Getting born in the state of Mississippi Papa was a copper, and mama was a hippie In Alabama she would swing a hammer Price you got to pay when you break the panorama She never knew that there was anything more than all What in the world does your compliment take me for? Black bandana, sweet Louisiana Robbing on a bank in the state of Indiana She's a runner Rebel, and a stunner On her merry way sayin "Baby, watcha gonna?" Looking down the barrel of a hot metal forty-five Just another way to survive
[Chorus] California, rest in peace Simultaneous release California, show your teeth She's my priestess I'm your priest Yeah, yeah, yeah
She's a lover Baby, and a fighter Shoulda seen it comin' when it got a little brighter With a name like "Dani California" Tje day was gonna come when I was gonna mourn ya A little loaded,she was stealin' another breath I love my baby to death...
Who knew the other side of you? Who knew that others died to prove? Too true to say goodbye to you Too true to say, say, say
Pushed the fader Gifted animator One for the now And eleven for the later Never made it up to Minnesota North Dakota man Was a gunnin' for the quota Down in the Badlands she was savin' the best for last It only hurts when I laugh Gone to fast