"California" as written by and John Parker Compton....
if you come to california i'll try to save some space for you
it's filling up so fast, you'd better come by soon
'cause i can't stay much longer, it costs too much to breath that air
even though there's more than enough to smell and taste and share

no, i'm not afraid of crowds, no, i just don't like the sounds they make
they scream and ring and honk and cause my head to ache
and then they sell me medicine to help take all the pain away
add that to rent and gas and it's more than i can pay

and i'll keep waking up and hating this and staying just the same
isn't everybody making plans to leave?
i'll think of where i'd rather be, look at maps and mark my course
seems so simple still i'm staring at my feet
and it's not anybody's fault, it's just the way that these things go
still i know when it's time for me to go

and once you've felt enough disgust with plastic nose and extra bust
the hate might motivate you to pack up all your things
and head down to the railway station, find a train marked "somewhere else"
no, it doesn't matter where, i swear you're better off

and i'll keep waking up and hating this and staying just the same
isn't everybody making plans to leave?
i'll think of where i'd rather be, look at maps and mark my course
seems so simple still i'm staring at my feet
and it's not anybody's fault, it's just the way that these things go
still i know when it's time for me to go


Lyrics submitted by leonredbone

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