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Released: September 24, 1991

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: September 24, 1991
Producer: Rick Rubin
Engineer: Brendan O’Brien
Recorded at: the Mansion in Laurel Canyon
Tongue illustration by: Henky Penky

All songs written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebtoblame Music (BMI),
Except “They’re Red Hot” by Robert Johnson
Published by King Of Spaces Music (BMI)

Additional Musicians:
Pete Weiss plays juice harpoon on “Give It Away”
Brendan O’Brien plays mellotron on “Breaking The Girl” and “Sir Psycho Sexy”
Gail Frusciante and friends sing choir vocals on “Under The Bridge”

Dedicated to Mike Watt

© 1991 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

The Power Of Equality


        I've got a soul

        That cannot sleep

        At night when something

        Just ain't right

        Blood red

        But without sight

        Exploding egos

        In the night

        Mix like sticks

        Of dynamite

        Red black or white

        This is my fight

        Come on courage

        Let's be heard

        Turn feelings

        Into words

        American equality

        Has always been sour

        An attitude

        I would like to devour

        My name is peace

        This is my hour

        Can I get

        Just a little bit of power



        The power of equality

        Is not yet what it ought to be

        It fills me up like a hollow tree

        The power of equality



        Right or wrong

        My song is strong

        You don't like it

        Get along

        Say what I want

        Do what I can

        Death to the message

        Of the Ku Klux Klan

        I don't buy supremacy

        Media chief

        You menace me

        The people you say

        Cause all the crime

        Wake up motherfucker

        And smell the slime

        Blackest anger

        Whitest fear

        Can you hear me

        Am I clear

        My name is peace

        This is my hour

        Can I get

        Just a little bit of power



        I've got tapes

        I've got C.D.s

        I've got my Public Enemy

        My lilly white ass

        Is tickled pink

        When I listen to the music

        That makes me think

        Not another

        Motherfuckin' politician

        Doin' nothin' but something

        For his own ambition

        Never touch

        The sound we make

        Soul sacred love

        Vows that we take

        To create straight

        What is true

        Yo he's with me

        And what I do

        My name is peace

        This is my hour

        Can I get

        Just a little bit of power



        Madder than a motherfucker

        Lick my finger

        Can't forget

        'Cause the memory lingers

        Count 'em off quick

        Little Piccadilly sickness

        Take me to the hick

        Eat my thickness

        I've got a welt

        From the bible belt

        Dealing with the hand

        That I've been dealt

        Sitting in the grip

        Of a killing fist

        Giving up blood

        Just to exist

        Rub me wrong

        And I get pissed

        No I cannot

        Get to this

        People in pain

        I do not dig it

        Change of brain

        For Mr. Bigot



        Little brother do you hear me

        Have a heart oh come get near me

        Misery is not my friend

        But I'll break before I bend

        What I see is insanity

        Whatever happened to humanity


If You Have To Ask


        A wanna be gangster

        Thinkin' he's a wise guy

        Rob another bank

        He's a sock 'em in the eye guy

        Tank head

        Mr. Bonnie and Clyde guy

        Look him the eye

        He's not my kinda guy

        Never be

        Confusion proof

        Pudding's sweet

        But too aloof

        Orange eye girl

        With a backslide dew said

        Yo homie

        Who you talkin' to

        A backed up paddywagon

        Mackin' on a cat's ass

        One upper cut

        To the cold upper middle class

        Born to storm

        On boredom's face

        And a little lust

        To the fucky ass Flea bass

        Most in the race

        Just lose their grace

        The blackest hole

        In all of space



        Crooked as a hooker

        Now suck my thumb

        Anybody wanna come get some



        If you have to ask

        You'll never know

        Funky motherfuckers

        Will not be told to go



        Don't ask me why

        I'm flyin' so high

        Mr. Bubble meets superfly

        In my third eye

        Searchin' for a soul bride

        She's my freakette

        Soak it up inside

        Deeper than a secret

        Much more

        Than meets the eye

        To the funk

        I fall into my new ride

        My hand my hand

        Magic on the one

        Is a medicine man

        Thinkin' of a few

        Taboos that I ought to kill

