This song is piano, but pick these chords and it sounds fine. G C D Em C G C Uncommon amount of the time at home, hardly a word on the telephone. D Em C Finally find the time to get to know you. G Still mapping it out like a master plan, C something to do with my idle hands. D Em C Write you a letter addressed from California. G C D Em C G It's vivid and strong in my memory, C an absence that smacks of abandoning. D Em C It let to the battle that ultimately destroyed us. G I'm nothing if I don't know your mistakes, C the pill is as bitter as I can take. D Em C It twists like a blade when I leave for California. G F Em D C B A G La da la la da da G I hope that you know this is killing me, C it's all in the name of the family. D Em C We only can play the cards the dealer dealt us. G C The end of the cycle is closing in, with you I see new hope begin again. D Em C There suddenly seems to be promise in California. G F Em D C B A G La da la la da da G F As heavy as all this is weighing me, Em D believe in the words I am promising. C B A G I'm still here for her. G F The distance is only an obstacle, Em D hardly a match for a miracle. C B A G I'm finally ready to go to California.