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West Covina (song)

West Covina (song)
Performer(s): Rebecca Bunch — First Appearance: ""Josh Just Happens to Live Here""
Written by: Rachel Bloom and Jerome Kurtenbach — Genre: Lavish Broadway Production Number

To be clear, I didn't move here just for Josh, I just needed a change, 'Cause to move here for Josh, now that'd be strange!
— Rebecca Bunch, "Josh Just Happens to Live Here"

West Covina was a song sung by Rebecca Bunch after immediately declining a promotion at her New York City law firm of Sampson & Saunders. She left her life in the Big Apple behind to impulsively moved to the west coast hometown of her ex-boyfriend Josh Chan. The song was later reprised twice as duets Rebecca had with Paula Proctor and later with Josh Chan. Its first appearance was in the Season One episode 'Josh Just Happens to Live Here!". The song is track number 2 on the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack (Season 1 - Vol.1).

The song with lyrics[]

Rebecca solo[]


Rebecca Bunch:
West Covina! California!
In my soul I feel a fire
'Cause Im headed for the pride of the inland Empire.
My life's about to change, oh my gosh!
'Cause I'm hopefully, desperately in love with...
West Covina!

Good morning, sir!
See the sparkle of the concrete ground!
Here the whoosh of the bustling town!
What a feeling of love in my gut,
I'm going faster than the middle school's program was cut!
People done at Chez Applebee's,

Cash For Gold Woman:

Rebecca Bunch:
And this guy seems to smile at me!

Advertisement Baby:

Rebecca Bunch:
It's all new but I have no fear!

Mexican Lawyer:

Rebecca Bunch:
And also by coincidence Josh
Just happens to be here.

What a cool looking anime wig
And I've never seen a pretzel this big!
It's my destiny that much is clear,

(Please welcome Destiny!)

Rebecca Bunch:
And also this guy Josh just happens to be here.
Is he here? He's not here.
To be clear, I didn't move here just for Josh, I just needed a change,
'Cause to move here for Josh, now that'd be strange,
But don't get me wrong, if he asks for a date,
I would totally be like, "That sounds great."
Did it sound cool when I said, "That sounds great?"
Okay, how about now: "That sounds great."

Yes, I heard of West Covina from Josh,
But I didn't move here because of Josh.
Do you get those things are different?

(No hablo ingles.)

Rebecca Bunch:
Entiendes que son diferentes?
Look everyone stop giving me the shakedown,
I am not having a nervous-

West Covina! California!
West Covina! California!

Hear the band playing in my heart,
My new life is about to start.
True happiness is so near...

Aw, you guys are good, bye bye.

(Sorry kids, budget cuts, tuba and horns, no more band.)

Rebecca Bunch:
And also by coincidence, so random, just by chance
Who'd a thunk it, so remarkable and weird, right? It's so great
That this guy Josh just happens to be here!

Only two hours from the beach!


Possible homage[]

The song is similar to "Buenos Aires" from the Broadway musical "Evita".


Ongoing musical theme[]

The song "West Covina" not only has been reprised twice but is also used as a recurring leitmotif throughout the show. In the Season Two episode "When Do I Get to Spend Time With Josh?", a few moments and characters featured in the songs musical number from the "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!" is reworked this time to include Josh.


Concert performance[]

A live performance of this song was done in a concert special.


West Covina’s location[]

In the song it is said that West Covina is the “pride of the Inland Empire”. However, West Covina is in the San Gabriel Valley. In the concert special, “Yes, It’s Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special”, Rachel Bloom addresses the issue, saying that it was a mistake she made, and that "actually it's not in the Inland Empire, it's in the San Gabriel Valley, I should have taken five seconds to google that before I wrote the first song of the television show."

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songs
Season 1 Songs

🎈 "West Covina"
🎈 "The Sexy Getting Ready Song"
🎈 "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Theme"
🎈 "I'm So Good At Yoga"
🎈 "Feelin' Kinda Naughty"
🎈 "Face Your Fears"
🎈 "I Have Friends"
🎈 "A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes"
🎈 "Settle For Me"
🎈 "Sex with a Stranger"

🎈 "I Love My Daughter"
🎈 "I'm a Good Person"
🎈 "I Give Good Parent"
🎈 "What'll It Be"
🎈 "Sexy French Depression"
🎈 "His Status is...Preferred"
🎈 "Where's the Bathroom?"
🎈 "California Christmastime"
🎈 "Women Gotta Stick Together"
🎈 "Dear Joshua Felix Chan"
🎈 "Having a Few People Over"

🎈 "Put Yourself First"
🎈 "Textmergency"
🎈 "Where Is The Rock?"
🎈 "You Stupid Bitch"
🎈 "Group Hang"
🎈 "Romantic Moments"
🎈 "Cold Showers"
🎈 "JAP Battle"
🎈 "Flooded with Justice
🎈 "Gettin' Bi"
🎈 "I'm The Villain In My Own Story"

🎈 "Dream Ghost"
🎈 "I Could If I Wanted To"
🎈 "Clean Up on Aisle 4"
🎈 "Heavy Boobs"
🎈 "I Gave You a UTI"
🎈 "Angry Mad"
🎈 "Oh My God I Think I Like You"
🎈 "After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For)"
🎈 "One Indescribable Instant"

Season 2 Songs

🎈 "Love Kernels"
🎈 "We Should Definitely Not Have Sex Right Now"
🎈 "Just a Girl in Love"
🎈 "Maybe This Dream"
🎈 "Greg's Drinking Song"
🎈 "Ping Pong Girl"
🎈 "The Math of Love Triangles"

