Behind the Song: (She Always Dreamed Of) California

Welcome back! Today we are going to dive in to fan favorite and track 5 from 'Church or a Bar', the very heartfelt ballad (She Always Dreamed Of) California. 

"I had gotten home super late from a show and my fiance was already home from work herself and we just sat in bed doing what we do after work, just kinda catching each other up from our night. 

I had the tv controller and was scrolling through our movies and found Point Break. I hit play and we laid back in bed and watched it til we fell asleep. And somewhere around sunrise, I sat up from a dream and reached for the guitar I had sitting next to my side of the bed. 

The story and words just fell out on to the paper. It literally wrote itself in 10 minutes. I've never been apart of anything as easy as this song was. Every word, every line is all 100% true.

Kasia (Ben's fiance) had lived in San Diego near La Jolla Beach and abruptly had to move home for family related issues out of her control. And unfortunately, with the intention that she would be back soon, she didn't get to go back." 

Ben goes on to say that "When the day comes that I hang it all up and step away from playing, I think I will feel pretty damn good about what I've done. If I never write another "big" song, I'll be content knowing we have California and I have to thank Kasia for that. For the story. 

Now if only I could get a guy like Kenny Chesney or Jason Aldean to cut it - THAT would be huge! Haha" 

- Team BG&BBs

 

(She Always Dreamed Of) California (B.Grillet) 4:46

Up in the morning at the break of dawn • The animals are fed and the coffees on • She's staring out the window at our snow covered lawn • And she longs for the place filled with sand and sun • The west coast never seemed so far away • But 10 years later it gets farther every day • She always said she'd go back some day • Oh now in her heart she wishes she stayed • She always dreamed of California • San Diego sand between her toes • She went out west looking for something • Oh and why she left nobody knows • Nobody really knows • She lays awake at night and dreams about the surf • When she closes her eyes she watches waves crash the Earth • La Jolla Beach is so very far away • Now in her heart she's wishing she stayed • She always dreamed of California • San Diego sand between her toes • She went out west looking for something • Oh and why she left nobody knows • Nobody really knows • Now someday soon she'll be on the pier again • A different person, a different life with different friends • She'll take me to places she'd always go • But in her heart I'll know • She always dreamed of California • San Diego sand between her toes • She went out west looking for something • And why she left nobody knows • Oh why she left nobody really knows • She always dreamed of California • San Diego sand between her toes • 

 

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