Oh, California!

by Sons of the Golden West

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Oh, California By Sons of the Golden West ©2014 Eric Butterfield (BMI) Oh, California I wish I'd known you when you were young Oh, California I wish I'd known you when you were young Caravans were running west Tales were spreading fast across the land Over mountains thick with snow, you know The towns they were teeming with dreamers Dreaming of their pot of gold Dreaming of their pot of gold Can't you see it shining? Oh, California I wish I'd known you when you were young Oh, California I wish I'd known you when you were young I knew a lovely lady In my dreams I knew her well She whispered of deliverance A heaven to save me from hell All across the land she whispered words you know I will never hear again Never hear again Oh, California I'm coming for ya Oh, California I'm coming for ya I met a lovely senorita Dancing down at the old el rancho I said I got a song We can dance to fast then slow Her big green eyes Like two ripe avocados told me all I need to know When she said No hablo ingles I said No hablo espanol She's a true Californio A true Californio And now we're singing Oh, California You know I love ya, forever young Oh, California You know I love ya, sincerely nature's son Sincerely nature's son Sincerely nature's son
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Cry Me A River By Sons of the Golden West ©2014 Eric Butterfield (BMI) Tough guys, they don't dance These boots are made for kickin' I know nothing 'bout romance Girl, I'm kicking down your door You can talk all night 'bout looking for love Well, that ain't free Gonna take the sparkle of a diamond For the blind to see Well I told you there's no miracle That's gonna wed your heart to me But you keep holding on Go on and cry, cry me a river Come on and cry, cry 'til I reach the sea Come on and cry, cry me a river Oh, no, you can't change a man like me Tough guys, they don't cry Stand tall, be the silent type If your mouth is gonna do a dance Well, you get shown the door And I promised you no miracle No heart upon my sleeve But you keep holding on Why don't you cry, cry me a river Go on and cry, cry 'til I reach the sea Go on, cry, cry me a river Go on, girl, 'til I reach the sea No changing a man like me Cry, cry me a river Go on, cry, cry 'til I reach the sea Come on and cry, cry me a river Go on until I reach the sea There just ain't no changing a man like me
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Mother's Happy Now ©2014 Eric Butterfield (BMI) Secrets in the attic don't talk much When they do, everyone falls silent No one makes a sound Mother's in the kitchen with onion eyes Guess we'll get our good clothes And go off to church The bells are ringing now See the angels in the clouds Oh, mother's happy now Secrets in the attic hide in dust One little whisper and the seasons Blow apart with a howl Cover up your ears Mother's crying now Can't you see the angels in the clouds? Singing such joyous sounds? Oh, mother's happy now Mother's in the kitchen with empty eyes Go hear the good word and don't talk too much It's such a sinful sound Where has my good boy gone? It's all a secret now I can see the angels in the clouds Raining down a joyous sound Lord, it's never been so loud Oh, mother's happy now Oh, mother's happy now
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Let's Get A Room ©2013 Eric Butterfield When she walked in the bar I was whistling my way through a ribald tune Called “The Heat of June” When I said, “Hello” She said, “Let's get a room” Let's get a room Let's get a room You know she said she'd sing my tune And come tomorrow would be like no other dawn She said her lonely heart had been done too wrong She was as fine as a summer day And hotter than an August night And her lips they were sweet as a peach And she talked like a sailor that ain't been home in weeks Let's get a room Let's get a room That's what she said, whistling my tune But in the morning you know I found her and my money gone You gotta hide your wallet when a woman comes on that strong I was sitting in a waiting room Waiting for a plane to shoot me to the sky When who should walk on by What do ya know, she said let's go Come on, girl, what kind of fool you take me for, I'd rather be dead She said that's what you'll be if you get aboard that plane Instead of me Let's get a room Let's get a room You know a fool will eat his shoe For a little feeling he knows in the morning will be gone What can you do when the little lady comes on that strong? You get a room You get a room You make the headboard go Bam! Boom! Against the motel wall you got for oh so cheap And she hollers all night like a sailer ain't been home in weeks And she hollers all night like her sailer ain't been home in weeks
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First Sight 03:40
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Broken Me 05:05
Broken Me By Sons of the Golden West ©2013 Eric Butterfield (BMI) You wanna reel me in one last time You wanna show me what I'll never find Oh you snare me in the moonlight And breathe me in with the stars Oh they can't see a thing But what's broken What's broken in me Broken me I could love you so good Broken me You wanna break me for good So good You can't outrun the morning sun, it always finds your face Love's just a game when you dare the truth not to play All this dreaming she was feeling the same way I was needing summer healing and she could only see what's broken What's broken in me Broken me I could love you so good Broken me You wanna break me for good You'll never know me You don't know when it's good So good You're reeling me in one last time You wanna show me what I can never find In the daylight I know you're looking through me In the shadows I know your heart's broken free Are you broken? Broken like me? Broken me I could have loved you so good You'll never know me You never broke me for good You'll never set yourself free You don't know when it's good So good

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released February 2, 2016

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Sons of the Golden West plays indie rock and Americana. The latest album, "Punch Drunk Moon," came out January 30, 2020.

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