I'm a Californian, born and raised, and I agree with the Big Lebowski: I HATE THIS SONG!
Putting aside the music, the lyrics are daft. Petty philosophizing.
In the middle 1970s their music was everywhere along with Jackson Browne's and the other country rockers, and it was horrible, a living torture.
I must admit I like the Gypsy Kings version of the song in Spanish. I think
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