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Released: September 29, 1992

What Hits!?

Label: Capitol
Release date: September 29, 1992
Art direction: Henry Marquez, Marc Cozza
Photography: Ed Colver, Eika Aoshima, Nels Israelson, Howard Rosenberg, Henry Diltz, William Hames, Christopher Kehoe

“Higher Ground”
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Written by: Stevie Wonder
© 1989 Black Bull Music/Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP)
Taken from the album Mother’s Milk
© 1989 EMI Records USA

“Fight Like A Brave,” “Me & My Friends,” “Backwoods”
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Hillel Slovak & Jack Irons
© 1987 Screen Gems ‚Äì EMI Music Inc./Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
© 1987 EMI Records USA

“Behind The Sun”
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Hillel, Slovak, Jack Irons & Michael Beinhorn
© 1987 Screen Gems ‚Äì EMI Music Inc./Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
© 1987 EMI Records USA

“True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes”
Produced by: Andy Gill
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Jack Sherman & Cliff Martinez
© 1984 Screen Gems ‚Äì EMI Music Inc./Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album The Red Hot Chili Peppers
© 1984 EMI Records USA

“Fire”
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Written by: Jimi Hendrix
© Bella Godiva Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Taken from the album The Abbey Road E.P.
© 1987 EMI Records USA

“Get Up And Jump”
Produced by: Andy Hill
Written by: Anthony Kiedis & Flea
© 1984 Moebetoblame Music (EMI)
Taken from the album The Red Hot Chili Peppers
© 1984 EMI Records USA

“Knock Me Down,” “Johnny Kick A Hole In Sky”
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1989 Screen Gems ‚Äì EMI Music Inc./Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album Mother’s Milk
© 1989 EMI Records USA

“Under The Bridge”
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1991 Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik
© 1991 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

“Show Me Your Soul”
Produced by: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Norwood Fisher
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
© 1990 Wonderland Music Co. Inc. (BMI)
Taken from the album Pretty Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
© 1990 EMI Records USA

“If You Want Me To Stay”
Produced by: George Clinton
Written by: Sylvester Stewart
© Mijac Music (BMI)
Taken from the album Freak Styley
© 1985 EMI Records USA

“Hollywood (Africa)”
Produced by: George Clinton
Written by: The Meters
© 1985 Screen Gems ‚Äì EMI Music Inc./Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album Freaky Styley
© 1985 EMI Records USA

“Jungle Man,” “The Brothers Cup”
Produced by: George Clinton
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Cliff Martinez & Jack Sherman
© 1985 Screen Gems ‚Äì EMI Music Inc./Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album Freaky Styley
© 1985 EMI Records USA

“Taste The Pain”
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Darren Henley)
© 1989 Screen Gems ‚Äì EMI Music Inc./Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album Mother’s Milk
© 1989 EMI Records USA

“Catholic School Girls Rule”
Produced by: George Clinton
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea & Cliff Martinez
© 1985 Screen Gems ‚Äì EMI Music Inc./Moebetoblame Music (BMI)
Taken from the album Freaky Styley
© 1985 EMI Records USA

This compliation © 1992 EMI Records

Higher Ground
Fight Like A Brave


All you slingers and friends

Hide behind your rocks

Put down your guard

I'm not here to box

This is no showdown

So throw down your guns

You see it doesn't matter

Where you come from

You could be from Park Ave

Or from a park bench

You could be a politician

Or a bitchy princess

But if you're lookin' for a fist

And you're lookin' to unite

Put your knuckleheads together

Make a fist and fight

Not to your death

And not to your grave

I'm talkin' bout that freedom

Fight like a brave



Fight like a brave – don't be a slave

No one can tell you

You've got to be afraid



If you're sick-a-sick n tired

Of being sick and tired

If you're sick of all the bullshit

And you're sick of all the lies

It's better late than never

To set-a-set it straight

You know the lie is dead

So give yourself a break

Get it through your head

And get it off your chest

Get it out your arm

Because it's time to start fresh

You want to stop dying

The life you could be livin'

