California English, Pt. 2

Oh California
Oh California
Oh California Oh

This girl wrote drug raps in baggy sweaters
Tight neon tights, t-shirts with big letters
Back at her house was an irish setter
With a heart shaped tag hanging off its collar

Through half the towns of Arizona
I dream the dreams I have when I hold her
Near Palm Springs we were struck by boulders
Cuz they look like skull and bones

Oh California
Oh California
Oh California Oh

Questions I had as I went through this
Are our parents actually Buddhist?
Is the pool below me the bluest?
Is the tv on?

Through half the taquerias y fondas
Half the health clubs, half of the saunas
Half the Barbaras, half of the Rhondas
Is there something there?

Oh California
Oh California
Oh California Oh

This girl was smarter than television scripts
This girl wasn’t damaged her jeans were just ripped
This girl was the girl that girls in your world thought about
When the night was cold

How many times they’ve claimed that they know you
How many nations think that they own you
How many simple minds think the same sun don’t shine
In their sunglasses now

Oh California
Oh California
Oh California Oh

Music by Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij / Lyrics by Ezra Koenig / Produced by Rostam Batmanglij