Ray Davies

Music

Lyrics

A Long Drive Home To Tarzana

New England to Hollywood, seems so far away
Like all roads lead us to California
“It’s a long, long way to Paradise isn’t it?”

In the never-ending search for perfection

And it seems like an eternity, since we first turned the ignition

And made our way down the highway.

Because I told you lies

It seems a never-ending lonesome drive.

But now the road is getting clear
The exit sign is very near
The empty spaces will lead us round
Hope we can find our new home town

It’s a long drive home to Tarzana

But once we’re there we will see there’s nothing there
except that space
Beautiful space…

We drove so far to find this place.

It’s a long drive home to Tarzana
This spaced-out community

All freeways lead to Tarzana.

No more ghettoes, Or urban sprawl
It’s fine with me
It’s fine with me
It’s a long, long way to Paradise isn’t it?