CALIFORNIA, MISSOURI
KASSI ASHTON/LUKE LAIRD/SHANE MCANALLY
WRITTEN: 10/11/2016

I GRADUATED WITH 86 SHEEP, I WAS THE BLACK ONE
IF THERE WAS A REPUTATION TO BE HAD IN THIS TOWN, I HAD THE BAD ONE 
I WAS BORN IN THE WRONG PLACE, IN THE WRONG TIME
BUT SOMETIMES THE WRONG WAY MAKES YOU THE RIGHT KIND

I WAS ALL IN A HURRY, AND IF I GOT PAST THAT ONE STOP LIGHT 
I COULD GET A HEAD START ON ANYTHING THAT HURT ME
ANYWHERE I GO DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU, IS THAT GOOD OR BAD
I DON’T KNOW IF I’M RUNNING AWAY, I DON’T KNOW IF I’M RUNNING TOWARD YA
I GUESS THAT’S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU’RE BORN AND STUCK IN CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA, MISSOURI

I JUST REALLY HOPED ONE DAY THAT YOU WERE GONNA LOVE ME
I WAS CALIFORNIA DREAMING FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY
I LOOK FOR YOU IN THE BEST OF THEM IN EVERY FACE AND CITY SKYLINE
I GOT OUT OF YOUR WAY, BUT DID YOU GET OUT OF MINE

I WAS ALL IN A HURRY, AND IF I GOT PAST THAT ONE STOP LIGHT 
I COULD GET A HEAD START ON ANYTHING THAT HURT ME
ANYWHERE I GO DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU, IS THAT GOOD OR BAD
I DON’T KNOW IF I’M RUNNING AWAY, I DON’T KNOW IF I’M RUNNING TOWARD YA
I GUESS THAT’S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU’RE BORN AND STUCK IN CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA, MISSOURI

AIN’T NO SHINY LIGHTS OR PALM TREES
THERE’S MORE STARS IN THE SKY THAN STARS IN THE STREET
IT’S BITTERSWEET, IT’S BITTERSWEET, IT’S BITTERSWEET
THERE’S TOO MANY GHOSTS, TOO MANY MEMORIES 

I WAS ALL IN A HURRY, AND IF I GOT PAST THAT ONE STOP LIGHT 
I COULD GET A HEAD START ON ANYTHING THAT HURT ME
ANYWHERE I GO DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU, IS THAT GOOD OR BAD
I DON’T KNOW IF I’M RUNNING AWAY, I DON’T KNOW IF I’M RUNNING TOWARD YA
I GUESS THAT’S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU’RE BORN AND STUCK IN CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA, MISSOURI

CALIFORNIA, MISSOURI
ARE YOU PROUD, ARE YOU PROUD OF ME 
CALIFORNIA, MISSOURI