Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


Getting born in the state of Mississippi
Papa was a copper, and her mama was a hippy
In Alabama she would swing a hammer
Price you got to pay when you break the panorama
She never knew that there was anything more than poor
What in the world does your company take me for?
Black bandanna, sweet Louisiana
Robbing on a bank in the state of Indiana
She's a runner
Rebel, and a stunner
On her merry way saying baby, watcha gonna?
Looking down the barrel of a hot metal forty-five
Just another way to survive

California, rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California, show your teeth
She's my priestess
I'm your priest
Yeah, yeah, yeah

She's a lover, baby, and a fighter
Should've seen it coming when I got a little brighter
With a name like Dani California
Day was gonna come when I was gonna mourn ya
A little loaded, she was stealing another breath
I love my baby to death

California, rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California, show your teeth
She's my priestess
I'm your priest
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Who knew the other side of you?
Who knew that others died to prove?
Too true to say goodbye to you
Too true to say, say, say

Pushed the fader, gifted animator
One for the now, and eleven for the later
Never made it up to Minnesota
North Dakota man
Wasn't gunnin' for the quota
Down in the Badlands she was saving the best for last
It only hurts when I laugh
Gone too fast

California, rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California, show your teeth
She's my priestess
I'm your priest
Yeah, yeah, yeah

California, rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California, show your teeth
She's my priestess
I'm your priest
Yeah, yeah, yeah

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Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, Michael Balzary

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Danilo Gomes

Gettin' born in the state of Mississippi
Papa was a copper and mommy was a hippie
In Alabama, she would swing a hammer
Price you gotta pay when you break the panorama
She never knew that there was anything more than pour
What in the world? What does you company takes me for ?
Black bandana , sweet Louisiana
Robbin' on a bank in the state of Indiana
She's a runner, rebel and stunner
On her merry way sayin' baby whatcha gotta ?
Lookin down the barrel of a hot metal 45
Just another way to survive ...
California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She's my priestess, I'm your priest
Yeah, yeah
She's a lover, baby and a fighter
Shoulda seen her coming when it got a little brighter
With the name like Dani California
Day was gonna come when was gonna mourn ya
A little loaded, she was stealin another breath
I love my baby till death
California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She's my priestess, I'm your priest
Yeah, yeah
(Who knew the other side of you?)
(Who knew what others died to prove?)
(Too true to say goodbye to you)
(Too true to say, say, say)
Push the fader, gifted animator
One for now and eleven for the later
Never made it up to Minnesota
North dakota man was the a-gunnin for the quota
Down in the badlands, she was savin the best for last
It only hurts when it lands
Gone to fast...
California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She's my priestess, I'm your priest
Yeah, yeah
California, rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California, show your teeth
She's my priestess, I'm your priest
Yeah, yeah



Francis James Flores

The scenes were amalgam of the era (no specific bands) but you can see the prominence of a specific band on each scene.

(0:00) Elvis - (Rockabilly) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzQ8GDBA8Is)
(0:25) The Beatles (British Invasion) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jenWdylTtzs)
(0:35) Jimi Hendrix/Cream (Psychadelia) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjxH_a5U7wA) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqQL0J_Vr0)
(0:55) Parliament-Funkadelic (Funk) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjKFCYzqq-A)
(1:20) David Bowie/Slade ( Glam) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8sdsW93ThQ) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rftnB33goIg)
(1:50) Sex Pistols (Punk) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqrAPOZxgzU)
(2:02) Misfits (Horror Punk) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO9dqqj2_Vk&list=PLFA1DE1E0582C45B7&index=1)
(2:15) Mötley Crüe/Poison (Glam Metal) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahq4blDfU5s) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCChxBSRo1Y)
(2:47) Nirvana (Grunge) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9LiPuVRyU8)
(3:01) RHCP (The real them and they are not Greenday FFS) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5aq5HcS1A)

The music video shows the evolution of rock music (the duration per part is I think was based on how long the genre popularity lasted).



Jorjina Wright

I've been trying to figure out the eras portrayed ...
1) Elvis
2) pre and early Beatles (Roy Orbison, Four Seasons, The Animals)
3) Beatles (specifically Sergeant Pepper Band)
4) Glam Rock/Ziggy Stardust
5) this one has been stumping me but I'm starting to think Disco - especially Flea's outfit
6) Punk
7) Goth
8) Hair Bands (this is my favourite bit)
9) Garage / Cobain era
and finally the Chilis as we know and love them.

I've lived through all this eras.



juliane

Getting born in the state of Mississippi
Papa was a copper
And Mama was a hippie

In Alabama she would swing a hammer
Price you gotta pay when you break the panorama

She never knew that there was
Anything more than poor

What in the world does your
Company take me for

Black bandana sweet Louisiana
Robbin' on a bank in the state of Indiana

She’s a runner, rebel and a stunner
On her merry way sayin’
Baby what you gonna

Looking down the barrel of a
Hot metal 45
Just another way to survive

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She’s my priestess; I'm your priest

She’s a lover baby and a fighter
Shoulda seen it comin’ when
It got a little brighter

With a name like Dani California
The day was gonna come
When I was gonna mourn ya

A little loaded she was
Stealin’ another breath
I love my baby to death

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She’s my priestess; I'm your priest

Who knew the other side of you
Who knew what others died to prove
Too true to say goodbye to you
Too true to say say say

Push the fader, gifted animator
One for the now and eleven for the later

Never made it up to Minnesota
North Dakota man was a gunnin'
For the quota

Down in the Badlands
She was savin’ the best for last

It only hurts when I laugh
Gone too fast

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She’s my priestess; I'm your priest

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She’s my priestess; I'm your priest



All comments from YouTube:

Vinicius Rodrigues

“What happened to the old comments?”
“Gone, reduced to atoms.”

Cristian Souza

kkkkk

victor loya

How about pirates of the Caribbean the ring of lost souls

Luis Monterroso

@S Sankalp p

BRUTAL BURNING

@WitherRage Because the lyrical themes and lyrics are world class stupidness

WitherRage

wait what why lmao

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Soldataran

The fact that the segments from different decades were actually filmed with cameras from those times makes this even better.

莫妮

Totally

Anthony Valenza

@Dizzle-Dog no such thing as missing out on music. It’s here forever buddy.

Rosinante

Damn, nice fact

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