California Girl

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Producer, Performer
 
 

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Lyrics


California girl
You soak up too much sun
Her dreamworld is one long re-run

Golden days are gone
She's cynical and shrewd
Time goes on outside of her room

Her skin so tanned, her hair still blonde
She won't take her bikini off
The summer sky is not as blue
It's hard to face but not for you

California girl
The sun and surf are laughing at you
California girl
The sun and surf are rising just a little faster 
Just enough
Just a little bit faster 

Surfing records play
But she ignores the skips 
Shades pulled down with storm candles lit

Shadows bend like boys
Flexing on the beach
Oh what joy a fastback can be

Oh, listening for
The ocean's roar 
She hold a seashell to her ear

Miles from
The sandy shore
She gets a taste of salt and tears

California girl
The sun and surf are laughing at you
California girl
The sun and surf are rising just a little faster 
Just enough
Just a little bit faster  

California
The music fades
California
You start to change
California
From Doris Day
California
To Dorian Gray
California

California girl
The sun and surf are laughing at you
California girl
The sun and surf are rising just a little faster 
Just enough
Just a little bit faster