California

from by Kevin Abernathy

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lyrics

She’s going through her father’s things
Trying to find some clues
Vinyl records, old magazines
No sign of the dead man’s blues
Outside her window the world’s a mess
Kind of like that guitar in the corner
There with its broken neck

There’s handwritten posters of the five dollar shows
Long-haired boys in the city and they’re striking a pose
High top sneakers stuffed with tapered jeans
They’re somewhere on Broadway tonight and they’re making the scene

Did I ever tell you
Did I ever tell you
About California
There’s nothing special
Ain’t nothing special
About California

She don’t want to wind up
A wild time in a cardboard box
Left underneath the bed
With pages full of writer’s block
No, she’s going straight to the top

credits

from Whammy Bar Diaries, released March 1, 2019
Kevin Abernathy - Vocals, Guitar
John Baker - Background Vocals
Gray Comer - Background Vocals
Manning Jenkins - Bass Guitar
Joe Jordan - Trumpet
Uwe Lueth - Drums, Background Vocals
Jason Thompson - Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
Horn arrangement by Steven Rodgers

Written by Kevin Abernathy (Kevin Abernathy Music / BMI)
Recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee at The Arbor Studio by John Baker and Gray Comer
Mixed by Gray Comer
Mastered by Pete Weiss

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