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Released: June 8, 1999

Californication

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: June 8, 1999
Producer: Rick Rubin
Engineered and Mixed by: Jim Scott
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording
Artwork direction by: Red Hot Chili Peppers & Lawrence Azerrad

All songs written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1999 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)

Additional Musicians:
Greg Kurstin played keyboards
Patrick Warren played Chamberlin Organ on “Road Trippin'”

© 1999 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Around The World


All around the world

We could make time

Rompin' and a stompin'

Cause I'm in my prime



Born in the north

And sworn to entertain ya

Cause I'm down for

The state of Pennsylvania



I try not to whine

But I must warn ya

Bout the girls

From California



Alabama baby

Said hallelujah

Good god girl

I wish I knew ya



I know I know for sure

That life is beautiful around the world

I know I know it's you

You say hello and then I say I do



Come back baby

Cause I'd like to say

I've been around the world

Back from Bombay



Fox hole love

Pie in your face

Living in and out

Of a big fat suitcase



Bonafide ride

Step aside my Johnson

Yes I could

In the woods of Wisconsin



Wake up the cake

It's a lake she's kissin' me

As they do when

When they do in Sicily



I know I know for sure

That life is beautiful around the world

I know I know it's you

You say hello and then I say I do



Where you want to go

Who you want to be

What you want to do

Just come with me



I saw God

And I saw the fountains

You and me girl

Sittin' in the Swiss mountains



Me Oh My O

Me and Guy O

Freer than a bird

Cause were rockin' Ohio



Around the world

I feel dutiful

Take a wife

Cause life is beautiful



I know I know for sure

That life is beautiful around the world

I know I know it's you

That life is beautiful around the world



Mother Russia do not suffer

I know you're bold enough

I've been around the world

And I have seen your love

I know I know it's you



You say hello then I say I do


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


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...


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


Get On Top


Get on Top Get on Top



Hit me come get me I bite but she bit me



Go-rilla cunt-illa

Sammy D and Salmonella

Come with me 'cause I'm an ass killer

You're ill but I'm iller



I'll malinger on your block and

Give the finger to a cop and

Pick a lock before I knock and

Set you up to get on top



Complications of a mastermind

Last temptation of my kind

Extra planetary sign

When do we align

All in time

Right on



Get up come sit up I light but she lit up



Grass Hopper Show Stopper

The life of a Wife Swapper

Come with me 'cause I'm a big bopper

You do but I wopper



Exterminate my cause

You want to draw some straws

Be the one to see my flaws

Make me bleed with painted claws



Get on Top Get on Top



Hit me come get me I bite but she bit me



Speed Baller Rhodes Scholar

Bottom Bitch And a Bottom Dollar

Come with me 'cause I'm a Free Faller

You hoot but I holler



I'll malinger on your block

Give the finger to a cop and

Pick a lock before I knock on

Set you up to get on top



Get on Top


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 you're 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


Easily


Easily let's get carried away

Easily let's get married today

Shao Lin shouted a rose

From his throat

Everything must go

A lickin' stick is thicker

When you break it to show

Everything must go



The story of a woman on the morning of a war

Remind me if you will exactly what were fighting for



Calling calling for something in the air

Calling calling I know you must be there



Easily let's get caught in a wave

Easily we won't get caught in a cage

Shao Lin shakin' for the sake

Of his soul Everything must go

Lookin' mighty tired of

All the things that you own

Everything must go



I can't tell you who to idolize

You think it's almost over

But it's only on the rise

Calling calling

For something in the air

Calling calling I know you must be there



The story of a woman on the morning of a war

Remind me if you will exactly what were fighting for



Throw me to the wolves because

Because there's order in the pack

Throw me to the sky

Because I know I'm coming back



Shao Lin shakin' for the sake

Of his soul Everything must go

Lookin' mighty tired of

All the things that you own

Everything must go



The story of a woman on the morning of a war

Remind me if you will exactly what were fighting for



Calling calling for something in the air

Calling calling I know you must be there



I don't want to be your little research monkey boy

The creature that I am is only going to destroy



Throw me to the wolves

Because there's order in the pack

Throw me to the sky

Because I know I'm coming back



Easily


Porcelain


Porcelain

Are you wasting away in your skin

Are you missing the love of your kin

Drifting and floating and fading away



Porcelain

Do you smell like a girl when you smile

Can you bear not to share with your child

Drifting and floating and fading away



Little lune

All day

Little lune



Porcelain

Do you carry the moon in your womb

Someone said that you're fading too soon

Drifting and floating and fading away



Porcelain

Are you wasting away in your skin

Are you missing the love of your kin

Nodding and melting and fading away



Little lune

All day

Little lune...


