Song Lyric Sunday ~ Dream

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim Adams brings another great week of song choices with some sleepytime ideas, and I chose “California Dreamin'” by the Mamas and the Papas. This song was written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips, and it was first recorded by Barry McGuire. The best known version was sung by the M&Ps however and released as a single in 1965.

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
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 L.A. (if I was in L.A.)
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 like the cold (preacher like 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 grey (and the sky is grey)
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

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21 responses to “Song Lyric Sunday ~ Dream

  1. A song I never appreciated until I actually started living someplace where leaves turn brown for winter and the standard color of winter sky is a perpetual gray. Like Bergen, Norway. πŸ˜€ (Can’t tell you how confusing it was to discover that mornings in L.A. in the summer are also gray.)

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  2. Love this song. πŸ™‚

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  3. Thanks for sharing this song today Paula. I bet you don’t have to do much California Dreaming, because you live there. This is a classic song that I always enjoy.

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  4. A great song choice.

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  5. Great song, i love it. Really love it.

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  6. Always a great song – a classic I’ve liked forever. πŸ™‚

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  7. I think this might be their most complete song, i.e. the one where everything (voices, harmony, instruments) was working together and set the mood perfectly. Good choice!

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  8. Fantastic song – it’s way past my bedtime and I am going to be singing this on my pillow now!

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  9. Pingback: Mamas & Papas – California Dreaming (Lyrics) | Notes

  10. Thanks for making my evening so beautiful with this awesome song… thanks a bunch πŸ™‚

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