California Lyrics

Josh Ritter


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Josh Ritter
album: Track 7 in album Hello Starling
release date: 2003-9-9
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 3:11

Cover Art

Josh Ritter Hello Starling cover art
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Going out to California
Gonna let the water warm my clothes
I'm alone but I'm not lonely
Gonna trade the weather for the Western coast

No don't cry
I'll be back and I'll
Bring the sun to shine
In your eyes
On your shoulders

Sunset Boulevard will strip for money
Mulholland is a long drag for the lonely hearts
Down along the Imperial Valley
Runs a river of homelessness and cinema stars

Don't say
The trip's been done
A hundred thousand times
Cause this one
Is mine

So I will work at what work finds me
And I will take what comfort I can get
I'll be back when I'm good and ready
California doesn't seem to think I'm ready yet
No don't cry
I'll be back and I'll
Bring the sun to shine
In your eyes
On your shoulders


Track Listing

  • 1 Bright Smile
  • 2 Kathleen
  • 3 You Don't Make It Easy Babe
  • 4 Man Burning
  • 5 Rainslicker
  • 6 Wings
  • 7 California
  • 8 Snow Is Gone
  • 9 Bone of Song
  • 10 Baby That's Not All
  • 11 The Bad Actress