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Jolie Holland - Escondida Goodbye California


  • ISRC:USEP40401107
  • Recorded:2004
  •  ©2004 Anti Inc.
  • Voice, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele:Jolie Holland
  • Drums, Marimba, Vocals:Dave Mihaly
  • Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocals:Brian Miller
  • Double Bass, Mandolin, Banjo:Keith Cary
  • Trumpet:Ara Anderson
  • Musical Saw:Enzo Garcia
  • Soprano Saxophone:Paul Scriver


I'm pre-meditating crime of a personal kind
I'm about to go out of my mind
I'm just about sick to death of taking breath
And walking this line of mine
Now, folks that know what's good for them
Are good at ignoring them
But I just can't put these thoughts down
I'm harrowed and abused
And broken and pursued
By this notion that follows me around

My heart is hurting
My spirit's burdened
I feel like a liar and a thief
For taking air
For being here
I look for my final release

Goodbye, goodbye, California
Goodbye and I'll be moving on
I sang you my songs
I know i'm wrong
Fare thee well
And I'll be moving on

When I'm dead and gone
My immortal home
Will hold me in its bosom
Safe and cold
No more desires
Will light their fires
Or disturb my immaculate calm
And the birds of the air
And the beasts of the soil
And the fishes of the desperate seas
Will know who I am
And our substance will expand
As part of everything

As part of everything, my God
As part of everything
And the clouds will roll
And the wind will blow
And the beautiful birds will sing

Goodbye, goodbye, California
Goodbye to your waving trees
To you succulent wind
And all my friends
Fare thee well
So be it