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Released: August 10, 2012

I'm With You Singles Collection

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Side A: Strange Man
Side B: Long Progression
Release date: August 10, 2012
Producer: Rick Rubin

"Strange Man" mixed by Greg Fidelman at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
"Long Progression" mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys. Assisted by Xanthe Scheps.
Percussion by Mauro Refosco
Additional percussion on "Strange Man" by Lenny Castro

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Side A: Magpies On Fire
Side B: Victorian Machinery
Release date: September 7, 2012
Producer: Rick Rubin

"Magpies On Fire" and "Victorian Machinery" songs mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Henry Kwapis.
"Magpies On Fire" and "Victorian Machinery" recorded at East/West Studios (Los Angeles, CA), Shangri-LA Studio (Malibu, CA).
Additional recording on "Victorian Machinery" at JHOC, Pasadena, CA.
Percussion on "Magpies On Fire" by Lenny Castro
Percussion on "Victorian Machinery" by Mauro Refosco

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Side A: Never Is A Long Time
Side B: Love Of Your Life
Release date: September 28, 2012
Producer: Rick Rubin

"Never Is A Long Time"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) .
Piano: Greg Kurstin
Shaker: Henry Kwapis

"Love Of Your Life"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

"Never Is A Long Time" and "Love Of Your Life" mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Henry Kwapis.
"Never Is A Long Time" and "Love Of Your Life" recorded at East/West Studios(Los Angeles, CA), Shangri-LA Studio (Malibu, CA).

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Side A: The Sunset Sleeps
Side B: Hometown Gypsy
Release date: November 2, 2012
Producer: Rick Rubin

"The Sunset Sleeps"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) .

"Hometown Gypsy"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)
Piano: Greg Kurstin

"The Sunset Sleeps" and "Hometown Gypsy" mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Henry Kwapis

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Side A: Pink As Floyd
Side B: Your Eyes Girl
Release date: January 4, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

"Pink As Floyd"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) .
String Arrangement byVanessa Freebairn-Smith
Strings by the Sonus Quartet
Violin: Caroline Campbell
Violin: Kathleen Sloan
Viola: Alwyn Wright
Cello: Vanessa Freebairn-Smith
Strings recorded at Oceanway. Assisted by Scott Moore

"Your Eyes Girl"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)


"Pink As Floyd" and "Your Eyes Girl" mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Xanthe Scheps

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Side A: In Love Dying [Part I]
Side B: In Love Dying [Part II]
Release date: February 1, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

"In Love Dying"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) .
Additional Percussion: Mauro Refosco

Mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Henry Kwapis
Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

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Side A: Catch My Death
Side B: How It Ends
Release date: July 23, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

"Catch My Death" and "How It Ends"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

"Catch My Death" and "How It Ends" mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA.
Piano on "Catch My Death" by Greg Kurstin

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Side A: This Is The Kitt
Side B: Brave From Afar
Release date: July 23, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

"This Is The Kitt" and "Brave From Afar"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

"This Is The Kitt" and "Brave From Afar" mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA
Percussion on "This is Kitt" by Mauro Refosco

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Side A: Hanalei
Side B: Open/Close
Release date: July 23, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

"Open/Close" and "Hanalei"
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

"Open/Close" and "Hanalei" mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA
Percussion on "Open/Close" by Mauro Refosco

