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Released: September 24, 1991

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: September 24, 1991
Producer: Rick Rubin
Engineer: Brendan O’Brien
Recorded at: the Mansion in Laurel Canyon
Tongue illustration by: Henky Penky

All songs written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebtoblame Music (BMI),
Except “They’re Red Hot” by Robert Johnson
Published by King Of Spaces Music (BMI)

Additional Musicians:
Pete Weiss plays juice harpoon on “Give It Away”
Brendan O’Brien plays mellotron on “Breaking The Girl” and “Sir Psycho Sexy”
Gail Frusciante and friends sing choir vocals on “Under The Bridge”

Dedicated to Mike Watt

© 1991 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

The Power Of Equality


I've got a soul

That cannot sleep

At night when something

Just ain't right

Blood red

But without sight

Exploding egos

In the night

Mix like sticks

Of dynamite

Red black or white

This is my fight

Come on courage

Let's be heard

Turn feelings

Into words

American equality

Has always been sour

An attitude

I would like to devour

My name is peace

This is my hour

Can I get

Just a little bit of power



The power of equality

Is not yet what it ought to be

It fills me up like a hollow tree

The power of equality



Right or wrong

My song is strong

You don't like it

Get along

Say what I want

Do what I can

Death to the message

Of the Ku Klux Klan

I don't buy supremacy

Media chief

You menace me

The people you say

Cause all the crime

Wake up motherfucker

And smell the slime

Blackest anger

Whitest fear

Can you hear me

Am I clear

My name is peace

This is my hour

Can I get

Just a little bit of power



I've got tapes

I've got C.D.s

I've got my Public Enemy

My lilly white ass

Is tickled pink

When I listen to the music

That makes me think

Not another

Motherfuckin' politician

Doin' nothin' but something

For his own ambition

Never touch

The sound we make

Soul sacred love

Vows that we take

To create straight

What is true

Yo he's with me

And what I do

My name is peace

This is my hour

Can I get

Just a little bit of power



Madder than a motherfucker

Lick my finger

Can't forget

'Cause the memory lingers

Count 'em off quick

Little Piccadilly sickness

Take me to the hick

Eat my thickness

I've got a welt

From the bible belt

Dealing with the hand

That I've been dealt

Sitting in the grip

Of a killing fist

Giving up blood

Just to exist

Rub me wrong

And I get pissed

No I cannot

Get to this

People in pain

I do not dig it

Change of brain

For Mr. Bigot



Little brother do you hear me

Have a heart oh come get near me

Misery is not my friend

But I'll break before I bend

What I see is insanity

Whatever happened to humanity


If You Have To Ask


A wanna be gangster

Thinkin' he's a wise guy

Rob another bank

He's a sock 'em in the eye guy

Tank head

Mr. Bonnie and Clyde guy

Look him the eye

He's not my kinda guy

Never be

Confusion proof

Pudding's sweet

But too aloof

Orange eye girl

With a backslide dew said

Yo homie

Who you talkin' to

A backed up paddywagon

Mackin' on a cat's ass

One upper cut

To the cold upper middle class

Born to storm

On boredom's face

And a little lust

To the fucky ass Flea bass

Most in the race

Just lose their grace

The blackest hole

In all of space



Crooked as a hooker

Now suck my thumb

Anybody wanna come get some



If you have to ask

You'll never know

Funky motherfuckers

Will not be told to go



Don't ask me why

I'm flyin' so high

Mr. Bubble meets superfly

In my third eye

Searchin' for a soul bride

She's my freakette

Soak it up inside

Deeper than a secret

Much more

Than meets the eye

To the funk

I fall into my new ride

My hand my hand

Magic on the one

Is a medicine man

Thinkin' of a few

Taboos that I ought to kill

Dancin' on their face

Like a stage on Vaudeville



I feel so good

Can't be understood

Booty of a hoodlum

Rockin' my red hood


Breaking The Girl


I am a man

Cut from the know

Rarely do friends

Come and then go

She was a girl

Soft but estranged

We were the two

Our lives rearranged

Feeling so good that day

A feeling of love that day



Twisting and turning

Your feelings are burning

You're breaking the girl

She meant you no harm

Think you're so clever

But now you must sever

You're breaking the girl

He loves no one else



Raised by my dad

Girl of the day

He was my man

That was the way

She was the girl

Left alone

Feeling the need

To make me her home

I don't know what when or why

The twilight of love had arrived


Funky Monks


There are no monks in my band

There are no saints in this land

I'll be doin' all I can

If I die an honest man



Confusion is my middle name

Ask me again I'll tell you the same

Persuaded by one sexy dame

No I do not feel no shame



You are on all alone

Can I get a little lovin' from you

Can I get a little bit of that done did do

You are on the road

Tell me now girl that you need me too

