California English Song Lyrics

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend Contra cover art
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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


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

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Horchata
  • 2 White Sky
  • 3 Holiday
  • 4 California English
  • 5 Taxi Cab
  • 6 Run
  • 7 Cousins
  • 8 Giving Up the Gun
  • 9 Diplomat’s Son
  • 10 I Think Ur a Contra


  • credits


    album: Track 4 in album Contra
    release date: 2010-1-11
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 2:31
    producer: Rostam
    lead vocals: Ezra Koenig
    mixer: Justin Gerrish and Rostam
    engineer: Rostam, Shane Stoneback and Justin Gerrish
    guitars: Rostam
    background vocals: Chris Baio
    guitar: Ezra Koenig
    additional guest cello: Hamilton Berry
    guest additional viola & violin: Jonathan Chu
    additional synthesizer: Chris Baio
    assistant engineer: Fernando Lodeiro
    composer: Ezra Koenig, Christopher Tomson, Chris Baio, Rostam
    lyricist: Ezra Koenig

    Album Information

    label: XL Recordings
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 634904042929
    script: Latin