I'm goin' to California
To live in the summer sun
The streets are made of silver
I'm like a rabbit on the run
Philadelphia freedom
Well its not like you have heard, no, no, no
This city of brotherly love
Is full of pain and hurt

I'm goin' to California
To find my pot of gold
Corruption on every corner
Hustlers sellin' sweets
Baby is home cryin'
While her mom is on the streets
Everybody's dyin'
Have you heard the news today?
A woman in north Phili is mournin'
A bullet took another son away

I'm going to California
I'm going far, far, far away

Goin' to California, yes
To resurrect my soul
The sun is always shinin', shinin'
Or at least that's what I'm told
I'm goin' to California
There's a better life for me, yes
Goin' to California
I'll write and tell you what I see
I'm goin' to California
Somebody say a prayer for me

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Gone to California Lyrics as written by Linda Perry Alecia Moore

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    General Commentthis song is about P!NK not wanting to live in Philly anymore because of all the crime and stuff and tellin how she wants to go to Cali and be a star- a dream that has now come true.
    cracker0586on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song. Everyone can relate to the feeling that Pink had when writing this song. Everyone wants to escape to a better place where the sun is shining and the people are nice. Of course California isn't the BEST state in the world, in my opinion.
    CoolForeveron April 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love Pink, she's one of the most inspiring people i can think of. This song is great, but it bothers me that she acts like she's from the ghetto. She grew up in Doylestown...which is over a half an hour from the BORDER of NORTHEAST PHILLY, the best/safest part of the entire city. She's from suburbia. Dont believe me? Look it up. Other than that, this is a wonderful song, and its obvi what it means, legits.
    wasteofpaint___xon January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite tracks off the album M!ssundaztood.

    Also one of the most darkest.

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