"Here in California" as written by and Kate Wolf....
When I was young my mamma told me
She said child take your time
Don't fall in love too quickly
Before you know the one
She held me round the shoulders
In a voice so soft and kind
She said love can make you happy
And love can rob you blind
Here in California fruit hangs heavy on the vines
There's no gold I thought I'd warn you
And the hills turn brown in the summertime
Now I will learn to love you
But I can't say when
This morning we were strangers
And tonight we're only friends
I'll take the time to know you
I'll take the time to see
There's nothing I won't show you
If you take your time with me
Here in California fruit hangs heavy on the vines
There's no gold I thought I'd warn you
And the hills turn brown in the summertime


There's a old familiar story
An old familiar rhyme
To everything there is a season
To every purpose there's a time
A time to love and come together
A time when love longs for air ??
A time for questions we can't answer
Though we ask them just the same
Here in California fruit hangs heavy on the vines
There's no gold I thought I'd warn you
And the hills turn brown in the summertime


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"Here in California" as written by Kate Wolf

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    My InterpretationA song about the unexpected sadness of becoming a mother.
    Kate found words for feelings that many feel, but are almost taboo to talk about directly.

    "Fruit hangs heavy on the vine"
    Fruit of the womb weighs heavy on the heart.

    "There's no gold in California"
    Nor at the end of the rainbow. Motherhood may not be the ultimate fulfillment of a woman's life, as girls were once taught.

    "Hills turn brown! in the summer time"
    Hills, remeniscent of a swollen belly, associated with brown grass, a symbol of something dying. Children bring great joy, but also a sadness for something lost.

    "A time when love longs for a name"
    When the romantic love between a man and a woman results in the conception of a child.
    jfinman4on March 31, 2014   Link

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