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

© 2012 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Strange Man


        All of my love

        And most of my fears

        Been comin’ on strong

        For most of my

        Years add up

        And end up in a song



        Cellophane tweeds

        And revenue streams

        Blockin’ my shots

        And killin’ my

        Dreams that showed me

        How to be the cause



        It’s the lifetime of a strange man

        It’s a longtime for me, I see

        She’s wants to belong and

        I want to be free

        Excommunicated

        ‘Cause there ain’t no guarantee



        All of my friends

        And enemies near

        Were part of this dance

        That put me right

        Here we go

        So glad I got this chance



        Better know plans

        And lesser known schemes

        Were all about love

        And less about

        Me, I’d have to say

        She wore the pants



        It’s the lifetime of a strange man

        It’s a longtime for me, I see

        She’s wants to belong and

        I want to be free

        Excommunicated

        ‘Cause there ain’t no guarantee



        It’s the lifetime of a strange man

        It’s a longtime for me, I see

        She’s wants to belong and

        I want to be free

        Excommunicated

        ‘Cause there ain’t no guarantee



        It’s the lifetime of a strange man

        It’s a long time for me

        She wants to be rich

        And I want to be free

        Keep your plans elastic

        ‘Cause there ain’t no guarantee


Long Progression


        Smile

        When I’m shy in ways

        But I love

        Everything of first impressions

        Sweet successions


        Been around for quite a while

        I see you kept in versatile

        Motivated to combine

        Even when it’s bad it’s fine

        Did she say something

        That made you cry

        Have you lost it all

        The big fall

        Oh so slowly

        Comes back holy


        Bishop takes a knight

        But I will put up quite a fight

        Here is your ham on rye

        Elementary the chemistry

        Means everything to me

        The long progression’s why


        Set it off to collect knowledge

        Quit a job

        And go to college

        All about the aftershock

        Swedish latin super funk

        Moses of Manhattan

        Made it great

        Pain we celebrate

        And I love

        The long progression


        In between the reasons

        Are the psychedelic seasons

        Simple as your stride

        Information intimated

        Elegant and integrated

        Sweep your floors with pride


        Smile

        ‘Cause it’s all a ride

        All supplied

        And I love

        Everything about this session

        And this long progression


Magpies On Fire


        Magpies on fire

        Making love like little wolves

        Out on the porch

        Can lead to medicine

        Oh well I’m game

        For anything at all



        Scare crow’s a liar

        Spins a yarn and no one

        Ever checked it out

        To see if it was real

        Sold you the moon

        Now it’s time to fall



        All along

        It’s like a bird

        Who’s trapped alone

        Inside your cage, love



        What more do you want

        How much more can you take

        I love my mistakes

        I’ve been here before



        All and all

        It’s just the call

        Of something wild

        Beyond your room



        There’s a changing

        Of the major chord

        Your minor threat

        Will do…love



        My gun misfired

        Shot myself instead

        I guess I always knew

        I’d be the one to lose

        That screen door slams

        Time to make a move



        A bird who’s born

        To live at half your age, girl

        A bird who’s

        Never really had a say



        Least of all

        She’s like a bird

        Who’s now been freed

        From someone’s cage


Victorian Machinery


        Janey

        You are my

        Victorian machinery

        (Breath yourself to life)

        Your tender shape

        Is bending like the scenery

        (Ride you like a bike)



        You be the sail

        And baby I’ll be the rudder

        We could make it all day

        Until it turns into butter

        I saw your face

        A seminal pleasure

        I will love you forever

        When I heeded your call

        And every heavy endeavor

        I’ll keep your place



        Janey

        Coming down

        The mountain like a buffalo

        (Seeds deep in your eyes)

        Crazy

        But then again

        A girl could like it rough you know

        (Makes up for her size)



        Be yourself

        When I saw your all today

        You be the shack

        And baby I’ll be the desert

        There is nothing to lack

        When there is nothing to measure

        It’s all space


Never Is A Long Time


        If I stall at all or

        Hesitate

        The world of always

        Never seems to wait

        A comedy that could be

        So divine



        A shadow born

        To steal the light of day

        You woke me up

        And said “c’mon let’s play”

