Give me a lake that I can dive into
Bury my head in the shit at the bottom
Fuck today
Fuck San Francisco
Fuck California
I realize I never gave you a chance
I realize I never gave you romance
At the top of the hill
At the top of the hill
Leave me to stream in the current or breeze

Give me a lake that I can dive into
Bury my head in the shit at the bottom
Fuck today
Fuck Oakland
Fuck California
At the top of the hill
At the top of the hill
Leave me to stream in the current or breeze
Leave me to stream in the current or breeze
Leave me to stream in the current or breeze


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California On My Mind song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentjordan alexander actually said about this song "I started this when I was living in Oakland, working in San Francisco. I wasn't exactly treating myself well. There's a park in San Francisco and a beautifully filthy lake in Oakland. Those two places really inspired the imagery. There's some dark humor in this one. Never felt it was an angry song. We recently played it in San Jose and got booed and flipped off. A great reaction for a simple song written on a bad day four years ago."
    jackieg39on December 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song....Heres the right lyrics

    Give me a lake that I can dive into
    Bury my head in the shit at the bottom
    Fuck today
    Fuck San Francisco
    Fuck California (x2)
    I realize I never gave you a chance
    I realize I never gave you romance
    At the top of the hill
    At the top of the hill
    Leave me to stream in the current or breeze

    Give me a lake that I can dive into
    Bury my head in the shit at the bottom
    Fuck today
    Fuck Oakland
    Fuck California
    At the top of the hill
    At the top of the hill
    Leave me to stream in the current or breeze
    Leave me to stream in the current or breeze
    Leave me to stream in the current or breeze
    chasemon March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT? One comment? Come on this song rocks!
    I think it's about a couple and she wants
    to move to California and he doesn't want
    to go, therefore they break-up. Then later
    he relized what he lost and feels angry, but
    also sad for losing her..

    Fuck today
    Fuck Oakland
    Fuck California!!!
    p.s.-I actually love Cali
    Udahoon August 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I listen to this song it makes me think of the deceitful SF Bay Area weather. It's California. Hot? Sunny? Flat Sandy expanses? no no no :) It's cold, misty and hilly as hell. I live on Lake Michigan and I like to think that we have these amazing summers that no one knows about and everyone goes to California for them (San Fran being the exception). I know this can't possibly be the meaning, but I'd love to hear these guys are from the Great Lakes area and have experienced the midwest summer and are just hating on the bay area weather. As a side note, San Francisco is my favorite city in the country and I'm hoping to go to Berkeley for grad school, so I always feel a little guilty singing along to this song haha
    maryleonard90on August 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a simple song but it has helped me in so many situations. I like changing California, San Fransisco, and Oakland to the name of my school, the town my school is in, and the town i live in :D
    telepatheticon May 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    MemoryI burned this song for my ex girlfriend because I told her I didn't love her while on summer vacation with her in California. Two years later I realize I never gave her a chance and I want her back.
    myfavoritebirdon April 09, 2012   Link

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