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Released: August 30, 2011

I'm With You

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: August 29, 2011
Producer: Rick Rubin
Mixed by: Andrew Scheps,
Except tracks 1, 2 and 12 mixed by: Greg Fidelman
Recorded by: Greg Fidelman, Andrew Scheps, Ryan Hewitt
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Recorded at: East/West Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Shangri-LA Studio, Malibu, CA
Artwork by: Damien Hirst

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

Additional Musicians:
Mauro Refosco: Percussion on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14
Lenny Castro: Percussion on tracks 3, 9, 12 and Additional Percussion on tracks 1, 2, 4, 12 and 14
Greg Kurstin: Piano on tracks 9, 11 and 12
Money Mark: Hammond B3 Organ on track 6
Mike Bulger: Trumpet on track 8

© 2011 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Monarchy Of Roses


The crimson tide is flowing thru

Your fingers as you sleep

The promise of a clean regime

Are promises we keep



Do you like it rough I ask

And are you up to task

The calicos of Pettibon

Where cultures come to clash



Several of my best friends wear

The colors of the crown

Mary wants to build it up

And Sherri wants to tear it all back down girl

The savior of your light

The monarchy of roses

The monarchy of roses



The cross between my former queen

Her legendary stare

The holy tears of Ireland

A lovely cross to bare



Several of my best friends know

The secrets of this town

Mary wants to raise it up

And Sherri wants to spin it all around girl

The sailors of the night

The monarchy of roses

The monarchy of roses tonight



Hey

We all want the rose you know

Hey

Show us love before you go

Say I will then say I want to

The story knows that I will never taunt you

Hey

We all want the rose you know

Hey

Show us love before you go

Say I will then say I want to

The story knows that I will always haunt you


Factory Of Faith


All my life I was

Swinging for the fence

I was looking for the triple

Never playing good defense

We were gunnin' for the glitter

Every hot and heavy hitter

She was never really there

So I couldn't really get her



Factually I, I'm just a piece of it

Factually I, the very least of it



Piece of work

I was really quite a jerk

Keeping score is such a bore

A busy mind could go berserk

Feast on this

I was fishing for a hook

So I took a little trip

When I opened up the book



Factually I, I'm just a piece of it

Factually I, the very least of it

Factually I, it's just the medicine

Makes you wanna cry, why don't they let us in



Be my wife

I think you're right that we should mate

Tell your friends

I've got a factory of faith

Late last night

I had a dream that it was great

Tell your friends

I've got a factory of faith

I've got a factory of



Crack your whip

She's confessing from the hip

She was good at getting there

But not as much for round trip

All this time

I was searching for a dream

I was slippin' in and out

Of every other sex machine


Brendan's Death Song


If I die before I get it done

Will you decide

Take my words and turn them

Into signs that will survive

Because a long time ago

I knew not to deprive

It's safe out there and now you're everywhere

Just like the skies

You are love you are the love supreme

You are the rise

And when you hear this

You'll know it's your jam

It's your goodbye



Like I said

You know I'm almost dead

You know I'm almost gone

And when the drummer drums

He's going to play my song

To carry me along

Like I said

You know I'm almost dead

You know I'm almost gone

And when the boatman comes

To ferry me away

To where we all belong



We all crossed when we were feeling lost

It's just the tide

Katari cried the day her lover died

She recognized

Because he gave her

A life of real love

It's no surprise

The nights are long

But the years are short

When you're alive

Way back when would never be again

It was a time

It's gonna catch you

So glad I met you

To walk the line



Let me live

So when it's time to die

Even the reaper cries

Let me die

So when it's time to live

Another son will rise



Yeah Yeah


Ethiopia


E-I-O-I-E-I-A

When you give you love away

You get a feeling for



E-I-O-I-E-I-A

Live to love another day

Even when you feel unsure



More and more I wanna raise

Raise my bar

And raise your stakes



E-I-O-I-E-I-A

When I lay there wide awake

For my son I'll make



Tell my boy

I love him so

Tell him

So he knows

Lost in Ethiopia

We walk out in that road



E-I-O-I-E-I-A

Somethin' good gonna come your way

Just look out your door



E-I-O-I-E-I-A

Tell 'em what you want to say

No matter what you might incur



E-I-O-I-E-I-A

Steal my heart to give away

Make me want to say



E-I-O-I-E-I-A

You and I are sewn the same

More and more and more

Each day


Annie Wants A Baby


Lucy Rebar

She's a friend of mine

Later she'll go

Back and redefine the line

It's getting longer all the time

Oh Yeah



Drinkin' sunshine

She likes the taste of it

She had a gold mine

But then she wasted it away

You should have seen her yesterday

Oh Yeah



Sing along the way

Nothing stops the ache



Sugar daddy

Loves her madly

Cosma shiva

Got off

Made you a believer

I don't need to

Tender

Why do I believe you

Annie wants a baby now

Annie wants a baby

Any way she can



Missing pieces

She's got a lot of them

Time decreases

I wish I thought of the – before

Before it's time

To close the store

Oh Yeah



Distillation

A lonely sycophant

Some liberation

The only seed

We ever plant

I wanna help you

But I can't

No no



Sing along the way

Nothing stops the ache



Sugar daddy

Loves her madly

Love her, leave her

Got off

Made you a believer

Neon soldiers

Left her

Now you've gotten older

Annie wants a baby now

Annie wants a baby

Anyway she can



It's getting longer all the time

It's time to redesign the sign

Oh Yeah

Sings along the way


Look Around


Stiff club

It's my nature

Custom love

Is the nomenclature

Turn down

Mass confusion

Hit the road

'Cause we just keep cruisin'

Double my fun

Double my vision

Long hard look

At my last decision

Hustle here

Hustle there

Hustle me bitch

And you best beware



It's emotional

And I told you so

But you had to know

So I told you



Soft walk

To horizon

One big crash

That no one dies in

This is for the folks in Fayetteville

It'll come true if you say it will



Look around

Look around

Look around

All around

All around

All around

Look around

Look around

Look around

All around

All around



It's emotional

And I told you so

But you had to know

So I told you



Please don't look right though me

Hurts my heart

When you do that to me

Street life

Out my window

City made breeze

Gonna stroke my skindow

Just a lotta words

On an old brick wall

Robbin' lotta banks

Gotta pedigree scrawl

Put my peg

Into your square

Run around like we just don't care



When I'm feeling small and I'm hitting a wall

Wanna feel it all around


The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie


Lipstick junkie

Debunk the all in one, she

Came back wearing a smile

Lookin' like someone drugged me

That wanted to unplug me

No one here is on trial

It's just a turnaround

And we go, oh

And then we go oh oh oh oh



Tic toc I want to

Rock you like the 80's

Cock blockin' isn't allowed

Tugboat Sheila

Is into memorabilia

Who said three is a crowd

We better get it on the go



Hey now

We've got to make it rain somehow

She told me to

And showed me what to do

Our Maggie makes it in a cloud



Hey now

We've got to make it rain somehow

She told me to

And showed me what to do

She knows how to make it loud



Rain dance Maggie

Advances to the final

Who knew that she had the goods

Little did I know her body

Was warm delicious vinyl

To your neck of the woods

I want to lick a little bit



You've got the wrong girl

But not for long girl

It's in the song girl

'Cause I'll be gone girl



Hey now

I want to rock this rowdy crowd

She told me to

And showed me what to do

She knows how to make it loud



But not for long girl

It's in the song girl

'Cause I'll be gone 'bye 'bye 'bye yeah

'Bye 'bye 'bye girl


Did I Let You Know


I'm comin for ya

'Cause I adore ya

I'd like to get inside

Your mass production

This indecision

Has got me cringing

I can't resist the smell

Of your seduction

Did I let you know

Would you like to go

Unwrap your package

Without much persuasion

Did I let you know

Would you like to go

I want to dance to

Everyday's occasion



This I know This I know

Take Me Home Take Me Home

This I know This I know

Take Me Home Take Me Home



When we envision

Lack of division

The planet does

Another revolution

The day I blew on ya

You said I grew on ya

Turns out that we are

All the one solution



I'm comin' at you

Year of the cat too

I like the sound of

Your articulations

Want to arouse her

And maybe espouse her

She showed me love

Without the stipulations



This I know This I know

Take Me Home Take Me Home

This I know We're Not Alone

Take Me Home Take Me Home



I want to lean on you

Get Jan and Dean on you

Time to sway

A little mass perception

I like you cheeky

Oh so Mozambiquey

I think the word could use

A clear connection


Goodbye Hooray


Junior pimp at the old café

Got to chase those girls around

Westbound, drunk with lots to say

But he never makes a sound



Hustlers get what they deserve

But it's always half the gate

Good things come to those who wait

Like an expiration date



See you around I'll see you around

I'll play all night

Can't get uptight

I'll lead all your mind games astray

See you around I'll see you around

I'll play all night

Can't get uptight

See you, so long, goodbye, hooray



Curb your tongue oh scallywag

Because you've got no flag to wave

Save your breath for the black and white

Every dog will have his day


Happiness Loves Company


Start marchin'

'Cause you think you shot to #1

Counting days and

Skipping your stones into the sun

Over age and under thumb

Does it weigh a ton

I'll be yours tonight

Living the dream of a meteorite



Start jumping 'cause

We've got something to say

Young lovers keep it pumping

In the streets of LA



Short stroking doesn't fly

Better to go for broke

Watchu smoking Mary Jane

And does it make you choke

Jumping the fence, riding the rails

Can you take a joke

I'll be yours today

Living the dream with a capital K



Tell me now, I'll tell you how

Just show me where to send



Make time for love and your happiness

The Mothers Of Invention are the best

We all know and struggle with some loneliness

A tender mess for everyone, I guess



Half blinded

I'm reminded how to find the stairs

Nickel and dimin'

Think it's time

To play some musical chairs

Dirty laundry

What a quandary

Ask her if she cares

I'll be yours and more

Better than ever like never before



Sweet talkin'

