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This song is obviously about me being done with California and deciding to pick up and move to Portland, Oregon. It was a tough decision, I had never really been anywhere else but California. After the label I was with shelved me I knew there was nothing left for me there and I needed a fresh start somewhere safe and inspiring. Portland was the perfect place and I have never regretted it.
I know there are bad people, situations to get into and stuff happening everywhere you go in the world. However, living in California for 25 years just exhausted me. There are things I do miss about it, like the sunshine, Mexican food and my beautiful friends and family. It just felt like it was hard to ever get the truth out of people and no one was ever really being honest with anybody. Every one had some sort of ulterior motive and they would very soon step on you to get there after smiling to your face. I especially felt this way about people from Los Angeles involved in the music scene. I do appreciate this kind of behavior and I don't believe that it is necessary. I have had producer after producer (always men) tell me "That's just how the music business is, baby. get used to it," But I don't want to get used to it. I believe that scarcity is a lie that was created to keep us down and unnecessarily competing with each other. There are 7.5 billion people in the world and there is enough love and success to go around. I will create my legacy with love and honesty and no one can stop me. "I may sound like a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

Released July 20th, 2019
Portland, Oregon
Written By Hannah DiMolfetto, Independent Artist
Vocals and Rhythm Guitar by Hannah DiMolfetto
Lead Guitar by Elle Archer
Bass Guitar by Damian Hayes
Drums by Cameron Poehner
Engineered by Adam Brooker
Produced by Elle Archer
Mixed & Mastered by Sean Flora
Recorded at Hallowed Halls

Lyrics

I'm leavin California
It broke my heart too many times
I said I'm leaving California
It's given me too many signs

It was all a dream
One convincing mirage
Of false hope and promise
And your words were empty
Like the lonely Mojave
where nothin is real

So, I'm leavin California
It broke my heart too many times
I said I'm leaving California
It's given me too many signs

You put me down
You made me believe
I was good for nothin
You were playin a game
With the rules you had written
I could never, ever win

So, I'm leavin California
It broke my heart too many times
I said I'm leaving California
It's given me too many signs

And I'll find my way
And I'll find my voice on my own
Yes I'll find my way
And I'll find my voice on my own

I'm leaving California
It broke my heart too many times
I said I'm leaving California
Leavin for good this time