California Saga/California Lyrics - Beach Boys

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On my way to sunny California
On my way to spend another sunny day

Water, water get yourself in the cool, clear, water
The sun shines brightly down on Penny's place
The sun shines brightly down on the bay
The air's so clean it'll just take your mind away
Take your mind away
Take your mind away

Have you ever been south of Monterey
Barrancas carve the coast line and the chaparral flows to the sea
'Neath waves of golden sunshine
And have you ever been north of Morro Bay
The south coast plows the sea
And the people there are of the breed
They don't need electricity
Water, water, cool cascades of clear, clear water
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The sun dance final scene sets the hills ablaze.
Horizon edges quick up the mountain's way.

Have you ever been down Salinas way?
Where Steinbeck found the valley
And he wrote about it the way it was in his travelin's with Charley
And have you ever walked down through the sycamores
Where the farmhouse used to be
There the monarch's autumn journey ends
On a windswept cyprus tree

Water get water get yourself in that
Get yourself in that get yourself in that cool, clear, water
The sun shines brightly down on Penny's place
Get yourself in that water
The air's so clean that it just takes your mind away
Take your mind away
Take your mind away

Have you ever been to a festival, the Big Sur congregation?
Where Country Joe will do his show
And he'd sing about liberty
And the people there in the open air, one big family.
Yeah the people there love to sing and share
Their new found liberty

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Eternal Sunshine | Reviewer: Brian Walsh | 7/26/12

The Beach Boys first came to me in the summer of'76 and have been a blessing ever since. This beautiful song is so clever, warm and celebrates the beauty of California.Stienbeck, Kerouack et al. Considering that they were doing this in Holland is all the more impressive. I love them all as they've given me timeless quality music for all my adult life. I love you guys!!!!!!

Love the Beach Boys | Reviewer: Barbara R | 8/4/11

I have loved the Beach Boys music for the past 40+ years. Their music is always the best. I have the CD which California Saga is on and it's such a great CD to listen to while driving. Really gets you in a good mood. I love them now and forever.

Classic Beach Boys | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/30/10

This song is the epitome of a Beach Boys Song-soaring harmonies, lush orchestration, inventive mixing, and a theme about the California experience. It gives me a lump in my throat everytime I hear it. Thank you Boys!

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