“It Never Rains in Southern California”

Albert Hammond

ALBUM: It Never Rains in Southern California

1972

CHART POSITION: Number 5 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100

Songwriter(s): Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood


Got on board a westbound seven forty-seven

Didn’t think before deciding what to do

Ooh, that talk of opportunities, TV breaks and movies

Rang true, sure rang true…

 

[Chorus]

Seems it never rains in southern California

Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before

It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya?

It pours, man, it pours

 

[Verse 2]

I’m out of work, I’m out of my head

Out of self respect, I’m out of bread

I’m underloved, I’m underfed, I want to go home

 

It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya?

It pours, man, it pours

 

Will you tell the folks back home I nearly made it?

Had offers but didn’t know which one to take

Please don’t tell ’em how you found me

Don’t tell ’em how you found me

Gimme a break, give me a break

 

Seems it never rains in southern California

Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before

It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya?

It pours, man, it pours


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