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Re: Dear California
« Reply #90 on: June 14, 2011, 04:44:44 pm »
Didn't V say that C'est la vie was about John mayer?
Hehe... She did say it meant "FUCK YOU"... right? It makes sense ;-)

BTW, we are discussing a WHOLE NEW topic over here. :P

fuck it. (in the Nashville performance anyway).  ha, sorry for the departure, I was just setting up how I felt about the song with an example :x

Also, for meaning of the songs, she doesn't actually sing that she gave him the belladonna -- she says "as if I gave you some belladonna"  so I"m not sure how that plays the theories..

Maybe it's just a fantasy? How you may think "I really want to slip some of this belladonna in his drink because I hate his guts..." That's another idea.
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Re: Dear California
« Reply #91 on: June 20, 2011, 05:39:51 pm »
Okay, don't think I'm stupid if you've all already figured this out, but I just realized the other day "Dear California" is like "Dear John" --the quintessential break up letter.  People refer to break up letters as a  "dear John".  I also think there was a show or a song for a tv show once that started "dear John, dear john, by the time you get this note, I'll be gone"  With this in mind, she's not saying goodbye to the state, but the person who she is leaving in that state (this I already knew but thought I'd add here anyway)
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Re: Dear California
« Reply #92 on: June 27, 2011, 06:28:53 am »
based on last night and rewatching her livestream session, sometimes she sings "when i'm not in company you feel the ghost".

in varying places, depending on the performance. but in the studio, i think i hear it in the second chorus and fourth chorus.
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Re: Dear California
« Reply #93 on: June 27, 2011, 05:58:34 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YDehSYZMoQ

i've had this on repeat for the past like twenty minutes... lol... it is beautiful... I didn't download the leak, so lol, it is new to me... :)
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Re: Dear California
« Reply #94 on: June 29, 2011, 11:53:01 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YDehSYZMoQ

i've had this on repeat for the past like twenty minutes... lol... it is beautiful... I didn't download the leak, so lol, it is new to me... :)

yay!(: I love it as well
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Re: Dear California
« Reply #95 on: June 29, 2011, 02:04:47 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YDehSYZMoQ

i've had this on repeat for the past like twenty minutes... lol... it is beautiful... I didn't download the leak, so lol, it is new to me... :)

yay!(: I love it as well


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Re: Dear California
« Reply #96 on: July 26, 2011, 11:56:36 am »
Could someone post the correct lyrics to this song? I won't be able to get my copy of the album until Friday.
I waste the days away
Waiting on a new age
But time betrays me
And I get older one more year

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Re: Dear California
« Reply #97 on: July 26, 2011, 12:42:02 pm »
Could someone post the correct lyrics to this song? I won't be able to get my copy of the album until Friday.

dont have time to transcribe it now but in the essentials thread images of the official lyrics have been posted if you wanna do it yourself ^^
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Re: Dear California
« Reply #98 on: July 27, 2011, 09:00:56 am »
Could someone post the correct lyrics to this song? I won't be able to get my copy of the album until Friday.

Lyrics of Rabbits on the Run
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On the first pages of this thread, attempts to post accurate lyrics actually get good. Dear California from the digital booklet is 100% accurate at least  :D



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Re: Dear California
« Reply #99 on: July 27, 2011, 11:37:02 am »
I'm really SORRY for being off topic but did V really date him? That's kind of funny. Every famous woman under the age of , let's say, 35 (well that's not true Aniston is like 42 I believe) goes on and on about how he's such a jerk, yet it seems like every single one of them (and clever ones!) has slept with him (Taylor Swift, Michelle Branch, etc.)

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Re: Dear California
« Reply #100 on: July 27, 2011, 11:40:02 am »
Yes and she said he was a bad "breaker upper."

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Re: Dear California
« Reply #101 on: July 27, 2011, 08:39:51 pm »
This is definitely my new favorite Vanessa song. Without a doubt.

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Re: Dear California
« Reply #102 on: July 30, 2011, 10:24:41 am »
I'm (sort of) working on a transcription sort of blending the piano and guitar so it sounds close to the record when played. So far I came up with.

E is the first chord, I toggle between octaves on the bottom hand and play the melody starting out with B, E, Ab and then a trill between A and Ab.

The verse chords start with A, B, E

I play by ear so I don't really know how to explain it very well. If I figure out the whole thing and record it I'll post it, but I'm really lazy lately so that might not be anytime soon!

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Re: Dear California
« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2011, 07:39:28 pm »
Here's the chords for the guitar. It's the same on piano.

http://forum.nessaholics.com/index.php?topic=12882.0

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