Emit Remmus


The California animal is a bear

Angeleno but the devil may care

Summer time to talk and swear

Later maybe we could share some air

I'll take you to the movies there

We could walk through Leicester Square

What could be wetter than

An English girl American man



London in the summer time

Call me now use the satellite

London in the summer time

Cuss me out and it'll feel all right



Hesitate but don't refuse

The choice was yours but you said choose

The look she used was green and sharp

Stabbed that boy all in his heart

Come what may the cosmos will

Take me up and down on Primrose Hill

What could be wetter than

An English girl American man



Cuss me out and it'll feel all right

It's all right now

Call me now use the satellite

It's all right

It's all right



Down and out and it'll sound all right

It's all right now

It's all right



The California flower is poppy child

Felony sends me all the gold in your smile

Drift away from anyone you can

Nothing ever goes according to plan

Though I know that every river bends

Time to say hello to snow on the Thames

What could be wetter than

An English girl American man


I Like Dirt


Some come up and some come young

Live to love and give good tongue

Sit down get down in the sun

Rocket to the woman is on the one



I like dirt

I like dirt

I like dirt

I like dirt



The earth is made of dirt and wood

And I'd be water if I could

Live in a dream

In your stream

Live in a dream



Some come up and some come young

Live to love and give good tongue

Sit down get down in the sun

Rocket to the woman is on the one



Some come slow and overload

Must roll over when you're told

Let's unzip and let's unfold

A letter to the pet better get it to go



Space is made of everything

And I'd be fire that I bring

Live in a dream

In your spring

Live in a dream



Some come slow and overload

Must roll over when you're told

Let's unzip and let's unfold

A letter to the pet better get it to go



Some come up and some come young

Live to love and give good tongue

Sit down get down in the sun

Rocket to the woman is on the one



Some come up and some come young

Live to love and give good tongue

Sit down get down in the sun

Rocket to the woman is on the one


This Velvet Glove


Close to my skin

I'm falling in

Someone who's been



Sittin' by the phone

I'm left alone

In another zone



John says to live above hell

My will is well



No one is waiting

For me to fail

My will could sail yeah



It's such a waste to be wasted

In the first place

I want to taste the taste of

Being face to face with common grace

To meditate on the warmest dream

And when I walk alone I listen

To our secret theme



Your solar eyes are like

Nothing I have ever seen

Somebody close

That can see right through

I'd take a fall and you know

That I'd do anything

I will for you



Sailin' for the sun

'Cause There is one

Knows where I'm from



I care for you

I really do I really do



Come closer now

So you can lie

Right by my side



Sit alone in the sun

I wrote a letter to you

Getting over myself



Your solar eyes are like

Nothing I have ever seen

Somebody close

That can see right through

I'd take a fall and you know

That I'd do anything

I will for you



Your solar eyes are like

Nothing I have ever seen

Somebody close

That was made for you

I'd take a fall and you know

That I'd do anything

I will for you



Close to my skin

Someone who's been

I'm a falling in



Disasters are

Just another star

Falling in my yard



John says to live above hell

My will is well



Long to be with

Someone to tell

I love your smell


Savior


Dusting off your savior

You were always my favorite

Always my man, All in a hand



To celebrate you is greater

Now that I can, Always my man



Now you see what I came for

No one here is to blame for

Misunderstand, All in a hand



Just like you 'cause you made me

All that I am, All in a hand



A butterfly that flaps its wings

Affecting almost everything

The more I hear the orchestra

The more I have something to bring

And now I see you in a beautiful

And different light

He's just a man and any damage done

Will be all right

Call out my name

Call and I came



Dusting off your savior

Forgiving any behavior

He's just a man, All in a hand



Your hero's destined to waver

Anyone can, Always my man



I would never betray you

Look at me who could raise you

Face in the sand, Safe in your hand



You were always my favorite

Always my man, All in a hand



We are the Red Hots and

We're loving up the love me nots

The flowers in your flower pots

Are dancing on the table tops

And now I see you in a beautiful

And different light

He's just a man and everything he does

Will be all right

Call out my name

Call and I came



Dusting off your savior

The life that you have narrated

You were my man


Purple Stain


To finger paint is not a sin

I put my middle finger in

Your monthly blood is what I win

I'm in your house now let me spin



Python power straight from Monty

Celluloid loves got a John Frusciante

Spread your head and spread the blanket

She's too free and I'm the patient



Black and white a red and blue

Things that look good on you

And if I scream don't let me go

A purple stain I know



Knock on wood we all stay good

'Cause we all live in Hollywood

With Dracula and Darla Hood

Unspoken words were understood



Up to my ass in alligators

Let's get it on with the alligator haters

Did what you did did what you said

What's the point yo what's the spread



Black and white a red and blue

Things that look good on you

And if I scream don't let me go

A purple stain I know

And if I call for you to stay

Come hit the funk on your way

It's way out there but I don't care

'Cause this is where I go



Knock on wood we all stay good

'Cause we all live in Hollywood

With Dracula and Darla Hood

Unspoken words were understood



It's way out there

But I don't care

'Cause this is what

I want to wear



Knock on wood we all stay good

'Cause we all live in Hollywood



To finger paint is not a sin

I put my middle finger in

Your monthly blood is what I win

I'm in your house now let me spin



Feather light but you can't move this

Farley is an angel and I can prove this

Purple is a stain upon my pillow

Let's Sleep weeping willow



Black and white a red and blue

Things that look good on you

And if I scream don't let me go

A purple stain I know

And if I call for you to stay

Come hit the funk on your way

It's way out there but I don't care

'Cause this is where – I go



Knock on wood we all stay good

'Cause we all live in Hollywood

With Dracula and Darla Hood

Unspoken words were understood



It's way out there

But I don't care

'Cause this is what

I want to wear



Knock on wood we all stay good

'Cause we all live in Hollywood


Right On Time


One shot all I need

I've got rhythm when I bleed



'Til death do us part

Break my heart so I can start



Supercalifragilistic

Kiss me in the futuristic

Twisted but I must insist

It's time to get on top of this



It's right on time

It's right on time

It's right on time

It's right on time it's right on time it's right on time it's right on time

Lookin' fine you're lookin' fine get on 1999

It's right on time



Discard to bombard

Calling all you shooting stars



Holy cow bow wow wow

Now I'm here I'm nowhere now



Joan of Arc reincarnated

Maybe we could be related

So much blood to circulate

And so much space to decorate



Plain and simple pain

I want to but I can't complain



Death row let us go

Its time to blow up for the show



All the world reverberated

Coming through we motorcaded

Vibrate when we operated

Turning up in solid stated



Oh Lord


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