Wm Pollock's Pianobook

California Snow

Dave Alvin, Tom Russell

    
(A) (D) (A) (D) (A) (D) (A) (D)

I'm just (A)trying to make a (D)living
I'm an (A)old man at 3(D)9
(A)Two kids and an (D)ex-wife
(E)Moved up to Riverside
(A)Working down on the (D)border
Driving (A)back roads every (D)night
(A)Mountains east of (D)El Cajon
(E)North of the Tecate (A)Line

Well the (D)California (E)summer sun will (A)burn right to your (D)soul
(A)In the winter you can (D)freeze to death
In the (E)California (A)snow (D)(A)(D)

(A)I catch the ones I'm (D)able to
Watch the (A)others slip a(D)way
(A)I know some by their (D)faces
And I (E)even know some by name
(A)Guess they think that (D)we're all movie (A)stars and millio(D)naires
(A)Guess that they (D)still believe that (E)dreams come true up (A)here

But I (D)bet the weather's (E)warmer (A)down in Mexi(D)co
(A)And no one ever (D)tells them 'bout the (E)California (A)snow (D)(A)(D)

(A)Last winter found a (D)man and wife
(A)Just about day (D)break
(A)Laying in a (D)frozen ditch
(E)South of the interstate
(A)I wrapped 'em both in (D)blankets
But (A)she'd already (D)died
(A)Next day we sent him (D)back alone
(E)Across the border(A)line

(D)Don't know where they (E)came from
Or (A)where they planned to (D)go
(A)But he carried her (D)all night long
Through the (E)California (A)snow (D) (A) (D)

(A)Sometimes when I'm (D)alone out here
I get to (A)thinking about my (D)life
(A)Maybe I should go to (D)Riverside
And try to (E)fix things with my wife
(A)Maybe just get in (D)my truck
And drive as (A)far as I can (D)go
(A)Away from all the (D)ghosts that haunt
The (E)California (A)snow

Well the (D)California (E)summer sun can (A)burn right to your (D)soul
(A)In the winter you can (D)freeze to death
In the (E)California (A)snow (D) (A) (D)
(A)In the winter you can (D)freeze to death
In the (E)California (A)snow (D)

(A) (D) (A) (D) (A) (D).....end on (A)