Grimes - California Lyrics




This, this music makes me cry
It sounds just like my soul, oh
Oh I'm not ready to win
Oh lord cause I don't wanna know what they say
Cause I get carried away
Commodifying all the pain

The things they see in me, I cannot see myself
When you get bored of me, I'll be back on the shelf
And when the ocean rises up above the ground
Baby I'll drown in...

California
You only like me when you think I'm looking sad
California
I didn't think you'd end up treating me so bad

Oh, I, I, I
Come Monday, it's a dream
Oh, I, I, I
Broken my own heart again
Chasing something beautiful
Oh, but I don't understand what they say
Cause I get carried away
Commodifying all the pain

The things they see in me, I cannot see myself
When you get bored of me, I'll be back on the shelf
And when the ocean rises up above the ground
Baby I'll drown in...

California
You only like me when you think I'm looking sad
California
I didn't think you'd end up treating me so bad
California
You only like me when you think I'm looking sad
California
I didn't think you'd end up treating me so bad

Oh, I, oh, I
Oh na, na, na, ne





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  1. Alexandra M

    Trisha paytas in a wig on the bottom hanging on the wall at 0:18

  2. Habibe Idrizi

    how love the way she screams Caaalifornia

  3. Archetype00

    Not too into it, but that's just my taste. The beat feels a bit off and jarring.

  4. Tommy Rojas

    THE FUCKING DIVERSITY BRO! Wtf GRIMES THIS IS GOOD AF im astonished

  5. Stephen GOES AROUND THE ORBIT

    My 🇲🇳 Mongolian soul started quacking when I saw the flag

  6. Jorge Okay

    Why is this so different to the album V?? its the exact same take of the vocals tho so not a demo really...?

  7. Lex Danketh

    The one good thing that I can say about her is that she's got a very 80's clothing style. Which is cool I guess, because no one currently living still thinks the 80's look works.

  8. Matthias Bärlocher

    https://youtu.be/EO9x0y5lqD0

  9. Kate York

    i love this video so much!!! whoever directed and edited did a lovely job. its nice when a pop song is not just a close up of the girls face because that is so boring and i dont care how pretty their face is. its irrelevant and extremely boring. something like this is so much more fun to watch.

  10. lolly sefina

    I dont like Elon

  11. Hana

    yes yes yes I’m in the dream
    walked right in

  12. Animax

    we had hi expectations of grimes, but actually, this sucks, even miley cyrus have better flicks
    maybe the new stuff will be better....

  13. John Lloyd

    If she was obese and looked like she had dropped from the ugly tree and hit every branch!, I wonder where she would be? Society is so shallow isn’t it!

    BIGWIG7111

    Shallow or honest?

  14. The Sleepwalker

    666th comment. Using this unholy real estate to say BUY THE CYBERTRUCK

  15. l4r

    best pop artist of the decade

  16. Craigslist preditor

    with most of her songs too much autotune
    which people like ig but not in my region of mental awareness

    The Elder

    She has a lovely natural voice. Which sounds like autotune, because of the tone of it. She's a very gifted singer. Go and check out some of her live performances.

  17. Mario Noguera

    This is a really a nice song.

  18. Wykydtronx4055x

    taught me how to dance. better than money. I got it good. them legs are magic dance machines, thx you grimmy angel

  19. Emily

    I LOVE THIS VIDEO

  20. Eltaj Aliyev

    səsi yoxdu

    Eltaj Aliyev

    zilə qalxmasın onda

  21. Alejandro Gutiérrez Olarte

    Aahhhh ahhhh ahhhh Califorña aaaahhhhh XD!
    So awesome!!

  22. Flowzah

    Totally different from this though, the version I first heard : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSS1uPC6dnA

  23. Flowzah

    wait, this is a totally different version from the one I heard aroun the time this came out?

  24. Joel R.

    AAaaaahhh! Califrññiaaa!

  25. carl

    ok grimes, where is this version? the start is very anime pixel summer type of track then slowly become upbeat of the album version.

  26. Diane B Berried

    California is on fiya 🔥

  27. Saul SDLA

    I love you claire you are beautifull :3

  28. who is like God?

