California Skies

Lyrics: Ross James
Music: Ross James

Played by Ross James with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band in June 2013.

Well he worked so hard
For the last twenty-odd years
And one day it all caught up with him
Filled his empty heart with fear

So he drank and he drank
Till he ran that bottle dry
And then he'd fall down on the floor
|Just dreaming of those California skies

But dream on, old man
'Cause your life, it is done
The closest you'll get to California
Is that New York City sun

All alone in that hospital bed
He's no doubt wishing to God that he was dead
He's got no friends, no family, no one sitting there by his side
They're all headed out west for a piece of those California skies

But dream on, old man
'Cause your life, it is done
The closest you'll get to California
Is that New York, that city sun

But dream on, old man
'Cause your life, it is done
The closest you'll get to California
Is that New York, that city sun

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