• Artist: The Mutineers
  • Title: California
  • Genre: Country - Alternative
  • Mood: Up/Positive, Laid Back/Groovy
  • Speed: Medium (78-95)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), All Other
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/18/2011
  • Lyric themes: State, Traveling, Storytelling, Hope, Optimism
  • Lyrics: On a plane we made our plan We're going to California in a beat up van And I'm hopeful and I'm tryin' We don't have much but away we went Try to pay for gas and still pay for rent And I'm hopeful and I'm tryin On our way out west stopped to meet with friends They always want to know how the highway bends Hopeful and I'm tryin It's two weeks old, hope it never ends But I'm runnin out of money and I sleep in a tent And I'm hopeful and I'm tryin I can't go home and won't turn back If I can't afford rent I'll sleep in a shack Hopeful and I'm tryin Well the air is warm and sun is gold California living beats what I've been told And I'm hopeful and I'm tryin I work two jobs and I live on a ranch I can't save a dime wear three-year-old pants And I'm hopeful and I'm tryin I got lonely in the hills so we moved into town With the beach, bonfires, and the people gettin down Hopeful and I'm tryin We hike in the hills and the neighbors know the deal When we barbeque at night, One for all and all is alright Share the wealth, here's a drink to your health There are dolphins in those breakers Sunset makes it sacred I've been walking by the ocean And my feet have got the notion That they're running out of time to find Some peace of mind and it won't go New York City keeps a'calling That there's something I'm ignoring And I can't be moving on Till I write this song till I write... Back in the city hope I make my mark But how its gonna happen I'm still in the dark But I'm hopeful and I'm tryin So I'm singing my song and do what I'm told But California living's still deep in my soul And I'm hopeful and I'm trying And I can't go on without looking back That road I've been down is coming on back Well I'm hopeful and I'm tryin
  • Keywords: Guitar

About The Mutineers

The Mutineers

Santa Barbara, CA United States

Mike, Merry, Brian

The Mutineers began in 2006 as the solo project of singer/guitarist Brian Mathusek. Reducing his songwriting to its barest essentials, he wrote lyrical stories and melodies that begged to be sung. But the sound he envisioned—rowdy folk songs from days gone by, when singing was inclusive and fun—was much bigger than what he could accomplish alone. He asked longtime friend Michael Astudillo to join in on acoustic guitar in 2007. Mathusek plugged in the electric ...

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