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Released: November 18, 2003

Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits

Label: Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Release date: November 18, 2003

“Under The Bridge,” “Give It Away,” “Suck My Kiss,” “Breaking The Girl”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered by: Brendan O’Brien
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
© 1991 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Gail Frusciante and friends sing choir on “Under The Bridge”
Pete Weiss plays Juice Harp on “Give It Away”
Brendan O’Brien plays Mellotron on “Breaking The Girl”

“Californication,” “Scar Tissue,” “Otherside,” “Parallel Universe,” “Road Trippin’”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered and Mixed by: Jim Scott
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
© 1999 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Greg Kurstin played Keyboards.
Patrick Warren played Chamberlin Organ on “Road Trippin’”

“Soul To Squeeze”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered by: Brendan O’Brien
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)/Ensign Music Corporation (BMI)
© 1991 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

“By The Way,” “Universally Speaking”
Produced by: Rick Rubin,
Engineered and Mixed by: Jim Scott
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 2002 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
© 2002 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

“My Friends”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered and Mixed by: D. Sardy
Mastered by: Stephen Marcussen
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Dave Navarro & Chad Smith
© 1995 Three Pounds Of Love Music (BMI)/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
© 1995 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Lenny Castro played Percussion on “My Friends”

“Higher Ground”
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Engineered by: Dave Jerden
Mixed by: Garth Richardson
Mastered by: George Marino
Written by: Stevie Wonder
© Johanan Vigoda/Jobete Music Co., Inc. and Black Bull Music c/o EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
© 1989 EMI Records

Background Vocals: Vicki Calhoun, Wag, Randy Ruff, Aklia Chinn, Jack Sherman, Joel Virgel Viergel, Iris Parker, Julie Ritter, Gretchen Seager, Laure Spinosa, Sir Babs, Merill Ward, Bruno Deron, Kristen Vigard

“Fortune Faded”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Mixed by: Richard Dodd
Engineered by: David Schiffman and Greg Fidelman
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Recorded at: Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA; Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research, Los Angeles, CA
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 2003 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
© 2003 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

© 1991, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
© 1989 EMI Records

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


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


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


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...


Soul To Squeeze


        I've got a bad disease

        Up from my brain is where I bleed

        Insanity it seems

        Has got me by my soul to squeeze



        Well all the love from thee

        With all the dying trees I scream

        The angels in my dreams

        Have turned to demons of greed that's me



        Where I go I just don't know

        I got to got to gotta take it slow

        When I find my peace of mind

        I'm gonna give you some of my good time



        Today love smiled on me

        It took away my pain say please

        Aw, let your ride be free

        You gotta let it be, oh yeah



        Oh so polite indeed

        Well I got everything I need

        Oh make my days a breeze

        And take away my self destruction



        It's bitter baby and it's very sweet

        A holy rollercoaster but I'm on my feet

        Take me to the river, let me on your shore

        Well I'll be comin' back baby, I'll be comin' back for more



        I could not forget



        But I will not endeavor

        Simple pleasures are much better

        But I won't regret it never



        Where I go I just don't know

        I might end up somewhere in Mexico

        When I find my peace of mind

        I'm gonna keep you for the end of time


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


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


By The Way


        Standing in line

        To see the show tonight

        And there’s a light on

        Heavy glow

        By the way I tried to say

        I’d be there…waiting for

        Dani the girl

        Is singing songs to me

        Beneath the marquee…overload



        Steak knife  card shark

        Con job  boot cut



        Skin that flick

        She’s such a little DJ

        Get there quick

        By street but not the freeway

        Turn that trick

        To make a little leeway

        Beat that nic

        But not the way that we play



        Dog town  blood bath

        Rib cage  soft tail



        Black jack dope dick

        Pawn shop  quick pick



        Kiss that dyke

        I know you want to hold one

        Not on strike

        But I’m about to bowl one

        Bite that mic

        I know you never stole one

        Girls that like

        A story so I told one



        Song bird main line

        Cash back  hard top


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


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


My Friends


        My friends are so depressed

        I feel the question

        Of your loneliness

        Confide...,'cause I'll be on your side

        You know I will, you know I will



        Ex-girlfriend called me up

        Alone and desperate

        On the prison phone

        They want...to give her seven years

        For being sad



        I love all of you

        Hurt by the cold

        So hard and lonely too

        When you don't know yourself



        My friends are so distressed

        And standing on

        The brink of emptiness

        No words...I know of to express

        This emptiness



        Imagine me taught by tragedy

        Release is peace

        I heard a little girl

        And what she said

        Was something beautiful

        To give...your love

        No matter what

        Is what she said


Higher Ground
Universally Speaking


        I saw your face

        Elegant and tired

        Cut up from the chase

        Still I so admired

        Bloodshot your smile

        Delicate and wild

        Give me shewolf style

        Rip right thru me



        Silveretta the jets of a lifetime

        Go and get her I’ve got her on my mind

        Nothing better the feeling is so fine

        Simply put I saw your love stream flow



        Come on baby cause there’s no name for

        Give it up and I got what I came for

        Universally speaking

        Take it back and you make me nervous

        Nothing better than love and service

        Universally speaking

        Win in the long run



        I saw your crime

        Dying to get high

        Two of a kind

        Beats all hands tonight


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


Fortune Faded


        They say at chess you've got to kill the queen and then you made it

        Oh, I, do you

        A funny thing the king who gets himself assassinated

        Hey now, every time I lose

        Altitude



        You took a town by storm the mess you made was nominated

        Oh, I, do you

        Now put away your welcome soon you'll find you've overstayed it

        Hey now, every time I lose

        Altitude



        So divine

        Hell of an elevator

        All the while my fortune faded

        Nevermind

        The consequences of the crime this time my fortune’s faded



        The medicated state of mind you’ll find is overrated

        Oh, I, do you

        You saw it all come down and now it's time to imitate it

        Hey now, every time I lose

        Altitude



        So divine

        Hell of an elevator

        All the while my fortune faded

        Nevermind

        The consequences of the crime this time my fortune’s faded



        Come on God, do I seem bulletproof?


Save The Population


        History's so strong

        History's so strong

        History's so strong

        History's so strong



        Sing another drinking song the honkytonk will do

        Make another breaking bomb, your favorite ingénue

        This the distant dawn

        This the distant dawn



        I put my cards upon the table

        I do this because I am able

        One picks his broken down devotion

        I threw my pistol in the ocean



        Eyes wide with revelation

        Shine at the police station

        And when the verdict comes ‘round

        I'm sure that you will go down



        Stay all night, we'll save the population

        Stay all night, we'll save the population

        Stay all night, we'll save the population

        Stay all night, we'll save the population



        Pistol and its pawn

        Sail it through the lexicon

        A pistol and its pawn

        Blood and border lines be drawn



        Take another bottle down the brothel and the shrew

        Make another awful sound, a rather gothic brew

        History's so strong

        History's so strong



        I put my cards upon the table

        I do this because I am able

        One picks his broken down devotion

        I threw my pistol in the ocean



        Eyes wide with revelation

        Shine at the police station

        And when the verdict comes round

        I'm sure that you will go down



        Stay all night, we'll save the population

        Stay all night, we'll save the population