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Released: June 8, 1999

Californication

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: June 8, 1999
Producer: Rick Rubin
Engineered and Mixed by: Jim Scott
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording
Artwork direction by: Red Hot Chili Peppers & Lawrence Azerrad

All songs written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1999 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)

Additional Musicians:
Greg Kurstin played keyboards
Patrick Warren played Chamberlin Organ on “Road Trippin’”

© 1999 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Around The World


        All around the world

        We could make time

        Rompin’ and a stompin’

        ‘Cause I’m in my prime



        Born in the north

        And sworn to entertain ya

        ‘Cause I’m down for

        The state of Pennsylvania



        I try not to whine

        But I must warn ya

        ‘Bout the girls

        From California



        Alabama baby

        Said hallelujah

        Good god girl

        I wish I knew ya



        I know I know for sure

        That life is beautiful around the world

        I know I know it’s you

        You say hello and then I say I do



        Come back baby

        ‘Cause I’d like to say

        I’ve been around the world

        Back from Bombay



        Fox hole love

        Pie in your face

        Living in and out

        Of a big fat suitcase



        Bonafide ride

        Step aside my Johnson

        Yes I could

        In the woods of Wisconsin



        Wake up the cake

        It’s a lake she’s kissin’ me

        As they do when

        When they do in Sicily



        I know I know for sure

        That life is beautiful around the world

        I know I know it’s you

        You say hello and then I say I do



        Where you want to go

        Who you want to be

        What you want to do

        Just come with me



        I saw God

        And I saw the fountains

        You and me girl

        Sittin’ in the Swiss mountains



        Me Oh My O

        Me and Guy O

        Freer than a bird

        ‘Cause were rockin’ Ohio



        Around the world

        I feel dutiful

        Take a wife

        ‘Cause life is beautiful



        I know I know for sure

        $%%&*^&^$#$@##%&^*(*(&%%^$%$

        I know I know it’s you

        &*%^$#@#$%^&*&()**%%$#@#$%*%



        Mother Russia do not suffer

        I know you’re bold enough

        I’ve been around the world

        And I have seen your love

        I know I know it’s you



        You say hello then I say I do


Parallel Universe


        Deep inside of a parallel universe

        It’s getting harder and harder

        To tell what came first



        Under water where thoughts can breathe Easily

        Far away you were made in a sea

        Just like me



        Christ I’m a sidewinder I’m a

        California King

        I swear it’s everywhere

        It’s everything



        Staring straight up into the sky

        Oh my my a solar system that fits

        In your eye Microcosm



        You could die but you’re never dead spider web

        Take a look at the stars in

        Your head fields of space kid



        Psychic changes are born in your heart Entertain

        A nervous breakthrough that makes us the same

        Bless your heart girl



        Kill the pressure it’s raining on

        Salty Cheeks

        When you hear the beloved song

        I am with you


Scar Tissue


        Scar tissue that I wish you saw

        Sarcastic mister know it all

        Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you ‘cause

        With the birds I’ll share

        With the birds I’ll share

        This lonely view

        With the birds I’ll share

        This lonely view



        Push me up against the wall

        Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra

        Fallin’ all over myself

        To lick your heart and taste your health ‘cause

        With the birds I’ll share

        This lonely view...



        Blood loss in a bathroom stall

        Southern girl with a scarlet drawl

        Wave good-bye to ma and pa ‘cause

        With the birds I’ll share

        With the birds I’ll share

        This lonely view

        With the birds I’ll share

        This lonely view



        Soft spoken with a broken jaw

        Step outside but not to brawl

        Autumn’s sweet we call it fall

        I’ll make it to the moon if I have to crawl and

        With the birds I’ll share

        This lonely view...



        Scar tissue that I wish you saw

        Sarcastic mister know it all

        Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you ‘cause

        With the birds I’ll share

        With the birds I’ll share

        This lonely view

        With the birds I’ll share

        This lonely view...


