Write a song about California, he said
Write a song about California, he said to me before I left
But I think I'll write a song about him instead
Now, I'm sitting up on Hollywood hill
Can't think of a single thing to sing about this place, maybe I never will
But I'm thinkin' bout you still
Walking down sunset boulevard
Never thought writing a song about some place could be this hard
With you I don't know where to start

Here's to the one
Who kept me up all night
Who sings exactly right
And never lets me know
Here's to the boy
The one with the bright eyes
Who makes me realize,
I got a long long way to go to California

Now I am standing on this pier
With all the sights and sounds of Santa Monica still ringing in my ears
I’m wishing you were here
Write a song about California he said
I think it’s something everybody's got to do before they’re dead
But I wrote this song about you instead

Here's to the one
Who kept me up all night
Who sings exactly right
And never lets me know

Here's to the boy
The one with the bright eyes
Who makes me realize
I got a long long way to go to California

Sunsets a back down venus beach
Famous names that wrap my feet
Downscale folks with upscale parties
Lets do lunch, lets do pilates
Wasting minds for perfect bodies

Here's to the boy
Who kept me up all night
Who sings exactly right
And never lets me know

Here's to the one
The one with the bright eyes
Who makes me realize
I got a long long way to go to California


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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionBeing that the song is "about" California, Venice* beach makes much more sense that Venus.

    Also, THIS SONG ROCKS AND I'M THE FIRST PERSON TO COMMENT BECAUSE I FOUND THEM AND MADE THEM WHO THEY ARE TODAY.
    Okay, So I didn't. But I wish I had, because they're amazing and they're a great find! I have high hopes for Hey Ocean! <3
    sujen90on October 26, 2010   Link

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