🎈 "It Was a S*** Show"
🎈 "We Tapped That Ass"
🎈 "Makey Makeover"
🎈 "Thought Bubbles"
🎈 "Triceratops Ballet"
🎈 "Friendtopia"
🎈 "Stuck in the Bathroom"
🎈 "Research Me Obsessively"

🎈 "You Go First"
🎈 "So Maternal"
🎈 "Duh!"
🎈 "Who's The New Guy?"
🎈 "George's Turn"
🎈 "We'll Never Have Problems Again"
🎈 "Remember That We Suffered"

🎈 "Santa Ana Winds"
🎈 "Let's Have Intercourse"
🎈 "You’re My Best Friend (And I Know I’m Not Yours)"
🎈 "Man Nap"
🎈 "(Tell Me I'm Okay) Patrick"
🎈 "Period Sex"
🎈 "What a Rush to Be a Bride"

Season 3 Songs

🎈 "Where's Rebecca Bunch?"
🎈 "Let's Generalize About Men"
🎈 "You Do/You Don’t Want To Be Crazy"
🎈I've Got My Head In The Clouds
🎈Strip Away My Conscience

🎈 "The Buzzing From The Bathroom"
🎈 "The Moment Is Me"
🎈I Go To The Zoo
🎈 "Scary Scary Sexy Lady"
🎈 "The End of The Movie"
🎈 "Maybe She's Not Such A Heinous Bitch After All"
🎈 "I Feel Like This Isn't About Me"

🎈A Diagnosis
🎈This Is My Movement
🎈First Penis I Saw
🎈My Friend's Dad
🎈My Sperm Is Healthy
🎈George's Coffee Song
🎈Get Your Ass Out Of My House
🎈Without Love You Can Save the World

🎈Fit Hot Guys Have Problems Too
🎈Horny Angry Tango
🎈This Session Is Going to Be Different
🎈 "Buttload Of Cats"
🎈Back In Action
🎈The Miracle of Birth
🎈Nothing is Ever Anyone's Fault

Season 4 Songs

🎈 "What’s Your Story"
🎈 "No One Else Is Singing My Song"
🎈 "Maybe I'm Just Broken"
🎈 "Meet Rebecca!"
🎈 "Time To Seize The Day"
🎈 "The Cringe"
🎈 "Don't Be A Lawyer"
🎈 "Our Twisted Fate"
🎈 "I Want To Be A Child Star"
🎈 "I've Always Never Believed In You"

🎈 "The Group Mind Has Decided You're In Love"
🎈 "Trapped In A Car With Someone You Don't Want To Be Trapped In A Car With"
🎈 "Farewell, Fair Mustache"
🎈 "How To Clean Up"
🎈 "Forget It"
🎈 "If You Ever Need A Favor In Fifty Years"
🎈 "Hello, Nice To Meet You"
🎈 "What U Missed While U Were Popular"

🎈 "Hungry Vagina Metaphor"
🎈 "Itchy Vagina Metaphor"
🎈 "Funky Vagina Metaphor"
🎈 "Elated Vagina Metaphor"
🎈 "Nostalgia Cat song"
🎈 "Sports Analogies"
🎈 "Gratuitous Karaoke Moment"
🎈 "I Hate Everything But You"
🎈 "I'm Not Sad You're Sad"
🎈 "The Darkness"
🎈 "Anti-Depressants Are So Not A Big Deal"

🎈 "Real Life Fighting is Akward"
🎈 "Etta Mae's Lament"
🎈 "The Tick Tock Clock"
🎈 "I'm the Bride of the Pirate King"
🎈 "Apple Man"
🎈 "The Math of Love Quadrangles
🎈 "Slow Motion
🎈 "Love's Not A Game"
🎈 "There's No Bathroom"
🎈 "Eleven O'Clock"

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Reprises

🎈 "West Covina (I)"
🎈 "West Covina (II)"
🎈 "Settle For Me (I)"
🎈 "Settle For Me (II)"
🎈 "I'm a Good Person (silent)"
🎈 "The Sexy Gonna Do It Song"
🎈 "Trent Is Getting Ready Song"

🎈 "I Have Friends (reprise)"
🎈 "Flooded with Justice (reprise)
🎈 "I Could If I Wanted To (reprise)"
🎈 "Thought Bubbles (reprise)"
🎈 "The Math of Love Triangles (reprise)"
🎈 "Rebecca's Reprise"

🎈"After Everything You Made Me Do (That You Didn’t Ask For)"
🎈"He's The New Guy"
🎈"Face Your Fears (reprise)"
🎈"I'm Just A Boy In Love"
🎈 "One Indescribable Instant (reprise)"
🎈 "Hello, Nice To Meet You (reprise)"

🎈 "Hello, Nice To Meet You (reprise 2)"
🎈 "End of the Movie (reprise)"
🎈"What'll It Be (reprise)"
🎈"Slow Motion (reprise)"
🎈 "JAP Battle (reprise)"
🎈"Love's Not A Game (Reprise)"
🎈"West Covina (Final Reprise)"

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Album Bonus tracks

🎈 "Sex Toys"

🎈 "It's Not Difficult To Define Miss Douche"

🎈 "Santa Ana Winds 6 A.M." (Demo)

🎈 "I'm Just A Girl In Love" (featuring Adam Schlesinger)

🎈 "Settle For Her"
🎈 I'm So Happy 4 U