that what I say is true
When everything you've ever loved has left you,
I'll be there, yeah, I'll be there for you

I don't wanna leave you lonely
I just wanna be right here
Even if you don't believe me,
I will try to make it clear

This summer's taking me to California
But I won't go until you know that what I say is true
When everything you've ever loved has left you,
I'll be there, yeah, I'll be there for...

This summer's taking me to California
But I won't go until you know that what I say is true
When everything you've ever loved has left you,
I'll be there, yeah, I'll be there for you

This summer's taking me to California
But I won't go until you know that what I say is true
When everything you've ever loved has left you,
I'll be there, I'll be there for you



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    General CommentThough you've been through every bad thing you can imagine, i'll be there to take you out of your troubles. I'm not going to like everyone else. I'll always be there for you.
    manda31on July 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell it is obvious that this is a guy singing to a girl. he found her at her worst part because everyone and everything that matters, her dad friends, etc. has left her. she is afraid or commitment "You thought that I would be another let down" but he wants her to know he isn't going anywhere even though he has to go to cali.
    WatchMeon January 08, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningNot to step on anyones opinion because art is all about the interpretation of the audience, but i just happen to know the writer of this song (which wasnt any of the A Change Of Pace members... the significance of California is that the mentioned girl lives there and hes is not going to actually come for her until she trusts him that he will be different
    Katashion January 12, 2009   Link

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