Californication Uke tab by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Intro: Am chordAm F chordF 4x

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

Am chordAm F chordF x2

Verse 2:

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

Am chordAm F chordF x2

Pre Chorus:

Am chordAm
Pay your surgeon very well
F chordF
To break the spell of aging
Am chordAm
Celebrity skin is this your chin
F chordF
Or is that war your waging
Am chordAm F chordF
First born unicorn
Am chordAm F chordF
Hardcore soft porn

Chorus:

C chordC G chordG D chordD Am chordAm
Dream of Californication
C chordC G chordG D chordD
Dream of Californication

Am chordAm F chordF x2

Verse 3:

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

Am chordAm F chordF x2


Verse 4:


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

Am chordAm F chordF x2

Pre Chorus 2:

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

Chorus:
C chordC G chordG D chordD Am chordAm
Dream of Californication
C chordC G chordG D chordD
Dream of Californication
C chordC G chordG D chordD Am chordAm
Dream of Californication
C chordC G chordG D chordD
Dream of Californication


F#m chordF#m D chordD F#m chordF#m D chordD

Bm chordBm D chordD A chordA E chordE

F#m chordF#m D chordD F#m chordF#m D chordD

Bm chordBm D chordD A chordA E chordE x3

Am chordAm F chordF x2

Verse 5:

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

Am chordAm F chordF x2

Pre Chorus 3:

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

Chorus:

C chordC G chordG D chordD Am chordAm
Dream of Californication
C chordC G chordG D chordD
Dream of Californication
C chordC G chordG D chordD Am chordAm
Dream of Californication
C chordC G chordG D chordD
Dream of Californication

 

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atsuki avatar
try to use Dm instead of D.
Sounds better
16 Feb 2019
sofia1162016 avatar
flag for AR(ISO2) (necochea)
strumming pattern???
18 Jan 2019
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
jstabinsky avatar
not just chords for the intro and the solo is missing
08 Nov 2009
About this song

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.