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The Mamas and Papas: California Dreamin' Meaning

Song Released: 1965


Covered By: Hollywood Undead (2017)


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All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
On a winter's day (on a winter's day)
I'd be safe and warm (I'd be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A. (if...

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    Hay_Hay91
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    Mar 26th, 3:12pm report


    People Dream of going to LA (Hollywood) thus the name of the song "California Dreaming". The song is about the lifestyles one faces while in the music industry. It's also about how the fast paced lifestyle, if you choose to live it, can and will chew you up and spit you out. That's what I get from this song.



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    Hay_Hay91
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    Mar 26th, 3:58pm report


    What I get from this song is People love dreaming about going to Hollywood thus the name "California Dreaming". it's talking about the lifestyle of the music industry in LA (Hollywood) and about how that type of fast paced lifestyle can chew you up and then spit you out. I mean I could be wrong, but that's what I'm getting from this song.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 13th, 2018 2:43pm report


    This song explains how the artist feels he is nothing and is only dreaming of being a star. It also explains how other people try to stop the artist from dreaming, and have hurt him many times and still think they are good people.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 21st, 2017 10:27pm report


    Id like to think it is about a revolt against the system but i very much doubt it although HU is one pf those bends that doesnt recpect the law and had in the past some of the songs that talk about the problems in the world



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    anonymous
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    Sep 9th, 2017 9:14am report


    It's basically Been To Hell pt. 2 if you actually watch the video you can tell that it takes place in California and they have protesters and if you look Shady Fizz smokes crack too but there is a video on YouTube about the meaning of it




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