California Waiting (3:28)

Cover of Youth & Young Manhood

From Youth & Young Manhood and 11 other releases

“California Waiting” is the third single taken from the Youth and Young Manhood album by the American rock band Kings of Leon. An alternate version of the song appears on their debut release, the Holy Roller Novocaine EP. This version was recorded in a rush to finish the record. The band didn’t like the outcome, so they recorded a new version, which is found on Youth and Young Manhood. According to the band, they prefer the version on the Holy Roller Novocaine EP over the album version because they don’t feel the punkier verson on the album works as well.

They wrote this song about the pressures of playing perfect when they went to California. It was written about their manager, Ken Levitan.


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  • timplify

    Every little thing's gotta be just right!

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Dantop

    de quando a banda ainda era boa

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Bom_

    It's all about the cowbell version. In love with the last 40 seconds.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • tyciu

    sex on fire. 1st version.

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Leods19

    Can't explain my love for this song [2]

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • AnnaHermsen


    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • CallumU

    Most played song on my iTunes.

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • kathykobus

    youth & young manhood is their best album, by far.

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • trig908

    Love the song. Believe this is the HRN version

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    An early prelude into what they would go into, pretty sure this is the rushed one. I prefer this one even if it is 'rushed' it just sounds a little more upbeat the vocals are probably a little better on the other one though

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • amandsj

    Can't explain my love for this song

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jinxedjuliarose

    I thought I didn't like Kings of Leon... Until I heard their stuff like this.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • hundamstrand

    What version is this?

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • TaraTheSweetPea

    Just wanna bast this while on the highway or something. "Heeeeey. California waaiting..!"

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • johnnclarkee94

    This song is what this band is about, not that sex on fire bullshit

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Liloucat


    26 May 2012 Reply
  • thclizard

    This song makes me want to hop in the car with my wife, my pitt bull and just drive. Somewhere, anywhere- nowhere...

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • leonardof


    5 May 2012 Reply
  • coocool

    seltsam...von denen hört man gar nix mehr..irgendwo im sumpf von mississippi versunken???

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • thclizard

    This song is so great, makes me think of road trips with friends from long ago...

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
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