About The Song

“California Blue” is a song written by Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty.  According to The Authorized Roy Orbison, Orbison recorded the song in April 1988 at Mike Campbell’s garage in Los Angeles. “California Blue” was released as a single from Orbison’s 22nd studio album, Mystery Girl, in July 1989, reaching the top 40 in Belgium, Ireland, and West Germany.

The song is a ballad with a simple, yet effective melody. Orbison’s vocals are haunting and emotive, and the lyrics are evocative of a lost love. The song begins with Orbison singing about a woman who has left him, and how he is now alone in the world. He sings about how he misses her, and how he feels like his life is over.

As the song progresses, Orbison begins to come to terms with his loss. He sings about how he needs to move on with his life, and how he knows that he will find someone else to love. The song ends with Orbison singing about how he is still hopeful for the future, even though he is sad about what he has lost.

“California Blue” is a powerful and moving song that explores the themes of love, loss, and hope. It is a testament to Orbison’s talent as a songwriter and performer. The song is a classic example of Orbison’s signature sound, and it remains one of his most beloved songs.

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Video

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Lyric

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Working all day and the sun don’t shine
Trying to get by and I’m just killing time
I feel the rain fall the whole night through
Far away from you California blue
California blue dreaming all alone
Nothing else to do California blue
Everyday I pray I’ll be on my way
Saving love for you California blue
One sunny day, I’ll get back again
Somehow, someway but I don’t know when
California blue, California blue
Living my life with you on my mind
Thinking of things that I left far behind
It’s been so long doing all I can do
To get back to you California blue
California blue
(California blue)
Dreaming all alone
(California blue)Nothing else to do
(California blue)
California blue
Everyday I pray I’ll be on my way
Saving love for you California blue
One sunny day I’ll get back again
Somehow, someway but I don’t know when
California blue, California blue
Still missing you California blue
Still missing you California blue
Still missing you California blue
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