Raine Maida

Careful What You Wish For


Oh no Mom
Look what I've done
I'm on the run
I've gone to California
I kissed you goodbye
With a tear in my eye
I packed up my truck and went for a drive

These white yellow lines
These angel filled skies
The road might be long
But it's my road tonight

It's a Leonard Cohen song
A Buddah or a Monk
You can be anything you want
I'm an Italian Catholic punk and I'm on my way

The ocean appears
The wind slaps my face
Oh, Shangri-La
What a beautiful place
I'm nervous but steady
I'm scared but I'm ready
No turning back
3000 miles in a Chevy
I slam on the brakes
Put my toes in the sand
Look to the constellations
And I throw up my hands

I said, "God, be my driver
God, be my lighter"
Nobody ages, I guess nobody dies here

I'll be careful what I wish for in this life
'Cause I know, I'll miss yesterday
I'll come back to you before I'm old and grey
I'll come home
I'll be back again

The sky turned red
The ocean pulled away
What the hell's going on
How come no one's afraid?
I said, "Hey Mr. Soul
What you got for me?"
I pulled out my wallet
I know nothing here's free

And God, do you back this?
This town is a black list
Oh boy what a big mess
Even Mickey's on acid

I'm willing and able
My card's on this fable
Come on Alice, we're too good to wait tables

Oh no Mom what have I done?
What have I done?
I went to California
I'm gonna leave California....

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