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Released: November 18, 2003

Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits

Label: Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Release date: November 18, 2003

“Under The Bridge,” “Give It Away,” “Suck My Kiss,” “Breaking The Girl”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered by: Brendan O’Brien
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
© 1991 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Gail Frusciante and friends sing choir on “Under The Bridge”
Pete Weiss plays Juice Harp on “Give It Away”
Brendan O’Brien plays Mellotron on “Breaking The Girl”

“Californication,” “Scar Tissue,” “Otherside,” “Parallel Universe,” “Road Trippin'”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered and Mixed by: Jim Scott
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
© 1999 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Greg Kurstin played Keyboards.
Patrick Warren played Chamberlin Organ on “Road Trippin'”

“Soul To Squeeze”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered by: Brendan O’Brien
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)/Ensign Music Corporation (BMI)
© 1991 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

“By The Way,” “Universally Speaking”
Produced by: Rick Rubin,
Engineered and Mixed by: Jim Scott
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 2002 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
© 2002 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

“My Friends”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered and Mixed by: D. Sardy
Mastered by: Stephen Marcussen
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Dave Navarro & Chad Smith
© 1995 Three Pounds Of Love Music (BMI)/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
© 1995 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Lenny Castro played Percussion on “My Friends”

“Higher Ground”
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Engineered by: Dave Jerden
Mixed by: Garth Richardson
Mastered by: George Marino
Written by: Stevie Wonder
© Johanan Vigoda/Jobete Music Co., Inc. and Black Bull Music c/o EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
© 1989 EMI Records

Background Vocals: Vicki Calhoun, Wag, Randy Ruff, Aklia Chinn, Jack Sherman, Joel Virgel Viergel, Iris Parker, Julie Ritter, Gretchen Seager, Laure Spinosa, Sir Babs, Merill Ward, Bruno Deron, Kristen Vigard

“Fortune Faded”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Mixed by: Richard Dodd
Engineered by: David Schiffman and Greg Fidelman
Mastered by: Vlado Meller
Recorded at: Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA; Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research, Los Angeles, CA
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 2003 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
© 2003 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

© 1991, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
© 1989 EMI Records

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


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


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 your 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


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...


Soul To Squeeze


I've got a bad disease

Up from my brain is where I bleed

Insanity it seems

Has got me by my soul to squeeze



Well all the love from thee

With all the dying trees I scream

The angels in my dreams

Have turned to demons of greed that's me



Where I go I just don't know

I got to got to gotta take it slow

When I find my peace of mind

I'm gonna give you some of my good time



Today love smiled on me

It took away my pain say please

Aw, let your ride be free

You gotta let it be, oh yeah



Oh so polite indeed

Well I got everything I need

Oh make my days a breeze

And take away my self destruction



It's bitter baby and it's very sweet

A holy rollercoaster but I'm on my feet

Take me to the river, let me on your shore

Well I'll be comin' back baby, I'll be comin' back for more



I could not forget



But I will not endeavor

Simple pleasures are much better

But I won't regret it never



Where I go I just don't know

I might end up somewhere in Mexico

When I find my peace of mind

I'm gonna keep you for the end of time


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


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


By The Way


Standing in line

To see the show tonight

And there's a light on

Heavy glow

By the way I tried to say

I'd be there…waiting for

Dani the girl

Is singing songs to me

Beneath the marquee…overload



Steak knife  card shark

Con job  boot cut



Skin that flick

She's such a little DJ

Get there quick

By street but not the freeway

Turn that trick

To make a little leeway

Beat that nic

But not the way that we play



Dog town  blood bath

Rib cage  soft tail



Black jack dope dick

Pawn shop  quick pick



Kiss that dyke

I know you want to hold one

Not on strike

But I'm about to bowl one

Bite that mic

I know you never stole one

Girls that like

A story so I told one



Song bird main line

Cash back  hard top


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


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


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



Ex-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


Higher Ground
Universally Speaking


I saw your face

Elegant and tired

Cut up from the chase

Still I so admired

Bloodshot your smile

Delicate and wild

Give me shewolf style

Rip right thru me



Silveretta the jets of a lifetime

Go and get her I've got her on my mind

Nothing better the feeling is so fine

Simply put I saw your love stream flow



Come on baby cause there's no name for

Give it up and I got what I came for

Universally speaking

Take it back and you make me nervous

Nothing better than love and service

Universally speaking

Win in the long run



I saw your crime

Dying to get high

Two of a kind

Beats all hands tonight


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


Fortune Faded


They say at chess you've got to kill the queen and then you made it

Oh, I, do you

A funny thing the king who gets himself assassinated

Hey now, every time I lose

Altitude



You took a town by storm the mess you made was nominated

Oh, I, do you

Now put away your welcome soon you'll find you've overstayed it

Hey now, every time I lose

Altitude



So divine

Hell of an elevator

All the while my fortune faded

Nevermind

The consequences of the crime this time my fortune's faded



The medicated state of mind you'll find is overrated

Oh, I, do you

You saw it all come down and now it's time to imitate it

Hey now, every time I lose

Altitude



So divine

Hell of an elevator

All the while my fortune faded

Nevermind

The consequences of the crime this time my fortune's faded



Come on God, do I seem bulletproof?


Save The Population


History's so strong

History's so strong

History's so strong

History's so strong



Sing another drinking song the honkytonk will do

Make another breaking bomb, your favorite ingénue

This the distant dawn

This the distant dawn



I put my cards upon the table

I do this because I am able

One picks his broken down devotion

I threw my pistol in the ocean



Eyes wide with revelation

Shine at the police station

And when the verdict comes ‘round

I'm sure that you will go down



Stay all night, we'll save the population

Stay all night, we'll save the population

Stay all night, we'll save the population

Stay all night, we'll save the population



Pistol and its pawn

Sail it through the lexicon

A pistol and its pawn

Blood and border lines be drawn



Take another bottle down the brothel and the shrew

Make another awful sound, a rather gothic brew

History's so strong

History's so strong



I put my cards upon the table

I do this because I am able

One picks his broken down devotion

I threw my pistol in the ocean



Eyes wide with revelation

Shine at the police station

And when the verdict comes round

I'm sure that you will go down



Stay all night, we'll save the population

Stay all night, we'll save the population