Southern California

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George Jones

George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931) is an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette. more »

[Tammy Wynette - T.W.]
[George Jones - G.J]

You always said someday you'd go to live
(In Southern California)
And me I'd stay right here in Tennessee 

You always talked about the better days
(In Southern California)
But if you'll stay in Tennessee 
I promise there'll be better days with me

[T. W.]
It's not that I don't love you
But I hear the call
(From Southern California)
There's something I can't find in Tennessee 

 Silver screens and limousines 
They wait for me in Southern California

 Though you've been so good to me
The time has come you'll have to set me free

 Tomorrow when you leave 
You'll take my heart 
(To Southern California)
But just remember I'll be here
To keep your heart with me until you see

[T.W. speaks]
Well, it's been five years 
N' I guess I've cried a million tears
Lookin' out the window of this little room
 Right over that flashin' neon sign that says, "Bar"
It's almost midnight,
An time to go downstairs and go to work
I wonder how he's doin' in, Tennessee?

[G.J. spoken]
Well, here I sit by the window 
Of this big old lonely mansion
Lookin' out over the Smokies 
And on in everything I can see

Oh, I guess by now she's found 
What she was lookin' for
And as I look at this old faded photograph
Of the girl that I still love
I wonder if she ever, thinks of me

But the weather's good
In Southern California.

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Southern California