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Released: June 17, 2016

The Getaway

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: June 17, 2016

Produced by Danger Mouse
Mixed and additional programming by NIGEL GODRICH

Recorded by KENNIE TAKAHASI
Assistant Engineering by TODD MONFALCONE

Mix Engineering by SAMUEL PETTS-DAVIES
Mix Assistant: JOHN ARMSTRONG

Mastered by STEPHEN MARCUSSEN,
Marcussen Mastering (Los Angele, CA)

Recorded at SOUND FACTORY
(Hollywood, CA)

Mixed at CONWAY RECORDING STUDIOS
(Hollywood, CA)

Additional instrumentation:

BRIAN BURTON
Mellotron on track 3; Organ on track 8;
Synthesizers on tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, and 13

ELTON JOHN
Piano on track 6

MAURO REFOSCO
Percussion on tracks 6 and 7

ANNA WARONKER
Additional Vocals on Track 1

ALL Strings Arranged and Conducted by
DANIELLE LUPPI
Score Preparation by JEREMY LEVY

String Quartet on tracks 2, 4, 11 and 12 was

Contracted by
CHRIS TEDESCO
and includes:
PETER KENT 1st Violin
BRIANA BANDY Viola
ARMEN KSAJIKIAN Cello

Vocal Choir on tracks 5, 12 and 13
Was contracted by
SJ SELBY, and includes:
BEVERLEY CHITWOOD. ALEXX DAYE,
DAVID LOUKS, KENNYA RAMSEY,
MATTHEW SELBY, SJ SELBY, LOREN SMITH
& GREGORY WHIPPLE

Vocal Solo on Track13 by
BEVERLEY CHITWOOD

Elton John appears courtesy of Virgin EMI Records.

Art Direction:
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Cover artwork by KEVIN PETERSON
Design & Layout: ALEX TENTA
Photos: STEVE KEROS

Management: Q PRIME INC.
Legal: ERIC GREENSPAN
Business Management: BO GARDNER,
Provident Financial Management
Tour Manager: GAGE FREEMAN
Backline: CHRIS WARREN
Thanks to JUSTIN HARRISON at Sound Factory.

Pre-Production: THE BOAT (Los Angeles, CA)
And GREENWATER (Malibu, CA)
Pre-Production Engineers: ANDREW SCHEPS
CHRIS WARREN and GREG FIDELMAN

The Getaway


That’s right you’re right

We will do our thing tonight alright

Take me through the future

It’s time you’re fine

Just another color coded crime

Incision and a suture

You told my friend

We would get it on no matter when

A supercavitation

Let’s go you show

Me something no one will ever know

A love hallucination




Another lonely superstar

To get away inside your car

Take it much too far

Surrender to the brave inside

A lover that another tried

Take it, too my ride




You don’t have to keep it if it’s mine

(Another lonely superstar to getaway inside your car)

Another place maybe another time

(Surrender to the brave inside a lover that another tried)




Complete repeat

Sitting in your car and on your street

Lost in California

Let’s steal this wheel

Take a spin to find out how we feel

Just around the corner

Slow down for sound

Turn it up and no we can’t be found

The body that we transcend

Asleep, you weep

Find out that the trick is never cheap

A melancholy girlfriend




Another lonely superstar

To get away inside your car

Take it much too far

Surrender to the brave inside

A lover that another tried

Take it, too my ride




You don’t have to keep it if it’s mine

(Another lonely superstar to getaway inside your car)

Another place maybe another time

(Surrender to the brave inside a lover that another tried)




That’s right you’re right

We will do our thing tonight, alright

Drive the constellation

It’s time you’re fine

Just another color coded crime

The song is fascination




Another lonely superstar

To get away inside your car

Take it much too far

Surrender to the brave inside

The lover that another tried

Take it, too my ride




A May December might not be so smart

(Another lonely superstar to getaway inside your car)

Arrivals that we wish would not depart

(Surrender to the brave inside a lover that another tried)




