Joe Garson

Rookie (January 21,1945 / Boston, MA)

California - Poem by Joe Garson

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)

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  • (11/9/2011 10:41:00 AM)

    been there and done that and not going back (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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