Wilco - California Stars Lyrics




I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight
On a bed of California stars
I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight
On a bed of California stars

I'd love to feel
Your hand touching mine
And tell me why
I must keep working on

Yes I'd give my life
To lay my head tonight on a bed
Of California stars

I'd like to dream
My troubles all away
On a bed of California stars

Jump up from my starbed
Make another day
Underneath my California stars
They hang like grapes
On vines that shine
And warm the lovers' glass
Like friendly wine

So I'd give this world
Just to dream a dream with you
On our bed of California stars

I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight
On a bed of California stars
I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight
On a bed of California stars

I'd love to feel
Your hand touching mine
And tell me why
I must keep working on

Yes I'd give my life
To lay my head tonight on a bed
Of California stars

I'd like to dream
My troubles all away
On a bed of California stars

Jump up from my starbed
Make another day
Underneath my California stars

They hang like grapes
On vines that shine
And warm the lovers' glass
Like friendly wine

So I'd give this world
Just to dream a dream with you
On our bed of California stars

So I'd give this world
Just to dream a dream with you
On our bed of California stars

(Dream a dream with you)





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  1. Viktoriya Moskal'chuk

    I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight
    On a bed of California stars
    I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight
    On a bed of California stars

    I'd love to feel
    Your hand touching mine
    And tell me why
    I must keep working on

    Yes I'd give my life
    To lay my head tonight on a bed
    Of California stars

    I'd like to dream
    My troubles all away
    On a bed of California stars

    Jump up from my star bed
    Make another day
    Underneath my California stars
    They hang like grapes
    On vines that shine
    And warm the lovers' glass
    Like friendly wine

    So I'd give this world
    Just to dream a dream with you
    On our bed of California stars

    I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight
    On a bed of California stars
    I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight
    On a bed of California stars

    I'd love to…

  2. Weekend Warrior

    I have a date with a beautiful woman on Thursday night watching the stars. I can't wait to play this to her. Wow

  3. stevies5

    Very George Harrison. (The voice.) Love it.

  4. B JM

    It would have been my wedding song. But alas, she found someone she liked more than me.

    TRIPLESEVENSIX

    Keep your head up high mate. My last girlfriend humiliated me. I promised myself never again! I stuck to my guns but my life has gone by without a partner. I was then 19 & I'm now 43. Get yourself back out there & find someone new. Don't end up like me. Stay positive. There is a nice woman out there for you. 8 Billion folks in the world. Half of them women. You'll find someone. I'm in touch with a lovely woman from California who I've known online for a few years now but I'm 5200 miles away in the U.K. But we talk everyday & wanna get together. All the best for 2020. Such is life....

  5. Randy Wilson

    God what a song

  6. Sara Cowles-Makin

    Etherial road trip memories through the southwest, on many different quests with family, friends and lovers. Endless journeys...Thankyou!

  7. Steve Mann

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ARCpXp9Kqk

  8. Aaron Chrusniak

    i fucking hate wilco. this music is so nothing, so milquetoast , so mediocre.

  9. gouldbj

    one of the greatest songs ever written. Woody's words and Wilco's lopey slightly sloppy beat and melody is like a tonic to me. Like a walk down a country path with your good ole' dog on a beautiful sunny day

  10. wish21100

    If song was longer .. Wouldn't have to rush Picture ..

  11. brandonbug1

    Listening to this cruising through chatham , roof down looking at the pentagon centre and thinking what da fxxk is that ?

  12. Manuel Mazariego

    I hear this song everyday at work on the speaker they have and I’m tired of the song but here I am searching it now lol

  13. Grace Ful

    I can thank my lucky stars for Wilco under California stars

  14. Tina milan xx

    For some reason this song reminds me of call me by your name the book

  15. taz jammer

    TY Billy for finihing this song.

  16. Nemesis Avenger

    Oh my this is Art..
    The music and the words are are just beautiful.
    Wood Guthrie loved his country.
    Great song writer.
    Also adore his Arlo Guthrie.
    Simple but just beautiful.