Tell me now girl cause I've got a feeling for you



Every man has certain needs

Talkin' 'bout them dirty deeds

To these needs I must concede

Livin' by my lowly creed



Woman please know that I'm good

Know that I did all I could

But yes it's true likelihood

Of being great is not so good



There are no monks in my band

There are no saints in this land

I'll be doin' all I can

If I die an honest man



Virtue slipped into my shoe

No I will not misconstrue

More rockin' more rockin' now doobley do

Dancin' down your avenue


Suck My Kiss


Should of been, could of been

Would of been dead

If I didn't get the message

Goin' to my head

I am what I am

Most motherfuckers

Don't give a damn

Aw baby think you can

Be my girl, I'll be your man



Someone full of fun

Do me 'till I'm well done

Little Bo Peep

Cumin' from my stun gun

Beware take care

Most motherfuckers

Have a cold ass stare

Aw baby please be there

Suck my kiss cut me my share



Hit me you can't hurt me suck my kiss

Kiss me please pervert me stick with this

Is she talking dirty

Give to me sweet sacred bliss

Your mouth was made to suck my kiss



Look at me can't you see

All I really want to be

Is free from a world

That hurts me

I need relief

Do you want me girl

To be your thief

Aw baby just for you

I'd steal anything that you want me to



K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Chicka chicka dee

Do me like a banshee

Low brow is how

Swimming in the sound

Of bow wow wow

Aw baby do me now

Do me here I do allow


I Could Have Lied


There must be something

In the way I feel

That she don't want me to feel

The stare she bares cut me

I don't care

You see so what if I bleed



I could never change

Just what I feel

My face will never show

What is not real



A mountain never seems to have

The need to speak

A look that shares so many seek

The sweetest feeling

I got from you

The things I said to you were true



I could never change

Just what I feel

My face will never show

What is not real



I could have lied I'm such a fool

My eyes could never never never

Keep their cool

Showed her and I told her how

She struck me but I'm fucked up now



But now she's gone yes she's gone away

A soulful song

That would not stay

You see she hides 'cause she is scared

But I don't care

I won't be spared


Mellowship Slinky In B Major


I've got a mellowship, I've got a fellowship

I've got a nonstop "Yo Swan" hello chip

Born to adore the big bad bison

Thunderstorm and a man like Tyson

Popcorn peanuts lookin' at big butts

No I cannot keep my mouth shut

Rockin' to the beat of the fabulous forum

My Lakers I adore 'em

Blush my lady when I tell her

That I do indeed love to smell her

Sopping wet your pink umbrella

Do the dog with Isabella



I'm so in love yes with an artist

Imagination, he's the smartest

Robert Williams, stroke and splatter

I attest to your gray matter

Living kings how true it rings

These are just a few of my favorite things



Good God where's my sleigh now

Good God playing for days now

Good God any day now

Good God take me away now

Good God purple haze now

Good God the baddest of brains now

Good God any day now

Good God ridin' my sleigh now



Being that I'm the duke of my domain

My hat goes off to Mark Twain

Singing a song about what true men don't do

Killing another creature that's kind of blue

Writing about the world of the wild coyote

Good man Truman Capote

Talking about my thoughts 'cause they must grow

Cock my brain to shoot my load

I'm on the porch 'cause I lost my house key

Pick up my book I read Bukowski

Can I get another kiss from you

Kiss me right here on my tattoo



Good God where's my sleigh now

Good God playing for days now

Good God any day now

Good God take me away now

Good God DeNiro's insane now

Good God rackin' my brain now

Good God any day now

Good God take me away now take me away



Me my friends and the sex machine

Do unto others like my brother bean

I know you've got a mother

So give her a hug

I know you've got a mother

With a whole lot of love

Billy sings and Basie swings

These are just a few of my favorite things


The Righteous & The Wicked


I can't rest in war

Will you be my friend

Dark ages never change

I can't comprehend



Kiss me we self destruct

Can you hear me Lord

Yes I think we're fucked

But I can't rest in war



The righteous and the wicked

War and peace

The killing fist

Of the human beast

P.O.P

Prodigies Of Peace

Hear me when I'm calling you

From my knees

I am playing for a better day



Holy Mother Earth

Crying into space

Tears on her pretty face

For she has been raped



Killing your future blood

Fill her with disease

Global abortion please

That is what she needs



Are we fire flies

Flashing in the night

Big thunder rumble fish

Did you get it right



Headstrong battle song

Exploding souls be gone

Marvin Gaye my love

Where did we go wrong


Give It Away


What I've got you've got to give it to your mamma

