Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication Meaning
Song Released: 2000
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Try to steal your mind's elation
Little girls from Sweden
Dream of silver screen quotations
And if you want these kind of dreams
It's the edge of the world
And all of western...
This is pretty much about how california is everywhere, they're trying to explain that everybody looks at cali like a good place but is destroing the world in ways that anyone notice.and is not a sexual reference. "Californication" is really just the act of the world being affected and saturated by the art and the culture being born and raised in california.
well only that.
anonymous May 22nd, 2008 5:55pm report
Californication is about how new ideas are spreading through the world primarily starting in Hollywood (like in movies and such) reducing cultural taboos on subjects (like sex, etc.)
anonymous Feb 4th, 2008 2:06pm report
I think the song is talking about how obsessed everyone had become with California and Hollywood, and how it isn't as great as it seems.
anonymous Dec 10th, 2007 12:48pm report
The word Californication means "when a western civilization influences another place"
I think this song is about how California influences the world..i agree about this..b because we are in the west n he talks of how everyone dreams of being in California and being famous and popular. It shows how fake people can be just to get to be famous.
anonymous Oct 24th, 2007 10:53pm report
What is the part about first born unicorns?
anonymous Sep 25th, 2007 9:03am report
I think it is more than clear that Californication is a perfect picture of the global effects of capitalism. The progressive loss of criticism, the tendency to buy any innecessary object that is presented to us ("It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication","pay your surgeon very well to brake the spell of aging" ). In addition to that, it also shows the fascination that the system (in order to survive) creates towards what it can produce ("space may be the final frontier but its made in a hollywood basement"). Nowadays, fashion is more relevant (or it is given more relevancy by the media) than the fact that a million people have died in the Iraq invasion or that half of the world's population lives in unacceptable conditions. The distance poles between the richest and the poorest is growing bigger every hour. But still, here we are, those who work defending the interests of the big companies, why?
"Born and raised by those who praise
Control of population everybody's been there and
I don't mean on vacation"
anonymous Aug 22nd, 2007 8:02pm report
I think you all have good points but I believe he says about how Hollywood infects people's life and how they try to be like the Hollywood stars. Since cheating is similar to fornication and because hollywood is in california he puts those words together making californication... That's it I think.
anonymous Jul 15th, 2007 7:35pm report
Alright first off who ever said it is about Dani California is partly right,but not 100 percent. Californication is talking about how superficial Hollywood is. Dani California is mentioned "teenage bride,with a baby inside getting high on information",but the song isn't entirely based on her.
anonymous Jul 5th, 2007 7:23pm report
Guy earlier mentioned Californication being from a bumper sticker and explained the meaning of the sticker. I interpret the bumper sticker and the title of the song to be very similar in meaning. "Californication" is the process of becoming California-like rather than the common Cali - fornication (Sex) interpretation. I live outside of the US and have never heard of the bumper sticker, I just always interpreted the title of the song this way. -ation is a suffix used often for this purpose. Anyway, that's just how I always interpreted the title.
anonymous Jun 22nd, 2007 6:26pm report
Also "the sun may rise in the east at least it settles in a finer location" is saying that California is an ok place better the the east coast and it doesn't have to set in Hollywood
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