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Released: August 30, 2011

I'm With You

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: August 29, 2011
Producer: Rick Rubin
Mixed by: Andrew Scheps,
Except tracks 1, 2 and 12 mixed by: Greg Fidelman
Recorded by: Greg Fidelman, Andrew Scheps, Ryan Hewitt
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Recorded at: East/West Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Shangri-LA Studio, Malibu, CA
Artwork by: Damien Hirst

All songs written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith & Josh Klinghoffer
© 2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

Additional Musicians:
Mauro Refosco: Percussion on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14
Lenny Castro: Percussion on tracks 3, 9, 12 and Additional Percussion on tracks 1, 2, 4, 12 and 14
Greg Kurstin: Piano on tracks 9, 11 and 12
Money Mark: Hammond B3 Organ on track 6
Mike Bulger: Trumpet on track 8

© 2011 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Monarchy Of Roses


        The crimson tide is flowing thru

        Your fingers as you sleep

        The promise of a clean regime

        Are promises we keep



        Do you like it rough I ask

        And are you up to task

        The calicos of Pettibon

        Where cultures come to clash



        Several of my best friends wear

        The colors of the crown

        Mary wants to build it up

        And Sherri wants to tear it all back down girl

        The savior of your light

        The monarchy of roses

        The monarchy of roses



        The cross between my former queen

        Her legendary stare

        The holy tears of Ireland

        A lovely cross to bare



        Several of my best friends know

        The secrets of this town

        Mary wants to raise it up

        And Sherri wants to spin it all around girl

        The sailors of the night

        The monarchy of roses

        The monarchy of roses tonight



        Hey

        We all want the rose you know

        Hey

        Show us love before you go

        Say I will then say I want to

        The story knows that I will never taunt you

        Hey

        We all want the rose you know

        Hey

        Show us love before you go

        Say I will then say I want to

        The story knows that I will always haunt you


Factory Of Faith


        All my life I was

        Swinging for the fence

        I was looking for the triple

        Never playing good defense

        We were gunnin’ for the glitter

        Every hot and heavy hitter

        She was never really there

        So I couldn’t really get her



        Factually I – I’m just a piece of it

        Factually I – the very least of it



        Piece of work

        I was really quite a jerk

        Keeping score is such a bore

        A busy mind could go berserk

        Feast on this

        I was fishing for a hook

        So I took a little trip

        When I opened up the book



        Factually I – I’m just a piece of it

        Factually I – the very least of it

        Factually I – it’s just the medicine

        Makes you wanna cry – why don't they let us in



        Be my wife

        I think you’re right that we should mate

        Tell your friends

        I’ve got a factory of faith

        Late last night

        I had a dream that it was great

        Tell your friends

        I’ve got a factory of faith

        I’ve got a factory of



        Crack your whip

        She’s confessing from the hip

        She was good at getting there

        But not as much for round trip

        All this time

        I was searching for a dream

        I was slippin’ in and out

        Of every other sex machine


Brendan's Death Song


        If I die before I get it done

        Will you decide

        Take my words and turn them

        Into signs that will survive

        Because a long time ago

        I knew not to deprive

        It’s safe out there and now you’re everywhere

        Just like the skies

        You are love you are the love supreme

        You are the rise

        And when you hear this

        You’ll know it’s your jam

        It’s your goodbye



        Like I said

        You know I’m almost dead

        You know I’m almost gone

        And when the drummer drums

        He’s going to play my song

        To carry me along

        Like I said

        You know I’m almost dead

        You know I’m almost gone

        And when the boatman comes

        To ferry me away

        To where we all belong



        We all crossed when we were feeling lost

        It’s just the tide

        Katari cried the day her lover died

        She recognized

        Because he gave her

        A life of real love

        It’s no surprise

        The nights are long

        But the years are short

        When you’re alive

        Way back when would never be again

        It was a time

        It’s gonna catch you

        So glad I met you

        To walk the line



        Let me live

        So when it’s time to die

        Even the reaper cries

        Let me die

        So when it’s time to live

        Another son will rise



        Yeah   Yeah


Ethiopia


        E     I     O     I     E     I     A

        When you give you love away

        You get a feeling for



        E     I     O     I     E     I     A

        Live to love another day

        Even when you feel unsure



        More and more I wanna raise

        Raise my bar

        And raise your stakes



        E     I     O     I     E     I     A

        When I lay there wide awake

        For my son I’ll make



        Tell my boy

        I love him so

        Tell him

        So he knows

        Lost in Ethiopia

        We walk out in that road



        E     I     O     I     E     I     A

        Somethin’ good gonna come your way

        Just look out your door



        E     I     O     I     E     I     A

        Tell 'em what you want to say

        No matter what you might incur



        E     I     O     I     E     I     A

        Steal my heart to give away

        Make me want to say



        E     I     O     I     E     I     A

        You and I are sewn the same

        More and more and more

        Each day


Annie Wants A Baby


        Lucy Rebar

        She’s a friend of mine

        Later she’ll go

        Back and redefine the line

        It’s getting longer all the time

        Oh Yeah



        Drinkin’ sunshine

        She likes the taste of it

        She had a gold mine

        But then she wasted it away

        You should have seen her yesterday

        Oh Yeah



        Sing along the way

        Nothing stops the ache



        Sugar daddy

        Loves her madly

        Cosma shiva

        Got off

        Made you a believer

        I don’t need to

        Tender

        Why do I believe you

        Annie wants a baby now

        Annie wants a baby

        Any way she can



        Missing pieces

        She’s got a lot of them

        Time decreases

        I wish I thought of the – before

        Before it’s time

        To close the store

        Oh Yeah



        Distillation

        A lonely sycophant

        Some liberation

        The only seed

        We ever plant

        I wanna help you

        But I can’t

        No no



        Sing along the way

        Nothing stops the ache



        Sugar daddy

        Loves her madly

        Love ‘er leave ‘er

        Got off

        Made you a believer

        Neon soldiers

        Left her

        Now you’ve gotten older

        Annie wants a baby now

        Annie wants a baby

        Anyway she can



        It’s getting longer all the time

        It’s time to redesign the sign

        Oh Yeah

        Sings along the way


Look Around


        Stiff club

        It’s my nature

        Custom love

        Is the nomenclature

        Turn down

        Mass confusion

        Hit the road

        ‘Cause we just keep cruisin’

