Step out on the pouring rain.
Left out on the evening train.
I was just a little boy thinking about the memories.
The father that you used to be.

San Jose is a sun-drenched town.
Your old truck with the windows rolled down.
Jerry Jeff riding high on the radio.
I wanna know why you had to go.

Took a plane to California, yeah.
End of summer, 1970's.
Telling you that you're the man that taught me how to sing.
Why did you go?
Leave me so young.. so young.. so young.

Tell me things that I wanna know.
Now I'm a man with a family of my own.
Why'd you go and leave me in the cold?
With the face in the mirror of the man I didn't know.

In the desert where the warm wind blows.
Where'd you go when I was so alone?
Those California nights would be so cold.
I wanna know the man I didn't know.

Now I'm the one with the radio song.
The wife and kids that tell me what's wrong.
I need the man in my life who made me who I am.
I don't want to lose you again.

Took a plane to California, yeah.
End of summer, 1970's.
Telling you that you're the man that taught me how to sing.
Why did you go?
Leave me so young.. so long.. so young.

Tell me things that I wanna know.
Now I'm a man with a family of my own.
Why'd you go and leave me in the cold?
With the face in the mirror of the man I didn't know.

In the desert where the warm wind blows.
Where'd you go when I was so alone?
Those California nights can be so cold.
I wanna know the man I didn't know.

Go...

Tell me things that I wanna know.
Now I'm a man with a family of my own.
Why'd you go and leave me in the cold?
With the face in the mirror of the man I didn't know.

In the desert where the warm wind blows.
Where'd you go when I was so alone?
Those California nights can be so cold.
I wanna know the man I didn't know.

I wanna know the man I didn't know.


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    General CommentWHATT?!?!? no comments on this song?? this is one of scott weilands best solo songs

    its about scotts father leaving him when he was just a child
    such an amazing song
    stpfan22on July 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti can relate to this song so much

    i love scott weilands solo work... it allows you to focus primarily on scotts songwriting talents

    winston503on July 24, 2010   Link

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