Messina, Jo Dee - Heads Carolina, Tails California Lyrics




Baby, what do you say we just get lost?
Leave this one horse townlike two rebels without a cause.
I got people in Boston.
Ain't your daddy still in Des Moines?
We can pack up tomorrow.
Tonight, let's flip a coin

Heads, Carolina Tails, California.
Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer.
Up in the mountains, down by the ocean.
Where? It don't matter, as long as we're goin'
Somewhere together. I've got a quarter.
Heads, Carolina Tails, California.

We can load what we own in the back of a U-haul van.
Couple modern day Moses', searchin for the promised land.
We can go four hundred miles before we stop for gas.
We can drive for a day, and then we'll take a look at the map.

Heads, Carolina Tails, California.
Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer.
Up in the mountains, down by the ocean.
Where? It don't matter, as long as we're goin'
Somewhere together. I've got a quarter.
Heads, Carolina Tails, California.

We're gonna get outta here if we gotta ride a Greyhound bus.
Boy, we're bound to outrun the bad luck that's tailin' us

Heads, Carolina Tails, California.
Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer.
Up in the mountains, down by the ocean.
Where? It don't matter, as long as we're goin'
Somewhere together. I've got a quarter.
Heads, Carolina Tails, California.

O--oh, California! Carolina! California!





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  1. Candice Machella

    People don't want to let me leave they want to control me especially men well they can't. If men were suppose to stay married longer god would have let them live longer lol

  2. shane medlin

    When this song first came out, I was stuck in the doldrums with my first wife in some shithole in Colorado. Finally made it out of there ten years later.
    Then my new wife and I jumped off the edge and landed in Hawaii feet first with no clue what to do next.

  3. The Worst

    I fricking love this song...❤ I wish I could just up and do what this song talks about...💯✔ I definitely gives me great inspiration...👌🏼

  4. VAZZ 22

    I actually took the Greyhound bus from California to North Carolina in the summer of 2019! 🇺🇸

  5. Kurt Bangen

    OUTSTANDING!!!

  6. Olaf Elsbeurry

    Damn I need more road

  7. Bonnie Maynard

    Good old days lolz

  8. Bonnie Maynard

    Dang it Christina I miss u angel 😇

  9. marta nika

    I enjoy Jo Dee Messina's music

  10. Damien TruRocque

    Tales it is let's go who coming

  11. Russ Rossi

    Not Patsy but close.

  12. Sensei Juan

    One of the best driving songs ever. Her music and her voice always gives my spirit a lift.

  13. David & Cherene Immel

    Still love this song! 2019

  14. Brandon Koch

    I just want a clean slat with no b. S. Where i can forget the past and take my love ones with not feel like thre a bounty on my head

  15. LIL-BEZZY JR-MOB

    THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE SONG IN DIS BITCH/CAUSE I'M A ALABAMA KING IN DIS BITCH AND I KNOW GOOD MUSIC SINCE 1982/SO I HOPE Y'ALL LIKE THIS POST BY 2ALL MY FANS OUT-THERE!!!$$$👑👑👑👑

  16. Chris McCurdy

    This is a wonderful country music back then that will still is great yo hear today.

  17. Chance Last

    I love this!!

  18. Rebecca Vaughan

    Love her voice!

  19. Bechristian! music & art with Jacki

    I already tried both these states is there somewhere else, do feel like escaping to somewhere

    Katy Petree

    Bechristian! music & art with Jacki Taos, New Mexico. Just trust me. And swing by the Taos Inn for some killer margaritas.

  20. MargaRitaVille

    Deal! Or both!!!

  21. Jeff Cover

    I'm going with Carolina all the way!

  22. Amber's Magick

    I was raised in North Carolina and lived in California for 2 years. Love this song. Both places are so beautiful. 💖

  23. Brandon Koch

    Decade to myfamily

  24. terrance butler

    They need 2 bring back REAL Country music

  25. Kyle Barr

    The song that introduced me to country music! Can't wait to see her in concert tonight!!

  26. Jennifer Tarin

    This has become my theme song as I apply for jobs in both Carolina and California with the intent of moving wherever I can get a job

  27. karin thompson

    it remind me my younger days and daughter love this music blessing have good day.

  28. VibesvilleStudio

    I saw Jacob Jolliff play this live last night, great tune!

