California Gurls
Katy Perry Lyrics


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Greetings loved ones
Let's take a journey

I know a place
Where the grass is really greener
Warm, wet n' wild
There must be something in the water
Sippin' gin and juice
Laying underneath the palm trees
(Undone)
The boys
Break their necks
Try'na to creep a little sneak peek
(At us)

You could travel the world
But nothing comes close
To the golden coast
Once you party with us
You'll be falling in love
Ooh oh ooh oh oh ooh

California girls
We're unforgettable
Daisy dukes
Bikinis on top
Sun-kissed skin
So hot
We'll melt your popsicle
Ooh oh ooh
Ooh oh ooh

California girls
We're undeniable
Fine, fresh, fierce
We got it on lock
West coast represent
Now put your hands up
Ooh oh ooh
Ooh oh ooh

Sex on the beach
We don't mind sand in our stilettos
We freak
In my jeep
Snoop doggy-dog on the stereo oh oh

You could travel the world
But nothing comes close
To the golden coast
Once you party with us
You'll be falling in love
Ooh oh ooh ooh oh ooh

California girls
We're unforgettable
Daisy dukes
Bikinis on top
Sun-kissed skin
So hot
We'll melt your popsicle
Ooh oh ooh
Ooh oh ooh

California girls
We're undeniable
Fine, fresh, fierce
We got it on lock
West coast represent
Now put your hands up
Ooh oh ooh
Ooh oh ooh

Toned, tan
Fit and ready
Turn it up 'cause its gettin' heavy
Wild, wild west coast
These are the girls I love the most
I mean the ones
I mean like she's the one
Kiss her, touch her
Squeeze her buns
The girl's a freak
She drive a jeep
And live on the beach
I'm okay
I won't play
I love the bay
Just like I love L.A.
Venice Beach
And Palm Springs
Summertime is everything
Home boys
Bangin' out
All that ass
Hanging out
Bikinis, zucchinis, martinis
No weenies
Just a king
And a queenie
Katy my lady
(Yeah)
And looky here baby
(Uh huh)
I'm all up on ya
'Cause you representing California (oh yeah)

California girls
We're unforgettable
Daisy dukes
Bikinis on top
Sun-kissed skin
So hot
We'll melt your popsicle
Ooh oh ooh
Ooh oh ooh

California girls
We're undeniable
Fine, fresh, fierce
We got it on lock
West coast represent (west coast, west coast)
Now put your hands up
Ooh oh ooh
Ooh oh ooh

(California, California)
California girls man




(California)
(California girls)

Overall Meaning

In Katy Perry's song "California Gurls," she takes the listener on a journey to a place where the grass is greener, and the party never stops. The song is an anthem to the California lifestyle, featuring fun and flirty lyrics about the girls who live there. Perry's portrayal of the "California girl" is one of a sun-kissed, carefree, and confident woman who is irresistible to men.


The song's opening lines, "Greetings loved ones, let's take a journey," invite the listener to join Katy Perry on her escapade to the Golden State. She sets the scene with lyrics about palm trees, gin and juice, and boys trying to catch a glimpse of the girls lounging on the beach. Perry proclaims that nothing compares to California's west coast, where the girls are "fine, fresh, and fierce" and have everything "on lock."


Throughout the chorus, Perry emphasizes the girls' sun-kissed skin, daisy dukes, and bikinis, painting a picture of California as a place where anything goes. She also references some iconic California landmarks, such as Venice Beach and Palm Springs, to drive home her point about how special the state is. By the end of the song, Perry has made her point: California girls are unforgettable, and nobody can resist their charm.


Line by Line Meaning

Greetings loved ones
Hello, dear friends.


Let's take a journey
Let's go on an adventure together.


I know a place
I am aware of a location.


Where the grass is really greener
The grass is incredibly green in this area.


Warm, wet n' wild
It's hot, humid, and crazy over here.


There must be something in the water
There is likely something in the water that contributes to this amazing atmosphere.


Sippin' gin and juice
Drinking gin and juice to cool down and relax.


Laying underneath the palm trees
Relaxing and resting under the palm trees.


(Undone) The boys
The boys are way too curious.


Break their necks
They are straining their necks to get a peak at us.


Try'na to creep a little sneak peek
They are trying to sneak a glance at us without being seen.


(At us)
Attractive girls who they want to take a look at.


You could travel the world
You could explore many places throughout the world.


But nothing comes close
But nothing is as close or as good as this place.


To the golden coast
To the amazing coast of California.


Once you party with us
Once you hang out with us and have some fun.


You'll be falling in love
You'll begin to love the area and the people here.


California girls
Girls from California who have a distinct flavor.


