(feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)

California love!

Chorus -- Roger Troutman
California...knows how to party.
California...knows how to party.
In the citaaay of L.A.
In the citaaay of good ol' Watts
In the citaaay, the city of Compton.
We keep it rockin! We keep it rockin!

(Dre)

Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west
A state that's untouchable like Elliot Ness
The track hits ya eardrum, like a slug to ya chest
Pack a vest for your Jimmy in the city of sex
We in that sunshine state with a bomb ass hemp beat
the state where ya never find a dance floor empty.
And pimps be on a mission for them greens
lean mean money-makin'-machines servin' fiends.
I been in the game for ten years makin' rap tunes
ever since honeys was wearin' sassoon.
Now it's '95
and they clock me and watch me
diamonds shinin'
lookin' like I robbed Liberace.
It's all good, from Diego to tha Bay
Your city is tha bomb if your city makin' pay
Throw up a finger if ya' feel the same way
Dre puttin' it down for
Californ-i-a.

Chorus -- Roger Troutman
California....knows how to party
California....knows how to party
In tha citaaay of LA
In tha citaaay of good ol' Watts
In tha citaaay of Compton
We Keep it Rockin'
We Keep it Rockin'

(Dre)

Yeah, now make it shake! come on!

Chorus #2 -- Roger Troutman
Shake Shake it baby
Shake Shake it, Shake it baby
Shake Shake it, Shake it Cali
(Shake it Cali)
Shake Shake it baby
Shake Shake it
Shake Shake it mama
Shake it Cali

(Tupac)

Out on bail
fresh outta jail
California dreamin'
Soon as I stepped on the scene
I'm hearin' hoochies screamin'.
Fiendin' for money and alcohol
the life of a west side playa'
where cowards die, it's our ball
Only in Cali where we riot now rallies are live and die.
In L.A. we wearin' chucks not Ballies. (yea, that's right)
Dressed in Locs and khaki suits
and ride is what we do.
Flossin' but havin' caution
we can lie with other crews.
Famous because we program
worldwide
let'em recognize from Longbeach to Rose Grands
Bumpin' and Grindin' like a slow jam
it's west side
so you know the Row won't bow down to no man.
Say what you say
but give me that bomb beat from Dre
let me serenade the streets of L.A.
From Oakland to Sacktown
The Bay area in bag down
Cali is where they put they mack down
Give me love!

Chorus -- Roger Troutman
California.....knows how to party
California.....knows how to party
In tha Citaaay of LA
In tha Citaaay of good ol' Watts
In tha City of Compton
We keep it Rockin'
We Keep it Rockin'

(Dre)

yeah, yeah now make it shake...uuhhh

Chorus #2 -- Roger Troutman (2X)
Shake Shake it baby
Shake Shake it
Shake Shake it mama, Shake it Cali
(Shake it Cali)
Shake Shake it baby
(Shake it Cali)
Shake Shake it
Shake Shake it mama
(West Coast)
Shake it Cali

(Dre)

uh, yeah, uh, uh, longbeach in tha house, uh, yeah
Oaktown
Oakland definately in tha house (hahaha)
Frisko, Frisko
(Tupac) hey, you know LA up in this
Pasadina, where you at ?
yeah, Ingelwood, Ingelwood always up to no good
(Tupac) even Hollywood tryin' to get a piece baby
Sacramento, Sacramento where you at ?
yeah

(Tupac)

Throw it up y'all, throw it up, throw it up!
I can't see ya! (California Love!)
Let's show these fools how we do it on this west side
Cause you and I know it's tha best side

(Dre)

yeah, That's riight
west coast, west coast
uh, California Love
California Love
yeah

Chorus -- Roger Troutman
California...knows how to party. (Yeah)
California...knows how to party. (Where they at ?)
In the citaaay of L.A. (South Central, uh)
In the citaaay of good ol' Watts (Yeah, yeah!)
In the citaaay, the city of Compton.
We keep it rockin!
We keep'em rockin!
Just come on
Shake Shake it baby baby baby
Shake it Mama, Shake it Mama, Shake it Mama

The Richter scale
talken about an earthquake on the Richter scale
mmmmmoooooooooooiiiiii
in the city of Compton, city of Compton
Where tha girls shake their booties
Shake it Mama, Shake it baby, Shake, Shake it baby
Shake Shake it.....
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California Love (Original Mix) Lyrics

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Songwriters: TROUTMAN, ROGER / TROUTMAN, LARRY / DURHAM, NORMAN / CUNNINGHAM, WOODY / HUDSON, RONNIE / HOOKS, MIKEL
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