Brian Wilson – California Role Lyrics

You broke your hand punching the clock
So you could feel your heart
Took a greyhound all the way west
Where the streets are paved with stars

It’s never too late to find your California role

The Hollywood sign burns through the smog (through the smog)
And reawakens your dreams
Livin’ under this sun
Disappointment’s not as bad as it seems

It’s never too late to find your California role

Every girl, the next Marilyn
Every guy, Errol Flynn
Sometimes you’ve got to edit your dreams
And find the spotlight behind the seams

Here in California
Man, I gotta warn ya
Find your California role

You don’t have to climb the Capitol Tower
Or play the Hollywood Bowl
If there’s a roll in your heart
And a rock in your soul

If you miss your shot
It doesn’t mean you won’t meet your goal

Be do be do
Be do be do

Don’t drown your sorrows now, just take a dip
You can satisfy your thirst with just one sip
If you miss the premiere ’cause you never arrive
The best part of this L.A. trip just might be the ride

Here in California
Man, I gotta warn ya
Find your California role

Rollin’ round heaven all day
That lucky old sun, Roll, roll
Round, round, around in heaven