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​California On My Mind

This song is by Tony Joe White and appears on the album Homemade Ice Cream (1973).

I sit here by my window pane and all I see is the falling rain
And I can feel the blues coming down on me
If only wishing worked for me
There's a place I'ld like to be
But my wishes never do come true for me

California on my mind
I want to feel your warm sunshine

I know that it would set me free
Just to feel that ocean breeze
And I could hear a good song night or day
I would walk the country mile
To see a California smile
But these old dark clouds tell me it's so far away

California on my mind
I want to feel your warm sunshine

I guess I could go walking just the same
And make believe it's California rain
But it's not the same
And it's a sin

I guess I sit here in my room
And try to think of a happy tune
I watch a TV-show I've seen before
Oh mister sun you've let me down
The least you could do is come around
Would you please tell me what you are away for

California on my mind
I want to feel your warm sunshine
Today hey hey hey
Oh yeah