  17. Black Hawk

    This band sucks!!

  18. Brandon Buckingham

    always forget this song but find my way back

  19. Suanne Strider

    God, what a song.

    wish21100

    Like friendly wine

  20. andreaneilcmc

    I don't understand this astronomy shit but, will California stars become Doncaster stars at some time?

  21. Brennan Moriarty

    "Happy Tuesday" _ê_very_WON_; at least sHe acts like it is ;)
    Will-co rate KEY ducks :/ .
    rate them stellar platinum with a mystical^liquor_coffee chaser and sticky rice for breakfast near desert roses, blue skies, and sacred vistas, upon the Caspian steppes & MERE assurance of INTELLIGENT life beyond the wonder wall. . .etiquette of scientific esthetic generally prophetic with the SMARTEST music that gracefully lets it...be my lovely home.
    >
    oh yeah and (Facebook...) GOOGLE owes me 5B for the flying BIRDS and the perfect PLANET, flowing green and shining blue. brilliant lights and love that's true...can you stand it?

  22. Daniel Vanexan

    FOR BOOKIE

  23. tina trachtenburg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHilkoEasko

    wish21100

    @tina trachtenburg
    Be Happy for Once .. I've got it all worked out, don't worry 'bout a thing ❤️

  24. MJC

    my clicking finger needs the hospital

  25. James Vogel

    California stars are all on the ground..." Lou ,"Reed". On new your city

  26. Edward Esquivel

    Hola i love this song

  27. Tahmid Jahin

    Someone's gotta post the lyrics. So I did ~


    I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight 
    On a bed of California stars 
    I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight 
    On a bed of California stars

    I'd love to feel 
    Your hand touching mine 
    And tell me why 
    I must keep working on

    Yes I'd give my life 
    To lay my head tonight on a bed 
    Of California stars

    I'd like to dream 
    My troubles all away 
    On a bed of California stars

    Jump up from my star bed 
    Make another day 
    Underneath my California stars 
    They hang like grapes 
    On vines that shine 
    And warm the lovers' glass 
    Like friendly wine

    So I'd give this world 
    Just to dream a dream with you 
    On our bed of California stars

    I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight 
    On a bed of California stars 
    I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight 
    On a bed of California stars

    I'd love to feel 
    Your hand touching mine 
    And tell me why 
    I must keep working on

    Yes I'd give my life 
    To lay my head tonight on a bed 
    Of California stars

    I'd like to dream 
    My troubles all away 
    On a bed of California stars

    Jump up from my star bed 
    Make another day 
    Underneath my California stars

    They hang like grapes 
    On vines that shine 
    And warm the lovers' glass 
    Like friendly wine

    So I'd give this world 
    Just to dream a dream with you 
    On our bed of California stars

    So I'd give this world 
    Just to dream a dream with you 
    On our bed of California stars

    wish21100

    Thank you ❤️

  28. Sean Frankel

    LOVE ❤️ this song so much! Raw! Real!

  29. Trevor Amos

    this is great, heard it last night. why havent i heard before

  30. Phantom Dan

    The Wilco version of this song is still my favorite - either studio version or 'live' version. I can listen to this repeatedly and enjoy it every time...

  31. L Leon

    Heard this being sung on the radio and I didn't like that guy's version so here I am.

  32. Melancholic Storm

    Very cool

  33. Libby Campbell

    Great song.

  34. joe koelbl

    I love the phrasing / timing

  35. bluesskywoman

    Nice picture!! Great song too 😁

  36. ANOMONISS

    Draw a dick!

  37. jack thomas

    lovely...https://nadieband.bandcamp.com/releases

  38. Mark M

    I would like to remember this song sometime if I'm dehydrated.

    Slushei YT

    Mark M, I can relate

  39. James Pritchett

    this is so "let it bleed"..but much nicer and sweeter.

