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Released: September 12, 1995

One Hot Minute

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: September 12, 1995
Producer: Rick Rubin
Engineered and Mixed by: D. Sardy
Mastered by: Stephen Marcussen
All art by: Mark Ryden
Artwork direction by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea & Dirk Walter

All songs written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Dave Navarro & Chad Smith
© 1995 Three Pounds Of Love Music/EMI Blackwood Inc. (BMI)

Additional Musicians:
Lenny Castro played percussion on “Walk About,” “My Friends,” “One Hot Minute,” “Deep Kick” and “Tearjerker”
John Lurie played harmonica on “One Hot Minute”
Stephen Perkins played percussion on “One Big Mob”
Baby Gabriel James Navarro cried on “One Big Mob”
Kristen Vigard sang background vocals on “Falling Into Grace”
Louis Mathieu and Jimmy Boyle sang background vocals on “One Big Mob”
Aimee Echo sang background vocals on “One Hot Minute” and “One Big Mob”
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa chants on “Falling Into Grace”
The “Aeroplane” Kids are: Clara Balzary, Bailey Reise, Askia Ndegéocello, Nadia Wehbe, Sarabeth Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Phillip Greenspan, Perry Greenspan, Veronica Twigg, Remy Greeno, Jaclyn DiMaggio, Hayley Oakes, Nikolai Giefer, Taiana Giefer, Nina Rothburg, Sheera Ehrig, Jade Chacon

© 1995 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Warped


My tendency

For dependency

Is offending me

It's upending me

I'm pretending see

To be strong and free

From my dependency

It's warping me



So much love

So rare to dare

Afraid of

Ever being there

Take me home

I need repair

Take me please

To anywhere



Descend

All the way

All the way



Descended from

Demented men

Struggle with

The art of Zen

Please don't look

Too close at me

You might not like

What you see



Descend

All the way

All the way

Everyday

Warped

And scared

Of

Being

There



Night craving

Sends me crawling

Beg for mercy oh

Does it show

A vacancy

That's full of holes

Hold me please

I'm feeling cold


Aeroplane


Looking in my own eyes, hey lord

I can't find the love I want

Someone better slap me

Before I start to rust

Before I start to decompose

Looking in my rear mirror

Looking in my rear mirror

I can make it disappear, have no fear



I like pleasure spiked with pain

Music is my aeroplane

It's my aeroplane

Songbird sweet and sour Jane

It's my aeroplane



Sitting in my kitchen, hey girl

I'm turning into dust again

My melancholy baby

The star of mazzy must

Push her voice inside of me

I'm overcoming gravity

I'm overcoming gravity

It's easy when you're sad to be, sad like me



Just one note

Could make me float

Could make me float away

One note from

The song she wrote

Could fuck me where I lay

Just one note

Could make me choke

One note that's

Not a lie

Just one note

Could cut my throat

One could make me die


Deep Kick


It started when we were

Little kids free spirits but

Already tormented by our own hands

Given to us by our parents we got together

And wrote on desks and slept in laundry

Rooms near snowy mountains and slipped through

Whatever cracks we can find minds altered

We didn't falter in portraying hysterical

And tragic characters in a smog filled

Universe we loved the dirty city and the

Journeys away from it we had not yet been

Or seen our friends selves chase tails round

And round in downward spiral leaving trail

Of irretrievable vital life juice behind still

The brothers blood comrades partner family cuzz

Was impenetrable

And we lived inside it laughing with no clothes

And everything experimental 'till death was

Upon us in our face mortality and

Lots of things seemed futile then but

Love and music can save us and did while

The giant grey monster grew more poisoned

And volatile around us jaws clamping down

And spewing ugly shit around nothing

Is the same so we keep moving.