Don’t be late cause you’re my savior

Make it great whatever stays

Golden gate my rearranger

Hold my name inside your rays

Dark Necessities


Coming on to the light of day we got

Many moons that are deep at play so I

Keep an eye on the shadow smile

To see what it has to say

You and I both know

Everything must go away

What do you say


Spinning Knot that is on my heart is like a

Bit of light in a touch of dark you got

Sneak attack from the zodiac

But I see your fire spark

Eat the breeze and go

Blow by blow and go away

What do you say

Yeah


You don’t know my mind

You don’t know my kind

Dark necessities are part of my design and

Tell the world that I’m

Falling from the sky

Dark necessities are part of my design


Stumble down to the parking lot you got

No time for the after thought they’re like

Ice Cream for an Astronaut

Well that’s me looking for we

Turn the corner and

Find the world at your command

Playing the hand

Yeah


You don’t know my mind

You don’t know my kind

Dark necessities are part of my design


Tell the world that I’m

Falling from the sky

Dark necessities are part of my design


Do you want this love of mine

Darkness helps us all to shine

Do you want it, do you want it now


Do you want it all the time

But darkness helps us all to shine

Do you want it, do you want it now


Pick you up like a paper back with the

Track record of a maniac so I

Move it in and we unpack

It’s the same as yesterday

Any way we roll

Everything must go away, what do you say

Yeah


You don’t know my mind

You don’t know my kind

Dark necessities are part of my design


Tell the world that I’m

Falling from the sky and

Dark necessities are part of my design

We Turn Red


We got large and we got small, we got a swimming pool and a cannon ball

We turn red and we turn green, it’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen


Lost my mind ’cause I’m on the plastic

Who knew it’s so damn drastic

Show me what it is you believe in

Slowly she sinks all your teeth in

Do you want to go fishing in New Orleans

Do you want to get up early in the morning

Take me to the river where we do the little storming

Hallelujah, I feel it warming


Sitting here I count the moons

The orders we obeyed

Every night ’fore we go to bed

I watch while the others pray


Send it off through Delaware just

Make it fair for the legionnaires

Paint a simple portrait of my kind


Permission to the heartless bombs

Gold Plated Hate and the waitress moms

Serving up the stories of my mind


Mexico you are my neighbor

Home of the let’s be braver

Give me all your sick and your tired

Races that we admire

Do you want to go dancing in Chicago

Trinidad’s got it bad for Tobago

Take me to the lake where we do the Avocado

Hallelujah, a desparado


Sitting here I count the moons

The orders we obeyed

Every night ’fore we go to bed

I watch while the others pray


Send it off through Delaware just

Make it fair for the legionnaires

Paint a simple portrait of my kind


Permission to the heartless bombs

Gold Plated Hate and the waitress moms

Serving up the stories of my mind


Coming down from the deserts where you

Caught a glimpse of the billionaire

Tell me I’m the right one for the ride


Paper signs out on the lawns

Gold minds and the priceless pawns

Does your canyon really open wide


We got large and we got small, we got a swimming pool and a cannon ball

We turn red and we turn green, it’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen

