California Stars
By: Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy, Woody Guthrie

Written by: Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy, Woody Guthrie

 
Lyrics:
California Stars [Version (a)]:

I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight
On a bed of California stars
I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight
On a bed of California stars
I'd love to feel your hand touching mine
And tell me why I must keep working on
Yes I'd give my life just to lay my head tonight
On a bed of California stars

I'd like to dream my troubles all away
On a bed of California stars
Jump up from a starbed, make another day
Underneath my California stars
They hang like grapes on vines that shine
And warm the lovers' glass like friendly wine
So I'd give this world just to dream a dream with you
On our bed of California stars

I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight
On a bed of California stars
I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight
On a bed of California stars
I'd love to feel your hand touching mine
And tell me why I must keep working on
Yes I'd give my life just to lay my head tonight
On a bed of California stars

I'd like to dream my troubles all away
On a bed of California stars
Jump up from my starbed, make another day
Underneath my California stars
They hang like grapes on vines that shine
And warm the lovers' glass like a friendly wine
So I'd give this world just to dream a dream of you
On our bed of California stars

Dream a dream of you
California stars
Give my life
Just to lay my head
On a bed of California stars
 
The Song:

"California Stars" was originally a lyric by Woody Guthrie that the band Wilco finished for their album of Woody lyrics, Mermaid Avenue.

Beck joined Wilco for 5-6 songs during a show in 2013 and one of the songs was this one. Beck played guitar and harmonica and sang back-up on this song.
 
Live:

Played live once:
July 27, 2013

Here is a video clip of the song; can't see much but the sound is good: