love california

by jean mann

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Songs written on California tour.

hello - This song came from Feb 2018 California tour, when I was caught up in the storm, (so to speak) of the wildfire and mudslides. I was staying at a friends beach-adjacent cottage in Carpinteria between gigs, where my observations of the locals, amid dust and demise, brought out this plaintive song.

speck - Ever the songwriter of balance - this little ditty is about a day in the life of a speck of dust, with no ordinary life. Also written Feb 2018 in Carpinteria, CA



released March 19, 2019

love california EP
lyrics and music by jean mann © blue flower friday records 2019

jean mann - vocals, tenor guitar
bill corral - guitars
Geli Wuerzner - violas

jean mann - vocals, whistling, baritone ukulele, glockenspiel
bill corral - bass, mandolin, brushes, harmony vocal


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Track Name: hello
Seems the circle may be broken
Or turning a new direction

Finding home in the grace of the road
Ringing 'round a rosy posy time
Calling out hello

Hello, you drift your way over to say

Friendly chatter til the cows came home
Really they were dogs
Maddie and tulie and blossom
Running round the beach
and I miss my own

Am I a magnet to a friendly voice
When I need it the most
I'll take it

Hello, I call out hello
The only way I know how

A sweet childlike man
You laugh like a chirping bird
Were you scared in the storm
Or did you sing yourself to calm

I drew a heart in the dust of your demise
A little love I leave behind
Seems all I've got

Hello, you call out hello
The only way you know how

And I smile tho you don't see me
We stand together alone

I'll keep saying til I go

Track Name: speck
you're just a speck
no one can see
flung on the wind
with the birds and the trees

glistening leaf you rest upon
falling flora brings you down

you land in a field
atop a daisy
a girl comes along

plucking loves or loves me not
petals fall one by one

at least you landed
on somebody loves me
twirling down in the breeze

still you wonder what might've been
had you been on the last petal to cling

you hit a dandelion
gone to seed
fluff-puffy landing

like the room full of pillows
on "i dream of jeannie"

blown into the blue
on the breath of a boy

floating up on the warmth
looking down upon a smile

you dance with the wind
the one who loves you
flying up to the sky

your best friend in the world
together by and by

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