  40. Rachel R

    Why did I just discover this song right now? I'm so late but it's such a cute tune 😊

  41. Олег Баушев

    Обожаю эту песню.

  42. Tate Hudson

    That was perfect.

  43. roger w

    ITS SO LAID BACK AND IT MAKES YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES AND DREAM . AND IT TAKES YOU AWAY .

  44. Emmoth666

    I drew because of this

  45. Mary Pat Kelly

    10/2018.. looking at my CA STARS

  46. Paul Gillam

    wheels up on the east coast....coming your way, Cali!! wait for me!!

  47. H Gomez

    First heard this song on a political campaign commercial in California. Its playing in the background as the politician is shown in various "I'm just like you" scenarios. Couldn't get it outta my head. I looked it up and am in love!!! What an amazing song and story behind the song. Maybe that guy will get my vote 😆

    Mary Pat Kelly

    NEWSOM IS THE GUY RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR OF CA..

    Mary Pat Kelly

    And I m voting for HIM..BLUE WAVE IS COMING 🇺🇸

    H Gomez

    Right on, good luck with that. Red wave, blue wave they're all the same.

  48. fernando sosa

    This song always make me feel good

  49. Julien Bellin

    Kuwaiti stars are pretty good too.

  50. Lucy Zgrodnik

    Don't worry, I'm only *9 years late!*

  51. CaesarInVa

    First time I head this song I was working on my old Ford 9N tractor one Saturday morning in early spring.  Wow, what a magical moment that was.  Winter's cold dead grip had finally been broken, brilliant sunshine streamed down through pale blue skies and I was smoking a good cigar as the 70 year-old tractor purred like a new-born kitten...man what a gloriously gorgeous moment and this song playing in the background!

  52. foreveryung3000

    thank you lil soda boi

  53. Trev Mac

    𝕋𝕚𝕤 𝕀𝕤 ℂ𝕠𝕠𝕠𝕝

  54. Justin Myslive

    Is it just me or does this sound a lot like Jason Isabel

  55. oden gasuki

    Had some tea in a nice Somalian cafe and then a couple of nice gents drove me home in a cab. I told them about a different Wilco song. How to fight loneliness. Think they went away as converts. Well done Wilco! Transforming people across the world!! Xx

    Daniel Cropp

    Wow, what a story! (sincere)

    TRIPLESEVENSIX

    Faith in humanity restored. Music...the greatest painkiller of all. Nice one.

  56. Fayth Elyzabeth

    I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight 
    On a bed of California stars 
    I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight 
    On a bed of California stars

    I'd love to feel 
    Your hand touching mine 
    And tell me why 
    I must keep working on

    Yes I'd give my life 
    To lay my head tonight on a bed 
    Of California stars

    I'd like to dream 
    My troubles all away 
    On a bed of California stars

    Jump up from my star bed 
    Make another day 
    Underneath my California stars 
    They hang like grapes 
    On vines that shine 
    And warm the lovers' glass 
    Like friendly wine

    So I'd give this world 
    Just to dream a dream with you 
    On our bed of California stars

    I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight 
    On a bed of California stars 
    I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight 
    On a bed of California stars...

  57. Michael Shockley

    For the longest time I thought it was "Lay my hairy balls tonight on a bed of California Stars."

    Daniel Cropp

    I totally hear that!

  58. Elena R

    ❤️❤️❤️

  59. twinoak170

    They hang like grapes, love that.

  60. James Rawson

    This song makes me feel like I want to spend time with the people I have lost through the years .Knowing that it's not possible is heart breaking . Jeff can break a heart or two ,not even meaning it .

  61. philthy03

    Honestly had higher expectations for video after it started with that incredible tree

  62. Elena R

    So Nice..❤️☺️✌🏻

  63. G 33fer

    Good bless WG.

