California Dreamin' Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
Original Band
The Mamas & the Papas

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
'Positively Barking' featuring the Four Croakers Dingwalls London England UK November 11, 2001

Comments

The song was actually first recorded by Barry McGuire but The Mamas & the Papas version is the most well known.

Lyrics

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is gray (and the sky is gray)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
On a winter's day (on a winter's day)
I'd be safe and warm (I'd be safe and warm)
If I was in LA (if I was in LA)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day

Stopped into a church
I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees (got down on my knees)
And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)
You know the preacher likes the cold (preacher likes the cold)
He knows I'm gonna stay (knows I'm gonna stay)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is gray (and the sky is gray)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
On a winter's day (on a winter's day)
If I didn't tell her (if I didn't tell her)
I could leave today (I could leave today)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day, (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day