California Ain’t That Far

We were just about as wild as we were young
Restless and free, madly in love
Just you and me, a full tank of dreams
Left that dirt road town in our rearview dust
Down the interstate it was only us
And the radio, 3000 miles to go

Just like that we headed off to the coast

California ain’t that far
Where the hard times they ain’t that hard
Everything’s better in the Golden West
It’s a state of mind a way of life
It’s an endless summer paradise
San Francisco to Sunset Boulevard
California ain’t that far

We saw Memphis fade out with the setting sun
Made Austin as old Willie sung
“ On The Road Again” just like an old friend
Phoenix Arizona finally gave way
As we opened up those Golden Gates
Crossed that state line
You looked right into my eyes

And said darling I guess we were right

California ain’t that far
Where the hard times they ain’t that hard
Everything’s better in the Golden West
It’s a state of mind a way of life
It’s an endless summer paradise
San Diego to Sunset Boulevard
California ain’t that far

BRIDGE:
But real life it aint like the movies
Playing on them Hollywood big screens
You got caught up in those nights
Fell in love with those bright lights
And fell out of love with me

So I went back to where we started out
Working 9-5 in this small town
When suddenly
I see you on my TV
Makes me miss you and the days when I still believed


California ain’t that far
Where the hard times they ain’t that hard
Everything’s better in the Golden West
It’s a state of mind a way of life
It’s an endless summer paradise
The Hollywood Hills to Sunset Boulevard
California ain’t that far

Written by Dave Tough & Justin Busch © 2013
Contact: Dave Tough * 5801 Tee Pee Trace * Cane Ridge, Tennessee
615.554.6693 www.davetough.com