Joe Garson

(January 21,1945 / Boston, MA)

California


Don't come to California
Baby let me warn ya
Baby let me warn ya now

Livin' on this hillside
Baby ain't no thrill
If the strangler don't get you
Then the mudslides will
Got stuck on this freeway
An hour ago
The cops pulled me over
For goin' too slow

I spent all my money
In a sushi bar
A hundred dollar bill
Won't take you very far
Now I'm broke but I'm still hungry
I'm in such distress
The soup kitchen won't take
My American Express

I moved to LA
To check out the music scene
But it's the scariest place
That I've ever been
Between the riots and the earthquakes
The fires and the floods
Seems I'm caught in the crossfire
Tween the Crips and the Bloods

Can't find a decent burger
Everyone's a veggie wimp
Or an agent
Or a hooker
Or a lawyer
Or a pimp
I know you miss me baby
But you wouldn't like it here
They water down everything
Even the beer
No, don't come to California
Baby let me warn ya
Baby let me warn ya now

(Annapolis, MD, November 9,2011-song lyrics)

Submitted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (California by Joe Garson )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. wedding day, ademola oluwabusayo
  2. Dream the moon, Somanathan Iyer
  3. आंनि देरा, Bahadur Basumatary
  4. Oh Israel, Michael Shutt
  5. Paper publisher, Dr PJ Raj Kamal
  6. We Lost Our Run, Rites Ghosh
  7. Left are the words unspoken, Aditi Khandelwal
  8. Poetry, Tony Adah
  9. For Carl Harrison (My Life Long Friend), Dave Alan Walker
  10. Hyenas And Vultures, John Ugolo Umah

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]