Mazzy Star’s new album comes out this month! Here’s the first single “California” with lyrics transcribed by the user who posted the video.
CALIFORNIA (attempted lyrics transcription)
I think I’m going back to California
And it’s so far away
It’s so far
It’s so far, far away
I think I’ll drift across the ocean now
Clouds look so clear in your eyes
Let me bring all my -
Let me bring all my friends
I think I’ll fly across the ocean
I can watch the sky turning grey
I think I’m going back
I think I’ll go back
I think I hear the whisper of my oldest friend
I think I hear the bells ringing in the square
From Jaymay’s song “Solitaire”
I see a lot of similarities with Phosphorescent’s ”Song for Zula” and Bat for Lashes’ ”What’s a girl to do.” Seems like a lot of artists are writing songs that reject common notions of romantic love as the ultimate route to perfect happiness.
Lyrics transcribed as they are written on Jaymay’s site (http://jaymay.bandcamp.com)
Working on a new quote pic from Jaymay! We’re obsessed with this song right now.
Joanna Newsom has so many great lines that choosing which to share first wasn’t easy — she’s a treasure trove of inspiring lyrics.
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Romantics may be turned off by Phosphorescent’s “Song for Zula,” which expresses a love for freedom, to be one with the changing nature of, well, nature rather than an idealized version of romantic monogamous relationships but in the end the song seems to be about another kind of romance. It’s about a romance with nature and one’s self communing with the primal within without shame. The lyrics are edgy, a bit disconcerting, and with any other tone they may have come off as jaded (even evil with *that* ending) but Phosphorescent manages to convey a feeling elated weightlessness.
Evil 80’s Pop/Rock band The Misfits understood the mainstream music industry pretty well, wouldn’t you say?