    Candice Machella

    He's a fine peice of realistate I'm gonna get me some land

  29. Kelly Savery

    This song was playing in an ad on TV today...when Jay and I were on one of our "rides" this came on the radio...Jay wasn't a country music fan (Classic rock, thank you very much!) BUT! I asked if I could listen to this, and I cranked it up! I caught him nodding to it...he said he actually liked it...we were in the exact mood of that song that day! We drove for hours... It became an inside joke...when we were going out he would ask where I wanted to go, and I'd tell him to "flip a coin" and he knew exactly what it meant! We were always up for an adventure...together! What I wouldn't do for one more ride with him...

  30. Debbie Biddix

    🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️🖤❤️ 🖤❤️ 🖤❤️

  31. Randall Terry

    Country music was so damn good back then.

  32. Anna Carolana

    All Carolana! Mike dropped on the first Easter egg.

  33. Catherine Iyoha

    California is too warm now 😄

  34. kraig 88

    Whoever has the app called Shazam, let's get this song up to 200k+ shazams! =-) Make sure you tell your friends too if they have Shazam! =-)

  35. Kyle Barr

    Can't wait to see her in concert this fall!

  36. Grace Phillips

    Who's the guy in the video👀😂

    Candice Machella

    A fine looking guy that's who.

    Candice Machella

    Boy is he drop dead sexy. I'd melt his butter stick.

  37. Goddess Rose

    Grew up listening to this song. Boy country music isnt the same anymore. I'll take my country music from 20 years ago thanks. Love this song

  38. Star Base sky walker.

    good Song Just get lost never know what, but, I know it's out there Some where.

  39. Nights

    This song is about love and freedom

  40. Brian Roiger

    Almost 25 years ago it's crazy.

  41. Travis Tabor

    I don't even like country but these lyrics are lit af

  42. Krissy

    I wish I was having as much fun as they are in these 90's country music videos!

  43. Josepmulowayl Tshlbangu

    1995ns1996ns1997onesyshltsyswonsdersys1998robzomblesystakesysoversyshesllsysbillysysdeslvxesys

  44. southroncross

    Still my favorite song of hers.

  45. John Wright

    Love this song! ALWAYS have😎

  46. Cory Nielsen

    I would pick California personally.

  47. Edward Earl

    California is the only way to be

  48. Gregory Shope

    Where did all the great women go? Why is it green mohawk or hatred tward men? Is that our options as men now? I mean ya know I got a hand and a cell phone.

  49. SSIronHeart

    So good

  50. Tabitha Rideout

    I love her music I got her beanie baby she's my favorite country singer!❤💯🖐💪

  51. Mike Alonzi

    Prayers and love.

  52. Birdseye Bigfoot

    California? Done that...this little birdie is flying the coupe!

  53. Mitchy Babe

    What a woman!

    Dave Richardson

    She was so hot when she came out , she looked good in all her videos , she wore a tight blue jumpsuit in a video called Do You Wanna Make Something Of It, and Leather Pants in another called I'm Alright and My Give A Dams Busted

  54. truth flame

    my anthem song

  55. Gary Edwards

    Sawher in concert in 1997 very talented and beautiful lady

  56. Sam Waugh

    Great song - she has the right voice, accent, and attitude for authentic country.

  57. Katherine Elizabeth

    I miss this country music. <3

  58. Sonny Edney

    So did they choose Carolina or California??

  59. James Cornell

    I like your music and the way you sing it make a day Werth get up for. anyway keep the people up on thair toes and sing with all your heart

  60. Patrick Hickey

    My wife and I first heard this song when we were courting...she had people in Boston, and my daddy was still in Des Moines. Needless to say, we flipped a coin to see where to go on our honeymoon: heads Carolina, tails California. Tails won.

  61. Lutian Murphy

    One hot redhead , I got to meet her at a fuel stop, very nice country girl ! Travel by coin

    Dave Richardson

    She looked her best in that I'm Alright video , Jo Dee Messina wearing a pair of black leather pants

  62. David Matthews

    I think this was written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson. I know there is at least one song Jose mussina sings written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson. It has something to do with running a bubble bath.

  63. steven griffith

    Reminds me of the girl I was in love with the summer of 96. We talked about her coming out on the road with me in my truck and just see everything we could.

