And so I found myself in the sun, oh yeah…
A hell of a place to end a run, oh yeah…

California, I'm fine,
Somebody check my brain
California's alright,
Somebody check my brain

I walked these streets a creep in a fog, oh yeah…
When she sang I answered the call, oh yeah…

California, I'm fine,
Somebody check my brain
California's alright,
Somebody check my brain

Tears that filled my bong…
Years expended gone…

I hung my guns and put 'em away, oh yeah…
A trick of the trade and by the way, oh yeah…

California, I'm fine,
Somebody check my brain
California's alright,
Somebody check my brain

Tears that filled my bong,
Years expended gone.
Tears that filled my bong,
Years expended gone.


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  • +5
    General CommentThis song means Alice in Chains is back!
    DiscoPonchon August 18, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThat intro riff gets me everytime, Cantrell is still king.
    drunken13astardon August 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentis he being sarcastic when saying, "So I found myself in the sun, oh yeah
    A hell of a place to end a run, oh yeah"?

    "I walk these streets, I creep and I fall, oh yeah"
    maybe he's not used to the place hes staying in. like the aforementioned move from seattle to LA.
    hes saying California's alright - better than expected?
    he didnt expect to feel that was so he says "check my brain"
    butterfleXxXbeeon September 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"So I found myself in the sun, oh yeah
    A hell of a place to end a run, oh yeah"

    That's an awesome way to put it, if you think about it.

    The humor in this song is that Layne expressed contempt for LA. I have to wonder if that has anything to do with Cantrell saying "Check my brain, this isn't so bad." (paraphrasing) It's about Jerry moving to LA.
    $p$on September 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI hope California doesn't fall off the map, Jerry will have nothing to write about!
    killervon September 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis for anybody could be a song about moving on from a darker time of drug dependancy, but for jerry cantrell, it's about his move from seattle to la...check my brain is in reference to all the drugs he's done in the past...nowadays he's clean.
    jerrylovesrock666on August 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was skeptical about checking out this album, mostly because I thought there would be no point, but I was proven wrong. Even without Layne, Alice In Chains are still rockin'. This song and "Your Desicion" have to be my favorites off the album.
    NeverXMindon October 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have to agree with you man that intro riff is sick...They're Back!!
    KSExxon September 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh hell yeah, Alic In Chains kicks ass.
    Love the song. Wicked tune.
    MadamexxFruscianteon September 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops...ALICE IN CHAINS.
    there, it's a sin to mispell their name.
    MadamexxFruscianteon September 07, 2009   Link

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