California

by Erik Vann

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Verse 1
I never meant to leave you crying
It felt to me like sink or swim
I thought I’d drown in Oklahoma
But I couldn’t leave you there again

Verse 2
So I tried to take you from your mother
I begged for you to run with me
You said you couldn’t leave your family
You wouldn’t go and I couldn’t stay

Chorus
So I left for California
On down the road with ole Tom Joad
When we Okies get in trouble
Why is It always where we go?

Nothing changed in California
I was living hard and feeling low
Eventually the storm blew over
And I made my way back home

Verse 3
I never meant to leave you crying
I’ll never make you cry again
I searched the whole wide world for answers
But I found the truth where I began

Chorus
Sometimes I dream of California
On down the road with ole Tom Joad
Cause when we Okies get in trouble
Why is It always where we go?

It’s still the same in California
By now you’d think I’d know
Sooner or later storms blow over
so I can make my way back home
so I can make my way back to you

credits

released 01 November 2013
Written by Erik Craddock
All Instruments played by Erik Craddock except
Lead Guitar, Dobro and Mandolin performed by Nathan Lanier

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Erik Vann Fort Worth, Texas

I come from a family of musicians in Oklahoma. I grew up listening to music about the hard work, hard times and proud lives of those that came before me. There is nothing quite like making music for the people you care about. I’ve written a few country blues songs that I’d like to share with you. ... more

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