Californication Uke tab by Red Hot Chili Peppers

9 Chords used in the song: Am, F, C, G, D, F#m, Bm, A, E

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Year:  1999
Difficulty: 
3.72
(Intermediate)
Key: unknownChords
Intro: Am Am F F 4x

Verse 1:
Am Am
Psychic spies from China
F F
Try to steal your mind's elation
Am Am
Little girls from Sweden
F F
Dream of silver screen quotations
C C G G
And if you want these kind of dreams
F F D D
It's Californication

Am Am F F x2

Verse 2:

Am Am
It's the edge of the world
F F
And all of western civilization
Am Am
The sun may rise in the East
F F
At least it settles in the final location
C C G G
It's understood that Hollywood
F F D D
sells Californication

Am Am F F x2

Pre Chorus:

Am Am
Pay your surgeon very well
F F
To break the spell of aging
Am Am
Celebrity skin is this your chin
F F
Or is that war your waging
Am Am F F
First born unicorn
Am Am F F
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Chorus:

C C G G D D Am Am
Dream of Californication
C C G G D D
Dream of Californication

Am Am F F x2

Verse 3:

Am Am
Marry me girl be my fairy to the world
F F
Be my very own constellation
Am Am
A A teenage bride with a baby inside
F F
Getting high on information
C C G G
And buy me a star on the boulevard
F F D D
It's Californication

Am Am F F x2


Verse 4:


Am Am
Space may be the final frontier
F F
But it's made in a Hollywood basement
Am Am
Cobain can you hear the spheres
F F
Singing songs off station to station
C C G G
And Alderon's not far away
F F D D
It's Californication

Am Am F F x2

Pre Chorus 2:

Am Am
Born and raised by those who praise
F F
Control of population
Am Am
Everybody's been there and
F F
I don't mean on vacation
Am Am F F
First born unicorn
Am Am F F
Hardcore soft porn

Chorus:
C C G G D D Am Am
Dream of Californication
C C G G D D
Dream of Californication
C C G G D D Am Am
Dream of Californication
C C G G D D
Dream of Californication


F#m F#m D D F#m F#m D D

Bm Bm D D A A E E

F#m F#m D D F#m F#m D D

Bm Bm D D A A E E x3

Am Am F F x2

Verse 5:

Am Am
Destruction leads to a very rough road
F F
But it also breeds creation
Am Am
And earthquakes are to a girl's guitar
F F
They're just another good vibration
C C G G
And tidal waves couldn't save the world
F F D D
From Californication

Am Am F F x2

Pre Chorus 3:

Am Am
Pay your surgeon very well
F F
To break the spell of aging
Am Am
Sicker than the rest there is no test
F F
But this is what you're craving
Am Am F F
First born unicorn
Am Am F F
Hardcore soft porn

Chorus:

C C G G D D Am Am
Dream of Californication
C C G G D D
Dream of Californication
C C G G D D Am Am
Dream of Californication
C C G G D D
Dream of Californication

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SaylaV avatar
beautiful!
17 Sep 2022
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i love it
20 Apr 2022
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atsuki avatar
try to use Dm instead of D.
Sounds better
16 Feb 2019
Correction
sofia1162016 avatar
mobile flag for AR(ISO2) (necochea)
strumming pattern???
18 Jan 2019
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poiboy avatar
maybe i'm crazy, but i feel a Dm works better than a D in the verse and chorus. again.. maybe its the california sun.
23 Sep 2016
Correction
jstabinsky avatar
not just chords for the intro and the solo is missing
08 Nov 2009
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About this song: Californication

The song reached #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA, and #16 on the UK charts, and hit #1 on both US Modern Tracks and US Mainstream Rock Tracks. It is notable for its sparse combination of guitar and bass notes in the intro, and its unique music video. The song is mainly about the dark side of Hollywood. The song opens to the "Psychic spies from China try to steal your mind's elation." Kiedis says in his book Scar Tissue that he got the inspiration for the lyric from when he was in New Zealand and he heard a woman on the street ranting about there being psychic spies in China.

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