Sunday, April 27, 2008


So the RHCP song Californication is NOT about sex. Californication is a portmanteau or morpheme of California and Fornication, which does not mean fornication, california style. But it means fornication with california. Fornication meaning the intercourse between two unmarried persons. Basically its about how EVERYBODY is moving to california. Listen to the song again, its about the uncontrolled urban growth of the west. Listen to the song with that meaning in mind. It actually started with Oregon, how they have un-controlled urban growth, the term Californication started when the Oregon mayor said 'come here again and again, but dont come here to stay". Then another phrase was coined "dont Californicate Colorado". basically...these are the places we all want to penetrate (move to) but we arent married (residents of) to them. thats californication.


Psychic spies from China
Try to steal your mind's elation
Little girls from Sweden
Dream of silver screen quotations
just mentioned some things people may think of, about california
And if you want these kind of dreams
It's Californication
that only californication will make these dreams come true

It's the edge of the world
And all of western civilization
The sun may rise in the East
At least it settles in the final location
this is why cali is so great
It's understood that Hollywood
sells Californication
and you and i now know that hollywood is drawing people away from oregon and colorado and bringing them to of course

Pay your surgeon very well
To break the spell of aging
Celebrity skin is this your chin
some things we take part in when we are in california
Or is that war your waging

First born unicorn
Hard core soft porn
this does not mean the whole song is about this line...this is just one of many things in Cali!
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
i couldnt find any explanations for this part

Space may be the final frontier
But it's made in a Hollywood basement
we didnt actually go to space? some people do believe that we did not, but basically he is saying how we are ruled by Hollywoood
Cobain can you hear the spheres
Singing songs off station to station
And Alderon's not far away
a reiteration of the line "its understood that hollywood sells californication "
It's Californication

Born and raised by those who praise
Control of population everybody's been there
I don't mean on vacation
this is such a political piece...our forefathers dont want californication
(i think)


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
NOTHING stops/deters people from wanting to and actually moving here(cali)

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
this is what people want...Cali!

lets californicate!

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