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California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and the Papas

Something in this song feels haunting to me. I can’t quite place my finger on it. It could be the way that each of their voices meets in that ethereal plane that few bands have managed to reach.

Stopped into a church I passed along the way.

Well, I got down on my knees (got down on my knees) And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)

California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and the Papas
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Something in this song feels haunting to me. I can’t quite place my finger on it. It could be the way that each of their voices meets in that ethereal plane that few bands have managed to reach – a sound that I associate with the golden age of music, at least in my opinion.

I remember watching part of a film in college film studies called “Chungking Express“, which featured this song prominently. I never really paid attention to that film, but I can’t help but feel I should go back and watch it now I’m older and… wiser?