california

 

When the night came crawling in, when we were reminiscing 

You took your high heels off and I let down my defense

On the hood of my old car we found each other in our arms

And on my skin I felt your breath

 

I drove the car that set us free you told me all about your dreams

Bout California and how you always wanted to go there

I wrote you poems in my sleep we had our best kiss at the beach

In California

 

And when the day took back the night we would hang ourselves to dry 

For we were drenched with golden memories 

Oh how you wandered through the haze when I couldn't find my grace

Always seeing something that nobody else would see

 

I drove the car that set us free you told me all about your dreams

Bout California and how you always wanted to go there

I wrote you poems in my sleep we had our best kiss at the beach

In California, in California

 

Now what do you think comes after the tide? When the dust settles on both of our fires 

Will we stare down in the valley below, or will we try to let go?

 

I drove the car that set us free you told me all about your dreams

Bout California and how you always wanted to go there

I wrote you poems in my sleep we had our best kiss at the beach

In California, in California

 

We hold on to what we can’t let slip away, we all grow old but the memories we make 

Will shelter us on days of heavy rain, they’ll mend our pain

 

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