        Double my fun

        Double my vision

        Long hard look

        At my last decision

        Hustle here

        Hustle there

        Hustle me bitch

        And you best beware



        It's emotional

        And I told you so

        But you had to know

        So I told you



        Soft walk

        To horizon

        One big crash

        That no one dies in

        This is for the folks in Fayetteville

        It’ll come true if you say it will



        Look around

        Look around

        Look around

        All around

        All around

        All around

        Look around

        Look around

        Look around

        All around

        All around



        It’s emotional

        And I told you so

        But you had to know

        So I told you



        Please don’t look right though me

        Hurts my heart

        When you do that to me

        Street life

        Out my window

        City made breeze

        Gonna stroke my skindow

        Just a lotta words

        On an old brick wall

        Robbin' lotta banks

        Gotta pedigree scrawl

        Put my peg

        Into your square

        Run around like we just don’t care



        When I’m feeling small and I’m hitting a wall

        Wanna feel it all around


The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie


        Lipstick junkie

        Debunk the all in one, she

        Came back wearing a smile

        Lookin' like someone drugged me

        That wanted to unplug me

        No one here is on trial

        It's just a turnaround

        And we go, oh

        And then we go oh oh oh oh



        Tic toc I want to

        Rock you like the 80's

        Cock blockin' isn't allowed

        Tugboat Sheila

        Is into memorabilia

        Who said three is a crowd

        We better get it on the go



        Hey now

        We’ve got to make it rain somehow

        She told me to

        And showed me what to do

        Our Maggie makes it in a cloud



        Hey now

        We’ve got to make it rain somehow

        She told me to

        And showed me what to do

        She knows how to make it loud



        Rain dance Maggie

        Advances to the final

        Who knew that she had the goods

        Little did I know her body

        Was warm delicious vinyl

        To your neck of the woods

        I want to lick a little bit



        You've got the wrong girl

        But not for long girl

        It's in the song girl

        'Cause I'll be gone girl



        Hey now

        I want to rock this rowdy crowd

        She told me to

        And showed me what to do

        She knows how to make it loud



        But not for long girl

        It's in the song girl

        'Cause I'll be gone 'bye 'bye 'bye yeah

        'Bye 'bye 'bye girl


Did I Let You Know


        I’m comin for ya

        'Cause I adore ya

        I’d like to get inside

        Your mass production

        This indecision

        Has got me cringing

        I can’t resist the smell

        Of your seduction

        Did I let you know

        Would you like to go

        Unwrap your package

        Without much persuasion

        Did I let you know

        Would you like to go

        I want to dance to

        Everyday’s occasion



        This I know This I know

        Take Me Home Take Me Home

        This I know This I know

        Take Me Home Take Me Home



        When we envision

        Lack of division

        The planet does

        Another revolution

        The day I blew on ya

        You said I grew on ya

        Turns out that we are

        All the one solution



        I’m comin’ at you

        Year of the cat too

        I like the sound of

        Your articulations

        Want to arouse her

        And maybe espouse her

        She showed me love

        Without the stipulations



        This I know This I know

        Take Me Home Take Me Home

        This I know We’re Not Alone

        Take Me Home Take Me Home



        I want to lean on you

        Get Jan and Dean on you

        Time to sway

        A little mass perception

        I like you cheeky

        Oh so Mozambiquey

        I think the word could use

        A clear connection


Goodbye Hooray


        Junior pimp at the old café

        Got to chase those girls around

        Westbound, drunk with lots to say

        But he never makes a sound



