1999 Released

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Interesting facts and trivia about Californication. By Songfacts®.

A song about the deterioration of society, this reflects how the world is becoming very superficial and plastic, much like California. The Red Hot Chili Peppers formed in Hollywood and are quite familiar with the quirky nature of life in Los Angeles.

As written in the dictionary, "fornication" refers disapprovingly to any sexual activity outside the confines of marriage.

The lyrics, "Cobain can you hear the spheres singing songs off station to station and Alderaan's not far away, it's Californication," get in a few pop-culture references: Kurt Cobain, David Bowie's album Station To Station, and Alderaan - the planet Princess Leia was from in Star Wars. Alderaan was destroyed by The Empire, implying that the world is being destroyed.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Californication.
A Key
Minor Mode
4/4 Time Signature
96 BPM

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