• Song:

    California

  • Artist:

    Rufus Wainwright

  • Album:

    The Best of Rufus Wainw...

    ____________________
   / Rufus Wainwright  /  I think this song is a sarcastic comment to the
  / California        /  synthetic life in California. It is a harsh criticism
 / Poses             /  of the materialism and the twisted entertainment
/___________________/  industry existing there.

 Chords:
     A (x02220@1)  E (022100@1) F#m7 (131141@2)B7 (x21202@1) F# (244322@1)F#m (244222@1) E7 (020130@1)Bm7 (x20202@1) Ame:---0----0----2----2----2----2----0----2----0----: (x02210@1)B:---2----0----5----4----2----2----3----3----1----:
G:---2----1----2----2----3----2----1----2----2----:
D:---2----2----2----4----4----4----0----4----2----:
A:---0----2----4----2----4----4----2----2----0----:
E:--------0----2---------2----2----0--------------:


 Intro:
| A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)

 Verse:
| A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)F#m7 (131141@2)B7| (x21202@1)
| A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)F#m7| (131141@2)

 Chorus:
| F# | F#m | F# | F#m | B7 |

| A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)B7| (x21202@1)

 Verse


 Chorus (end on E7 instead of B7)


 Bridge:
| F#m | B7 | F#m | B7 |

| F#m | B7 | Bm7 | A | Am |

| E | F#m7 | B7 | B7 |


 Guitar solo: (Verse)
Also check out my guitar pro tab of the solo:
   A (x02220@1)   E (022100@1)          A (x02220@1)   E (022100@1)         A (x02220@1)    E (022100@1)          F#m7 (131141@2)  B7|------7-------7---|------7-----7-----|--------7-----7---|-11-12-9------------| (x21202@1)|-10-----9---------|-10-----9-------9-|---10-----9-------|---------12---10-9\-|
|----9-------9---9-|----9-----9---9---|------9-----9-----|--------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------------|

  A (x02220@1)    E (022100@1)          A (x02220@1)   E (022100@1)         A (x02220@1)    E (022100@1)          F#m7|--------7-----7---|------7-----7-----|--------7-----7---|-12-11-9-------------| (131141@2)|---10-----9-------|-10-----9-------9-|---10-----9-------|---------12--10-9----|
|------9-----9---9-|----9-----9---9---|------9-----9-----|------------------11-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|---------------------|


 Breakdown-Chorus:
| F# | F#m | F# | F#m | choir-break |


 Bridge (cut the first F#m and the last B7 at the end)


 Outro:
||: A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)A (x02220@1)E| (022100@1)B7:|| (x21202@1)3x

| A  E | A  E |, and then in freetime:


  Asus2 (x02200@1) E (022100@1)     F#m11   B7 (x21202@1)     (Am)                    E|-0-----:-0-----:-2-----:-----2---:------------------------4---: (022100@1)|-0-----:-0-----:-0-----:----4----:--1---------------------5---:
|-2-----:-1-----:-2-----:---2-----:------------------------4---:
|-2-----:-2-----:-2-----:--4------:------------0---2---4---6---:
|-0-----:-2-----:-0-----:-2-------:-0---2--3-------------------:
|-------:-0-----:-2-----:---------:----------------------------:



California, California
You're such a wonder that I think I'll stay in bed
Big time rollers, part time models
So much to plunder that I think I'll sleep instead

I don't know this sea of neon
Thousands suffer, whiffs of freon
And big nights back east with Rhoda
California, please

There's a moment I've been saving
A kind of crucifix around this munchkin land
Up north freezing, little me drooling
That's entertainment's on at eight
Come on Ginger slam

I don't know this sea of neon
Thousands suffer, whiffs of freon
And my new grandma Bea Arthur
Come on ever

Ain't it a shame that at the top
Peanut butter and jam they served you
Ain't it a shame that at the top
Still those soft skin boys can bruise you
Yeah, I fell for a streaker, oh no

I don't know this sea of neon
Thousand surfers, whiffs of freon

Ain't it a shame
That all the world can't enjoy your mad traditions
Ain't it a shame
That all the world don't got keys to their own ignitions
Life is the longest death in California

California
You're such a wonder that I think I'll stay in bed
So much to plunder that I think I'll sleep instead
You're such a wonder that I think I'll stay in bed
So much to plunder that I think I'll sleep instead



Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 2st /May /09
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