California Saga (On My Way To Sunny Californ-i-a) Lyrics

by Beach Boys

On my way to sunny California
On my way to spend another sunny day

Water, water get yourself in the cool, clear, water
The sun shines brightly down on Penny's place
The sun shines brightly down on the bay

The air's so clean it'll just take your mind away
Take your mind away, take your mind away

Have you ever been south of Monterey?
Barrancas carve the coast line and the chaparral flows to the sea
'Neath waves of golden sunshine
And have you ever been north of Morrow bay

The south coast plows the sea
And the people there are of the breed
They don't need electricity

Water, water, cool cascades of clear, clear water
The sun dance final scene sets the hills ablaze
Horizon edges quick up the mountain's way

Have you ever been down Salinas way?
Where Steinbeck found the valley
And he wrote about it the way it was in his travelin's with Charley

And have you ever walked down through the sycamores
Where the farmhouse used to be
There the monarch's autumn journey ends on a windswept Cyprus tree

Water, get water, get yourself in that, get yourself in that
Get yourself in that cool, clear, water
The sun shines brightly down on Penny's place

Get yourself in that water
The air's so clean that it just takes your mind away
Take your mind away, take your mind away

Have you ever been to a festival, the Big Sur congregation?
Where Country Joe will do his show and he'd sing about liberty
And the people there in the open air, one big family
Yeah, the people there love to sing and share their new found liberty