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Golden Hour
Phantasmagorical
Fall into the Ocean
Made for You
Headstrong
Then it Happened
But You Must Know
California Dawn

GOLDEN HOUR
The day’s getting on now, I can’t deny
Our shadows grown long, wind on the rye
Ain’t come to much, but humbled am I
Here in your presence, under this sky

I’d do anything in my power
Just to hold you in this golden hour

Coming on sunset, you squeeze my hand
Such staggering beauty, I can’t withstand

I’d do anything in my power
Just to hold you in this golden hour

With your hair down
And your wind-burnt face aglow
You’ll sigh and throw your head back
And my heart will overflow

Way up on Big Sur, ocean below
The condor above will one day swing low

But I’ll do anything in my power
Just to hold you in this golden hour
Anything in my power
Just to hold you in this golden hour

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PHANTASMAGORICAL

Well I’ve got no clue what makes you tick
When you talk it’s so phantasmagorical
Dreams colliding inside of your head
Spilling out of your wildflower bed

I follow you down to the brook today
Knowing I long ago lost my way
And I’m crazy till you’re crazy dear
You slip into the forest and disappear

Ophelia, you were right
It’s the world that’s mad, you are precious light
Ophelia, fool am I
To have sent you reeling off into the night

We are combustible, you touch
Something so deep, I think too much
Won’t you come back, baby, please
Your beautiful mind…I’m on my knees

Ophelia, on my life
It’s the world that’s mad, you are precious bright
Ophelia, come tonight
We could dance like lunatics in pale moonlight

Ophelia, on my life
You’re more phantasmagorical than you’ve a right

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FALL INTO THE OCEAN

Said goodbye to the redwoods
And I took to that ribbon of highway
Took up the high-speed chase

Rolled across paradise lost from
The Castro to South Central Hell A
Seeking a state of grace

And though I’ve found people love putting you down
Or putting down people proclaiming their love for you

I’d fall into the ocean blue
Fall into the ocean for you, California

Mysto breaks and moonscape lakes
I know your terrible beauty
Makes for your sex appeal

Wildfire sunsets this lurid
Stealth jets shooting surfing cowgirls
It must be the final reel

And though I’ve found all the sun pouring down
Don’t shed any light on what I am here to do

I’d fall into the ocean blue
Fall into the ocean for you, California

As for the sprawl and all us shallow fools
Our crystal cathedrals, our backyard swimming pools
Our day is coming, so they say
The earth will move, the sea, wash us all away

And I’ll fall into the ocean, too
Fall into the ocean with you, California

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MADE FOR YOU

I was made for you
In my heart I know
Where you are or who
I need some help with, though

I have paid in blue
Searching and somehow
Just the thought of you
Is all I cling to now

And I know it’s late
For a twist of fate
For a leap of faith…

But I was made for you
If there’s one thing I know
Where you are or who
I need some help with, though

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HEADSTRONG

Here we are huddled in the dark
And it was gonna be our day
All that we worked so hard to build together
All that swept away

Overcome, reeling, numb
I say baby, maybe, this ain’t meant to be
And she says

Come on dance with me
Between the devil and deep blue sea
The time will never be right for us
And never be wrong
Our lovin’ is headstrong

Morning breaks, we don’t catch a one
The sun has barely come up when
We get news, now she’s gotta leave
Now she’s been called up again

Ashen, she turns and we
Wrap our arms around each other
We don’t say a thing…we sing

Come on dance with me
Between the devil and deep blue sea
The time will never be right for us
And never be wrong
Our lovin’ is headstrong

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THEN IT HAPPENED

What just went down, where is the sun?
Our star-crossed love’s come undone
What was for eternity
Is just a blinding memory

First the sky went green
And reflected in his eyes
I saw the ghost in the machine

Then it happened, he was gone
We were standing on the sidewalk
There were people looking on

When an otherworldly force
Blew us into parallel worlds
Though I played a part of course

Crashing to earth on Half Moon Drive
Who am I? What have I survived?
Where have I been for all of these years?
All I recall beyond the tears

Is the sky went green
And I looked into his eyes
And saw the ghost in the machine

Then it happened, we were gone
He was standing on the sidewalk
There were people looking on

When an otherworldly force
Blew us into parallel worlds
Though I played my part of course

And all at once, the memories
Come rushing back
The frozen years…his glowing eyes…
That fade to black

Then it happens, then he’s gone
And I’m standing on this sidewalk
With these people looking on

With my otherworldly force
Gone onto a parallel world
Though I played a part of course

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BUT YOU MUST KNOW

I never said so many things
If I’d have thought ahead
Yours would not be
So bewildering a memory

I search the same night skies
We’d wish upon
Regretting not what I’d wished
Just never letting on

But you must know
But you must know
But you must know

I cannot say what it’s cost me
That you’ve gone away
Or where you’ve gone
Or how, exactly, I’ll go on now

There’s not a soul on Earth
There’ll never be
With any inkling
What you mean to me

But you must know
But you must know
But you must know

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CALIFORNIA DAWN

Maybe I’ll take the coast road home | Whistling as I go
Maybe I’ll wake tonight | Groping in the dark
Gliding down phosphorescing waves | With the sea aglow
Epiphanic and bright | Till there comes a spark

California dawn
I got so much riding on
California dawn
I got so much riding

Maybe I’ll wake before too long | Maybe finally know
Maybe break through tonight | Tripping in the dark
Deep into trance on some moonlit dry lake | When there comes a glow
When there comes a light | When there comes a spark

California dawn | How can you bear it?
I got so much riding on | How I could scream
California dawn | What is this state?
Everybody’s riding | Is it a dream?

Maybe I’ll take the old road home | Whistling as I go
Maybe I’ll go tonight | Groping in the dark
Talking in vanished tongues, in Esselen | Murmuring low
Walking into the light | Will I leave a mark?

California dawn | How can you bear it?
We got so much riding on | How I could scream
California dawn | What is this state?
Everybody’s riding | Is this a dream?

Everybody’s riding on | Everybody’s riding

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