        Dancin' on their face

        Like a stage on Vaudeville



        I feel so good

        Can't be understood

        Booty of a hoodlum

        Rockin' my red hood


Breaking The Girl


        I am a man

        Cut from the know

        Rarely do friends

        Come and then go

        She was a girl

        Soft but estranged

        We were the two

        Our lives rearranged

        Feeling so good that day

        A feeling of love that day



        Twisting and turning

        Your feelings are burning

        You're breaking the girl

        She meant you no harm

        Think you're so clever

        But now you must sever

        You're breaking the girl

        He loves no one else



        Raised by my dad

        Girl of the day

        He was my man

        That was the way

        She was the girl

        Left alone

        Feeling the need

        To make me her home

        I don't know what when or why

        The twilight of love had arrived


Funky Monks


        There are no monks in my band

        There are no saints in this land

        I'll be doin' all I can

        If I die an honest man



        Confusion is my middle name

        Ask me again I'll tell you the same

        Persuaded by one sexy dame

        No I do not feel no shame



        You are on all alone

        Can I get a little lovin' from you

        Can I get a little bit of that done did do

        You are on the road

        Tell me now girl that you need me too

        Tell me now girl cause I've got a feeling for you



        Every man has certain needs

        Talkin' 'bout them dirty deeds

        To these needs I must concede

        Livin' by my lowly creed



        Woman please know that I'm good

        Know that I did all I could

        But yes it's true likelihood

        Of being great is not so good



        There are no monks in my band

        There are no saints in this land

        I'll be doin' all I can

        If I die an honest man



        Virtue slipped into my shoe

        No I will not misconstrue

        More rockin' more rockin' now doobley do

        Dancin' down your avenue


Suck My Kiss


        Should of been, could of been

        Would of been dead

        If I didn't get the message

        Goin' to my head

        I am what I am

        Most motherfuckers

        Don't give a damn

        Aw baby think you can

        Be my girl, I'll be your man



        Someone full of fun

        Do me 'till I'm well done

        Little Bo Peep

        Cumin' from my stun gun

        Beware take care

        Most motherfuckers

        Have a cold ass stare

        Aw baby please be there

        Suck my kiss cut me my share



        Hit me you can't hurt me suck my kiss

        Kiss me please pervert me stick with this

        Is she talking dirty

        Give to me sweet sacred bliss

        Your mouth was made to suck my kiss



        Look at me can't you see

        All I really want to be

        Is free from a world

        That hurts me

        I need relief

        Do you want me girl

        To be your thief

        Aw baby just for you

        I'd steal anything that you want me to



        K-I-S-S-I-N-G

        Chicka chicka dee

        Do me like a banshee

        Low brow is how

        Swimming in the sound

        Of bow wow wow

        Aw baby do me now

        Do me here I do allow


I Could Have Lied


        There must be something

        In the way I feel

        That she don't want me to feel

        The stare she bares cut me

        I don't care

        You see so what if I bleed



        I could never change

        Just what I feel

        My face will never show

        What is not real



        A mountain never seems to have

        The need to speak

        A look that shares so many seek

        The sweetest feeling

        I got from you

        The things I said to you were true



        I could never change

        Just what I feel

        My face will never show

        What is not real



        I could have lied I'm such a fool

        My eyes could never never never

        Keep their cool

        Showed her and I told her how

        She struck me but I'm fucked up now



        But now she's gone yes she's gone away

        A soulful song

        That would not stay

        You see she hides 'cause she is scared

        But I don't care

        I won't be spared


Mellowship Slinky In B Major


        I've got a mellowship, I've got a fellowship

        I've got a nonstop "Yo Swan" hello chip

        Born to adore the big bad bison

        Thunderstorm and a man like Tyson

        Popcorn peanuts lookin' at big butts

        No I cannot keep my mouth shut

        Rockin' to the beat of the fabulous forum

        My Lakers I adore 'em

        Blush my lady when I tell her

        That I do indeed love to smell her

        Sopping wet your pink umbrella

        Do the dog with Isabella



        I'm so in love yes with an artist

