Do You Know the Way to San Jose Lyrics

Dionne Warwick


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Hal David, Burt Bacharach
album: Track 6 in album Valley of the Dolls
release date: 1968
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length: 2:57
vocal: Dionne Warwick
composer: Burt Bacharach
lyricist: Hal David

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Do you know the way to San Jose?
I've been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way.
Do you know the way to San Jose?
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose.

L.A. is a great big freeway.
Put a hundred down and buy a car.
In a week, maybe two, they'll make you a star
Weeks turn into years. How quick they pass
And all the stars that never were
Are parking cars and pumping gas

You can really breathe in San Jose
They've got a lot of space. There'll be a place where I can stay
I was born and raised in San Jose
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose.

Fame and fortune is a magnet.
It can pull you far away from home
With a dream in your heart you're never alone.
Dreams turn into dust and blow away
And there you are without a friend
You pack your car and ride away

L.A. is a great big freeway.
Put a hundred down and buy a car.
In a week, maybe two, they'll make you a star
Weeks turn into years. How quck they pass
And all the stars that never were
Are parking cars and pumping gas

I've got lots of friends in San Jose
Do you know the way to San Jose?
Can't wait to get back to San Jose.

Track Listing

  • 1 As Long as There's an Apple Tree
  • 2 Up, Up and Away
  • 3 You're My World
  • 4 (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls
  • 5 Silent Voices
  • 6 Do You Know the Way to San Jose
  • 7 For the Rest of My Life
  • 8 Let Me Be Lonely
  • 9 Where Would I Go
  • 10 Walking Backwards Down the Road