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    Californication

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

     

    Intro: / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

           / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

     

    Am                                F

    Psychic spies from China try to steal your mind's elation

         Am                                F

    And little girls from Sweden dream of silver screen quotation

        C (½)              G (½)                F (½)    Dm (½)

    And if you want these kind of dreams, it's Californication

     

    / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

     

             Am                               F

    It's the    edge of the world and all of western civilization

         Am                                      F

    The sun may rise in the east, at least it's settled in a final location

         C (½)            G (½)           F (½)    Dm (½)

    It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication

     

    / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

     

    Am                              F

    Pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging

        Am                                     F

    Celebrity skin, is this your chin, or is that war you're waging?

    Am                   F

       First born unicorn

    Am                   F

       Hardcore soft porn

     

    Chorus:

    C (½)         G (½)  Dm (½)  Am (½)   C (½)       G (½) (Dm)

    Dream of Californication,           dream of Californication

    C (½)         G (½)  Dm (½)  Am (½)   C (½)       G (½) (Dm)

    Dream of Californication,           dream of Californication

     

    / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

     

    Am                                                  F

    Marry me girl, and be my fairy to the world, be my very own constellation

       Am                                        F

    A teenage bride with a baby inside, getting high on information

         C (½)                G (½)           F (½)    Dm (½)

    And buy me a star on the boulevard, it's Californication

     

    / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

     

     

    Am                                         F

    Space may be the final frontier, but it's made in a Hollywood basement

         Am                                        F

    And Cobain, can you hear the spheres, singing songs off station to station?

        C (½)          G (½)          F (½)    Dm (½)

    And Alderon's not far away, it's Californication

     

    / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

     

    Am                                   F

    Born and raised by those who praise control of population

    Am                                             F

    Everybody's been there, and I don't mean on vacation

    Am                   F

       First born unicorn

    Am                   F

       Hardcore soft porn

     

    Chorus

     

    Solo: / F#m - - - / D - - - / F#m - - - / D - - - /

          / Bm - D - / A - E - /

          / F#m - - - / D - - - / F#m - - - / D - - - /

          / Bm - D - / A - E - / Bm - D - / A - E - /

          / Bm - D - / A - E - /

     

          / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

     

         Am                                        F

    Destruction leads to a very rough road, but it also breeds creation

        Am                                           F

    And earthquakes are to a girl's guitar, they're just another good vibration

         C (½)                G (½)               F (½)    Dm (½)

    And tidal waves couldn't save the world from Californication

     

    / Am - - - / F - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

     

    Am                               F

    Pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging

    Am                                            F

    Sicker than the rest, there is no test, but this is what you're craving

    Am                   F

       First born unicorn

    Am                   F

       Hardcore soft porn

     

    Chorus

     

    End


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.