California English

Album: Contra (2010)
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  • Wouldn't ever gag you with a spoon, my only true love
    Never really heard you speak that way, it's unworthy of
    Funny how that little college girl called language corrupt
    Funny how the other private schools had no Hapa Club

    Someone took a trip before you came to ski in the Alps
    Your father moved across the country just to sunburn his scalp
    Contra Costa, Contra Mundum, contradict what I say
    Living like the French Connection, but we'll die in LA

    Blasted from a disconnected light switch
    Through the condo that they'll never finish
    Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish
    And through your brain to California English

    No one sits inside a freezing flat and stays there 'til May
    Leafing through a stack of A to Z's to surf the UK
    Waiting with the wind against your face and gel in your hair
    Shivering in little undershirts, but don't seem to care

    Blasted from a disconnected light switch
    Through the condo that they'll never finish
    Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish
    And through your brain to California English

    Sweet carob rice cake
    She don't care how the sweets taste
    Fake Philly cheese steak
    But she use real toothpaste

    'Cause if that Tom's don't work
    If it just makes you worse
    Would you loose all of you faith in the good Earth

    And if it's all a curse
    And we're just getting worse
    Baby, please don't lose your faith in the good earth

    Blasted from a disconnected light switch
    Through the condo that they'll never finish
    Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish
    And through your brain to California English

    Blasted from a disconnected light switch
    Through the condo that they'll never finish
    Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish
    And through your brain to California English Writer/s: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Stephen M Yantz from China Atm"singer Ezra Koenig Auto-Tunes his voice over a breezy, almost calypso vibe." he just sings twice and offets it a little
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