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Paula Hayes

I was standing there
She was looking at him
And I was looking at her
I didn't mean to stare
But something about her
With her laughter and curves
I know I will never see another woman
So beautiful, so delicious and sweet
But what can I do?


Her eyes are like the ocean
Pulling me in
Her legs are like the city
Full of sin
Her body is a dangerous turn
But she is not the one
Because she loves him

Chorus:

So, goodbye California
Goodbye palm trees and moonlit streets
Goodbye to the tequila and rum
Goodbye to the way I loved her
Goodbye California
And Ventura Boulevard
Oh, I wish goodbye had never come

She is all I could ever want or dream in someone
And she makes me want to run to her
She is better than any cool summer breeze
She is better than any long hot summer day
She is better than anyone I will ever love

Return to the chorus and repeat the chorus 2x

Goodbye California

Driving with your top down
All over this town
I,I,I wanna forget the obligations, all the hesitations, and unfollow the rules
I want you to drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Wind in our hair
I keep complaining
Wanna know you better
Than a week later
We both change like the weather
Now I am so scared I am losing you
It's been so long since we knew how to laugh without crying
And they say your the wild one, baby
But I think they're lying
Honey, it's me whose wild
Wanna roam free until I feel free again
So drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Drive me from Memphis to Malibu (repeats 2x)
Wanna smell the ocean
Wanna dip my toes in the sand
Accidentally touch your hand
You want me to know this is not what I am thinking
But whose says I am thinking
Maybe I am just dreaming a little bit to save my soul
Oh, take me out of this town
And drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Honey, drive me from Memphis to Malibu (repeats 2x)

Memphis to Malibu

My You, My Sweet Baltimore

i want to learn how to love you
as you really are
not the way i hold you in my head
not the way i imagine all your charms

when you walk into a crowded room
i feel the butterflies grow
it never fails
it is something i can never control
no matter how many times i tell myself
this is not in our plans
i can't turn away
when i see your face and the way you behave
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore,
whatever can I do

i want to be what you want me to be
but i find it impossible to play it cool
oh, i know i must look the part of a fool
by now someone my age should know
the game of love is built for two
and if one doesn't notice you
but this feeling is something new
and you will never know
the way this feels to have my heart skip a beat
just at the sight of you
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore

and all it takes is just one touch of your hand
just one smile
just one word
just one glance
and i lose my way
for days, inside a never-never land
you could be my reason why to give love a chance again
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore
whatever can I do

it should be so simple
to love another
but i know it never is
but when i try, i hear ella sing, cry baby cry
another summertime, another river
it should be so easy
to know how to please another
but how do you please someone who doesn't realize
that time is leaving us behind

oh, don't look so sad
i tell myself
i know there is always another rainbow to discover
somewhere
on the other side of the city
but there will never be another one like you
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore
whatever can I do

My You, My Sweet Baltimore (or My Sweet Baltimore)


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I was standing there
She was looking at him
And I was looking at her
I didn't mean to stare
But something about her
With her laughter and curves
I know I will never see another woman
So beautiful, so delicious and sweet
But what can I do?


Her eyes are like the ocean
Pulling me in
Her legs are like the city
Full of sin
Her body is a dangerous turn
But she is not the one
Because she loves him

Chorus:

So, goodbye California
Goodbye palm trees and moonlit streets
Goodbye to the tequila and rum
Goodbye to the way I loved her
Goodbye California
And Ventura Boulevard
Oh, I wish goodbye had never come

She is all I could ever want or dream in someone
And she makes me want to run to her
She is better than any cool summer breeze
She is better than any long hot summer day
She is better than anyone I will ever love

Return to the chorus and repeat the chorus 2x

Goodbye California

Driving with your top down
All over this town
I,I,I wanna forget the obligations, all the hesitations, and unfollow the rules
I want you to drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Wind in our hair
I keep complaining
Wanna know you better
Than a week later
We both change like the weather
Now I am so scared I am losing you
It's been so long since we knew how to laugh without crying
And they say your the wild one, baby
But I think they're lying
Honey, it's me whose wild
Wanna roam free until I feel free again
So drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Drive me from Memphis to Malibu (repeats 2x)
Wanna smell the ocean
Wanna dip my toes in the sand
Accidentally touch your hand
You want me to know this is not what I am thinking
But whose says I am thinking
Maybe I am just dreaming a little bit to save my soul
Oh, take me out of this town
And drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Honey, drive me from Memphis to Malibu (repeats 2x)