Otherside


        How long how long will I slide

        Separate my side I don’t

        I don’t believe it’s bad

        Slit my throat

        It’s all I ever



        I heard your voice through a photograph

        I thought it up it brought up the past

        Once you know you can never go back

        I’ve got to take it on the otherside



        Centuries are what it meant to me

        A cemetery where I marry the sea

        Stranger things could never change my mind

        I’ve got to take it on the otherside

        Take it on the otherside

        Take it on

        Take it on



        Pour my life into a paper cup

        The ashtray’s full and I’m spillin’ my guts

        She wants to know am I still a slut

        I’ve got to take it on the otherside



        Scarlet starlet and she’s in my bed

        A candidate for my soul mate bled

        Push the trigger and pull the thread

        I’ve got to take it on the otherside

        Take it on the otherside

        Take it on

        Take it on



        Turn me on take me for a hard ride

        Burn me out leave me on the otherside

        I yell and tell it that

        It’s not my friend

        I tear it down I tear it down

        And then it’s born again



        How long I don’t believe it’s bad

        Slit my throat

        It’s all I ever


Get On Top


        Get on Top Get on Top



        Hit me come get me I bite but she bit me



        Go-rilla cunt-illa

        Sammy D and Salmonella

        Come with me ‘cause I’m an ass killer

        You’re ill but I’m iller



        I’ll malinger on your block and

        Give the finger to a cop and

        Pick a lock before I knock and

        Set you up to get on top



        Complications of a mastermind

        Last temptation of my kind

        Extra planetary sign

        When do we align

        All in time

        Right on



        Get up come sit up I light but she lit up



        Grass Hopper Show Stopper

        The life of a Wife Swapper

        Come with me ‘cause I’m a big bopper

        You do but I wopper



        Exterminate my cause

        You want to draw some straws

        Be the one to see my flaws

        Make me bleed with painted claws



        Get on Top Get on Top



        Hit me come get me I bite but she bit me



        Speed Baller Rhodes Scholar

        Bottom Bitch And a Bottom Dollar

        Come with me ‘cause I’m a Free Faller

        You hoot but I holler



        I’ll malinger on your block

        Give the finger to a cop and

        Pick a lock before I knock on

        Set you up to get on top



        Get on Top


Californication


        Psychic spies from China

        Try to steal your mind's elation

        Little girls from Sweden

        Dream of silver screen quotations

        And if you want these kind of dreams

        It’s Californication



        It’s the edge of the world

        And all of western civilization

        The sun may rise in the East

        At least it settles in the final location

        It’s understood that Hollywood

        Sells Californication



        Pay your surgeon very well

        To break the spell of aging

        Celebrity skin is this your chin

        Or is that war your waging



        First born unicorn

        Hard core soft porn

        Dream of Californication

        Dream of Californication



        Marry me girl be my fairy to the world

        Be my very own constellation

        A teenage bride with a baby inside

        Getting high on information

        And buy me a star on the boulevard

        It’s Californication



        Space may be the final frontier

        But it’s made in a Hollywood basement

        Cobain can you hear the spheres

        Singing songs off station to station

        And Alderon’s not far away

        It’s Californication



        Born and raised by those who praise

        Control of population everybody’s been there and

        I don’t mean on vacation



        Destruction leads to a very rough road

        But it also breeds creation

        And earthquakes are to a girl’s guitar

        They’re just another good vibration

        And tidal waves couldn’t save the world

        From Californication



        Pay your surgeon very well

        To break the spell of aging

        Sicker than the rest

        There is no test

        But this is what you’re craving


Easily


        Easily let’s get carried away

        Easily let’s get married today

        Shao Lin shouted a rose

        From his throat

        Everything must go

        A lickin’ stick is thicker

        When you break it to show

        Everything must go



        The story of a woman on the morning of a war

        Remind me if you will exactly what were fighting for



        Calling calling for something in the air

        Calling calling I know you must be there



        Easily let’s get caught in a wave

        Easily we won’t get caught in a cage

        Shao Lin shakin’ for the sake

        Of his soul – Everything must go

        Lookin’ mighty tired of

        All the things that you own

        Everything must go



        I can’t tell you who to idolize

        You think it’s almost over

        But it’s only on the rise

        Calling calling

        For something in the air

        Calling calling I know you must be there



        The story of a woman on the morning of a war

        Remind me if you will exactly what were fighting for



        Throw me to the wolves because

        Because there’s order in the pack

        Throw me to the sky

        Because I know I’m coming back



        Shao Lin shakin’ for the sake

        Of his soul – Everything must go

        Lookin’ mighty tired of

        All the things that you own

        Everything must go



        The story of a woman on the morning of a war

        Remind me if you will exactly what were fighting for



        Calling calling for something in the air

        Calling calling I know you must be there



        I don’t want to be your little research monkey boy

        The creature that I am is only going to destroy



        Throw me to the wolves

        Because there’s order in the pack

        Throw me to the sky

        Because I know I’m coming back



        Easily


Porcelain


        Porcelain

        Are you wasting away in your skin

        Are you missing the love of your kin

        Drifting and floating and fading away



        Porcelain

        Do you smell like a girl when you smile

        Can you bear not to share with your child

        Drifting and floating and fading away



        Little lune

        All day

        Little lune



        Porcelain

        Do you carry the moon in your womb

        Someone said that you’re fading too soon

        Drifting and floating and fading away



        Porcelain

        Are you wasting away in your skin

        Are you missing the love of your kin

        Nodding and melting and fading away



        Little lune

        All day

        Little lune...