Went off and got some hair cuts

Lookin' wild got all drugged up

Hopped a train into the night

Got a ride with a transvestite

Two boys in San Francisco

Two boys in San Francisco

Blasted off in a BART bathroom

Those coppers woke us up

Motherfuckers woke us up



Two young brothers on a hovercraft

Telepathics love and belly laughs



Storm the stage of Universal

Slim shine talk box go subversal

Papa's proud and so he sent us

Pounding hearts full and relentless

Two boys in London, England

Two boys in London, England

Climbing out of hostel windows

Wearing gear so out but in though

Come on kid and do the no no



Two young brothers on a hover craft

Telepathics, love and belly laughs



We went to Fairfax High School

Jumped off buildings into their pools

We'd sit down and grease at Canters

Run like hell they can't catch us

Two boys in L.A. proper

Two boys in L.A. proper

Stealin' anything that we could

Gotta sneak into the Starwood

Gotta peak into the deep good



I remember 10 years ago

In Hollywood we did some good

And we did some real bad stuff

But the Butthole Surfers

Always said it's better to regret

Something you did

Than something you didn't do

We were young and we

Were looking for the deep kick...

Seen 'em come

Seen 'em go


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



X 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


Coffee Shop


I am just a lousy bum

Searching for the unknown crumb

The crumb the crumb

Something or someone to come

Come along illuminate my lust

Combust

Confucius might have been confused

And Buddha might have blown a fuse

I ooze the muse



Meet me at the coffee shop

We can dance like Iggy Pop

Another go in the parking lot

Freak the cheek on your hot spot



Back and forth my body's jerking

Will to thrill will not stop working

Work and work

I'll take you on a honeymoon

Jumping on a bed in a hotel room

The room the groom



Meet me at the coffee shop

We can dance like Iggy Pop

Another go in the parking lot

Freak the cheek on your hot spot


Pea


I'm a little pea



I love the sky and the trees

I'm a teeny tiny little ant

Checking out this and that

I am nothing

So you have nothing to hide

And I'm a pacifist

So I can fuck your shit up



Oh yea I'm small



Fuck you asshole

You homophobic redneck dick

You're big and tough and macho

You can kick my ass

So fucking what


One Big Mob


I am you are me

Good woman said you gotta believe

Submerge into the urge of we

Deliciously the mystery



One big mob aw yea aw yea

One big mob aw yea aw yea

Ek bara mala aw yea aw yea

Ek bara mala aw yea aw yea



Ooze into into my noodle

East or west shepherd or poodle

Ladybug pinetree

To mingle with the bumblebee

A lover to the sun

And a brother to the cool breeze



We live in the city

We live in the jungle

It's time to be drinking

A thimble humble

Everything you ever see

Is never more than you and me

Give it on in to the beauty of the mystery



One big mob in one big home

A broken home

I'd like to share some air with you

Some air with you

A morning forest full of truths

The green is blue

The head that's getting pregnant lives

To give and give

What was I thinking in my head

The color red

Breaking hearts instead of bread

Something I said

Checkmated by frustration...

