"California Dreamer" as written by and Dan Boeckner Hadji Bakara....
California dreamer
Tell me why did you go
I carved your ever fading figure
In to the ever dying snow

I'll be around, I'll be around, I'll be around
Like a teenager in town
Where all the other young lovers are found

[Chorus]
And I think I might have heard you on the radio
But the radio waves were like snow

And you were dreaming of Los Angeles
While I was singing songs you wrote
You quietly gave away the winter clothes I made for you
While I made angels in the snow

And I would have looked if you'd just asked me to
Or come to me before the preacher
Now you're a survivor

[Chorus: x2]

Until the young stay pretty, 'till the pretty stay quick
You know, but you never surrender
The city doesn't belong to you anymore
California dreamer

You dream of seasons that never die
You go to oceans that never touch the ice
You dream of seasons that never die
You go to oceans that never touch the ice
You dream of seasons that never die
You go to oceans that never touch the ice
Of my singing summer creatures
Stay forever and ever

[Chorus: x2]

Until the young stay pretty, 'till the pretty stay quick
You know, but you never surrender
The city doesn't belong to you anymore
California dreamer

I'll be around, I'll be around, I'll be around
Like a teenager in town
With all the other young lovers their mothers may have found
California dreamer


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"California Dreamer" as written by Dan Boeckner Arlen Thompson

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    General CommentFirst, I think the line is 'I'd have left if you just asked me to'. To me, that makes more sense. Also, I feel like the line "I think I might have heard you on the radio But the radio waves were like snow" is a dig at the girl, like she left because she felt her only chance to be successful was to move to CA, and now he's saying, "hey, you made it, but it doesn't really matter, because I'm not listening anyway."
    jules818on July 09, 2008   Link

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