California

Album: The Guest (2002)
Charted: 9
  • We've been on the run
    Driving in the sun
    Looking out for number one
    California here we come
    Right back where we started from

    Hustlers grab your guns
    Your shadow weighs a ton
    Driving down the 101
    California here we come
    Right back where we started from

    California (California)
    Here we come!

    On the stereo
    Listen as we go
    Nothing's gonna stop me now
    California here we come
    Right back where we started from
    Pedal to the floor
    Thinkin' of the roar
    Gotta get us to the show
    California here we come
    Right back where we started from

    California (California)
    Here we come!

    California, California
    Here we come, oh oh

    California, California
    Here we come!
    California, California
    Here we come!
    California, California
    Here we come!
    California, California
    Here we come! Writer/s: Al Jolson, Jacques Brautbar, Buddy Desylva, Sam Farrar, Alex Greenwald, Joseph Meyer, Darren Robinson, Jason F Schwartzman
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 25

  • Jackson from Malibu,californiaLove this song. The O.C. was one of my favorite tv shows.
  • John from Jackson, MsDoes anyone who "Perry George" is as referred to in the lyrics of the song "California."
  • Sophie from Dewit, NyLove this song. Mates of State did a cover of it for the OC Soundtrack # 6.
  • Callie from Maplewood, NjUm, actually FHWOEROLGHWGWOEIFH8OWIHON9
  • Michael from Dallas, Txplease, do not put the beatles and weezer in the same sentence
  • Nick from Sdgdg, Chinahey i heard another version of this song the other day, it sounded like it was from the 80's or something so i'm trying to get to find out who acctually really wrote this song. Does anyone know
  • Jennifer from Kyle, TxUm, Actually, the drummer on this album WAS Jason Schwartzman... He left to concentrate on acting
  • Milena from Capitola, CaUm, actually, the drummer for this band is NOT Jason Schwartzman, it's Jeff Conrad. Look it up on their website.
  • Tim from Wertewteg, AlThe Drummer for Schwartzerman is a small, metallic robot with one large arm, that can fire rockets, and is powered by table scraps, and loves children.
  • A.j. from Chicago, IlThey had this song play during an "O.C." parody on an episode of "The Simpsons" last season.
  • Stacey from Nowra, Australiaexcelent song pity its the theme to such a bad show and that is what people will rememba it for "hey isn't that the song from the oc
  • Paul from Galway, IrelandListen to this song on the top of a tall building. Unreal feeling
  • Donnelle from Waupaca, Wiok, What's with all the talk about Jason Schwartzman's brother? I mean, yeah, he's the singer of my second favorite band, Rooney, but still, you're supposed to be commenting on Phantom Planet! By the way, it's my favorite band in the whole world. (I love you Alex!)
  • Lola from Street, MdThis song is amazing. Greg from Little River,SC - It's theme. Not theam. It's been said to be the theme song already :O
  • Danielle from Sydney, AustraliaJason Schwartzeman's brother, Robert Schwartzeman, is the oh-so-hott Michael in The Princess Diaries
  • Antonio from Orlando, FlThe "famous sons and daughters" connection: Phanton Planet's drummer, Jason Schwartzman, is the son of Talia Shire. At the same time, this song was used in the movie Orange County (2002), that featured Colin Hanks (Tom Hanks' son), Schuyler Fisk (Sissy Spacek's daughter) and was directed by Jake Kasdan (Lawrence Kasdan's son).
  • Luke from Martin, TnFor those who don't know....

    The singer for this band played the coke-head psycho guy in Donnie Darko.
  • Natasha from Chico, Caum, i'd hafta say that rooney doesn't even come within a trillion miles of the beatles or weezer, though they're even furthre away from the fab 4 than weezer. Rooney is just a fad, the beatles and weezer are here to stay.
  • Natasha from Chico, Caoh, i didn't know jason schwartzman was the drummer, that's quite interesting. He's a great actor too. He's great in Rushmore and even more fabulous in the more recent "I heart Huckabees" Everyone MUST see I Heart Huckabees! (and with an open mind, not just brushing it off as being "weird". It's the best I've seen in a while.
  • Greg from Little River, ScThe Band Rooney is also featured in The OC on FOX
  • Meredith from Grand Forks, NdJason Schwartman is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola.
  • Greg from Little River, ScThe Theam song for "The OC."
  • Adam from Beaver Falls, PaJason Schwartzman's mother is Talia Shire, who played Adrian, Rocky's wife, in the Rocky movies.
  • Emily from Claremont, CaThe drummers brother is the lead singer of a band called Rooney, who is very similar to the beatles and weezer
  • Emily from Claremont, CaThe drummer of phantom planet is Jason Swartzerman, who plays "cool ethan" in slackers and is the lead guy in Rushmore as well as plays in Simone.
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