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Carpenters – California Dreamin' lyrics

All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I went for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L. A.
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day
Stopped into a church
I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees
And I began to pray
I pretend to pray
You know the preacher digs the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I went for a walk
On a winter's day
If I didn't tell him
I could leave today
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day
On such a winter's day
On such a winter's day



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  • jopezz
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    jopezz
    Although The Carpenters recorded this, and many other classic-pop songs, the original belongs to The Mamas And Papas.
    The group had moved from L. A. To New York in hopes of bettering their careers, but fell on hard times, financially and personally.
    This song is about John's feelings on one of those many times they discussed going "home", and knew they couldn't. At least, not right away.
    A short six months later, California Dreaming became one of the most successful of the pop-folk songs of the 60's.
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