        Imagination, he's the smartest

        Robert Williams, stroke and splatter

        I attest to your gray matter

        Living kings how true it rings

        These are just a few of my favorite things



        Good God where's my sleigh now

        Good God playing for days now

        Good God any day now

        Good God take me away now

        Good God purple haze now

        Good God the baddest of brains now

        Good God any day now

        Good God ridin' my sleigh now



        Being that I'm the duke of my domain

        My hat goes off to Mark Twain

        Singing a song about what true men don't do

        Killing another creature that's kind of blue

        Writing about the world of the wild coyote

        Good man Truman Capote

        Talking about my thoughts 'cause they must grow

        Cock my brain to shoot my load

        I'm on the porch 'cause I lost my house key

        Pick up my book I read Bukowski

        Can I get another kiss from you

        Kiss me right here on my tattoo



        Good God where's my sleigh now

        Good God playing for days now

        Good God any day now

        Good God take me away now

        Good God DeNiro's insane now

        Good God rackin' my brain now

        Good God any day now

        Good God take me away now take me away



        Me my friends and the sex machine

        Do unto others like my brother bean

        I know you've got a mother

        So give her a hug

        I know you've got a mother

        With a whole lot of love

        Billy sings and Basie swings

        These are just a few of my favorite things


The Righteous & The Wicked


        I can't rest in war

        Will you be my friend

        Dark ages never change

        I can't comprehend



        Kiss me we self destruct

        Can you hear me Lord

        Yes I think we're fucked

        But I can't rest in war



        The righteous and the wicked

        War and peace

        The killing fist

        Of the human beast

        P.O.P

        Prodigies Of Peace

        Hear me when I'm calling you

        From my knees

        I am playing for a better day



        Holy Mother Earth

        Crying into space

        Tears on her pretty face

        For she has been raped



        Killing your future blood

        Fill her with disease

        Global abortion please

        That is what she needs



        Are we fire flies

        Flashing in the night

        Big thunder rumble fish

        Did you get it right



        Headstrong battle song

        Exploding souls be gone

        Marvin Gaye my love

        Where did we go wrong


Give It Away


        What I've got you've got to give it to your mamma

        What I've got you've got to give it to your pappa

        What I've got you've got to give it to your daughter

        You do a little dance and then you drink a little water



        What I've got you've got to get it put it in you

        What I've got you've got to get it put it in you

        What I've got you've got to get it put it in you

        Reeling with the feeling don't stop continue



        Realize I don't want to be a miser

        Confide with sly you'll be the wiser

        Young blood is the lovin' upriser

        How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser



        Give it away give it away give it away give it away now

        Give it away give it away give it away give it away now

        Give it away give it away give it away give it away now

        I can't tell if I'm a kingpin or a pauper



        Greedy little people in a sea of distress

        Keep your more to receive your less

        Unimpressed by material excess

        Love is free love me say hell yes



        I'm a low brow but I rock a little know how

        No time for the piggies or the hoosegow

        Get smart get down with the pow wow

        Never been a better time than right now



        Bob Marley poet and a prophet

        Bob Marley taught me how to off it

        Bob Marley walkin' like he talk it

        Goodness me can't you see I'm gonna cough it



        Lucky me swimmin' in my ability

        Dancin' down on life with agility

        Come and drink it up from my fertility

        Blessed with a bucket of lucky mobility



        My mom I love her 'cause she love me

        Long gone are the times when she scrub me

        Feelin' good my brother gonna hug me

        Drink my juice young love chug-a-lug me



        There's a river born to be a giver

        Keep you warm won't let you shiver

        His heart is never gonna wither

        Come on everybody time to deliver


Blood Sugar Sex Magik


        Blood sugar suckerfish

        In my dish

        How many pieces

        Do you wish

        Step into a heaven

        Where I keep it on the soulside

        Girl please me

        Be my soul bride

        Every women

        Has a piece of Aphrodite

        Copulate to create

        A state of sexual light

        Kissing her virginity