        Hustlers get what they deserve

        But it’s always half the gate

        Good things come to those who wait

        Like an expiration date



        See you around I’ll see you around

        I’ll play all night

        Can’t get uptight

        I’ll lead all your mind games astray

        See you around I’ll see you around

        I’ll play all night

        Can’t get uptight

        See you, so long, goodbye, hooray



        Curb your tongue oh scallywag

        Because you’ve got no flag to wave

        Save your breath for the black and white

        Every dog will have his day


Happiness Loves Company


        Start marchin’

        ‘Cause you think you shot to #1

        Counting days and

        Skipping your stones into the sun

        Over age and under thumb

        Does it weigh a ton

        I’ll be yours tonight

        Living the dream of a meteorite



        Start jumping 'cause

        We’ve got something to say

        Young lovers keep it pumping

        In the streets of LA



        Short stroking doesn’t fly

        Better to go for broke

        Watchu smoking Mary Jane

        And does it make you choke

        Jumping the fence, riding the rails

        Can you take a joke

        I’ll be yours today

        Living the dream with a capital K



        Tell me now, I’ll tell you how

        Just show me where to send



        Make time for love and your happiness

        The Mothers Of Invention are the best

        We all know and struggle with some loneliness

        A tender mess for everyone, I guess



        Half blinded

        I’m reminded how to find the stairs

        Nickel and dimin’

        Think it’s time

        To play some musical chairs

        Dirty laundry

        What a quandary

        Ask her if she cares

        I’ll be yours and more

        Better than ever like never before



        Sweet talkin’

        As I’m walkin’ thru your part of town

        Never again

        Will Johnny C a Love Supreme be found

        Is it ever meant to be

        And is it so profound

        Is it you and me

        A billion to one make history


Police Station


        Saw you at the police station

        And it breaks my heart to say

        Your eyes had wandered off

        To something distant

        Cold and grey

        I guess you didn’t see it coming

        Someone’s gotten used to slumming

        Dreaming of the golden years

        I see you had to change careers

        Far away

        But we both know it’s somewhere



        I saw you on the back page

        Of some free press yesterday

        The driftwood in your eyes

        Said nothing short of love for pay

        I know you from another picture

        Someone with the most conviction

        We used to read the funny papers

        Fool around and pull some capers

        Not today

        I send a message to her

        A message that I’m coming

        Coming to pursue her



        Down home country

        I rest my face on your bed

        I’ve got you 10 times over

        I’ll chase you down

        Till you’re dead



        I saw you on a TV station

        And it made me want to pray

        An empty shell of loveliness

        Now dusted with decay

        What happened to the funny paper

        Smiling was your money maker

        Someone ought to situate her

        Find a way to educate her

        All the way

        Time to come and find you

        You can’t hide from me girl

        So never mind what I do



        Down home country

        I rest my face on your bed

        I’ve got you 10 times over

        I’ll chase you down

        Till you’re dead

        I met my soul mate country

        And I left it all for your head



        I saw you in the church yard

        There was no time to exchange

        You were getting married

        And it felt so very strange

        I guess I didn’t see it coming

        Now I guess it’s me who’s bumming

        Dreaming of the golden years

        You and I were mixing tears

        Not today

        Not for me but someone

        I never could get used to

        So now I will refuse to



        Down home country

        I rest my face on your bed

        I met my soul mate country

        And I left it all for your head

        I’ve got my best foot forward

        And I chase you down till you’re dead


Even You Brutus?


