"California" as written by and Phair....
Okay, this guy walks into a bar
No, I'm just, I'm just fuckin' with you. I'm kiddin'.
Na, there's this, this young bull and this old bull
And they're standin' on top of a hill.

And I tried to tell you before that that's why I left California.

So they're standin' on top of this hill, right?
And they're looking out over a pasture full of cows.
Whole fuckin' pasture.
And the young bull turns to the old bull and he goes,
"I got this really good idea."
And the old bull's like, "Yeah?"

And I tried to tell you before that that's why I left California.

"Hey," he's, he's like "Yeah. Yeah I got this really good idea.
Let's run down that hill and fuck one o' those cows."
And the old bull just looks at him. You know, he's just lookin' at him,
He's like, "Look, I got a better idea."
The young bull's like, "Oh yeah? What's your fuckin' brilliant idea?"
And the old bull goes

And I tried to tell you before that that's why I left California.

And the old bull goes, "Let's walk down that hill
And fuck all o' those cows. Dig?"
You know like he ain't been in town long or something, I don't know.

And I tried to tell you before that that's why I left California.

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    General CommentCould it be because of it's unique style? Combining a rather blue humourous story being spoken as the verses with a proper but cryptic chorus?

    That's why I like it.
    elwyn5150on December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like this song because to me it's shows how Hollywood CEO's are out to Fuck over all the little people. Get it the cold cow wanted to fuck all the female cows and she explains that's why she left California.
    rapunzelEEDon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentummm...
    i those are the words of violent femmes, not liz phair
    yo mamma!on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment“California”

    seven, seven, seven out of money
    and eight, eight, eight I can’t believe I dated you and
    nine, nine, I forget what nine is but
    then ten, ten, ten I’m a loser at everything everything everything!
    just then,

    that's liz's own words and i have no idea what that's about but i think the song is kind of just a jokey metaphorical song about betrayal. like her boyfriend cheated on her and she can't believe how much of an animal he's behaved so he compares his behavior to the mechanical, robotic, thoughtlessness of bulls.
    blair23on May 31, 2005   Link

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