[G.J.] You always said someday you'd go to live (In Southern California) And me I'd stay right here in Tennessee
You always talked about the better days (In Southern California) But if you'll stay in Tennessee I promise there'll be better days with me
[T. W.] It's not that I don't love you But I hear the call (From Southern California) There's something I can't find in Tennessee
Silver screens and limousines They wait for me in Southern California
Though you've been so good to me The time has come you'll have to set me free
[G.J.] Tomorrow when you leave You'll take my heart (To Southern California) But just remember I'll be here To keep your heart with me until you see
[T.W. speaks] Well, it's been five years N' I guess I've cried a million tears Lookin' out the window of this little room Right over that flashin' neon sign that says, "Bar" It's almost midnight, An time to go downstairs and go to work I wonder how he's doin' in, Tennessee?
[G.J. spoken] Well, here I sit by the window Of this big old lonely mansion Lookin' out over the Smokies And on in everything I can see
Oh, I guess by now she's found What she was lookin' for And as I look at this old faded photograph Of the girl that I still love I wonder if she ever, thinks of me
[Both] But the weather's good In Southern California.