        God is good and fate is great

        When it feels so strong

        It’s hard to wait

        You never know how it might unfold

        Hearts to break and bodies to hold

        Time will tell but it never gets old

        Like I told you I’m in for a long long…



        Had to have been one of those things

        That took place in outer space

        A match made in heaven

        Not a scratch on her face

        Angels must have smoked some dust

        Singing songs ‘bout in God we trust

        Some things slide but this is a must

        Like I told you there’s a time for finding out



        People try to tell me

        What not to do

        You shouldn’t make it with a younger girl

        Too many chances

        For the foot to drop

        I tried to tell them that I found a pearl

        Like I told you be careful what you’re asking for



        Hey, sister Brutus

        I’ve got a mess of a better half

        Hey, sister Judas

        Even you never had my back



        She was the cutest thing

        That I ever did see

        Drink in her hand and I don’t mean tea

        She was with a dude

        But I just didn’t care

        I had to find out these moments are rare

        And Stevie says ‘All is fair’

        Like I told you there is something for everyone



        Well I guess I never told you some things

        That I really really wanted to say

        Did I do everything that I could do

        Or did the mice just need to play

        Like I told you there is more than meets the eye



        I’m not trying to point fingers at you

        And I m not trying to lay any blame

        But when it comes to the punishment

        Girl you know how to bring the pain

        Like I told you, I’d do it all again



        Hey, sister Brutus

        There’s a fury to the woman’s wrath

        Hey, sister Judas

        Even you never had my back


Meet Me At The Corner


        Please don’t ask me who

        Who you think I am

        I could live without that

        I’m just a modest man



        Meet me at the corner

        And tell me what to do

        ‘Cause I’m messed up on you

        And had I known

        All that I do now

        I’m guessing we’re thru now

        Receding into the forest

        I will lay around in wait

        And I’ll wait for you



        Please don’t ask me where

        Where you think I’ve been

        I’ve been a lot of places

        But this could be my win



        I feel so bad

        I thought you’d wanna know

        Something I want to show

        I thought you ought to know



        Please don’t say you want

        To keep in touch out there

        To see you on the corner

        Well that I just can’t bear



        Hey and I turn

        I turn my head when I thought

        I saw a sign

        From the gods

        A sign from the gods

        That you weren’t meant to be mine

        And it’s fine



        Takin’ it all for a ride

        Until the day when it’s gone

        Mystified by where

        It all went wrong

        When it’s gone



        I live and I learn

        And I lose and I win

        But it’s better than ever

        Whenever I’m in

        I thank you girl

        For everywhere that we’ve been


Dance, Dance, Dance


        You got yours and I’ve got mine

        She got his and she got shine

        Under moon and overseas

        She got those and we got these



        Dance, dance, dance, dance

        All night long and all night long

        Dance, dance, dance, dance

        We got strong we got strong

        Let’s say hello

        It’s safe to go



        Dance, dance, dance, dance

        All night long and all night long

        Dance, dance, dance, dance

        We got strong we got strong

        The light is right

        Let’s play tonight

        Let’s play



        Give yourself a chance

        To find a way

        The holiness of play

        Is here to stay



        They got this and we got that

        He got his and she got fat

        You got mine and I got yours

        I’ve got love but you’ve got more



        Give yourself a chance

        To find a way

        The holiness of play

        Is here to stay



        Tell your mom and dad, it’s all ok

        The holiness of play is here to stay



        You got yours and I’ve got mine

        He got his and she got shine

        We got all and she got high

        Some got hot and they got by



        Dance, dance, dance, dance

        All night long and all night long

        Dance, dance, dance, dance

        We got strong we got strong

        The light is right

        Let’s play tonight

        Let’s make the rise

        The sun

        The prize

        Let’s play

        Let’s play