California, California
Know I love you, California
When I leave, I know you wait for me
'Cause in the sun and in the weather
No one else has loved me better
California you’re the place for me

Los Angeles, Los Angeles
My heart goes out to you and if
I make it back I’d love to drive around
Cause your streets are wide and dirty
You’d have raised me in a hurry
You’re the city with the angels, yes indeed

San Francisco, San Francisco
Always busy, you’re always pretty
I can see you just across the bay
Your red bridge over the sea
Keeps me safe and warm and free
On a clear day, there’s no place I’d rather be

In the mountains, in the mountains
No one knows you like I do
And summer streams are knee deep in the snow
Just like the giving tree, you have made a man of me
Well, everyone needs someplace beautiful
I think everyone needs someplace beautiful

California, California
Know I love you, California
When I leave, I know you wait for me
'Cause in the sun and in the weather
No one else has loved me better
California, you’re the place for me

In the valley, in the valley
Give me life and cradle me
The sun is setting as I drive ahead
So keep us and sustain us
Give us food and love, and I trust
That without you we’d all soon be dead

In the forest, all the trees
You make a little child of me
How I long to know what you have seen
All the people who are gone
And all the ones who once were strong
Oh, won’t you keep their fate from claiming me

In the oceans, in the sea
We have seen eternity
How can I tell when you really end?
I imagine that you lead to other worlds entirely
Where we can save ourselves and start again
Yes, we need to save ourselves and start again

California, California
Know I love you, California
When I leave I know you wait for me
'Cause in the sun and in the weather
No one else has loved me better
California, you’re the place for me

So, nurse me like a mother
Raise me strong just like my father
Let me wander off, discover who I am
I'll have learned your deepest lessons
Gathered up your finest blessings
Return to California once again
Yes, I’ll come home to California once again

California, California
Know I love you, California
When I leave, I know you wait for me
'Cause in the sun and in the weather
No one else has loved me better
California, you’re the place for me
Yes, California, you’re the place for me
California, won’t you save a place for me?


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    Memory"Where we can save ourselves and start again
    Yes, we need to save ourselves and start again"

    This song moves me. It makes me stop and reflect on life, on what "home" is, and makes me acknowledge this feeling of loyalty I owe to my home state. I spend so much time knocking Los Angeles for being full of too much noise and traffic and vanity and fakeness, too many people and complaints and concrete and liberals (haha)........but this song has made me realize how beautiful my state is, how unique and faithful it has been to me, and how it has raised me; it makes me want to embrace this place as a part of myself, some place special and worthy of adoration.

    "Well, everyone needs someplace beautiful
    I think everyone needs someplace beautiful"

    "Cause your streets are wide and dirty
    You'd have raised me in a hurry"

    Just love it.
    MyLifeIsASoundtrackon January 22, 2010   Link

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