California

California

Welcome to the land of the poppies

Welcome to the land of the sun

Come in to the land of the waves and the sea

To the place where life is lived on

In a way where we all get to live it

Despite our differences, our opinions

We welcome the blue of our skies

We allow each one to ask their why’s

We allow each one to find the answers

We see tattoos, we admire the dancers

The artists, the surfers, the genius, the songs

We cherish the mountains, we relish the prongs

Over an open campfire on the beach

There is no dream that is out of reach here

It is the land of greatest opportunity

Sure there are those with quite the impunity

To wall us all in with their flimsy regulations

Yet freedom springs up from the very soil

We have fruitful work that banishes toil

From ever tainting our living revelations

Every smile, every breath, every sun-filled sensation

Will break forth and move toward the sunrise

Will open doors, will mesmerize

Those who have lost their way

Those who long for a better day

Will now know hope again for the very first time

No wave, no curve, no forbidding sign

Will take away their joy

For they have seen the lands of the fruit trees

The mountains, Yosemite

Speaks of eternal steadfastness, glorious

The redwoods, an ancient wisdom will always be here

The land of love will banish all fear

Only wisdom will grow there

The salmon, the whales, the cougars, the bear

Will still move along in their tapestries

The beauty will still bring the mortal to knees

And we all will relish in the land of golden goodness

Live on, California

California

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