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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication


Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication - Meaning of the song


A song about the deterioration of society, this reflects how the world is becoming very superficial and plastic, much like California. The Red Hot Chili Peppers formed in Hollywood and are quite familiar with the quirky nature of life in Los Angeles.

The lyrics, "Cobain can you hear the spheres singing songs off station to station and Alderaan's not far away, it's Californication," get in a few pop-culture references: Kurt Cobain, David Bowie's album Station To Station, and Alderaan - the planet Princess Leia was from in Star Wars. Alderaan was destroyed by The Empire, implying that the world is being destroyed. >>

When it was released, Flea called Californication "the best record the Chili Peppers have ever made."

Many of the lyrics tell a story about the plastic unrealistic image that Hollywood sells to the world and yet how obsessed people are with attaining that fame and that forever young image. For example: "Little girls from Sweden dream of silver screen quotations." - Becoming famous. "Pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging" - The obsession with being forever young, the image that Hollywood sells. "And buy me a star on the boulevard, It's Californication." - The dream of becoming famous. "Space may be the final frontier but it's made in a Hollywood basement." - The image that Hollywood sells is manufactured.


Californication - Lyrics


Psychic spies from China try to steal your mind's elation And little girls from Sweden dream of silver-screen quotation And if you want these kind of dreams, it's Californication It's the edge of the world and all of Western civilization The sun may rise in the East, at least it settled in a final location It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication Pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging Celebrity skin: is this your chin or is that war you're waging? First born unicorn Hardcore soft porn Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Marry me, girl, be my fairy to the world, be my very own constellation A teenage bride with a baby inside getting high on information And buy me a star on the boulevard, it's Californication Space may be the final frontier but it's made in a Hollywood basement And Cobain, can you hear the spheres singing songs off Station to Station? And Alderaan's not far away, it's Californication Born and raised by those who praise control of population Well, everybody's been there, and I don't mean no vacation First born unicorn Hardcore soft porn Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation And earthquakes are to a girl's guitar, they're just another good vibration And tidal waves couldn't save the world from Californication Pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging Sicker than the rest, there is no test, but this is what you're craving First born unicorn Hardcore soft porn Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication

Psychic spies from China try to steal your mind's elation And little girls from Sweden dream of silver-screen quotation And if you want these kind of dreams, it's Californication It's the edge of the world and all of Western civilization The sun may rise in the East, at least it settled in a final location It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication Pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging Celebrity skin: is this your chin or is that war you're waging? First born unicorn Hardcore soft porn Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Marry me, girl, be my fairy to the world, be my very own constellation A teenage bride with a baby inside getting high on information And buy me a star on the boulevard, it's Californication Space may be the final frontier but it's made in a Hollywood basement And Cobain, can you hear the spheres singing songs off Station to Station? And Alderaan's not far away, it's Californication Born and raised by those who praise control of population Well, everybody's been there, and I don't mean no vacation First born unicorn Hardcore soft porn Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation And earthquakes are to a girl's guitar, they're just another good vibration And tidal waves couldn't save the world from Californication Pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging Sicker than the rest, there is no test, but this is what you're craving First born unicorn Hardcore soft porn Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication Dream of Californication



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