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Goodbye cold
Goodbye rain
Goodbye sorrow
And goodbye shame

I'm headin' out west with my headphones on
Boarding a flight with a song in the back of my soul
That no one knows

I just found out her ghost left town
The Queen of California is a-steppin' down

Hello beauty
Hello strange
Hello wonder
What's your name

Looking for the sun that Neil Young hung
After the gold rush of 1971

I just found out her ghost left town
The Queen of California is a-steppin' down

If you see her
Say hello
Just don't tell me
I told you so

Joni wrote 'Blue' in a house by the sea
I gotta believe there's another color waiting on me
To set me free

I just found out her ghost left town
The Queen of California is a-steppin' down, down, down
Get down

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    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Hmmm interesting havn't a clue i would say its about a girl that is tired of the lime light and all the drama that follows it into your personal life.
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    UnregisteredJun 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    Mayer lauds california as inspiration for great songwriters of the 70's such as joni mitchell and neil young. As he travels there he longs for some of that songwriting magic to spark his creativity. I wonder if his lyric 'the queen of california is a-steppin' down' is in reference to mitchell's announcement several years ago that she was retiring from the music biz?

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