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Jerry Brown quotes Phantom Planet

In his inaugural address, incoming (and former) California Governor Jerry Brown said, “As our song goes, California here I come, right back where I started from!”

See it at minute 1:10 of this video:

This song he’s talking about is “California” by the rock band Phantom Plant*, familiar as a mid-2000s radio hit and the theme to “The O.C.” Their lyric is, “California here we come, right back where we started from!” Kind of an oddball choice for a political speech, but there you go! Here’s the video for the song:

* Update: My friend Jeremy points out that the Phantom Planet song actually borrowed that lyric from a 1921 show tune “California, Here I Come.” Which basically undermines this entire post! No matter, this was just a placeholder post for testing the blog pre-launch anyway.

— By Daryl Lang. Filed under Lyrics, Politics

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