"Miss California" as written by and Andrew Mcmahon....
I call on Jesus, but he didn't check his phone today
Oh oh there's my summer girl, I've been wantin' her
I hear she's got a boyfriend
Thought I could leave her for a season but it just got cold
Yeah and it's a lonely hour in my cellphone tower
Broken down transmission
But I'm gonna take you to my boxcar on the beach
And I'm gonna hang the sun above your bed and soak your hair in bleach

[Chorus]
You'll be missed, Miss California
You'll be kissed by only me
When they can't find you
You'll turn into a mystery
But your no mystery to me, Miss California

I call on Jesus but he heard I hurt his little girl
Yeah with my reckless stare, I've been so unfair
Misplacing my affections
She had a reason not to take me back into her care
Oh oh I'm just a stray dog now I can't beg or bow
Just give me some direction
But I'm gonna take you to the mansion where I hide
And I'm gonna paint a diamond on your hand, you will be my bride

[Chorus]

Miss California
I'll be around
I'll be around

You'll be missed, Miss California
You'll be kissed by only me
When they can't find you
You'll turn into a mystery, but not to me

You'll be missed, Miss California
We'll be married in the rain
When they can't find you I'm sure I'll be the one they blame
But they can't prove anything, Miss California
Miss California
I'll be around

(California)
(California)


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"Miss California" as written by Andrew Ross Mcmahon

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  • +3
    General CommentThe obvious is about a kidnapping but punkkid is right, it's about how serious dating and marriage change people and the responsibilities tied to the relationship. He isn't really bleaching her hair, but remarking that her personality changes after their relationship. She won't really be missing, her old self will be. They'll blame him because, for better or for worse, knowing/dating him changed her. I'm guessing it's for the worse because he uses the word "blame" and he equates her to "Jesus' girl." Notice how he calls her MISS California. She will be missed because, after marriage, she will become Mrs. California.

    Or, y'know, he could've raped her.. :P
    Vballon August 06, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commenthaha our generations 'every breath you take'
    recyledxphraseson September 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPEOPLE. this is nto a love song. at all. how can you not see this being about kidnapping, infatuation and murder??
    I called Jesus but he didn't check his phone today,
    Oh oh, there's my summer girl
    I've been wanting her
    I hear she's got a boyfriend
    Thought I could leave her for a season but it just got cold

    [I get out of this that the protaginist thinks God isn't listening after his attempts keep failing and he sees that she has a boyfriend but it only makes him want her more]
    Yeah, it's a lonely hour in my cellphone tower,
    Broken down transmission.

    But I'm gonna take you to my boxcar on the beach
    And I'm gonna hang the sun above your bed
    And soak your hair in bleach

    [okay he's soing to soak her hair in bleach.. think about it. shes not. hes doing it for her. he says hes going to do these thing TO HER. like she doesn't have a say]
    You'll be missed Miss California
    You'll be kissed by only me
    When they can't find you you'll turn into a mystery
    but you're no mystery to me, Miss California
    [ okay you'll be missed. like as in she's going to dissapear for a while.. and kissed by only me. but didnt he say she had a boyfriend? yes.. because hes going to make sure shes never kissed again by anyone else. and shes no mystery to him because hes a stalker and knows everything about him)

    I called Jesus but he heard I hurt his little girl, yeah,
    with my reckless stare, I've been so unfair
    Misplacing my affections
    { okay, he hurt his little girl, hes basically saying jesus is angry, and by misplacing his affections I believe he understands his actions are crazy to some extent)
    She had a reason not to take me back into her care
    Oh, I'm just a stray dog now, I can't beg or bow
    Just give me some direction.

    And I'm gonna take you to the mansion where I hide
    and I'm gonna paint a diamond on your hand
    And you will be my bride
    You'll be missed Miss California
    You'll be kissed by only me
    When they can't find you you'll turn into a mystery
    But you're no mystery to me, Miss California
    Miss California
    I'll be around, I'll be around.
    {okay he says hes hiding in the mansion... maybe because hes a kidnapper? ill be around meaning.. like all the time, and hes going to paint a diamond on her hand but says nothign about her say on it]
    You'll be missed Miss California.
    You'll be kissed by only me.
    When they can't find you you'll turn into a mystery
    But not to me.

    You'll be missed Miss California
    We'll be married in the rain
    When they can't find you I'm sure I'll be the one they blame
    But they can't prove anything
    Miss California
    Miss California
    I'll be around

    [when they cant find you- because she got kidnapped. thats why they cant mind you]

    okay lmao I know I got a little passionate about this song but it is nto about the happiness of marriage or running off and being in love. there's love sure but it's pretty one sided. I agree with the person that said that it's our generations "every breath you take". over 2000 couples every year use that as their wedding song thoyugh it is very obviously about stalking. the facts are right here people. lol im gonna calm down now
    IXneedXaXusernameon October 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti kinda think that he wants this girl and after a while, she falls in love with him and they run off together and dont tell anybody. thats how shes a mystery but not to him. and when he says they will blame him its because hes the one that swept her away (not literally)
    brazilianboygton October 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyoutube.com/…

    definately not a kidnapping song
    brazilianboygton October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i called on jesus but he didnt check his phone today"
    pure. poetry.
    kimmyp215on October 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso excited to hear new stuff!
    though i have a feeling hes saying "you'll be missed, miss california".
    though its hard to tell.
    he obviously loves this girl enough to want to take her and hide her away from the world.
    not sure what everything means though...
    JubeJubeon July 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is missed
    and im pretty sure this song is about kidnapping a girl
    and i find it very creeepy
    and i love it
    rickdangeron July 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't think this song is literally about kidnapping...i think it means that he missed this girl and wants to bring her back to where he's happy, and he knows she'll be happy too. california has always been andrew's home, so i think that's what he's speaking of. he wants to take this girl that he loves home...and it definitely is "you'll be missed, miss california."
    megslyanneon July 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is. I posted the lyrics, but they were someone else's. I'll try to fix it. Sorry guys.
    NotHardToDreamon July 31, 2008   Link

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