SONGWRITING

Monterey Blues

By: Laura Alford

Cabrillo Highway to the 101
300 miles to LA
It’s just the wrong one

Cabrillo Highway to the 101
300 miles to LA
It’s just the wrong one

I got those Monterey blues
So I’m taking a cruise
Crossing the Bixby bridge
Too goddamn near the edge
For these spectacular views

Cabrillo Highway to the 101
300 miles to LA
It’s just the wrong one

I got those Monterey blues
Let’s go up to Santa Cruz
Find the Mystery Spot
Smoke some bodacious pot
And get matching tattoos

Cabrillo Highway to the 101
300 miles to LA
Except it’s the wrong one

I’m missing LA
The state, not the city
Right on the Mississippi
Missing red beans & rice
Pralines & spice
And café au lait
I’m missing LA

Cabrillo Highway to the 101
2,000 miles to LA
I’m coming home

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