  64. Avanti Maharaj

    This song 💕

  65. Ashlee Carrero

    This song makes me happy

  66. Null

    This reminds me of Emily

  67. Gee Bud

    Thanks Youtube software for presenting me this really wonderfullll song that I never heard before. Nor from Wilco... i'll check them out - this fine voice reminds me of John Lennon, yeah !! Ah - my Hohnwer harp in A goes well on this one - so happy

  68. Wearing Van's Goghing Nowhere

    I have this picture of the girl I love driving across America and landing on some seaside California town for the rest of our lives with the biggest smiles in the world. Sadly she isn't returning even though we both know it is where our hearts are. Love doesn't win today.

  69. trollerguy

    Not bad, not bad at all....

  70. Kieran Campbell

    Comrade hermit gay! Lol

  71. ALFAJERKBFH

    How can you not like this song?

  72. timmyoreily

    Hey Dakota. I love ya. Ya doosh.

  73. Tony Stefanovski

    wait...from a grid??????

  74. Shan

    Ain't this song so good?

  75. Petra Džaja

    I love this song 😍😍😍😍

  76. Henry Przepiorka

    great tune

  77. Shirls Fitzy

    Iv just walked past Starbucks in work and they’re playing this!!! Good choice but not a lover of Starbucks I’m afraid ❤️😜

  78. Roger Dugan

    How on earth could anyone not love this song ?

    Stefan Schleps

    They have never been hurt or high. They have never received the support from their friends when they needed it. Consider yourself lucky. You are.
    Peace.

  79. jimmy higham

    love this song

  80. Gourab Kar

    After every stanza, the guitar is very soothing. Makes me feel nostalgic. What is that type of guitar music. Where can I find more?

    JackW

    Gourab Kar just search acoustic soft rock

  81. c mac

    Love it. Saw them in red rocks...

  82. Shirls Fitzy

    One of mine & an ex’s songs, he’d play the guitar (well try) and I’d sing along (well try) haha. SOME nice memories.

  83. Sean MacDonald

    That "thumb over" pencil grip is painful to look at.

  84. Dave Burns

    Great song

  85. The Mighty Skunk Bear

    Im Not from California but i love this song.

    George Stein

    it's better if you're not from california. It's about polishing a dream, making it better than it really is

  86. fred joy

    For the Manchester refugees living as legal aliens in The Peoples Republic of California. Dave Spencer, Sam Betko et al. And any who ever did some California Dreamin'. I wonder if Tulsi Gabbard would teach me to surf (hey, I'm alien wherever I am.) think it was written by Woody Guthrie. If I were to marry, this would be an excellent song to dance to with the bride.

  87. Mr Man The 2nd

    Great song to chill and reflect...

  88. Lydia Ortega

    One word. Pepper

  89. Ingwersignition

    One of the best songs ever written.

  90. Robert Harty

    great comments. could not agree more with you

  91. Mark Wesolek

    perfect song for Wilco to cover. But it has an incredibly depressing chord progression which is what Woody intended. But still a buzz-killer of a song...and that's coming from a fan of Wilco and Woody. But in the end, I'll sacrifice a buzz-kill for a very well-constructed song.

  92. gustavo mejia fonnegra

    muy buenos.retorno rock.en el camino

  93. Justin Young

    This song reminds me of being in a bar, playing pool with strangers, when all of a sudden, you are caught by a song that takes over your emotions. For a moment, you forget your surroundings, and you long for something....someone.

    Tomás Eduardo Castro Huezo

    Couldn't have said that better. That's how it happened.

    Miss M

    ...for California.

  94. Joshua Micetich

    Behind enemy lines...would like Camel Crush, Miller High Life 12 pack, fifth of Jack Daniel's, and a bunch of college kids.

  95. Daniel Oldag

    a few beers and this is my go to

  96. Ashley Pettibon

    Ray and I love this song, because we can sit back, relax, and love. I feel his smile inside of me, I giggle, and it feels so good, because he is my God-given Christian husband. Something jealous stings us with its signature niggardom, but we fight through it. Please don't feel hope is all lost if you are lost. They will come too. God and your husband. If you don't know who they are or have forgotten, pray.

  97. Nica Costa

    I love you!!!