California Time


well you walk and you talk, barefoot and sign
oh I know what you mean – California time
see my spirit and me are not doing fine
at the edge of the nation things start to unwind – California time
when you walk and you talk out on the line
where the sand turns to sea – California time
far away, yesterday, are left behind
just the sound of the ocean and salt spray in my mind – California time
I’m driving north along the coast
if there’s a heaven I know I’m close
your postcard scenes are in my dreams
but don’t think that they’re why I came
reach your arms out to me, whisper you’re mine
now my sun sets on you – California time
though completion I seek, jigsaw I find
I’ll come back for the pieces that I’ve left behind – California time