        Well now I know

        That never has….it’s way



        You are you are

        The star I say

        From far from far

        From far away

        The laws that cause

        It all to stay

        By you by you

        By you by you

        For you I do



        I thought I’d done it all

        I thought I knew

        But nothing ever looked

        As good as you

        Now every never

        That I knew was fine

        Never is a long time



        And now I share

        This feeling with my dad

        Stolen goods aren’t always

        Half that bad

        The never that we’ll always



        The faded piping on your press

        Will always have its place I guess

        By you by you

        A common love

        That we can bless

        The pleasure of

        My child’s mess

        Golden books

        And tenderness

        Have rescued me

        From emptiness


Love Of Your Life


        Sat on a cliff

        Wondering what did I miss

        I watch the waves come in

        Roll in, roll out

        Without a single doubt



        Love on a bluff

        Is there ever enough

        I stare into the air

        Somewhere out there

        The family affair

        Bring home the night



        Hey, I know that you turned on the light

        Hey, so slow but you gave me

        The love of my life



        Coming up short

        And I’m sad to report

        We fuss and fight tonight

        Your case, my case

        Another day to waste



        Lovers don’t mix

        When they can’t even fix

        A plot that has a twist

        To share, my prayer

        I need my baby bear

        Come home tonight


The Sunset Sleeps


        Floozies at the rainbow

        Superstars that wont get far

        Who is who that we know

        Coochie Coo is at the bar



        Do you really love

        Do you love do you love

        Do you want to make the call

        We all long, we all fall



        Shoelace for the sirens

        Groupies and the tyrants ply



        Do you really want

        Do you want do you want

        Do you want to have it all

        We all long we all fall



        I’m so tired

        Well I get by

        But I could use a few

        I’m so tired

        That I slept

        Along the way



        A suitcase of perception

        Rhinestones and redemption cries

        Feast yours eyes on stardom

        A sacred strip that never lies



        I’m so tired

        The sun beats down

        Upon my lonely face

        I’m so tired

        That I slept

        Along the way



        Do you really love

        Do you love do you chase

        Do you take this town today

        We all long, we all face



        The sun beats down

        Upon my lonely face

        A perfect world

        With all it’s perfect places

        I could use a few

        For just in cases



        I’m so tired

        That I slept

        Along the way


Hometown Gypsy


        Drivin’ up the coast

        To find a version of the truth

        Left the backdoor swinging

        Like a dirty little slueth



        The truth is I have never left

        Felt half this alive

        Now it’s time to dance

        Upon the grave called 45



        Jacked up on some Kerouac

        And surely bulletproof

        The Girl who taught me what to do

        Was missing her front tooth



        Gentle as a storm

        Inside your mental health

        I want to find the answer

        But I just can’t find myself



        I say so long

        To the way I played

        The way I played

        Inside of yesterday



        Hey let’s run around

        The great escape

        From out of my hometown



        Later I would look for love

        Inside a woman’s dorm

        A couch to keep me humble

        And her breath to keep me warm



        Ophelia was the girl

        That I was feeling for

        Come to realize

        It was me who was the whore



        A captain lost himself

        Inside a 40 year old skull

        The drink of choice was knowledge

        And we always wanted more



        Drunken sailors

        Seeking their Geronimo

        Instead they found the things

        That they really didn’t want to know



        Country roads

        Would never let me stay

        The way I played

        Inside of yesterday



        A devil’s growl and cat’s meow

        Were blended into one

        Termites called suburbanites

        Were eating all the fun



        A juggernaut of comedy

        And blasphemy

        I wanna stop the madness

        But I think it has to be



        Hey let’s run around

        The great escape

        From out of my hometown


Pink As Floyd


        Say what you need to say

        Make it clear

        Make it great

        Cause it’s not too late

        And there’s no mistake

        When you shine

        Shake it for me anyway

        Now we crash the gate

        To investigate

        Your fate



        Pleasure to meet you

        Got so much more

        To offer the world

        See what’s in store

        Stay all day

        Someone to love

        That’s my boy chip chop

        Open the doors

        And we never close shop

        Stay all day



        And you shine as you redefine

        Your time, just another time of day

        Do you feel the spark

        When you play the part

        Superstar

        Fake it for me anyway

        Time to tell them all

        Without hem or haw

        No applause

        Tell them how to generate

        How to raise the bar

        How to keep it hard

        To be alive, make it for me anyway

        If you care at all

        You will bare it all

        You will grind, shake it for me anyway

        Born to play the part

        Dying for your art

        Cuz it’s time

        Take it for me anyway

        You will clear the air

        With a single stare

        Your fate



        Take what you need to take

        To forsake

        Make it for me anyway

        When we fill the void

        That is Pink As Floyd

        To destroy

        Records that we file away

        And I’ll clean the slate

        As I calculate

        Your fate


Your Eyes Girl


        I’m afraid that I’m never afraid

        I’ve got combat boots

        And I’m American made

        For your eyes girl



        Mormon lover on a delicate day

        Gonna marry the boss

        Get carried away

        War cries girl



        I’m not immune to Canadian snow

        Now teach me everything

        That I should know

        With your eyes girl



        Freeze on the radio

        I’ve got to leave and more

        Freeze on the radio

        I’ve got to bleed into snow

        Hold on

        Let go

        We know



        Do you shine like a temple inside

        Can I open your core

        So gentle and wide

        Like your eyes girl



        Rack ‘em up stretch ‘em out

        When they’re tight

