It's Not Only In California ~ Sprinkles

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Pamme Swan
2002-01-18
Pamme Swan

Story

This song was written after a trip out to California with my father and his father for my cousin Lauren's wedding.

Lyrics

Its Not Only In California

 

I flew out west in early April

With my grandfather and my dad

To visit a part of our family

We usually forget that we have

It was my first California wedding

Of my Uncle’s only daughter

From a fatal first marriage 

Lost swan in the water

She was the one who got away

 

Scrub gray mountains rose as we drove

She was married in an old orange grove

The rain shimmered and the sun shone

Californians never go home

The glasses tipped and the roses flared

Everythings just a little aloof out there

On a African Drum or a Spanish guitar

It’s not only in California

 

I left my gift and drove back down to the ocean

With an old friend and her husband

In a rusted antique yellow pick up truck 

The best things are never planned

And all the young buzzed beautiful pierced people

Made Pacific beach a happening

I think spring break goes on a little longer here

Still a little a cool to swim 

But God is was good to get way

 

Scrub gray mountains rose as we drove

She was married in an old orange grove

The rain shimmered and the sun shone

Californians never go home

And the housewives trip and the husbands share

Everything is just a little loose out there

In a cocktail lounge or a corner bar

It doesn’t  matter where you are 

I guess it’s not only in California

 

One week and two oceans later

I drove my kids east to see their dad

Where we temporarily pretend were not the

family that went bad

They go on a happy little shopping  spree

Two teens and my X’s wife

Later on she waited up for me and we

sipped Stolichnyia half of the night 

And man it felt like 

California

 

Scrub gray mountains rose as we drove

She was married in an old orange grove

The rain shimmered and the sun shone

Californians never go home

And the cops flip and the kids are scared

Everything is just a little hairy out there

Its here on earth not out there on Mars

It doesn’t matter where you are

Its not only in California

California

California


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