"California" as written by and John Parker Compton....
Can't change how
The feelings will be shown
Don't blame you
You're nervous on your own
Propose the worst and I'm the first in line
Despite the rest it's not a bad sign

That you mean the world to me
And the city and my soul disagree

Last time 'round fast
I'll see you on the way down
Life's a funny thing
And you can't bring yourself to face
It if you want to
Now I shake here
For your sake dear
I was raised and I was born here
I couldn't leave California if I tried to

Can't say now
Where I'm gonna go
When I figure it out
You'll be the first to know
Do you understand that it's out of these hands of mine
Despite our plans I've got to draw the line

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"California" as written by John Parker Compton

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    General Commentok first the lyrics given are a bit off
    my first time hearing it before seeing lyrics i agreed with the "for your safety", but after seeing the lyrics and the hearing the song you'll see that its' really "for your sake dear"
    and it's also "last time round fast"

    as for the meaning..
    well in my opinion it's got a 2
    1st the more obvious one of having to move away from someone
    the 2nd to me is that this is stroke 9 saying there not gonna sell out..they can't leave their roots(california)
    Littleblackbackpackon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti also thought it was "propose the worst, and I'm (instead of all) the first in line", but I could be wrong... I put my RIO CD jacket in a time capsule.

    As for the song meaning, I agree with Sean.
    withouttheanneon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment*"Despite OUR plans, I've got to draw the line"

    another slight lyrics change.

    Great song. I figure it's just about loving someone but having to move on, despite not wanting to.
    blind_gunmanon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me it seems like he wants to be with someone special but he cant because to be with them he would have to leave his first love behind, california.
    xXPaustuliOXxon April 11, 2008   Link

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