Ray LaMontagne - Ojai Lyrics




I've been a Savior, a Sideman, a Stranger
Stung by anger, burned by law
Feel so Scattered, like nothing really matters anymore,
Put that sign out, on my front door

Hitchin a ride on the PCH
I got some things I need to say
Callin' out a friend of mine

I don't know where the years have gone,
Just know I'm worse for hangin' on
Maybe it'd be best if I just let things lie
Guess I'm never gonna get back to Ojai

I knew a good man, he was a break in the Clouds,
hangin' so low down
It's got me to thinking, it's not like he gave in,
He just never got that second win

Hitchin a ride on the PCH
I got some things I need to say
Callin' out a friend of mine

I don't know where the years have gone,
Just know I'm worse for hangin' on
Maybe it'd be best if I just let things lie
Guess I'm never gonna get back to Ojai

Ojai-Ojai

I've been a Savior, a Sideman, a Stranger
Son, hedge your wager, cause life aint fair
I been shaken, sorely mistaken, this path I've taken
Aint goin nowhere

Hitchin a ride on the PCH
I got some things I need to say
Callin' out a friend of mine

I don't know where the years have gone,
Just know I'm worse for hangin' on
Maybe it'd be best if I just let things lie
Guess I'm never gonna get back to Ojai
Guess I'm never gonna get back to Ojai





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  1. Trevor Cunningham

    This song makes me think of my brother that we lost in a tragic accident. He worked at the Inn in Ojai. He was a good man, and truly a break in the clouds.

  2. Jeremy Kitto

    Hitching down the PCH👍🏼❗️
    Do you remember me ?

  3. BoiledRopeLampPosts

    #timephonehack

  4. DanielG65

    Im from Santa Paula the neighboring town connected to Ojai by Ojai Rd. This song just gives that home feeling. No place like Ventura County, no musician like Ray!

    Dino_man8

    DanielG65 no place like Ventura county is right

  5. Maria Roberts

    You are awesome !! RAY MC TALENT. Xxxxx

  6. mesina

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!  I melt when i hear his voice.Never stop singing Ray.<3<3<3

  7. Hooping Allure

    Love Ojai, love this song. Captures a melancholy feeling.

  8. Bubba Trump

    #snapstersnugglegates are a lesbian

  9. Johnny Bandit

    Just heard this in an indie radio station. Why didn't I not know of this song before?! Love at first listen ..

  10. L. A. Dey

    Ojai is my hometown, Ray captures the longing of every person who no longer lives there. So homesick.

  11. Bill Cook

    a sideman
    burned by love
    a breaking cloud
    got me to thinking

  12. Thomas Brown

    stung by anger, burned by love <3

  13. Nils Franco

    Gorgeous song about a favorite area of California for me. Beyond that, the lyrics speak profoundly to an all-too-familiar experience.

  14. justcallmethelma

    heard this yesterday and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my new favorite....................just hit so perfectly .............love it!

  15. GordO Durich

    Listen and listen again. Makes me want to hitch to Ojai.

  16. Jack Craig

    this really hits a heart string! Love it!

  17. Jack Conant

    stung.. by anger?

  18. Kitty the Meow

    My name is Jeff

  19. Southwest Groundwater Surveyors

    I like your lyrics better.  It adds meaning for the hearer. 

  20. hammerpower100

    ojai my hometown :)

  21. bradygeoffrey

    Ray's best song since his debut album.  Not to say I didn't like any of the other albums...I have them all.  I knew Ray's music before his career launched and I'm also a musician and songwriter and I appreciate his metamorphosis over the years, but he's still remained pretty close to his origins.  I've listened this song Ojai on repeat many times LOL...its almost perfect...and I've been wanting to hitch a ride down the PCH for awhile...Perhaps some inspiration here.  Cheers :)

  22. Rich O Hanna

    Love the tone of this album. Ray with a sunny light touch yet with all his beauty intact.

  23. charles dietzel

    I grew up and lived in the beautiful unique Ojai valley.  nice song, even without saying anything about the place.  nostalgic scenes.  thanks for sharing.

  24. SeanandKarenMusic

    Best track on the album hands down.

  25. Cassandra Beattie

    Knocked the wind out of me. So beautiful.

  26. Teresa Ganim

    Its the second win and not wind but its beautifully shot Metrolyrics has all his lyrics 

    The Witch King

    no its wind

  27. Shawn Michael

    not bad.  didn't get them all right but you're close.  Here's the lyrics from the CD booklet

    I've been a Savior, a Sideman, a Stranger
    Stung by anger, burned by law
    Feel so Scattered, like nothing really matters anymore,
    Put that sign out, on my front door

    Hitchin a ride down the PCH
    I got some things I need to say
    Callin' out a friend of mine

    I don't know where the years have gone,
    Just know I'm worse for hangin' on
    Maybe it'd be best if I just let things lie
    Guess I'm never gonna get back to Ojai

    I knew a good man, he was a break in the Clouds,
    hangin' so low down
    It's got me to thinking, it's not like he gave in,
    He just never got that second win

    Hitchin a ride down the PCH
    I got some things I need to say
    Callin' out a friend of mine

    I don't know where the years have gone,
    Just know I'm worse for hangin' on
    Maybe it'd be best if I just let things lie
    Guess I'm never gonna get back to Ojai

    Ojai-Ojai

    I've been a Savior, a Sideman, a Stranger
    Son, hedge your wager, cause life aint fair
    I been shaken, sorely mistaken, this path I've taken
    Aint goin nowhere

    Hitchin a ride down the PCH
    I got some things I need to say
    Callin' out a friend of mine

    I don't know where the years have gone,
    Just know I'm worse for hangin' on
    Maybe it'd be best if I just let things lie
    Guess I'm never gonna get back to Ojai
    Guess I'm never gonna get back to Ojai

    Jayme Patageul

    this is a lyrics video ... why ? lmao