California

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I’d write the songs of the open roads
Or the sundrenched beaches where the palm trees grow
They say you only write what you know
And this ain’t California

No snow capped mountains where we are
Some days I’d trade these speed bumps for a boulevard
We’re so close and yet so far
Cos this ain’t California

Small town boy
Open your eyes
Look to where your treasure lies
And who’s to say your words won’t fly
Though this ain’t California
We’re all here tonight

We don’t have an interstate
I guess it’s a little like the A38
Ten times as long, and twice as straight
Cos this ain't California

Thursday morning, skies are grey
It lacks the grandure of the ‘frisco Bay
It seems a million miles away
Cos this ain’t California

Small town boy
Open your eyes
Look to where your treasure lies
And who’s to say your words won’t fly
Though this ain’t California
We’re all here tonight

Instrumental

So I don’t need a Hollywood sign
A three bedroomed semi will do just fine
What we have is yours and it’s mine
Though this ain’t California
This ain’t California...

Small town boy
Open your eyes
Look to where your treasure lies
And who’s to say your words won’t fly
Though this ain’t California
We’re all here tonight

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from Small town boy, released December 2, 2013

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Paul Bell Nottinghamshire, UK

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Paul is a singer/songwriter based near Nottingham. Featured on BBC Introducing, toured the UK with Cafe Nero.

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Four independently released solo albums.
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