CALIFORNIA SUN

Live 09 Nov 2007 version


He got tired of the Steinbrenners and all their ills
So he loaded up his truck and he moved to Beverly Hills
Swimming pools!
Movie stars!
Apocalyptic fires!

Well I'm going out west where I belong
Where the days are short and the nights are long
Oh they walk and I'll walk
They twist and I'll twist
They shimmy and I'll shimmy
They fly and I'll fly
They're out there a-having fun
In that warm California sun

I got a three-year contract, money's real good
I won't need no snow blower in my new neighborhood
They hit and we'll hit
They pitch and we'll pitch
They steal and we'll steal
They score and we'll score
They're out there a-having fun
In that warm California sun

That's right!
Uh huh!

I won't need no coat when I go to park
The stands will be filled with movie stars
We're going out where the palm trees are swayin'
Nobody gonna second-guess just who I'm playin'
Oh they walk and I'll walk
They twist and I'll twist
They shimmy and I'll shimmy
They fly and I'll fly
I'm out there a-having fun
In that warm California sun

That's right!
I'm goin' west!
Hey now!

I'm going where the living is hard and fast
And that big boss man can kiss my well
They walk, and I'll walk
They twist and I'll twist
They pitch and we'll pitch
They score and we'll score
I'm out there a-having fun
In that warm California sun

Oh, that's right, Joe!
I think I might just follow you right out there
I got me a nice big house in Beverly Hills
Maybe I'll get me some tickets on that first base line
Ah, let's go!


Intro

CALIFORNIA SUN is best known as a 1964 song by The Rivieras. See the original The Rivieras version for more details.

Live 09 Nov 2007 version

The above lyrics are for live 09 Nov 2007 performance of CALIFORNIA SUN at Pier Sixty in New York City, NY, during the fifth annual Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation benefit. The song was played in its entire form for the first time, but with heavily modified lyrics in honor of Joe Torre.

Live History

CALIFORNIA SUN was performed off-tour on 09 Nov 2007 at Pier Sixty in New York City, NY, during the fifth annual Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation benefit.

  1. 09 Nov 2007 at Pier Sixty, New York City, NY

CALIFORNIA SUN was performed once during the Wrecking Ball Tour, on 26 Apr 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.

  1. 26 Apr 2012 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA

Bruce Springsteen also performed a snippet of CALIFORNIA SUN as part of the DETROIT MEDLEY once during the Born In The U.S.A. Tour (26 Oct 1984 in Los Angeles, CA) and as part of LIGHT OF DAY four times during The Reunion Tour (17, 21, and 23 Oct 1999 in Los Angeles, CA, and 22 May 2000 in Anaheim, CA) and once during the Magic Tour (07 Apr 2008 in Anaheim, CA).

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for transcribing these lyrics. Much of the above info about the live history of the song is taken from Brucebase and Backstreets.

Available Versions

List of available versions of CALIFORNIA SUN on this website:

CALIFORNIA SUN [Live 09 Nov 2007 version]
CALIFORNIA SUN [Original The Rivieras version]

Page last updated: 08 Sep 2012