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"California" is a song by Seth Avett that was released via a Crackerfarm YouTube video on October 6, 2014. It features Seth playing guitar, singing about returning to California to record a new album.

The song is pertinent to The Avett Brothers as they plan to travel to California in November 2014 to record their 2016 album True Sadness.

Video Edit

California (original composition) - Seth Avett - October 6, 2014

California (original composition) - Seth Avett - October 6, 2014

Lyrics Edit

Gotta go back to California

Got some business out there

Tonight it’s gonna freeze

Out there its eighty degrees

And I have to go back

Yes I have to go back

Gotta go back to California

Got a few songs in my head

So sooner than we planned

To make a record with the band

And I have to go back

Yes I have to go back

Yes you know my baby

I’ll sure be missin you

But I wont be in my barefeet in sunny Malibu

I’ll be workin daily from early to late

Wont get to ride my bike across the mighty golden gate

Gotta go back to California

Used to take us five days

To get from here to there

Now its five hours in the air

But it still can be a drag

Watch some stranger search my bag

Gotta go back to California

Got no time for Hollywood

To see the movie stars

With plastic surger scars

But I have to go back

Yes I have to go back

CHORUS

Gotta go back to California

If we find a day off

See if Alice is around

Rent a car drive it down

Fresh lemon in a glass

Quesadillas on the stove

CHORUS

Won’t get to ride my bike x 2