Semisonic - California Lyrics

Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine cover art
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Driven through the canyons I was
Dazzled by the mountains and we didn't go very far
Close enough to heaven if you
Climb up on a mansion you too can swing like a star
I tried to get inside I bought a
Ticket with my pride and I was gone right out of my head
I went out for a ride to go
Across a great divide but I ended up at home instead

California
I thought I should see
Now I'm back home yeah
With twelve little pieces of me

I was just a passenger a
Rider on the tremors that were shaking all our beds at night
A visitor a stranger thought I
Might pass for a regular if I just kept out of the lights

Tore my heart out from my chest
Mixed it up in my mind with the best freshest pieces of my soul
Chose the ones I loved the most
Drove 'em all down to the coast
Threw 'em in a big black hole

California
I thought I should see
Now I'm back home, yeah
With twelve little pieces of me

California
I dreamed I would find
Some kinda sorta pick-me-up
Twelve little pieces of my mind

California
I thought I should see
Now I'm back home, yeah
With twelve little pieces of me

California
I dreamed I would find
Some kinda sorta pick-me-up
Twelve pieces of my mind
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Closing Time
  • 2 Singing in My Sleep
  • 3 Made to Last
  • 4 Never You Mind
  • 5 Secret Smile
  • 6 DND
  • 7 Completely Pleased
  • 8 This Will Be My Year
  • 9 All Worked Out
  • 10 California
  • 11 She Spreads Her Wings
  • 12 Gone to the Movies


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Rivers Cuomo, Dan Wilson, Scott Charles Murphy
    album: Track 10 in album Feeling Strangely Fine
    release date: 1998-3-24
    popularity : 153 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 5:30
    producer: Nick Launay
    drums: Jacob Slichter
    lead vocals: Dan Wilson
    vocal: John Munson and Jacob Slichter
    performer: Semisonic
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    recorded by: Nick Launay
    guitar: Dan Wilson
    programming: John Munson and Jacob Slichter
    assistant engineer: Shane Washington, James Saez, Ryan Freeland, Alex Oana and Richard Werbowenko
    Moog & bass guitar: John Munson
    composer: Dan Wilson
    lyricist: Dan Wilson
    Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811173326
    script: Latin