"California" as written by and Samuel J. Coomes....
Life is full life is grey:
At its best it's just OK.
But I'm happy to report
Life is also short.
So I find myself back in California -
I'm a coolie for the tourists,
those happy Epicureans:
Evil spectres from my own suburban upbring.
As I reveal points of interest, I can chat so pleasantly,
But it's hard to be cheerful when you feel so hopeless
And there's no reason for this dark mood.
It will pass; it will return, but will I ever learn ?
And the children of privilege begging for my spare change.
Do they need my assistance to purchase their intoxicants,
or would they best be served a swift kick
Slowly sinking in the vast ambivalent sea of California.

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"California" as written by Samuel J. Coomes

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    General CommentThe first four lines of this song are classic. I think it's about being sad for no good reason, among other things.
    mtolskyon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was 90% sure it was "Life is dull, life is grey..." But yeah, I love this song.
    TenderLumplingon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah it for sure is 'life is dull'
    mtolskyon June 23, 2006   Link

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