Emit Remmus


        The California animal is a bear

        Angeleno but the devil may care

        Summer time to talk and swear

        Later maybe we could share some air

        I’ll take you to the movies there

        We could walk through Leicester Square

        What could be wetter than

        An English girl American man



        London in the summer time

        Call me now use the satellite

        London in the summer time

        Cuss me out and it’ll feel all right



        Hesitate but don’t refuse

        The choice was yours but you said choose

        The look she used was green and sharp

        Stabbed that boy all in his heart

        Come what may the cosmos will

        Take me up and down on Primrose Hill

        What could be wetter than

        An English girl American man



        Cuss me out and it’ll feel all right

        It’s all right now

        Call me now use the satellite

        It’s all right

        It’s all right



        Down and out and it’ll sound all right

        It’s all right now

        It’s all right



        The California flower is poppy child

        Felony sends me all the gold in your smile

        Drift away from anyone you can

        Nothing ever goes according to plan

        Though I know that every river bends

        Time to say hello to snow on the Thames

        What could be wetter than

        An English girl American man


I Like Dirt


        Some come up and some come young

        Live to love and give good tongue

        Sit down get down in the sun

        Rocket to the woman is on the one



        I like dirt

        I like dirt

        I like dirt

        I like dirt



        The earth is made of dirt and wood

        And I’d be water if I could

        Live in a dream

        In your stream

        Live in a dream



        Some come up and some come young

        Live to love and give good tongue

        Sit down get down in the sun

        Rocket to the woman is on the one



        Some come slow and overload

        Must roll over when you’re told

        Let’s unzip and let’s unfold

        A letter to the pet better get it to go



        Space is made of everything

        And I’d be fire that I bring

        Live in a dream

        In your spring

        Live in a dream



        Some come slow and overload

        Must roll over when you’re told

        Let’s unzip and let’s unfold

        A letter to the pet better get it to go



        Some come up and some come young

        Live to love and give good tongue

        Sit down get down in the sun

        Rocket to the woman is on the one



        Some come up and some come young

        Live to love and give good tongue

        Sit down get down in the sun

        Rocket to the woman is on the one


This Velvet Glove


        Close to my skin

        I’m falling in

        Someone who’s been



        Sittin’ by the phone

        I’m left alone

        In another zone



        John says to live above hell

        My will is well



        No one is waiting

        For me to fail

        My will could sail yeah



        It’s such a waste to be wasted

        In the first place

        I want to taste the taste of

        Being face to face with common grace

        To meditate on the warmest dream

        And when I walk alone I listen

        To our secret theme



        Your solar eyes are like

        Nothing I have ever seen

        Somebody close

        That can see right through

        I’d take a fall and you know

        That I’d do anything

        I will for you



        Sailin’ for the sun

        ‘Cause There is one

        Knows where I’m from



        I care for you

        I really do I really do



        Come closer now

        So you can lie

        Right by my side



        Sit alone in the sun

        I wrote a letter to you

        Getting over myself



        Your solar eyes are like

        Nothing I have ever seen

        Somebody close

        That can see right through

        I’d take a fall and you know

        That I’d do anything

        I will for you



        Your solar eyes are like

        Nothing I have ever seen

        Somebody close

        That was made for you

        I’d take a fall and you know

        That I’d do anything

        I will for you



        Close to my skin

        Someone who’s been

        I’m a falling in



        Disasters are

        Just another star

        Falling in my yard



        John says to live above hell

        My will is well



        Long to be with

        Someone to tell

        I love your smell


Savior


        Dusting off your savior

        You were always my favorite

        Always my man – All in a hand



        To celebrate you is greater

        Now that I can – Always my man



        Now you see what I came for

        No one here is to blame for

        Misunderstand – All in a hand



        Just like you ‘cause you made me

        All that I am – All in a hand



        A butterfly that flaps its wings

        Affecting almost everything

        The more I hear the orchestra

        The more I have something to bring

        And now I see you in a beautiful

        And different light

        He’s just a man and any damage done

        Will be all right

        Call out my name

        Call and I came



        Dusting off your savior

        Forgiving any behavior

        He’s just a man – All in a hand



        Your hero’s destined to waver

        Anyone can – Always my man



        I would never betray you

