All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk on a winters day
I'd be save and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreaming on such a winters day

Stepped into a church I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees and I began to pray
You know the preacher likes the cold he knows I'm gonna stay
California dreaming on such a winters day

All the leaves a brown and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk on a winters day
If I didn't tell her I could leave today
California dreaming on such a winters day
On such a winters day, on such a winters day



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"California Dreaming" as written by Michelle Gilliam, John Edmund Andrew Phillips

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    General Comment:Comfort versus the obligations of love

    The subject of the song goes to the church to seek moral support

    There is conflict in the subject of this song, internal conflict

    The individual in question might be homesick

    California Dreaming - transcendental meditation, wishful thinking
    SocialLieson March 10, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation:I liked the general comment before mine. And since I believe, not sure, but think I have heard this song used a few times in reference or in Vietnam movies. So comfort vs. obligation of service. Homesick, yeah I'd say that would be right... not an opinion on the rightness of the war but certainly how being engaged in hell creates wishful thinking about being safe back home.
    boxerboyon September 15, 2013   Link

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