Literary Lyrics: "Going to California" by Led Zeppelin

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I have a thing for Led Zeppelin. "Going to California" is the first song of theirs that I really truly loved. It is also my sneaky way of telling you all that I am moving to California in August, hooray! I think the amazing lyrics speak for themselves, so have at them. 

Spent my days with a woman unkind, 
Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.
Made up my mind to make a new start,
Going To California with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me there's a girl out there 
with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
Took my chances on a big jet plane, 
never let them tell you that they're all the same.
The sea was red and the sky was grey, 
wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
as the children of the sun began to awake.

Seems that the wrath of the Gods
Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow;
I think I might be sinking.
Throw me a line if I reach it in time
I'll meet you up there where the path
Runs straight and high.

To find a queen without a king,
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings... la la la
Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems


  1. Aaaah, you're going to California? That's awesome! UCSF? I'm for sure going to try to apply to jobs out there, so cross your fingers for me. Oh, I'm so happy for you.

    1. We actually decided to go to UCLA instead of UCSF -- kind of unexpected for us, but it ended up being the school we loved most! Are you applying to anything in Southern California? Either way I hope you get a job out there! We will go to San Francisco several times a year to see his family so we will definitely need to get together if you are out there!


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