Fortunes here for all to seek
Her coastal range that falls between
the fault lines and the fire
Many men have dared to dream
and came out west for gold and green,
devotion and desire.
Summertime in California
Don't say I didn't warn ya
You can try to hide away
try to fight but it won't let ya
California Summer's gonna get ya.
I have been a miner there
the 49ers' veins laid bare
but I dug up a dream
golden shoulders, sun bleached hair
now the gold's just in the air
it's good livin' in the seam
Poison oak grows underneath
shade of Live Oak, branch and leaf
and I just walk around.
Redwood rise and mountains sleep,
meadow grass grows soft and deep
I lay my body down