        My affinity

        I mingle with the gods

        I mingle with divinity



        Blood sugar baby

        She's magik

        Sex magik sex magik



        Glorious euphoria

        Is my must

        Erotic shock

        Is a function of lust

        Temporarily blind

        Dimensions to discover

        In time

        Each into the other

        Uncontrollable notes

        From her snow white throat

        Fill a space

        In which two bodies float

        Operatic by voice

        A fanatic by choice

        Aromatic is the flower

        She must be moist



        Blood sugar baby

        She's magik

        Sex magik sex magik


Under The Bridge


        Sometimes I feel

        Like I don't have a partner

        Sometimes I feel

        Like my only friend

        Is the city I live in

        The city of angels

        Lonely as I am

        Together we cry



        I drive on her streets

        'Cause she's my companion

        I walk through her hills

        'Cause she knows who I am

        She sees my good deeds

        And she kisses me windy

        I never worry

        Now that is a lie



        I don't ever want to feel

        Like I did that day

        Take me to the place I love

        Take me all the way



        It's hard to believe

        That there's nobody out there

        It's hard to believe

        That I'm all alone

        At least I have her love

        The city she loves me

        Lonely as I am

        Together we cry



        I don't ever want to feel

        Like I did that day

        Take me to the place I love

        Take me all that way



        Under the bridge downtown

        Is where I drew some blood

        Under the bridge downtown

        I could not get enough

        Under the bridge downtown

        Forgot about my love

        Under the bridge downtown

        I gave my life away


Naked In The Rain


        Standin' on the corner of civilization

        There's a time there's a place for me

        In a world where I can't be found

        Cold and mean people give me the creeps



        Going to the jungle where the elephant roams

        Got to get away gonna make it my home



        Losing my taste for the human race

        Social grace is a waste of time

        It's absurd when I look around

        So sublime that we blow my mind



        Naked in the rain with a killer whale

        I can taste the salt when I lick his tail



        Naked in the rain

        Doctor Doolittle what's your secret

        Give it to me doctor

        Don't keep it



        I never met an animal that I didn't like

        You can come to me I won't bite

        Don't you know dog is man's best friend

        There is some love that you can't fight



        Naked in the rain with black tattoos

        Runnin' through the woods laughin' at the blues



        Listen to the talking heart in my chest

        With this gift good Lord I am blessed

        There's a lump and it's in my throat

        I'm in love with the wilderness



        Naked in the river skinny dippin' my way

        In the waterfall I just wanna play


Apache Rose Peacock


        Sittin' on a sack of beans

        Sittin' down in New Orleans

        You wouldn't believe what I've seen

        Sitting on that sack of beans



        Lunatics on pogo sticks

        Another southern fried freak on a crucifix

        Hicks don't mix with politics

        People on the street just kickin' to the licks



        Yes my favorite place to be

        Is not a land called Honah Lee

        Mentally or physically

        I wanna be in New Orleans



        Oh good brother just when I thought

        That I had seen it all

        My eyes popped out, my dick got hard

        And I dropped my jaw



        I saw a bird walkin’ down the block

        Name Apache Rose Peacock

        I could not speak I was in shock

        I told my knees to please not knock



        A little boy came along

        Name of Louis Armstrong

        Said that girl who left me silly

        She liked the looks of me and my willy



        So I found her in the quarter

        Good God how I adored her

        Oh she made me feel so cozy

        When she told me I could call her Rosey



        I kiss your hair your skin so bare

        I'll take you with me girl anywhere

        You fare well in stormy weather

        I never met a girl that I liked better



        Twinkle twinkle little star

        Shining down on my blue car

        Drivin' down the boulevard

        She was soft and I was hard



        Apache Rose gotta rockin' peacock

        Hottest ass on the goddamn block

        Rockin' to the beat of the funky ass Meters

        She has one of those built in heaters



        Voodoo gurus casting their spells

        Cockatoo drag queens shakin' their bells

        Silver sound escapes the trumpet

        Watch your leg someone might hump it



        Chicken strut your butt let's rock

