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California Calling

Verse One:

Waiting on your doorstep …                                                       Oh I’m a sorry man…

What will be tomorrow…                                                             Tell me if you can…

Instrumental————————transition – single acoustic——————————-

I know that life is calling…                                                          Don’t leave me behind…

In all the world there’s no one left for me…                                 to find…

Hook #1

But you’re thinking it over… such a sad sad day…

Thinking it over… Will you go or stay…

California’s calling… Leave on a Saturday…

Have your new life in your hands by Monday…

It’s so far from a sunny day…

Verse Two:

California’s calling…                                                                      Feel you have to go…

Leave behind the cold and snow…                         For something you think you know…

Instrumental———————–transition– single acoustic———————————–

California’s calling…                                                                      Ain’t no more to say…

Nothing here but rain and cold…                                             You need your sunny day…

Hook #2

But you’re thinking it over… Such a sad sad day…

Thinking it over… Nothing’s in your way…

California’s calling… Oh what a sorry day…

Tried to make you see… But there ain’t no way…

It’s so hard to see beyond today…

Instrumental——————————–Lead long—————————————–

Instrumental——————————-Slow to acoustic single————————–

Verse Three:

Waiting on your doorstep…                                                           Oh what a sorry day…

What will be tomorrow…                                                               Need your sunny day…

Instrumental———————–transition– single acoustic———————————–

California’s calling…                                                                      Must be on your way…

Have your new life in your hands by…                                             Monday…

Instrumental———————–transition– Speed back up multiple guitars—————–

Hook #3

Tell me you’re thinking it over… It’s such a long, long way…

You’re thinking it over… And there’s nothing I can say…

So much ice between us… Oh I’m a sorry man…

What will be tomorrow… Tell me if you can…

It’s so far from a sunny day… So far from a sunny day…

Instrumental——————————Lead – Long ———————————————–

Instrumental—————————— Slow to opening tempo and single acoustic to out —

Verse Four:

I am nearly freezing…                                                             Open up and let me in…

Cold out here without you…                                                   Where do I fit in…

Instrumental———————–transition– single acoustic———————————–

Yeah I am barely breathing…                                                  Waiting on your love…

Traveling with the sun across the sky…                                  so far above…

Xtro

But you’re… Thinking it over…

Oh what a sorry day…

But you’re…  thinking it over…

Need your sunny day…

Yeah you’re thinking it over… … … …

Why I Wrote It:

      I was in the middle of writing a book, so I wasn’t writing Lyrics. But, occasionally a set would show up and be so strong that I had to write it out. That’s what California Calling is… A concept of leaving New York for Golden California has been kicking around in my head for a while. After I finished my manuscript writing for that day a snatch of lyric was kicking around in my head… “I am nearly freezing… Open up and let me in”

I wrote it down and as soon as I did the rest of the song showed up. It happens that way a lot. The song wrote itself in just a couple of minutes. It’s likable, to me anyway.

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