  64. Emily Mae

    Baby what do you say we just get lost
    Leave this one horse town like two rebels without a cause
    I've got people in Boston, ain't your daddy still in Des Moines
    We can pack tomorrow, tonight let's flip a coin
    Heads Carolina, tails California
    Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer
    Up in the mountains, down by the ocean
    Where don't matter long as we're goin'
    Somewhere together, I got a quarter
    Heads Carolina, tails California
    We can load what we own in the back of a U-Haul van
    Couple modern day Moses' searchin' for the promised land
    We can go four hundred miles before we stop for gas
    Hey, we'll drive for a day and then we'll take a look at the map
    Heads Carolina, tails California
    Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer
    Up in the mountains, down by the ocean
    Where don't matter long as we're goin'
    Somewhere together, I got a quarter
    Heads Carolina, tails California
    We're gonna get outta here if we gotta ride a greyhound bus
    Boy, we're bound to outrun the bad luck that's tailin' us
    Heads Carolina, tails California
    Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer
    Up in the mountains, down by the ocean
    Where don't matter long as we're goin'
    Somewhere together, I got a quarter
    Heads Carolina, tails California

  65. Marcio Monari

    It's a good one! But I still prefer this version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4K4aOi63TQ&t=6s

  66. lori fettes svetovich

    I'm heading there this spring
    Bye bye pa
    Hello new home
    New friends
    Brand new life im outta here bye bye baby bye bye

  67. Christopher Harris

    Awesomely put a good smile on my face,i could say more ,but id be ranting on ,Executive choice, for sure! Top notch ! And more ,Hats off , sick in the bed! But still ok as this music makes me wonder! IS THERE REALLY LIFE OUT THERE ! REBA LOVE IT

  68. bud quinton

    Good song... Catchy

  69. Jeff olefson

    Underrated singer.

  70. Haydan Oberle

    South Carolina ❤

  71. Adelle M

    Just discovered this song on an airplane 2000s playlist and I'm addicted

  72. Olaf Elsbeurry

    Every time I hear this song I'm homesick for places I've never been

  73. Cynthia ASMR

    God I miss music like this!❤

  74. steve Parker

    Cali not so great anymore

  75. Scott

    Jo dee messina . shame on all you dumb fucks that gave her a thumbs down. Cool song. What are u aliens? This song rocks!!!!!

  76. chickenfarm09

    I love this song. Always gets a fun feeling going in me

  77. R Robilliard

    She is an awesome singer a natural beauty, love her (stuff).

  78. John Gialanella jr

    It is a shame that when Country women are on TV or for Awards shows she is never there. Like she is not accepted, like the other ones. I think she is as good as the rest of them.

  79. Steven Baker

    She should reconsider the Carolinas. I live in Jacksonville NC and it sucks here. Nothing but trouble! When I get out of here it's California!

  80. DurtDevil 803

    I haven't heard this song for about 15 years or so until now when I came looking for it. I came looking because that's how I feel at the moment. I just want to go. Unlike Jo Dee, I have no one to go WITH but it doesn't matter. I just want to go. SOMEWHERE. I could get off this mountain and never look back at the bottom when leavin town. I think I'll flip a coin.

  81. tanya kaiser

    still listening after 20 years when i was a child and grew up on this music. thank you.

  82. Jussi Matikainen

    What a song. Great!!

  83. Brittany Brock

    2018 And Still Lovin' This!!!!

  84. Charles Robert

    Aint yur daddy still in Des Moines!

  85. Elaine R

    Does anyone know if she is related to Jim Messina?

  86. Jeri Picton

    please sing at my wedding ❤💋

  87. Cathy Cobb

    bye bye love

  88. Ron Stoner

    Do I hear Benmont Tench on the keyboards???

  89. judy hansen

    good one

  90. remi photo

    where is Jo Dee Messina...? Such an awesome singer!!!!

  91. cool chic

    I remember this song playing on the radio. I was really little then, like only 2, 3, 4

  92. Cathy Cobb

    that being said I'm never looking back in the rearview mirror!

  93. Cathy Cobb

    if I could sing like that I'd be happy

  94. Mr Dacus

    Andy from HoboTraveler brought me here.

  95. MrBlueSkyMrNight

    *Heads we play 90's country music - tails 80's country music.  A win, win either way.*

  96. Robyn Murphy

    That dude in the video is so hot...ugh...

  97. Rick B.

    Hey hey let's take a ride...