CALIFORNIA (kramer)
(From the JAD FAIR & KRAMER LP/CD entitled ROLL OUT THE BARREL and released on SHIMMY-DISC in 1988)

 

CALIFORNIA (kramer)
Today I gave my records away
But was it half as bad as yesterday
When suddenly I kissed you and knew you had something to say

You know I'm sorry that I screamed and swore
After you took away the clothes I wore
And gave them to an artist whose family was down on their luck

Now she's gone to California
Said her last good bye, good bye
Now she's gone home to glory
All she needs to do is wake up to make the angels cry

I grabbed an envelope and then slit my wrist
It was a message that you couldn't have missed
'Cuz my brain doesn't work right without you there to turn it on
I put my razor and my gun in my pants
As an expression of my lack of romance
Because of my addiction I've written a love song gone wild

Now she's gone to California
Said her last good bye, good bye
Now she's gone home to glory
All she needs to do is wake up to make the angels cry

Gone...gone help me....gone....gone...gone

Every time Annie goes home
I'm so frightened and I think I know why
'Cuz when she goes to California
I just curl up in a corner and think of how I'm going to die

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