Uncommon amount of the time at home,
hardly a word on the telephone.
Finally find the time to get to know you.
Still mapping it out like a master plan,
something to do with my idle hands.
Write you a letter addressed from California.

It's vivid and strong in my memory,
an absence that smacks of abandoning.
It let to the battle that ultimately destroyed us.
I'm nothing if I don't know your mistakes,
the pill is as bitter as I can take.
It twists like a blade when I leave for California.

La da la la da da

I hope that you know this is killing me,
it's all in the name of the family.
We only can play the cards the dealer dealt us.
The end of the cycle is closing in,
with you I see new hope begin again.
There suddenly seems to be promise in California.

La da la la da da

As heavy as all this is weighing me,
believe in the words I am promising.
I'm still here for her.

The distance is only an obstacle,
hardly a match for a miracle.
I'm finally ready to go to California.

Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"From California" as written by Rusty S. Anderson Robi Rosa

Lyrics © COINFISH PUBLISHING, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think this song is about that he's gotta leave his lover and go to California and is scared it's going to hurt the relationship.
    emogreenon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI would have to agree.. like the distance is an awful lot and he's gonna try his best to overcome it.

    I just know that the "The distance is only an obstacle, hardly a match for a miracle." line saved my relationship.. really makes you think, hm?
    tbsbnincnSon January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. It literally helped me get over some things so I could move on and I'm happier than I've ever been.
    manprettys_pantieson January 25, 2006   Link

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