    I bet she smells terrible

    The Elder

    No, she always smells wonderful. Like peaches and vanilla. Or lilac flowers on a Sunday Afternoon. Or sandlewood and pot. Like a Hippy Chic. Only when she has been in the lab for a few weeks working straight, without sleep, does she have a slight smell of Heavy Metal.

  29. SpitRed 3

    I love how sadistic this song is.

  30. Daniel Arkangel

    AWESOME!!!

  31. Sahil Pethe

    Producer: so how much hair dye do you want?


    Grimes: yes

  32. Mana Del Melo

    Algum Br? 🎶

  33. TuPac A Shakur Was Arrested In Tennessee

    Best song named California since I dropped California Love back n da days

  34. MrRight James

    She'd be so pretty if only she didn't try so hard to look ugly.

  35. discardmyfriends

    She is always downplaying her vocal abilities but I think she's a decent singer.

  36. CJC Carta

    Lol. Well lookie here, another song about california... it has got to be one hell of a state for so many artist to sing about whether for good or bad

  37. sabri!

    te amo mamãe

  38. barebone2

    Grimes was right about california. Now you got heroine needles, human feces, homeless tents, intentional power shut offs, every where.

  39. Shape Shifter

    1:20 cute curls

  40. Abby London

    Absolutely love Grimes. She is Brilliant <3

  41. Nicci Barlow

    This. This music makes me cry. In a good way ❤️

  42. LizaLavolta

    I think what is so endearing about Grimes is she very often looks like a little girl dancing and playing in a free somewhat awkward and pure way. It's unusual, imperfect, fun. (:

  43. ABIGAIL Gerbick

    Direct dis..

  44. Jack Sandberg

    She's really hot . Just saying

  45. Vitamin Paul

    When almost one tenth of the population has seen this video.. and she chills with Elon... l've loved grimes for years gd keep getting it..keep sharing your music with us :)

  46. 송지원

    My friend ..

  47. NAVEGANT A VELA

    Esta, esta musica me hace llorar
    Suena justo como mi alma, oh
    Oh no estoy lista para ganar
    Oh señor porque no quiero saber lo que dicen
    Porque me dejo llevar
    Confortando todo el dolor

    Las cosas que ven en mi, no puedo verlas yo
    Cuando te aburres de mi, regresare del estante
    Y cuando el océano salga arriba del suelo
    Nene lo ahogare

    California
    Solo te gusto cuando crees que me veo triste
    California
    No crei que terminarias tratándome tan mal

    Oh yo yo
    Vengo el lunes, es

    un sueño
    Oh yo yo yo
    Rompi mi propio corazón de nuevo
    Persiguiendo algo hermoso
    Oh, pero no entiendo lo que dicen
    Porque me dejo llevar
    Confortando todo el dolor

    Las cosas que ven en mi, no puedo verlas yo
    Cuando te aburres de mi, regresare del estante
    Y cuando el océano salga arriba del suelo
    Nene lo ahogare

    California
    Solo te gusto cuando crees que me veo triste
    California
    No crei que terminarias tratándome tan mal
    California
    Solo te gusto cuando crees que me veo triste
    California
    No crei que terminarias tratándome tan mal

    Oh, I, oh, I
    Oh na, na, na, ne

  48. Lauren Hutchings

    Please can you add this version on spotify <3

  49. M Ppp

    This song needs work. For some reason the tune does not do it for me, however Grimes voice and her pronunciation are spectacular.

  50. Treyvone

    Nba2k17 boiiiiii 🔥🔥😂😂😂

  51. Elli Anhna

    When you get bored of me....

  52. ACMENEWS

    I am a Grimes fan. My friends, who else will "me too" this?

  53. shutyersxymth

    This video is too random for me right now. I liked the album version better but I like the added synth at the same time. the other song made me cry for a girl that catfished me in california

  54. guyyouseewhenyoudie

    I love how it shows her playing guitar in the video when there’s clearly no guitar playing in the song. She’s such a trip, I love her

  55. Marylynne Thau

    Never touched Cali.. Makes me wonder! Yo.. I love this song! So so darn cute! 💯💯💯💯💘 yesss lil love

    QuezadaーケサダGenaroーヘナロ

    I'm from California and I fucking love it and miss it. Living japan now and I miss home dearly but I can see why some nee movers might not like it now. It was amazing once but recently with all the prices being raised and stupid laws, I can see why California can be harsh to them.