We're unforgettable
We're so amazing that you'll always remember us.


Daisy dukes
Denim shorts cut very short.


Bikinis on top
Bikinis worn on the upper part of the body.


Sun-kissed skin
Tan, sunburned skin.


So hot
Extremely attractive and desirable.


We'll melt your popsicle
We're so hot that we'll make you feel like melting.


California girls
Girls from California who have a distinct flavor.


We're undeniable
We're impossible to resist and ignore.


Fine, fresh, fierce
Good-looking, young, and strong.


We got it on lock
We're the best and we know it.


West coast represent
We represent and embody the West Coast of the United States.


Now put your hands up
Put your hands up in the air to celebrate.


Sex on the beach
Having sex on the beach.


We don't mind sand in our stilettos
We don't care if we get sand in our high-heeled shoes.


We freak
We love having wild and crazy experiences.


In my jeep
My jeep is a great way to cruise around.


Snoop doggy-dog on the stereo oh oh
Listening to a popular rap artist while driving around.


Toned, tan
Physically fit and tan from spending time in the sun.


Fit and ready
In good physical condition and ready for whatever comes their way.


Turn it up 'cause its gettin' heavy
Turn up the volume on the music, because it's getting intense.


Wild, wild west coast
The West Coast is an untamed and unpredictable place.


These are the girls I love the most
These girls are the best and I can't get enough of them.


I mean the ones
I'm referring to these specific girls.


I mean like she¿s the one
I'm particularly drawn to this one girl.


Kiss her, touch her
Showing affection to the girl I'm interested in.


Squeeze her buns
Playfully touching her buttocks.


The girl's a freak
The girl is wild and crazy, in a good way.


She drive a jeep
She drives a jeep, which I find incredibly attractive.


And live on the beach
She lives right near the beach, which is a really cool thing.


I'm okay
I'm fine with the way things are right now.


I won't play
I won't mess around or waste time with these great girls.


I love the bay
I'm really into the Bay Area of California.


Just like I love L.A.
I'm also a big fan of Los Angeles.


Venice Beach
A famous beach in the Los Angeles area.


And Palm Springs
A popular resort town in the southern California desert.


Summertime is everything
Summer is the best time of year and everything is better during that season.


Home boys
My buddies and I.


Bangin' out
Hanging out and having a good time.


All that ass
Lots of great butts to admire in California.


Hanging out
Just relaxing and spending time with friends.


Bikinis, zucchinis, martinis
Popular things that people enjoy in California.


No weenies
We don't put up with bad attitudes or weak behavior.


Just a king
We're like royalty and we know it.


And a queenie
We're like a queen and king, ruling over our domain.


Katy my lady
Katy is my lady, or the girl that I'm interested in.


(Yeah)
Expressing enthusiasm or agreement.


And looky here baby
And take a look here, since I have your attention.


(Uh huh)
Assenting to something that has been said.


I'm all up on ya
I'm really into you and close to you.


'Cause you representing California (oh yeah)
Because you embody the California spirit and style.


California girls
Girls from California who have a distinct flavor.


We're unforgettable
We're amazing and impossible to forget.


Daisy dukes
Denim shorts cut very short.


Bikinis on top
Bikinis worn on the upper part of the body.


Sun-kissed skin
Tan, sunburned skin.


So hot
Extremely attractive and desirable.


We'll melt your popsicle
We're so hot, that we'll overwhelm and consume you.


California girls
Girls from California who have a distinct flavor.


We're undeniable
We're irresistible and can't be ignored.


Fine, fresh, fierce
Good-looking, young, and strong.


We got it on lock
We're the best and we know it.


West coast represent (west coast, west coast)
We represent and embody the West Coast of the United States.


Now put your hands up
Raise your hands in the air if you're excited and happy.


Ooh oh ooh
A vocalization representing rhythm or excitement.


Ooh oh ooh
A vocalization representing rhythm or excitement.


(California, California)
Referring to the state of California in the United States.


California girls man
Girls from California who have a distinct flavor.


(California)
Referring to the state of California in the United States.


(California girls)
Girls from California who have a distinct flavor.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Lukasz Gottwald, Calvin Broadus, Mike E. Love, Brian Douglas Wilson, Max Martin, Katy Perry, Benjamin Levin, Bonnie McKee

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@joset9240

5 year old me thinking she's singing about candy, 16 year old me "I don't think she was singing about candy"

@_sierraK_

Lol

@hollowsharinganflash8991

Popsicle xd

@Mili-ym3us

Lmao

@renegadeemperor

No she was singing about candy but a different kind

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Litrally me

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I remember my childhood while listening to this song. Good old days :(

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Shut up bruhh

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2012 every morning

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