        Gettin' it on under your frock

        Flowing like a flame all through the night

        My girl's insane but it's all right


The Greeting Song


        Drivin' around I've got my baby and my top down

        Mary-go-round I ride you for my love

        Throwin' me down in the backseat underground

        I'm on the mound I make it for my love



        Who, you talking to, talk to me you

        Sound of music



        Makin' my way I brake another L.A. day

        Time in the town I need it for my love

        My Chevrolet rollin' to another play day

        This is the sound I listen for my love



        Who, you talking to, talk to me you

        Sound of music



        I love you swim through me

        Good feelings come to me



        Sought and I found a life of makin’ my bloodsound

        Do anything for the one I love

        Something profound the face of God is in sensoround

        I'm on the mound I make it for my love



        I love you swim through me

        Good feelings come to me


My Lovely Man


        I used to shout

        Across the room to you

        And you'd come dancin'

        Like a fool

        Shuffle step

        You funky mother

        Come to me

        All warm as covers



        Rest with me

        My lovely brother

        For you see

        There is no other

        Memory so sad and sweet

        I'll see you soon

        Save me a seat



        Well I'm cryin'

        Now my lovely man

        Yes I'm cryin'

        Now and no one can

        Ever fill the

        The hole you left my man

        I'll see you later

        My lovely man if I can



        In my room

        I'm all alone

        Waiting for you

        To get home



        Listen to Roberta Flack

        But I know you won't come back



        Just in case

        You never knew

        I miss you Slim



        I love you too

        See my heart

        It's black and blue

        When I die

        I will find you


Sir Psycho Sexy


        A long, long, long, long time ago

        Before the wind, before the snow

        Lived a man, lived a man I know

        Lived a freak of nature named Sir Psycho



        Sir Psycho Sexy that is me

        Sometimes I find I need to scream



        He's a freak of nature

        But we love him so

        He's a freak of nature

        But we let him go



        Deep inside the garden of Eden

        Standing there with my hard on bleedin'

        There’s a devil in my dick and some demons in my semen

        Good God no that would be treason

        Believe me Eve she gave good reason

        Booty looking too good not to be squeezin'

        Creamy beaver hotter than a fever

        I'm a givin' 'cause she's the receiver

        I won't and I don't hang up until I please her

        Makin' her feel like an over achiever

        I take it away for a minute just to tease her

        Then I give it back a little bit deeper



        Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man that I met one time

        Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man that left me blind

        Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man he's the man he's the man



        He's a freak of nature

        But we love him so

        He's a freak of nature

        But we let him go



        I got stopped by a lady cop

        In my automobile

        She said get out and spread your legs

        And then she tried to cop a feel

        That cop she was all dressed in blue

        Was she pretty? Boy I'm tellin' you

        She stuck my butt with her big black stick

        I said “What's up?” Now suck my dick

        Like a ram getting ready to jam the lamb

        She whimpered just a little when she felt my hand

        On her crotch so very warm

        I could feel her getting wet through her uniform

        Proppin' her up on the black and white

        Unzipped and slipped “Ooo that's tight”

        I swatted her like no swat team can

        Turned a cherry pie right into jam



        Hello young woman that I love

        Pretty punk rock mamma that I'm thinking of

        Hold me naked if you will

        In your arms in your legs in your pussy I'd kill

        To be with you, to kiss with you, I do miss you

        I love you



        Lay me down...

        Descending waves of graceful pleasure

        For your love there is no measure

        Her curves they bend with subtle splendor



        Now I lay me down to sleep

        I pray the funk will make me freak

        If I should die before I waked

        Allow me Lord to rock out naked

        Bored by the ordinary time to take a trip

        Calling up a little girl with a bull whip

        Lickety split go snap snap

        Girl gettin' off all in my lap

        The tallest tree the sweetest sap

        Blowin' my ass right off the map

        Ooo and it's nice out here

        I think I'll stay for a while


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