What I've got you've got to give it to your pappa

What I've got you've got to give it to your daughter

You do a little dance and then you drink a little water



What I've got you've got to get it put it in you

What I've got you've got to get it put it in you

What I've got you've got to get it put it in you

Reeling with the feeling don't stop continue



Realize I don't want to be a miser

Confide with sly you'll be the wiser

Young blood is the lovin' upriser

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser



Give it away give it away give it away give it away now

Give it away give it away give it away give it away now

Give it away give it away give it away give it away now

I can't tell if I'm a kingpin or a pauper



Greedy little people in a sea of distress

Keep your more to receive your less

Unimpressed by material excess

Love is free love me say hell yes



I'm a low brow but I rock a little know how

No time for the piggies or the hoosegow

Get smart get down with the pow wow

Never been a better time than right now



Bob Marley poet and a prophet

Bob Marley taught me how to off it

Bob Marley walkin' like he talk it

Goodness me can't you see I'm gonna cough it



Lucky me swimmin' in my ability

Dancin' down on life with agility

Come and drink it up from my fertility

Blessed with a bucket of lucky mobility



My mom I love her 'cause she love me

Long gone are the times when she scrub me

Feelin' good my brother gonna hug me

Drink my juice young love chug-a-lug me



There's a river born to be a giver

Keep you warm won't let you shiver

His heart is never gonna wither

Come on everybody time to deliver


Blood Sugar Sex Magik


Blood sugar suckerfish

In my dish

How many pieces

Do you wish

Step into a heaven

Where I keep it on the soulside

Girl please me

Be my soul bride

Every women

Has a piece of Aphrodite

Copulate to create

A state of sexual light

Kissing her virginity

My affinity

I mingle with the gods

I mingle with divinity



Blood sugar baby

She's magik

Sex magik sex magik



Glorious euphoria

Is my must

Erotic shock

Is a function of lust

Temporarily blind

Dimensions to discover

In time

Each into the other

Uncontrollable notes

From her snow white throat

Fill a space

In which two bodies float

Operatic by voice

A fanatic by choice

Aromatic is the flower

She must be moist



Blood sugar baby

She's magik

Sex magik sex magik


Under The Bridge


Sometimes I feel

Like I don't have a partner

Sometimes I feel

Like my only friend

Is the city I live in

The city of angels

Lonely as I am

Together we cry



I drive on her streets

'Cause she's my companion

I walk through her hills

'Cause she knows who I am

She sees my good deeds

And she kisses me windy

I never worry

Now that is a lie



I don't ever want to feel

Like I did that day

Take me to the place I love

Take me all the way



It's hard to believe

That there's nobody out there

It's hard to believe

That I'm all alone

At least I have her love

The city she loves me

Lonely as I am

Together we cry



I don't ever want to feel

Like I did that day

Take me to the place I love

Take me all that way



Under the bridge downtown

Is where I drew some blood

Under the bridge downtown

I could not get enough

Under the bridge downtown

Forgot about my love

Under the bridge downtown

I gave my life away


Naked In The Rain


Standin' on the corner of civilization

There's a time there's a place for me

In a world where I can't be found

Cold and mean people give me the creeps



Going to the jungle where the elephant roams

Got to get away gonna make it my home



Losing my taste for the human race

Social grace is a waste of time

It's absurd when I look around

So sublime that we blow my mind



Naked in the rain with a killer whale

I can taste the salt when I lick his tail



Naked in the rain

Doctor Doolittle what's your secret

Give it to me doctor

Don't keep it



I never met an animal that I didn't like

You can come to me I won't bite

Don't you know dog is man's best friend

There is some love that you can't fight



Naked in the rain with black tattoos

Runnin' through the woods laughin' at the blues



Listen to the talking heart in my chest

With this gift good Lord I am blessed

There's a lump and it's in my throat

I'm in love with the wilderness



Naked in the river skinny dippin' my way

In the waterfall I just wanna play


Apache Rose Peacock


Sittin' on a sack of beans

Sittin' down in New Orleans

You wouldn't believe what I've seen

Sitting on that sack of beans



Lunatics on pogo sticks

Another southern fried freak on a crucifix

Hicks don't mix with politics

People on the street just kickin' to the licks



Yes my favorite place to be

Is not a land called Honah Lee

Mentally or physically

I wanna be in New Orleans



Oh good brother just when I thought

That I had seen it all

My eyes popped out, my dick got hard

And I dropped my jaw



I saw a bird walkin' down the block

Name Apache Rose Peacock

