California Lyrics

The Babys


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: J Waite
album: Track 9 in album Head First
release date: 1979-1
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genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Arena Rock
length: 4:01
producer: Ron Nevison
drums: Tony Brock
conductor: Allan Macmillan
piano: Kevin Kelly
lead vocals: John Waite
recorded by: Ron Nevison
bass: John Waite
background vocals: Myrna Matthews and Diana Lee
organ: Michael Corby
guitar: Wally Stocker
percussion: Tony Brock
synthesizer: John Sinclair
additional percussion: Bobbye Hall
strings arranger: Allan Macmillan
horn arranger: Allan Macmillan
assistant engineer: Mike Clink
composer: John Waite
lyricist: John Waite

Cover Art

The Babys Head First cover art
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When I came back home from the USA
I had nothin' in my pockets and not a lot to say
Though I knew somehow we would meet real soon
But the way you've been avoidin' me
It's like I'm livin' on the moon
Here I am on this side of the stars
Livin' in California
And sometimes I get out of reach in the bars
Dreamin' about my life
And maybe one day I'll take a wife
Though I spent some time on the evil road
I've done things that I'm ashamed of
Oh man it's such a heavy load
Though I knew somehow we would meet real soon
But the way you've been avoidin' me
It's like I'm livin' on the moon
Here I am on this side of the stars
Livin' in California
And sometimes I get out of reach in the bars
Dreamin' about my life
And maybe one day I'll take a wife
Oh
I miss you girl
Your dreams are more than I can take
You are the love of my life
But I could be my biggest mistake
Ah babe my heart's turnin' like a wheel
I feel emotion for you but I just can't tell if it's real
When I came back home from the USA
I had nothin' in my pockets and not a lot to say
Though I knew somehow we would meet real soon
But the way you've been avoidin' me
It's like I'm livin' on the moon
Here I am on this side of the stars
Livin' in California
And sometimes I get out of reach in the bars
Dreamin' about my life
And maybe one day I'll take a wife
Oh ooooh baby oh I miss you girl


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love Don't Prove I'm Right
  • 2 Every Time I Think of You
  • 3 I Was One
  • 4 White Lightning
  • 5 Run to Mexico
  • 6 Head First
  • 7 You (Got It)
  • 8 Please Don't Leave Me Here
  • 9 California