  56. copperstar241

    Grimes is the most beautiful woman alive

  57. Michel Julien

    Another fun-tastic music video by Grimes!!!!

  58. Phyarth

    0:18 Beethoven was part of California very doubtful.

  59. TinFoil Overlord

    Trash music. going to synthwave.

  60. Julie

    1:42 is the beat from pon de replay by Rihanna

    honelybaby patterson

    she sampled it

  61. Alice Gacha gaming

    I love dis song

  62. HaackSpeed

    The "caAaAaAlifornia" part reminds me of Rain and This Boy by The Beatles :D

  63. Lide Rutkowski

    here I am listening to this while elon musk gets to pound her ass

    l4r

    Lide Rutkowski bro just vibe to the best pop artist of the 2010s

  64. Andrew Pishgar

    Something about the way she sings the California part is super catchy and pleasing to listen to.

  65. María Cabrera

    CAAAAAAAAAAAAALIFORÑIA

  66. alexandre Bligh

    I've been using "the sword of truth" as a sort of filter on her art___. This artist is one of the absolute best.... Un_real. art angels :/

    She's like a Mord-Sith with additive and subtractive magic. She put BOT as a bio...lol, not a location. UGH (which was cool because Lalalalike omg? what. ....

  67. Dominique Z

    this reminds me of when i was a kid in art school and my parents put me on Adderall and dex and all that lolol

  68. Kārlis Bērziņš

    God
    tHamk

  69. Soyneccent

    Who is from that weird ass naked costume girl and butchered farm animal dance video?

  70. JanTomasAh

    grimes will always be here with me, wherever i am.

  71. Ellen Naga

    Love the ASMR at the end

  72. Jenny Martinez

    Anyone here because of Supergirl Season 3??

    Betty Cat

    No. But I can say I never thought they would play a song like this in that show. I'm quite surprised honestly.

    Shinzo B

    Jenny Martinez me😭😭😭😭😭😭

  73. riojas21

    ThankYOU grimez! For this

  74. samantha

    ya'll hear tht pon de replay beat tho????

  75. Cami Pérez

    Anthony kiedis' favourite song

  76. Petr nový

    I am happy with this song!!!!!! Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. Solia Organization

    Claire knows about clone club lol

  78. Mrt S

    She's so precious

  79. Mark

    I love it 😊🌻

  80. Class Of Verse Me David

    Love my butter.

  81. Scooby The Goat

    2k17 😢

  82. matrix alfred cheese

    TBH ide rather have a grainy snap music video than these try too hard ones

  83. alex x

    im in love with that mermaid 💗

  84. Starsky Tuch

    omg grimes at bean

  85. sophiethepegasus

    ...that girl has made out with elon musk

    Raven Child

    sophiethepegasus Yes... :(

  86. Jeremiah Haubenreiser

    Grimes is an interesting artist...
    She just goes for it...that is heat.🔥I like the worldly uniqueness of it.

  87. vox celeste

    I'm just watching this video without knowing is 2 years old now

  88. Mike Parker

    Love her style! ❤️🎶🌹🌈

  89. riaxter

    3:13 This is definitely her mistake on glasses, but it was natural :)

  90. PalomaNegra85

    33 year old lady here feeling just as gitty listening to Grimes right now as I did listening to Cindy Lauper on the radio as a little girl ❤ pure fun and love!!!!

  91. Ivan Cardenas

    Is this song about loving something and getting disappointed by it and feeling absolutely miserable?. In her case its California ?

  92. Bob Jones

    It's like Debbie Gibson of the 21st Century.

  93. AWhileHanlin

    I just discovered Grimes, she's so fun and original. We should all be more care free like this, life's too short to be serious.

  94. smalltime0

    Best diss track ever

  95. Samuel Henkle

    Still can’t decide if I find her attractive or not

    npra54

    ive been debating this for years.