The Longest Wave


Throw me all around

Like a boomerang sky

Whatever you do

Don’t tell me why

Poppies grow tall

Then say bye bye

The wave is here


A seemless little team

And then we tanked

I guess we’re not so sacrosanct

The tip of my tongue

But then we blanked

The wave is here

Waiting on the wind

To tell my side


Ready set jet

But she never gets far

Listen to your skin

From the seat of my car

Two centipedes stuck

In one glass jar

The longest wave

Waiting on the wind

To tell my side


Whatcha want

Whatcha need

Do you love


Maybe I’m the right one

Maybe I’m the wrong

Just another play, the pirate, and the papillon

Time to call it a day


Maybe you’re my last love

Maybe you’re my first

Just another way to play inside the universe

Now I know why we came


Sterile as the barrel

Of an old 12 gage

Under my skin

And half my age

Hotter than the wax

On a saxifrage

The longest wave

Waiting on the wind

To turn my page


Steady your sails

For the butterfly flap

Whatever you do

Don’t close that gap

I’m dreaming of a woman

But she’s just my nap

Your ship is in

Waiting on the tide so I can swim


Whatcha want

Whatcha need

Do you love


Maybe I’m the right one

Maybe I’m the wrong

Just another play, the pirate, and the papillon

Time to call it a day


Maybe you’re my last love

Maybe you’re my first

Just another way to play inside the universe

Now I know why we came


Now I know why we came

Now I know

Goodbye Angels


Suicide a month before I met you

Deep regrets, I never could forget you

Somehow you made your way to my decade

Ayo ayo ayo ayo my girl


In the sun, I see you with your guard down

Number one, you’re moving to a hard town

Do not dismiss the promise that you made me

Ayo ayo ayo ayo, my time


Overkill you took another red pill

On the sheet is everything that you spilled

We are the ones you want to know right now

Ayo ayo ayo ayo, black light


Come again to murder your report card

Just a friend to kiss you in the court yard

You are the one I want to be stuck with

Ayo ayo ayo ayo big fight


Favor Some

Way too young

Slave to none

Way too young


Say goodbye my love

I can see it in your soul

Say goodbye my love

Thought that I could make you whole

Let your lover sail

Death was made to fail


Sticky fingers find the way to take her

Crumple up another piece of paper

I know your days are numbered when it comes to

Ayo ayo ayo ayo this life


Slip away into the solar system

Straighter rays, you find a way to twist them

Some like it dark and now I know where to

Ayo ayo ayo ayo find you


Serpentine, I think she was an Aussie

Bloody hell, a common kamikaze

Give up the ghost before you go under

Ayo ayo ayo ayo wonder


Kicking hard and looking for a rescue

Watch me starve was never to impress you
I would have killed the part of me to have you