Memphis to Malibu

My You, My Sweet Baltimore

i want to learn how to love you
as you really are
not the way i hold you in my head
not the way i imagine all your charms

when you walk into a crowded room
i feel the butterflies grow
it never fails
it is something i can never control
no matter how many times i tell myself
this is not in our plans
i can't turn away
when i see your face and the way you behave
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore,
whatever can I do

i want to be what you want me to be
but i find it impossible to play it cool
oh, i know i must look the part of a fool
by now someone my age should know
the game of love is built for two
and if one doesn't notice you
but this feeling is something new
and you will never know
the way this feels to have my heart skip a beat
just at the sight of you
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore

and all it takes is just one touch of your hand
just one smile
just one word
just one glance
and i lose my way
for days, inside a never-never land
you could be my reason why to give love a chance again
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore
whatever can I do

it should be so simple
to love another
but i know it never is
but when i try, i hear ella sing, cry baby cry
another summertime, another river
it should be so easy
to know how to please another
but how do you please someone who doesn't realize
that time is leaving us behind

oh, don't look so sad
i tell myself
i know there is always another rainbow to discover
somewhere
on the other side of the city
but there will never be another one like you
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore
whatever can I do

My You, My Sweet Baltimore (or My Sweet Baltimore)

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I was standing there
She was looking at him
And I was looking at her
I didn't mean to stare
But something about her
With her laughter and curves
I know I will never see another woman
So beautiful, so delicious and sweet
But what can I do?


Her eyes are like the ocean
Pulling me in
Her legs are like the city
Full of sin
Her body is a dangerous turn
But she is not the one
Because she loves him

Chorus:

So, goodbye California
Goodbye palm trees and moonlit streets
Goodbye to the tequila and rum
Goodbye to the way I loved her
Goodbye California
And Ventura Boulevard
Oh, I wish goodbye had never come

She is all I could ever want or dream in someone
And she makes me want to run to her
She is better than any cool summer breeze
She is better than any long hot summer day
She is better than anyone I will ever love

Return to the chorus and repeat the chorus 2x

Goodbye California

Driving with your top down
All over this town
I,I,I wanna forget the obligations, all the hesitations, and unfollow the rules
I want you to drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Wind in our hair
I keep complaining
Wanna know you better
Than a week later
We both change like the weather
Now I am so scared I am losing you
It's been so long since we knew how to laugh without crying
And they say your the wild one, baby
But I think they're lying
Honey, it's me whose wild
Wanna roam free until I feel free again
So drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Drive me from Memphis to Malibu (repeats 2x)
Wanna smell the ocean
Wanna dip my toes in the sand
Accidentally touch your hand
You want me to know this is not what I am thinking
But whose says I am thinking
Maybe I am just dreaming a little bit to save my soul
Oh, take me out of this town
And drive me from Memphis to Malibu
Honey, drive me from Memphis to Malibu (repeats 2x)

Memphis to Malibu

My You, My Sweet Baltimore

i want to learn how to love you
as you really are
not the way i hold you in my head
not the way i imagine all your charms

when you walk into a crowded room
i feel the butterflies grow
it never fails
it is something i can never control
no matter how many times i tell myself
this is not in our plans
i can't turn away
when i see your face and the way you behave
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore,
whatever can I do

i want to be what you want me to be
but i find it impossible to play it cool
oh, i know i must look the part of a fool
by now someone my age should know
the game of love is built for two
and if one doesn't notice you
but this feeling is something new
and you will never know
the way this feels to have my heart skip a beat
just at the sight of you
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore

and all it takes is just one touch of your hand
just one smile
just one word
just one glance
and i lose my way
for days, inside a never-never land
you could be my reason why to give love a chance again
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore
whatever can I do

it should be so simple
to love another
but i know it never is
but when i try, i hear ella sing, cry baby cry
another summertime, another river
it should be so easy
to know how to please another
but how do you please someone who doesn't realize
that time is leaving us behind

oh, don't look so sad
i tell myself
i know there is always another rainbow to discover
somewhere
on the other side of the city
but there will never be another one like you
my, my, my
my you, my sweet Baltimore
whatever can I do

My You, My Sweet Baltimore (or My Sweet Baltimore)


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Paula Hayes is a songwriter and poet who lives in Memphis, Tennessee. Her writing style carries with it a strong emphasis upon emotions. Contact her to purchase lyrics and/or to collaborate on writing lyrics, as well as for lyric editing.

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