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    "California Snow" Lyrics

    Tom Russell

    I'm just tryin' to make a livin'
    I'm an old man at thirty-nine
    With two kids and an ex-wife
    Who moved up to Riverside
    I'm workin' down on the border
    Drivin' back roads every night
    Mountains east of El Cajon
    North of the Tecate line.

    Where the California summer sun
    Will burn right through your soul
    But in the winter you can freeze to death

    In the California snow.

    I catch the ones I'm able to
    And watch the others slip away
    I know some by their faces
    And I even know some by name
    I guess they think that we're all
    Movie stars and millionaires
    I guess that they still believe
    That dreams come true up here.

    But I guess the weather's warmer down in Mexico
    And no one ever tells them 'bout the California snow.

    Last winter I found a man and wife
    Just about daybreak
    Layin' in a frozen ditch
    South of the interstate

    I wrapped 'em both in blankets
    But she'd already died
    The next day we sent him back alone
    Across the borderline.

    I don't know where they came from
    Or where they planned to go
    But we carried her all night long
    Through the California snow.

    Sometimes when I'm alone out here
    I get to thinkin' about my life
    Maybe I should go to Riverside
    And try to fix things with my wife
    Or maybe just get in my truck
    And drive as far as I can go
    Away from all the ghosts that haunt
    The California snow.

    Where the California summer sun
    Can burn right to your soul
    And in the winter you can freeze to death
    In the California snow.
    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Dave Alvin, Tom Russell.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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