Two weeks ago I shared The Beach Boys’ California Girls song & why I feel like I am THE girl the boys were wishing for.

This week I’ll look at another song of (almost) the same title: Katy Perry’s California Gurls (featuring Snoop Dogg). I do enjoy me some Katy in the right moments (dancing, long road trips, and working out are some favorites. This is definitely one of Katy’s top 5 songs in my opinion. It’s fun, upbeat, and can get me moving and grooving. But I have a few notes…

VERSE 1:
I know a place
Where the grass is really greener
I don’t know where in the (typically) doubt ridden California where the grass is greener. Most of the lawns I saw while living in LA and San Diego were brown.
Warm, wet and wild
There must be something in the water
There is definitely something in the water… sharks!
Sippin’ gin and juice
Laying underneath the palm trees (undone)
I can’t drink gin, but I love me some juice & hanging out under palm trees
The boys break their necks
Tryna creep a little sneak peek (at us)
I am not included in the “us”

PRECHORUS:
You could travel the world
But nothing comes close
To the golden coast
This is a sentiment that she shared with the Beach Boys
Once you party with us
You’ll be falling in love
I totally fell in love the Cali lifestyle! Oh oh!
Oooooh Oh Oooooh

California girls
We’re unforgettable
Daisy Dukes
I owned my fair share of cut of jean shorts.
Bikinis on top
Sun-kissed skin
I miss my year long tan!
So hot
We’ll melt your popsicle
Oooooh Oh Oooooh

California girls
We’re undeniable
Fine, fresh, fierce
You gotta be fierce in LA
We got it on lock
West Coast represent
Now put your hands up
Oooooh Oh Oooooh

Sex on the beach
A drink I never tried
We don’t mind sand in our stilettos
No one wears stilettos to the beach!
We freak in my jeep
Snoop Doggy Dogg on the stereo

[Snoop Dogg:]
Toned, tan, fit and ready
Turn it up ’cause it’s gettin’ heavy
Wild Wild West Coast
These are the girls I love the most
Snoop agrees with the Beach Boys, too!
I mean the ones
I mean like she’s the one
Kiss her, touch her, squeeze her buns

The girl’s a freak
She drive a jeep
Never had one… did want one…
and lives on the beach
I’m okay
I won’t play
I love the bait
just like I love LA
Venice Beach and Palm Springs
Summertime is everything
Ah, summer – it is everything!!!

Homeboys
Bangin’ out
All that a** hangin’ out
Bikinis, zucchinis
Yum, I love zucchini!
Martinis, no weenies
Just the King and the Queeny
Katy my lady (yeah)
Lookie here baby (uh huh)
I’m all up on ya
‘Cause you’re representin’ California (oh yeah)

California girls man
I really wish you all could be
California girls
Hard to deny they didn’t draw a little inspiration from The Beach Boys on this outro! I’m not mad about it though!

So, all in all, a few false promises and stereotypes, but a fun song nonetheless! Here’s to many more “windows down, driving the PCH” worthy songs to come from Ms. Perry!

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