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California

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Along the green shores of a golden coast rests the dreams of generations
That once sought fortune and prosperity in a land far from the old world.
Enclosed by mountains of gold and deserts scorched by Death,
the cost of these pursuits were ever endearing toils
– wondrous as it was.
Poor men hastened to make their claims;
Rich men took the liberty of forming their vision of a paradisal republic.
California, a haven for the wide eyed warriors and desperado vagabonds, reserves a special place in the hearts of lovers of life and all that is sacred in the eyes of it’s beholder.
When the blues catch us off guard and are unforgiving,
Look west and fly the winds of the zephyr;
So far away for the meek of soul,
it lies deep in the hearts of the gypsy-minded.

By Mensur Gjonbalaj
May 4, 2015

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Island in the Sun – Weezer

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Island in the Sun by Weezer has always been one of my favorite songs. It’s a great summertime vacation song and gets me pumped up when I’m spending time at the beach in Venice or Santa Monica.

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Island in the Sun

Hip hip
Hip hip
Hip hip
Hip hip

When you’re on a holiday
You can’t find the words to say
All the things that come to you
And I wanna feel it too

On an island in the sun
We’ll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can’t control my brain

Hip hip
Hip hip

When you’re on a golden sea
You don’t need no memory
Just a place to call your own
As we drift into the zone

On an island in the sun
We’ll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can’t control my brain

We’ll run away together
We’ll spend some time forever
We’ll never feel bad anymore

Hip hip
Hip hip
Hip hip

On an island in the sun
We’ll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can’t control my brain

We’ll run away together
We’ll spend some time forever
We’ll never feel bad anymore

Hip hip

We’ll never feel bad anymore
No no
We’ll never feel bad anymore
No no
No no
No no

By Rivers Cuomo
Performed by Wheezer

Peace & Love
Santa Monica, California
1/27/2014

California Woman

California Woman

California Woman

California Woman

California woman
Are you gonna do me now?
California woman
You look fat as a cow
But I ain’t just looking
For any sort of fun
I’m hoping to bathe with you
In that golden California sun

California woman
I need you to do me now!
California woman
I really don’t care how!
Don’t leave me estranged
‘Cause this isn’t some game
And I’m not looking for fame
God, there sure ain’t nothing
Like a California loving

California woman
You did me hard!
California woman
I think you left me scarred!
I got to leave this state
Before you seal my fate
Unbind me from your spell
And get me out of this hell!

California woman
It’s all over
California woman
I ain’t no rock’n’roller
I was just looking for a good time
Sipping on that good ole California wine
But now it’s time for me to go
Thought I’d let you know

by Mensur Gjonbalaj
January 22, 2014

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and The Papas

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California Dreamin’

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day.
I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A.;
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

Stopped in to a church I passed along the way.
Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray.
You know the preacher liked the cold;
He knows I’m gonna stay.
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day.
If I didn’t tell her I could leave today;
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

by The Mamas and the Papas

California Dream

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Last month I embarked a fun and memorable cross-country journey that took me from New York City to San Francisco. The trip was full of adventure and ceaseless action that inspired me to write 12 pages about it. They consist of short journal entries, poems, and visual descriptive writings. I’d like to share the following poem I wrote while sitting on a small stone barricade on one of the hills of the Marin Headlands adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Over two-hundred feet high, my feet were dangling along the ledge of the rocky hill overlooking the Bay. I wrote how I felt about being dazzled by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean as the sun drew closer to setting. It is titled, California Dream.

California Dream

I walked across a bridge,

Long and tall,

That went between two hills and a ridge.

Had I fell, what a great fall.

The wind was strong and breezy.

The sun was centered at an acute angle in the sky,

Making life seem so beautifully easy.

 

The California living was laid back.

Surrounded by the graceful hills,

Grassy and classy, looks kill.

Deadly hallows in a vicious crack.

Full of caprice, one could smell it waiting to hit.

Setting flames to all the beauty once lit.

A curse in disguise, but a blessing to my eyes.

 

The Golden Gate is a stairway

To an abyss encompassed by bliss.

Nature’s finest getaway,

When you’re in hell, heaven you’ll most certainly miss.

Far from paradise, our damnation is more fair

Than the burning pain of existence’s despair.

All is not as it seems in a California dream.

 

Written by Mensur Gjonbalaj (January 20, 2013)

February 26, 2013

Load Up

Load Up

Fill up the car
Pack it up
With stuff
Then let us hit the road
We’ve lost control
Bring your friends
And girls
We’ve got the good shit
With us
We’ll party hard
Hardly a party
Without some tea with booze
And snooze
The girls got legs
We’ll do them till she begs
That she wants more
And more and more
The girl’s a whore
She’s self-assured
Corny but baby I’m so horny
Had to work hard
For my money honey
So suck me good
And I’ll fill you good
Don’t leave till it ends
Drunken and fucked
Don’t say it sucked
Just shut up and fuck
We in luck
My boy Chuck’s got the stuff
Molly for all the Hollys
To wild with Dolly
Sniff it
Drink it
Lick it
Quickly
Then fuck it
Surely
By the end if it all
You’ll be crying
Screaming life’s a bitch
So I’m dying

Mensur Gjonbalaj
February 12, 2013