Lewis N. Papier

Lewis N. Papier

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Pop - Classic | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 394   
Member Since: 2017
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: The Beatles

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Story Behind the Song

A young man's trip to California changes him


Goodbye California

Goodbye California
you know you weren't my style
Traveled west when I was young
Just to see your smile

Now I know you weren't right
The one I was looking for
You figured it out I was naive
and then you shut the door

Goodbye California
it happened so long ago
You were that 70s child
You sure put on a show

I froze in my tracks, I couldn't leave town
Hopelessly spinning, on the merry-go-round

Goodbye California
you whispered in my ear
"Follow me down, to the golden gate--
you sure have nothing to fear"

You pushed me hard on that primrose path
sure didn't hesitate
I turned around and you were gone
Was this my infernal fate?

Goodbye California you took me for a ride
Thought I had all the answers
But it was just my pride
I needed you badly, I wanted to dance
Where was it written: no second chance?

Looked in the mirror, what did I see?
All my illusions were spent
Now it was clear I was alone
in my summer of discontent


Goodbye California, you stamped out all my dreams
I was young and soon found out
life isn't what it seems

Goodbye California
I've grown up a lot since then
If I happen to see you around
I'll still call you my friend

I am so grateful
now you know why
the lessons you taught me
have opened my eyes

Goodbye California
you know you weren't my style
Traveled west when I was young
Just to see your smile

Song Length
Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Change, State

Similar Artist
Leonard Cohen
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Lewis Papier
Music Credits Lewis Papier
Producer Credits Lewis Papier
Publisher Credits Lewis Papier
Performance Credits Jon Statham