I close my eyes and drift away;
And in my mind I see her:
The girl that sits upon the shore;
In my heart I need her.
I met her once and fell in love;
That girl, she stole my heart.
And now she calls, “Come back to me.
Why did you depart?”
And so I go and meet her there;
In heaven, so it seems;
The girl who’s name is California:
The woman of my dreams.