I could not speak I was in shock

I told my knees to please not knock



A little boy came along

Name of Louis Armstrong

Said that girl who left me silly

She liked the looks of me and my willy



So I found her in the quarter

Good God how I adored her

Oh she made me feel so cozy

When she told me I could call her Rosey



I kiss your hair your skin so bare

I'll take you with me girl anywhere

You fare well in stormy weather

I never met a girl that I liked better



Twinkle twinkle little star

Shining down on my blue car

Drivin' down the boulevard

She was soft and I was hard



Apache Rose gotta rockin' peacock

Hottest ass on the goddamn block

Rockin' to the beat of the funky ass Meters

She has one of those built in heaters



Voodoo gurus casting their spells

Cockatoo drag queens shakin' their bells

Silver sound escapes the trumpet

Watch your leg someone might hump it



Chicken strut your butt let's rock

Gettin' it on under your frock

Flowing like a flame all through the night

My girl's insane but it's all right


The Greeting Song


Drivin' around I've got my baby and my top down

Mary-go-round I ride you for my love

Throwin' me down in the backseat underground

I'm on the mound I make it for my love



Who, you talking to, talk to me you

Sound of music



Makin' my way I brake another L.A. day

Time in the town I need it for my love

My Chevrolet rollin' to another play day

This is the sound I listen for my love



Who, you talking to, talk to me you

Sound of music



I love you swim through me

Good feelings come to me



Sought and I found a life of makin' my bloodsound

Do anything for the one I love

Something profound the face of God is in sensoround

I'm on the mound I make it for my love



I love you swim through me

Good feelings come to me


My Lovely Man


I used to shout

Across the room to you

And you'd come dancin'

Like a fool

Shuffle step

You funky mother

Come to me

All warm as covers



Rest with me

My lovely brother

For you see

There is no other

Memory so sad and sweet

I'll see you soon

Save me a seat



Well I'm cryin'

Now my lovely man

Yes I'm cryin'

Now and no one can

Ever fill the

The hole you left my man

I'll see you later

My lovely man if I can



In my room

I'm all alone

Waiting for you

To get home



Listen to Roberta Flack

But I know you won't come back



Just in case

You never knew

I miss you Slim



I love you too

See my heart

It's black and blue

When I die

I will find you


Sir Psycho Sexy


A long, long, long, long time ago

Before the wind, before the snow

Lived a man, lived a man I know

Lived a freak of nature named Sir Psycho



Sir Psycho Sexy that is me

Sometimes I find I need to scream



He's a freak of nature

But we love him so

He's a freak of nature

But we let him go



Deep inside the garden of Eden

Standing there with my hard on bleedin'

There's a devil in my dick and some demons in my semen

Good God no that would be treason

Believe me Eve she gave good reason

Booty looking too good not to be squeezin'

Creamy beaver hotter than a fever

I'm a givin' 'cause she's the receiver

I won't and I don't hang up until I please her

Makin' her feel like an over achiever

I take it away for a minute just to tease her

Then I give it back a little bit deeper



Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man that I met one time

Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man that left me blind

Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man he's the man he's the man



He's a freak of nature

But we love him so

He's a freak of nature

But we let him go



I got stopped by a lady cop

In my automobile

She said get out and spread your legs

And then she tried to cop a feel

That cop she was all dressed in blue

Was she pretty? Boy I'm tellin' you

She stuck my butt with her big black stick

I said "What's up?' Now suck my dick

Like a ram getting ready to jam the lamb

She whimpered just a little when she felt my hand

On her crotch so very warm

I could feel her getting wet through her uniform

Proppin' her up on the black and white

Unzipped and slipped "Ooo that's tight'

I swatted her like no swat team can

Turned a cherry pie right into jam



Hello young woman that I love

Pretty punk rock mamma that I'm thinking of

Hold me naked if you will

In your arms in your legs in your pussy I'd kill

To be with you, to kiss with you, I do miss you

I love you



Lay me down...

Descending waves of graceful pleasure

For your love there is no measure

Her curves they bend with subtle splendor



Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the funk will make me freak

If I should die before I waked

Allow me Lord to rock out naked

Bored by the ordinary time to take a trip

Calling up a little girl with a bull whip

Lickety split go snap snap

Girl gettin' off all in my lap

The tallest tree the sweetest sap

Blowin' my ass right off the map

Ooo and it's nice out here

I think I'll stay for a while


They're Red Hot