Airborne Toxic Event, The - California Lyrics




Someday they’re going to write about us, living here in the shadow of this gathering dust,
As the waves build up and drown the light, while we’re hanging from buildings on a Saturday night.

And the words she said… I could barely hear over the blare of the speakers and the smell of beer,
As she got up to speak, she lifted her dress. I remember her face but I forget the rest.

Here in California, I was
Just a name and a number, a face on a tumblr.
Here in California, we’re all stuck in the same scene,
All nightmares and daydreams
In California.

She said, “I got money, but I got no friends,” as we drove through the valley in her daddy’s Benz.
She said, “These pills wear off, but the pain don’t end. I never thought it would matter so much to pretend.”

And the thing about her that haunts me still: as her hands fell down to the steering wheel,
And a shock of light fell across her face, she said there’s only two ways out of this place.

Here in California, I was
Just a name and a number, a face on a tumblr.
Here in California, we’re all stuck in the same scene,
All nightmares and daydreams
In California.

And oh, I hope it’s clear: there’s no room for us anymore in the atmosphere,
But darling I always liked the desperation in your eyes,
The way you’d dance in the glow of the Hollywood Freeway lights.

Someday they’re gonna forget about us and we’ll wonder if we were ever good enough.
It hit me last night, in this song I heard, I remember the feeling but forget all the words.

Here in California, I was
Just a name and a number, a face on a tumblr.
Here in California, we’re all stuck in the same scene,
All nightmares and daydreams
In California.





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  1. TheBlackjack182

    This fucking band <3 love you guys

  2. Wonpil's

    Perfect! :3

  3. Megan Stott

    This band is amazing! So glad I happened to find them!💓🎶

  4. le th

    The vocals here sound almost like country right up until the chorus.

    ...and it's not all the same in California. In fact, the scene in LA is very different from both San Francisco and San Diego, and VASTLY different from the cities and town that are not major cities along the coast.

    I think whoever wrote these lyrics meant to convey that in the Entertainment Industry they're all stuck in the same scene and just a number.

  5. Monica Michelle

    Gave me goosebumps

  6. Cindy Ramirez

    The first time I watched this video, I cried. I'm not from California, but from Texas, yet the people, the struggle, and the success is quite similar. Thank you Airborne for such a beautiful song!

  7. Whiskey Vargas

    This song makes me happy I moved out of L.A. I feel like I'm making something out of myself out that place.

  8. Augusto Figueiredo

    brazil love us!

  9. Nobody Reads My Comments

    I just found it today. AWESOME SONG :D Only 679 likes? It deserves more than that! At least 100,000 likes.

  10. ACE0FHKX3ARTs n0thin96UTherman

    perfect song ty abte born and raised FF ca

  11. Joy Torres

    Lady Midnight / Emma Carstairs

  12. Patricia Delgado

    coming here fot the playlist of Cassie Clare for Lady Midnight 💞 I really like the song c:

    Clarissa Posiřilová

    Patricia Delgado me too 😁😁😁❤️

  13. Roy Stam

    Thank You TATE for this year!
    Can't wait too see you back in Europe!

  14. MrOverGod

    if i click "like", you arrive in Russia?

  15. Bullet

    dennis and arielle <3

  16. rmodjeski29

    As much as I bitch about the traffic and people here, it's a place that I can truly call home. Glad to be born and raised in Los Angeles.

  17. Ionuţ Ologu

    The lyrics remind me of Faith on Californication.

  18. Sofia

    I love this song, amazing video!

  19. Viv Holenbeck

    "Darling I always loved the desperation in your eyes.." love the lyrics!

  20. Astorian Stigmata

    Hey That's Me At 2:54 haha

    Edith DuFoe

    Which One????

  21. FunkyTN

    Come again to Slovakia!!

  22. Richard Vogel

    Another genius song.

  23. maldito duende

    this so true Im from california and from south central the strip club sams is close where I use to live you see that every day people doing anything to survive and to have something in there pocket .california  is expensive to live even in the ghetto the rent is high .

  24. ☾daisy

    I cant explain how beautiful I think this song/video is and how it hits so close (exactly)to home

  25. Робинзон Крузо

    great song. Good job boys.

  26. nesslurpee

    Salton Sea loving. <3

  27. RichyTwentyThree

    Loving this as always, good job TATE!

  28. KidA1989

    The Airborne Toxic Event is life.
    <3

  29. BNE Video

    Didn't expect a new record so soon, great surprise loved them since 'Sometime Around Midnigh't, I have a feeling this album will be even better than 'Dope Machines ':)

    KidA1989

    @Music Is Life This song IS off of their latest album Dope Machines.

    Mariana Torres

    How awks....

  30. Sheri Hunter

    Wow, always my favorite song off last CD, but this video leaves me speechless. I want to know the end of the story.

  31. Emiliano Pizarro

    Great video! Gives the song more emotion and meaning well done

  32. idontwannabeontv

    Excited by this. Beautifully shot too. Still the best band out there by far.

  33. Sharon

    Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see you guys again in a few weeks!

  34. launderground

    we love @The Airborne Toxic Event.

  35. jrock v

    "California" :)