Ayo ayo ayo ayo story


Say goodbye my love

I can see it in your soul

Say goodbye my love

Thought that I could make you whole

Let your lover sail

Death was made to fail


Babe I know love is a funny thing

Born to die in the eternal spring


Your flickering is more than just a small flame

Welcome to the party, it’s a ball game

Pick up the stick it’s time to get hit with

Ayo ayo ayo ayo my bat


Suicide is never going to save you

When I cried, it was because I came too

You are the one I want to know right now

Ayo ayo ayo ayo kiss this

Sick Love


Say goodbye to Oz and everything you own

California dreamin’ is a Pettibon

LA’s screaming you’re my home

Vanity is blasted but it’s rarely fair

I could smell the Prozac in your pretty hair

Got a lot of friends, but is anyone there


I don’t know but it’s been said

Your heart is stronger than your head

And this location is my home


Stick n move you’re living in a quick world

Got a heavy laugh for such a tiny girl

Born into it that’s for sure


Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected well

Sick love comes to wash us away

Prisons of perspective

How your vision gets corrected and

Sick love is my modern cliche


People talk and tell you what you want to hear

Do you really need another souvenir

Super heroes tend to disappear

Fame is just a trick you see an empty glass

Leave you feeling thirsty and so very fast

Chase your tail my baby it’ll be your last


I don’t know but it’s been said

Your heart is stronger than your head

And this location is my home


Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected well

Sick love comes to wash us away

Prisons of perspective

How your vision gets corrected and

Sick love is my modern cliche


Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected well

Sick love comes to wash us away

Prisons of perspective

How your vision gets corrected and

Sick love is my modern cliche


Openly defective is the lover you elected and

A portrait she was bound to portray

Go Robot


I called the teacher ’cause I wanted to confess it now

Can I make the time for you to come and get it blessed some how

She spoke to me in such a simple and decisive tone

Her sweet admission left me feeling in position from


I don’t take these things so personal

Anymore, Anymore

I don’t think it’s irreversible

Anymore


Somebody hooted and they hollered can I buy a vowel

Don’t let her catch you in the act of throwing in the towel

And when it’s not as it appears to be, the flagrant foul

Can I put my fingers in your mouth before you start to growl


I don’t think that it’s so terrible

Anymore, Anymore

I don’t think that it’s unbearable

Anymore


Tell me now, I know that it just won’t stop

You will find your flow when you go robot

I want to thank you and spank you upon your silver skin

Robots don’t care where I’ve been

You’ve got to choose it to use it, so let me plug it in

Robots are my next of kin


Sometimes I feel like I’m a sentimental trooper

She cried so hard, you know she looked like Alice Cooper


I don’t think that it’s so personal

Anymore, Anymore

I don’t think it’s irreversible

Anymore


Tell me now, I know that it just won’t stop

You will find your flow when you go robot


I want to thank you and spank you upon your silver skin

Robots don’t care where I’ve been

You’ve got to choose it to use it, so let me plug it in

Robots are my next of kin


I’m kissing high and low

Our body’s like two dominoes

Can I come and get you when I hit you in your party clothes

Let’s turn this cosplay holiday, what we obey

And now we’re welcoming each other to this cabaret


I don’t think that it’s so terrible

Anymore, Anymore

I don’t think that it’s unbearable

Anymore


Tell me now, I know that it just won’t stop

You will find your flow when you go robot

I want to thank you and spank you upon your silver skin

Robots don’t care where I’ve been

You’ve got to choose it to use it, so let me plug it in

Robots are my next of kin

Feasting On The Flowers


I was walking through the streets I could not hear my best friend call

He was feeling incomplete about to take his final fall

Last thing I remember there were tears of blood and just not mine

Any other day and I would save you from this cold decline


Everything they said about everything

Was a coming undone it’s a life supreme

I do and I don’t, well I do and I don’t, Oh yeah


Feasting on the flowers so fast and young

It’s a light so bright that I bite my tongue

I do and I don’t, well I do and I don’t, Oh yeah

The next dimension, show me in


We were moving in the world, expanding your realities

A force of nature on the verge, commanding abnormalities

Last thing I remember there was ringing in my selfish ears

Twenty-Six a number much too small for someone’s golden years


Everything they said about everything

Was a coming undone, it’s a life supreme

I do and I don’t, well I do and I don’t, Oh yeah


Feasting on the flowers, so fast and young

It’s a light so bright that I bite my tongue

I do and I don’t, well I do and I don’t, Oh yeah

The next dimension, show me in


You get a little bit more this time when

You give a little bit for your brother’s kind

Like she always said, “Oh, Don’t look back, just look ahead”

You sing a little bit stronger when you

Remember the song of your old best friend

Like she always said, “Oh, Don’t look back, just look ahead”


Everything they said about everything

Was a coming undone, it’s a life supreme

I do and I don’t, well I do and I don’t, Oh yeah


Feasting on the flowers, so fast and young

It’s a light so bright that I bite my tongue

I do and I don’t, well I do and I don’t, Oh yeah

Detroit


Find me in the suburbs and

The shadow of decay

Rolling rings of rubber and

The band begins to play


Am I on the right side of the left side of your brain

Can you see the rising of old yesterday’s remains

Funkadelic said it best I think you know the rest

Time don’t stand a chance against this motor madness


Don’t you worry baby I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy

Don’t you worry baby I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy

Don’t you worry baby I’m like


The Stooges and J Dilla, yeah

They tore this town apart

Put me back together, well

I guess that’s quite an art


Henry won the war you see

but not with pen or sword

He did it with the little thing I think it’s called a Ford


Funkadelic said it best I think you know the rest

Time don’t stand a chance against this motor madness


Don’t you worry baby I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy

Don’t you worry baby I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy

Don’t you worry baby I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy

Everything’s so hazy I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy I’m like

