Gettin' born in the state of Mississippi Papa was a copper and mama was a hippie In Alabama she would swing a hammer Price you gotta pay when you pick the panorama She never knew that there was anything more than poor What in the world? What does your confidant take me for?
Black bandana, sweet Louisiana Robbin' on a bank in the state of Indiana She's a runner, rebel and a stunner Oh her merry way sayin' baby whatcha gonna Lookin' down the barrel of a hot metal forty five Just another way to survive
California rest in peace Simultaneous release California show your teeth She's my priestess, I'm your priest, yeah, yeah
She's a lover baby and a fighter Shoulda seen her coming when it got a little brighter With a name like Dani California Day was gonna come when I was gonna mourn ya A little loaded, she was stealin' another breath I love my baby to death
Who knew the other side of you? Who knew what others died to prove? Too true to say good bye to you Too true too sad sad sad...
Push the fader, gifted animator One for the now and eleven for the later Never made it up to Minnesota North Dakota man was a gunnin' for the quota
Down in the badlands she was savin' the best for last It only hurts when I laugh Gone too fast...