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Joni Mitchell - California Lyrics

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TitleCalifornia
ArtistJoni Mitchell
AlbumDreamland: The Very Best Of Joni Mitchell [2004], Track 9
Hits [1996], Track 7
Blue [1987], Track 6
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Duration00:04:23
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Song lyrics
Sitting in a park in Paris, France
Reading in the news and it sure looks bad
They won't give peace a chance
That was just a dream some of us had
Still a lot of landS to see
But I wouldn't stay here
It's too old and cold and settled in its ways here.

Oh, but California
Califormia I'm coming home
I'm going to see the folks I dig
I'll even kiss a sunset pig
California I'm coming home.

I met a redneck on a Grecian isle
Who did the goat dance very well
He gave me back my smile
But he kept my camera to sell
Oh the rogue, the red red rogue
He cooked good omelettes & stews
And I might have stayed on with him there

But my heart cried out for you, California
California I'm coming home
Oh meake me feel good rock'n roll band
I'm your biggest fan
California, I'm coming home

Oh it gets so lonely
When you're walking
And the streets are full of strangers
All the news of home you read
Just gives you the blues
Just gives you the blues

So I bought me a ticket
I caught a plane to Spain
Went to a party down a red dirt road
There were lots of pretty people there
Reading Rolling Stone, reading Vogue
They said, "How long can you hang around?"
I said a week, maybe two
Just until my skin turns brown

Then I'm going home to California
California I'm coming home
Oh will you take me as I am
Strung out on another man
California, I'm coming home

Oh it gets so lonely
When you're walking
And the streets are full of strangers
All the news of home you read
More about the war
And the bloody changes
Oh will you take me as I am?
Will you take me as I am?
Will you?
Will you take me as I am?
Hmmm mmmmm
Take me as I am
submitted by Stephanie
corrected by Patrick
written by Mitchell, Joni
copyright with Lyrics © Joni Mitchell/crazy Crow Music/siquomb Music, Warner/chappell Music, Inc., Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc




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0 likes - like | 01-09-2005 06:01 3x5comfwheel 
3x5comfwheel
 
7,935 posts
This is also one of my favorite songs. No one can ever replace Joni Mitchell.
0 likes - like | 09-05-2004 00:40 clickncat 
clickncat
 
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This is truely one of my favorite songs ever. I love it so much!