        Look at me who could raise you

        Face in the sand – Safe in your hand



        You were always my favorite

        Always my man – All in a hand



        We are the Red Hots and

        We’re loving up the love me nots

        The flowers in your flower pots

        Are dancing on the table tops

        And now I see you in a beautiful

        And different light

        He’s just a man and everything he does

        Will be all right

        Call out my name

        Call and I came



        Dusting off your savior

        The life that you have narrated

        You were my man


Purple Stain


        To finger paint is not a sin

        I put my middle finger in

        Your monthly blood is what I win

        I’m in your house now let me spin



        Python power straight from Monty

        Celluloid loves got a John Frusciante

        Spread your head and spread the blanket

        She’s too free and I’m the patient



        Black and white a red and blue

        Things that look good on you

        And if I scream don’t let me go

        A purple stain – I know



        Knock on wood we all stay good

        ‘Cause we all live in Hollywood

        With Dracula and Darla Hood

        Unspoken words were understood



        Up to my ass in alligators

        Let’s get it on with the alligator haters

        Did what you did – did what you said

        What’s the point yo what’s the spread



        Black and white a red and blue

        Things that look good on you

        And if I scream don’t let me go

        A purple stain – I know

        And if I call for you to stay

        Come hit the funk on your way

        It’s way out there but I don’t care

        ‘Cause this is where – I go



        Knock on wood we all stay good

        ‘Cause we all live in Hollywood

        With Dracula and Darla Hood

        Unspoken words were understood



        It’s way out there

        But I don’t care

        ‘Cause this is what

        I want to wear



        Knock on wood we all stay good

        ‘Cause we all live in Hollywood



        To finger paint is not a sin

        I put my middle finger in

        Your monthly blood is what I win

        I’m in your house now let me spin



        Feather light but you can’t move this

        Farley is an angel and I can prove this

        Purple is a stain upon my pillow

        Let’s Sleep weeping willow



        Black and white a red and blue

        Things that look good on you

        And if I scream don’t let me go

        A purple stain – I know

        And if I call for you to stay

        Come hit the funk on your way

        It’s way out there but I don’t care

        ‘Cause this is where – I go



        Knock on wood we all stay good

        ‘Cause we all live in Hollywood

        With Dracula and Darla Hood

        Unspoken words were understood



        It’s way out there

        But I don’t care

        ‘Cause this is what

        I want to wear



        Knock on wood we all stay good

        ‘Cause we all live in Hollywood


Right On Time


        One shot all I need

        I’ve got rhythm when I bleed



        ‘Til death do us part

        Break my heart so I can start



        Supercalifragilistic

        Kiss me in the futuristic

        Twisted but I must insist

        It’s time to get on top of this



        It’s right on time

        It’s right on time

        It’s right on time

        It’s right on time it’s right on time it’s right on time it’s right on time

        Lookin’ fine you’re lookin’ fine get on 1999

        It’s right on time



        Discard to bombard

        Calling all you shooting stars



        Holy cow bow wow wow

        Now I’m here I’m nowhere now



        Joan of Arc reincarnated

        Maybe we could be related

        So much blood to circulate

        And so much space to decorate



        Plain and simple pain

        I want to but I can’t complain



        Death row let us go

        Its time to blow up for the show



        All the world reverberated

        Coming through we motorcaded

        Vibrate when we operated

        Turning up in solid stated



        Oh Lord


Road Trippin'


        Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies

        Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies

        It’s time to leave this town

        It’s time to steal away

        Let’s go get lost

        Anywhere in the U.S.A.



        Let’s go get lost

        Let’s go get lost



        Blue you sit so pretty

        West of the one

        Sparkles light with yellow icing

        Just a mirror for the sun

        Just a mirror for the sun

        Just a mirror for the sun



        These Smiling eyes are just a mirror for



        So much as come before those battles lost and won

        This life is shining more forever in the sun

        Now let us check our heads

        And let us check the surf

        Staying high and dry’s

        More trouble than it’s worth

        In the sun



        Just a mirror for the sun

        Just a mirror for the sun

        Just a mirror for the sun



        These Smiling eyes are just a mirror for



        In Big Sur we take some time to linger on

        We three hunky dory’s got our snakefinger on

        Now let us drink the stars

        It’s time to steal away

        Let’s go get lost

        Right here in the U.S.A



        These smiling eyes are just a mirror for

        These smiling eyes are just a mirror for

        Your smiling eyes are just a mirror for