As I'm walkin' thru your part of town

Never again

Will Johnny C a Love Supreme be found

Is it ever meant to be

And is it so profound

Is it you and me

A billion to one make history


Police Station


Saw you at the police station

And it breaks my heart to say

Your eyes had wandered off

To something distant

Cold and grey

I guess you didn't see it coming

Someone's gotten used to slumming

Dreaming of the golden years

I see you had to change careers

Far away

But we both know it's somewhere



I saw you on the back page

Of some free press yesterday

The driftwood in your eyes

Said nothing short of love for pay

I know you from another picture

Someone with the most conviction

We used to read the funny papers

Fool around and pull some capers

Not today

I send a message to her

A message that I'm coming

Coming to pursue her



Down home country

I rest my face on your bed

I've got you 10 times over

I'll chase you down

Till you're dead



I saw you on a TV station

And it made me want to pray

An empty shell of loveliness

Now dusted with decay

What happened to the funny paper

Smiling was your money maker

Someone ought to situate her

Find a way to educate her

All the way

Time to come and find you

You can't hide from me girl

So never mind what I do



Down home country

I rest my face on your bed

I've got you 10 times over

I'll chase you down

Till you're dead

I met my soul mate country

And I left it all for your head



I saw you in the church yard

There was no time to exchange

You were getting married

And it felt so very strange

I guess I didn't see it coming

Now I guess it's me who's bumming

Dreaming of the golden years

You and I were mixing tears

Not today

Not for me but someone

I never could get used to

So now I will refuse to



Down home country

I rest my face on your bed

I met my soul mate country

And I left it all for your head

I've got my best foot forward

And I chase you down till you're dead


Even You Brutus?


God is good and fate is great

When it feels so strong

It's hard to wait

You never know how it might unfold

Hearts to break and bodies to hold

Time will tell but it never gets old

Like I told you I'm in for the long long/p>


Had to have been one of those things

That took place in outer space

A match made in heaven

Not a scratch on her face

Angels must have smoked some dust

Singing songs, about in God we trust

Some things slide but this is a must

Like I told you there's a time for finding out



People try to tell me

What not to do

You shouldn't make it with a younger girl

Too many chances

For the foot to drop

I tried to tell them that I found a pearl

Like I told you be careful what you're asking for



Hey, sister Brutus

I've got a mess of a better half

Hey, sister Judas

Even you never had my back



She was the cutest thing

That I ever did see

Drink in her hand and I don't mean tea

She was with a dude

But I just didn't care

I had to find out these moments are rare

And Stevie says, 'All is fair'

Like I told you there is something for everyone



Well I guess I never told you some things

That I really really wanted to say

Did I do everything that I could do

Or did the mice just need to play

Like I told you there is more than meets the eye



I'm not trying to point fingers at you

And I m not trying to lay any blame

But when it comes to the punishment

Girl you know how to bring the pain

Like I told you, I'd do it all again



Hey, sister Brutus

There's a fury to the woman's wrath

Hey, sister Judas

Even you never had my back


Meet Me At The Corner


Please don't ask me who

Who you think I am

I could live without that

I'm just a modest man



Meet me at the corner

And tell me what to do

'Cause I'm messed up on you

And had I known

All that I do now

I'm guessing we're thru now

Receding into the forest

I will lay around in wait

And I'll wait for you



Please don't ask me where

Where you think I've been

I've been a lot of places

But this could be my win



I feel so bad

I thought you'd wanna know

Something I want to show

I thought you ought to know



Please don't say you want

To keep in touch out there

To see you on the corner

Well that I just can't bear



Hey and I turn

I turn my head when I thought

I saw a sign

From the gods

A sign from the gods

That you weren't meant to be mine

And it's fine



Takin' it all for a ride

Until the day when it's gone

Mystified by where

It all went wrong

When it's gone



I live and I learn

And I lose and I win

But it's better than ever

Whenever I'm in

I thank you girl

For everywhere that we've been


Dance, Dance, Dance


You got yours and I've got mine

She got his and she got shine

Under moon and overseas

She got those and we got these



Dance, dance, dance, dance

All night long and all night long

Dance, dance, dance, dance

We got strong we got strong

Let's say hello

It's safe to go



Dance, dance, dance, dance

All night long and all night long

Dance, dance, dance, dance

We got strong we got strong

The light is right

Let's play tonight

Let's play



Give yourself a chance

To find a way

The holiness of play

Is here to stay



They got this and we got that

He got his and she got fat

You got mine and I got yours

I've got love but you've got more



Give yourself a chance

To find a way

The holiness of play

Is here to stay



Tell your mom and dad, it's all ok

The holiness of play is here to stay



You got yours and I've got mine

He got his and she got shine

We got all and she got high

Some got hot and they got by



Dance, dance, dance, dance

All night long and all night long

Dance, dance, dance, dance

We got strong we got strong

The light is right

Let's play tonight

Let's make the rise

The sun

The prize

Let's play

Let's play