Songs That Mention Leaving California

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California Songs
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After making the California trip, or living there for a while. not everybody wants to stay. These are a few songs about leaving the state, or wanting to leave, taken from the main list of songs that mention California. I'll leave out songs about leaving L.A. (which could be a list in itself) or some other place in the state, unless it appears that the singer is leaving the whole state instead of just moving to another part of it.

Artist  (with links to comments and lyrics) Song Title  (click the link to listen to the song)
The Babylon Bee California Fleein'
The Babylon Bee I Wish We All Could Leave California
The Band CAMINO California (Live at El Rey Theatre)
Bee Gees Massachusetts
Big Al Blake (featuring Fred Kaplan) Leavin' California
Boys Like Girls Leaving California
Cake Bound Away
Vanessa Carlton Dear California
Chappell Roan California
Cherry Ghost Sacramento
Luke Combs Where the Wild Things Are
Danny Adios California
Das Kope LAX
Gregory Dwayne When You Say California
Eminem Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Merle Haggard & Leona Williams It's Cold In California
Beth Hart L.A. Song  (Out of This Town)
PJ Harvey and John Parish Leaving California
John Hiatt Adios to California
Jolie Holland Goodbye California
Ray Wylie Hubbard (featuring Steve Earle) Hellbent for Leather
Billy Joel Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Angie K Leave California
Gladys Knight & the Pips Midnight Train to Georgia
KO Leaving California
Laufey (featuring Philharmonia Orchestra) California and Me
Rebecca Loebe California
Sandra Lynn Hey California
Maroon 5 Leaving California
Father John Misty Leaving L.A.
Madeileine Peyroux California Rain
Liz Phair California  (Also titled "Why I Left California)
Jack Shields Leaving California
Susan Raye L.A. International Airport
Billy Joe Shaver L.A. Turnaround
Shawn Smith Leaving California
Stroke 9 California
Kiefer Sutherland Goodbye California
James Taylor Honey Don't Leave L.A.
X Los Angeles
Group Lists of California Songs
The Bay Area
Beverly Hills
The Central Coast
The Hollywood Sign
Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco
Other CA Cities & Places
California Dreaming
California Girls
California Songs
California Sunshine
Critical of California
Driving in California
Earthquakes in California
Going to California
Leaving California
San Francisco/Disco Rhymes
The Santa Ana Winds
Wildfires in California
Christmas Songs
Electronic Dance Music
Hip-Hop / Rap
Non-English Lyrics
Parody & Novelty Songs
Punk, Alt. Rock, & Metal


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