...Need to be cut loose

A different kind of being lost

...A sullen cost



Scrawled upon the wall

Of a bathroom stall

A stranger wrote a note

That spoke to all



One two buckle my shoe

Take care of me

'Cause I might be you



Picaboo street in Timbuktu

Do I need repeat

That a boy named Sue

Rockin' to the beat

Of the kangaroo

Let me kiss your feet

And your forehead too


Walkabout


I think I'll go on a walkabout

And find out what it's all about

And that ain't hard

Just me and my own two feet

In the heat I've got myself to meet

A detective of perspective I

Need to try to get a bigger eye

I wonder why

Bloodwood flowers in my gaze

Walkabout in a sunny daze

Do me now

On a walkabout



You could do it in the city

You could do it in a zone

You could do it in the desert

You could do the unknown

On a walkabout



High desert skies are what I spy

So fly you've got to wonder why

The stingrays must be fat this year

Moving slow in my lowest gear

The didgeridoo original man with a dream

I believe the Aborigine

On a walkabout



You could do it with a shuffle

You could do it with a stroll

You could do it with a stride

You could do it the unknown

On a walkabout



A walk could cure most all my blues

Bare feet or in my two shoe

One two



I think I'll go on a walkabout

Find out what it's all about

Can't hurt to try

Use your legs to rock it wide

Take a ride to the other side


Tearjerker


My mouth fell open

Hoping that the truth

Would not be true

Refuse the news



I'm feeling sick now

What the fuck am I

Supposed to do

Just lose and lose



First time I saw you

You were sitting

Backstage in a dress

A perfect mess



You never knew this

But I wanted badly for you to

Requite my love



Left on the floor

Leaving your body

When highs are the lows

And lows are the way

So hard to stay

Guess now you know

I love you so



I liked your whiskers

And I liked the

Dimple in your chin

Your pale blue eyes



You painted pictures

'Cause the one

Who hurts

Can give so much

You gave me such


One Hot Minute


I was riding

Riding on my bike

Me with my friend

We're so alike



Am I all alone



She said all we

Have is this

We just had to stop

And share a kiss



Am I all alone



One hot minute

And I'm in it come and get it

If I chase it

I might waste it

Come and get it



Am I all alone



Sitting in the fire

Get along and have some fun

Floating to be higher

Maybe I'm your special one

Silent testifier

Breathe the moon

And eat the sun

Sitting in the fire



Close your eyes

And click your heels

Can you believe

How good it feels



Am I all alone



One hot minute

And I'm in it come and get it

If I chase it I might waste it

Come and get it



Am I all alone



Three pounds of love

Inside my skull

A million more lives

It's never dull

Just a few times spun

Spun around the sun

A couple more or less

And then we're done


Falling Into Grace


What ever never knew

That I could feel so good

Smile in your eyes

What ever never knew

That I could walk through wood

I guess I never tried

A million years old

But just a little girl

Vibin' off the gong

Rubbin' on the bowls

Make you float around

Make your lovin' strong



And when we get

In the same place

At the same time

It is your grace

That I want to

Fall right into now

To love avow



I'm falling into grace with you

I'm falling into guru muhk

I'm falling into grace with you

I'm falling into guru muhk



She moves in a rapture

That her capsule might

Land on your star

Meditating in the morning

Head dressed in white

Beauty bazaar



You can smell the purple light

Comin' from her heart

Get lost and wet

I treat you like a teacher

'Cause that's what you are

I wanna be your pet



And when we get

In the same place

At the same time

It is your grace

That I want to

Fall right into now

To love avow



Ong namo guru dev namo


Shallow Be Thy Game


I was not created

In the likeness of a fraud

Your hell is something scary

I prefer a loving god

We are not the center

Of this funny universe

And what is something worse

I do not serve

In fear of such a curse



Shallow be thy game

2000 years look in the mirror

You play the game of shame

And tell your people live in fear



A rival to the way you see

The bible let him be

I'm a threat to your survival

And your control company



You'll never burn me

You'll never burn me

I'll be your heretic

You can't contain me

I am the power free

Truth belongs to everybody

To anyone who's listenin'

You're not born into sin

The guilt they try and give you

Puke it in the nearest bin



Missionary madness

Sweep up culture with a broom

Trashing ancient ways

Is par for the course

It's fucking rude

To think that you're above

The laws of nature is a joke

Purple sashes feeding masses

Smoke on which to choke



I might be a monkey

When it comes to being holy

Fundamental hatred

Get down on your knees and...


Transcending


You are my god, you are my dog

You kept me close, love never lost

I called you hippie, you said fuck off

Said your brother's a real punk rocker



Something gonna happen

Something very soon

Transcending flesh could be a breeze

Sending me oh over the Moon



Friends near death, you gave respect

Sympathetic Intellect

Choices are, for one and all

All we are is leaves that fall



That's all



Always be loving you

Now I'm away from you

Always be loving you



Round and round inside your head

Smartest fucker I ever met

Vicious fish bit at your toes

Made you lie and numb your soul



Mule donkey ass you bore the load

Of all creations tortured souls

Choices are, for one and all

All we are is leaves that fall



Like no other, I love you, you're my brother



Water flowing and I will drink it

I will drink for you

A part of me left that only you knew

Will never be understood, will never be understood



Hey, gone to stay

Entire lifetime flash before me

In a loving stream

Hey mother may I have lost a child

But she gave birth

To a loving stream



Ooh, never know

When the gods will come and take you

To a loving stream



Ooh, heart of gold

The most special things you gave me were

From your loving stream



In a loving stream



Fuck the magazines

Fuck the green machine

See the human being

In a loving stream



Fuck the legal greed

Fuck the nothing scene

See the family

In a loving stream