Detroit, I’m crazy

Everything’s so hazy

This Ticonderoga


I met a man in a rock and roll band he said won’t you come with me

I let him know that I could not go you see I get mine for free


We are all just soldiers in this battlefield of life

One thing that’s for certain is my burning appetite


Step inside the emotional ride I could use some company

Illusionary is so damn scary I call my best friend Flea


This Ticonderoga is an element that shines

Connected by the great unknown between us there are lines


Yes I told her that

I’m the older cat

Can I scratch your back all day

I would not have it any other way


Means so much to me

Can you see the we

What are we ever gonna do when all I want to be is next to you


I took a girl from the underworld and I held her way too tight

When it’s all been said and done she was not up for the fight


We are all just soldiers in this open field of time

Hoping to get with you when you get right with your mind


It’s my favorite

So I savor it

I must report that life is short

So of your love I’ll take ten quarts well


There’s no end to this

Don’t pretend to miss

You and you would not repent for sitting on my elephant and


Am I crazy to

Join the lazy zoo

All these human butterflies and

Cactus flowers swollen eyes and


I want the devil’s share

Of you I do declare

Again I’m asking can I do

When all these animals want to be just like you


I met a girl with long black hair and she opened up so wide

A daffodil growing in Brazil and I picked her for my bride


We are all just soldiers in this epic loving flight

And no one that I know has ever really done it right


Done it right

Done it right

Done it right

Done it right

Encore


Listen to the Beatles and the sound of laughing Ed McMahon, we got high

Educated by a world so full of self and lost in space, too much pride

Cosmonauts and dirty thoughts are juggling the juggernaut, Soviet Spy

Every now and then when I remember to befriend, the little things in life


Hey you’re fine

I wanna listen to the radio

Driving down Calexico highway

And now I know the signs for sure


Hold my hand

I want to share it all with Mary

Results are gonna vary now


Later on I’ll read to you the things that I’ve been needing to say goodbye

Walk away from mom and dad to find the love you never had, tell no lies

Carry on and write a song that says it all and shows it off ’fore you die

Take a little breath before you catch an early death there is so much sky


Hey you’re fine

I wanna listen to the radio

Driving down Calexico highway

And now I know the signs for sure


Hold my hand

I want to share it all with Mary

Results are gonna vary now


Skinny brains and little stains upon your

face teenage remains tell me more

Lifted in the fifties when you really rather drifted through time, let’s soar


Hey you’re fine

I wanna listen to your radio

Driving down the Calexico highway

And now I know the signs for sure, for sure


Hold my hand

I want to share it all with Mary

Results are gonna vary now

The Hunter


Woke up this morning like I always do

I still like to think that I’m new

Time just gets its way

Strawberries left to decay


Can’t find my pants or my bank account

Don’t you slip away

Voices that start to betray


Even though you raised me I will never be your father

King of each and every Sunset Marquis

Even though you’re crazy you will never be a bother

You’re my Old Man In the Sea


I still like to laugh when I make a joke

I still like to think that there’s hope

Time just has its say

Strawberries left to decay


Struck by the sight of an empty hall

Don’t you fade away

Voices that start to betray


Even though you raised me I will never be your father

King of each and every Sunset Marquis

Even though you’re crazy you will never be a bother

You’re my Old Man In the Sea


The hunter gets hunted

We all get confronted

Don’t just slip away

Voices that start to betray


Even though you raised me I will never be your father

King of each and every Sunset Marquis

Even though you’re crazy you will never be a bother

You’re my Old Man In the Sea

Dreams Of A Samurai


Standing naked in your kitchen

Feeling free that I could be alive

Clearly I’m a contradiction

Too young to be my wife


A peaceful storm is never hectic

Her mellow voice that I could be within

The uniform is anorexic

A jealous choice won’t win


A metamorphosis samurai

Y’got a little lord fish and you don’t know why I got a

Metamorphosis samurai


Paint your face cause I’m a black foot

I thought I counted up the fireflies

Close enough to get a good look

Time to mobilize


A Metamorphosis samurai

Y’got a little lord fish and I don’t know why I got a

Metamorphosis samurai


I’m a lonely lad

I’ve lost myself out on the range

I don’t remember much

So don’t ask me I’ve gone insane


Taking acid in the graveyard

Stealing food to keep the night alive

Every day I try to play hard

Even with my lies


The day they found you on a tour bus

The news was barren as a desert bone

The tabloids made a kind of small fuss

A couple pictures shown


I’m a lonely lad

I’ve lost myself out on the range

I don’t remember much

So don’t ask me I’ve gone insane


Slowly turning into driftwood

No one ever wants to die alone

Thinking that a pretty gift could

Make you less unknown


Dirty sneakers on the pavement

The brilliant features of a common man

See the miracle of your life

No one ever can


I’m a lonely lad

I’ve lost myself out on the range

I don’t remember much

So don’t ask me I’ve gone insane


See the world go by

The changes that we entertain

I don’t recall it all

Remember I have gone insane