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Are you out there where the rainy days begin to feel rather sad
And the walls are closing in like the darkness around me
It's so hard to look away when the daylight doesn't ever stay
Above this dull apartment view - oh, I will surround you
It's quite clear that I'm stuck here
So I'll devise a plan and cut out a door in my new living room floor
The porch light is so bright
That I will quickly sneak down the dark metal shape of the rusty fire escape.

I bought a one-way ticket
Cause I knew I'd never see the ground
Unless I was aboard a jet plane and we were going down.
When I wiped the tears from my eyes
The warm water took me by surprise
And I woke up beside the ocean I realized:
I must be in California.

Aloha, my happy West Coast friends - do you feel alive
When the breaking waves arrive and rush all around you?
The beach homes in Oceanside are quite well-known by the evening tide
And we can sleep where we reside with redwoods around us.
The blue air is up there and could I bring it down,
I'd bottle it up and save it for a sweet summer night.

I bought a one-way ticket
Cause I knew I'd never see the ground
Unless I was aboard a jet plane and we were going down.
When I wiped the tears from my eyes
The warm water took me by surprise
And I woke up beside the ocean I realized:
I must be in California.
(I must be in California.)

Am I awake or is this just a dream?
The New Year is out here
And I will make a lovely list of your charms
So I'll never feel alone in your arms.
I must be in California.
(I must be in California.)

Oh my dear, I can feel you here
Oh my dear, I can feel you everywhere.
(I must be in California.)



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  • Cobaltshadow
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    CobaltshadowMay 1, 2009 at 11:38 am
    this song has amazing hooks and lyrics, which most of the time dont go together. Owl City (Adam Young) is talented enough at songwriting to bring these two together for amazing songs. Owl City is awesome :)
    The song is about how he has a friend in California, but he's trying to find a way to get there, so he buys a plane ticket and flies there.
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    alligatorsApr 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    I live out on the West coast lol.. its true the rain here makes you sad sometimes unless you are used to it.. But this song is soo cute.. and the beat it awesome he really has a way of making good music
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    UnregisteredJul 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Its so awesome their voices are so nice their lyrics anything is so nice most of my songs are singed by owl city cause their voices are so good
  • alee23
    alee23May 4, 2010 at 8:10 am
    my crush recommended this song to me and at first i wasn't so sure, but then I listened to it WOW. all I can say is that I loved it!! :D

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