        This acetylene torch is giving me sight

        War cries girl



        Black and blue from the hullabaloo

        Do the caribou bite

        When they look into you

        And your eyes girl


In Love Dying


        In love dying

        There’s a flawless rain

        In love dying

        One foot in the astral plane

        Someone’s sighing

        There’s a virgin road

        Waiting to be strode

        Rope’s untying

        This power I could not withhold


        Satisfying

        What do we contain

        Can’t stop crying

        These tears of change

        Remain the same


        My girl she shoots down

        The baddest of guys

        She knows that they

        Want me dead

        She fires up the starry night

        And fills them so full

        So full of lead


        In love dying

        Does it go two ways

        In love dying

        This body I can not detain


        Wake up flying

        She the solar shores

        Passers buying

        The memories we readorn


        In love dying

        Nothing to obtain

        In love dying

        No crawling thru

        The halls of fame


        In love dying

        Loss becomes the gain

        In love dying

        Recreate me

        So I may sustain


Catch My Death


        Death

        Let me catch my breath

        Let me see whats left

        Let me see whats true

        Do I really want to

        Run from my depths

        Will I have regrets

        Will I ever find you

        Will I ever find words

        That give me motive to express



        Bread

        Will I go unfed

        Will I be that who rushes on in

        To where angels fear to tread

        Was it me who bled

        On the new death bed

        And there is no fear

        When you’re leaning on love

        Those greatful dead



        Someone like you

        To research the meaning of love

        Someone I do

        To be there when push comes to shove

        I know that you know

        The ending, the must



        Chess, let me play my best

        When I do regress, let it all unwind

        ‘Cause we’re never confined

        To the board unless

        Less I second guess

        Look into the sky where we all comply

        With something higher than the

        Rest of my love, sail through



        Someone like you

        To research the meaning of love

        Someone I do

        To be there when push comes to shove

        I know that you know

        The ending, the must



        Sky all around

        Fell to the ground

        Now I’m a child

        Stayed for a while



        Flesh is it meaning less

        But we all protest

        To the last request

        Is there anything you

        Could now suggest

        Did I do my best

        Did I leave it better

        Even though we look to be

        Just mildly obsessed with you

        Sail through



        Someone like you

        To research the meaning of love

        Someone I do

        To be there when push comes to shove

        I know that you know

        The ending, the must


How It Ends


        Love is all the world

        You say the world is gone

        Love is all the world

        You say it’s gone

        I don’t



        The party in your eyes

        Says someone to caress

        A party in the sky

        I think I’ll wear a dress



        God saves us all and tell us how it ends

        Laugh till we fall so why can’t we be friends

        Haley and the comets

        Saving an old rock jam



        God save us all…



        Stole a lot from Peter

        Cause had to pay your Paul

        And when you find that’s not enough

        He’ll break your fall



        Some get on and some

        Get off the carousel

        I think it’s time to go

        So I will fare thee well



        God save us all…


This Is The Kitt


        This is the kitt, I can't compare

        A delicate new arrival

        Check the commute I do declare

        Lets sing a new revival



        Chemical circus at the pub

        Mentally she’s departed

        Cut me a check I’ll cut your rug

        Later we’ll get bombarded



        ‘Cause everybody knows



        The game is full of highs and lows

        Like your mother said

        Girl your father is dead

        Everybody knows

        That life is full of highs and lows

        Is there always red

        In your wedding bed

        Everybody knows



        Officer please I just got there

        Traveled from door to door

        Haven’t you seen my girlfriend’s hair

        What are we looking for



        ‘Cause everybody knows…



        This is the kitt I can’t compare

        A delicate new arrival

        Check the commute I do declare

        I think we have our bible



        ‘Cause everybody knows…



        Take me to the shore

        Show me what it’s for

        Is there always red

        In your wedding bed

        Everybody knows

        The game is full of cons and pros

        Like your mother said

        Girl your father's dead

        Everybody knows


Brave From Afar


        Brave from afar when I hold you for country

        Saved by a star can I hold you to one thing

        Do you feel safe when they tell you

        They sell you

        For your children

        The shelter they’re buidlin’



        Prime time the perfect crime

        Bow my head the ax we grind

        Ruse cruise P’s and Q’s

        I got beat up by the evening news



        Deep hits the media blitz

        Lost my mind so keep my wits

        Maintain the same old same

        Goodbye shiz and so long game



        Brave from afar…

        Plain jane the big campaign

        The last detail has been restrained

        Fraud fraud the lightening rod

        When you see the sign time go applaud

        Brave from afar…


Hanalei


        Feeling good and I don’t know why

        Another day and another high

        I walk around like I am on the ray

        Somewhere way in the rays of Hanalei



        I met a girl and I liked her vibe

        Another day and another ride

        I met a girl who wants to save the world

        Make it safe

        For someone else to find their faith



        I’m away I’m away Hanalei



        A simple song and it made me cry

        I really don’t want to pass me by

        A simple song that spoke of Hemmingway

        The revolution in your blood

        Creates the wave



        I picked her up on the road to surf

        Looked a lot like a mother earth

        She said hello my name

        Is Charlotte Gray, hey

        Make it safe

        For someone else to find their faith


Open/Close


        I get out of bed

        And I clear up my head

        I don’t want to go

        But I do it instead

        We are dreams

        Within a dream



        I get into bed

        And I turn off my head

        I started to float

        Was it something she said

        We are dreams

        Within a dream