I'm here to tell a story

But I'm also here to listen

No I'm not your preacher

And I'm not your physician

I'm just trying to reach you

I'm a rebel with a mission



Fight like a brave – don't be a slave

No one can tell you you've got to be afraid

Fight like a brave – don't be a slave

No one can tell you you've got to be afraid



You say you're running

And you're running

And you're running afraid

You say you ran across the planet

But you couldn't get away

The fire in your brain

Was driving you insane

You were looking for a day

In a life that never came

So don't tell me that

I've got to take a number

‘Cause I've been to that doctor

And believe me that's a bummer

Here's a one of a kind

Convention of the mind

And don't forget to mention

That it doesn't cost a dime

Come as you like

And leave any time

And one more thing

You know it doesn't have to rhyme



Fight like a brave – don't be a slave

No one can tell you you've got to be afraid

Fight like a brave – don't be a slave

No one can tell you you've got to be afraid

Fight like a brave – don't be a slave

No one can tell you you've got to be afraid

Fight like a brave – don't be a slave

No one can tell you you've got to be afraid


Behind The Sun


One day while bathing in the sea

My talking dolphin spoke to me

He spoke to me in symphony

From freedom's peace beneath the sea

He looked to me eyes full of love

Said yes we live behind the sun



Behind the sun

Behind the sun

Behind the sun



The sun goes up

And the sun gets down

But like the heart of the sun

My heart continues to pound



Behind the sun



Now while I shower in the rain

I watch my dolphin swim away

The one who listens to the surf

Can feel the pulse beat of the earth

And like my dolphin swims so free

The sun does swim into the sea



Behind the sun

Behind the sun

Behind the sun



An island flying through the sky

One day your son might ask you why

And if you son should be a girl

She too might ask you of this world

The sun shines sweet upon your beach

And yes my dolphin loves to teach



Behind the sun

Behind the sun

Behind the sun



The sun goes up

And the sun gets down

But like the heart of the sun

My heart continues to pound



Behind the sun


Me And My Friends


Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends



Like two sweet peas

In an even sweeter pod

That's my friend

And my friend's named Bob

Like the devil knows hell

I know Bobby well

Well enough to tell you

‘Bout his 67 smells

Well enough to tell you

He's a hell-a-swell-a fellow

Well enough to tell you

That we know each other better

Than we know ourselves

Like freaks of a feather

We rock together

I know Bob well

But I think he knows me better



Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends



He's as close to me

As a friend can be

I'll be standin' by my buddy

He'll be standin' by me

Just another half of

The two headed freak

Bit I need him like

My heart needs to beat

At this point

In this friendly verse

I've gotta sing a little something

That I haven't rehearsed

It's about my man

And his name is Hillel

For whom my love

Is soul-brother sacred

Take it Huckleberry

Slim Boy take it



Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends



Jacky's eyes are closed

But he's right on course

Because he's guided by

The invisible force

He drives a kooky green Chrysler

Bad as anybody's Porsche

He's a working class drummer

He's as strong as a horse



Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends

Me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my, me and my friends


Backwoods


Someone spilled blood many years ago

Someone spilled blood but do you know

That from the backwoods

Where the Chuck Berrys grow

Come your long tall

Daddies of rock and roll



Take me to your backwoods now

Take me to your backwoods now



Spinnin' down from the clouds

Like a tornado

Spinnin' out of control

Like a psychedelic soul

With a rhythm hittin' harder

Than Larry Holmes

Come your long tall

Daddies of rock and roll



Mr. Uplift Mofo – my man Bo Diddley

Hit sippin' a bottle of nickel ripple

Play the lickity split finger lickin' licks

For all you wicked city slick chicks

And all you nitty gritty hicks

We'll make your nipples ripple

Make you wanna dip your dipple

Make you wanna soak your hickory stick

That's right

Because my man has a grip on it

And I do mean on it

Which brings to mind

A very sinister minister kind of guy

A man named Little Richard

Who was born to make them bitches stir

That's right he'll make the sweet substance drip

From the middle of your hillbilly lips

And like the farmer milks his cow

The Howlin' Wolf will howl

And since times does allow

You all can

Take me to your backwoods now



Take me to your backwoods now

Take me to your backwoods now

Take me to your backwoods now

Take me to your backwoods now

Take me to your backwoods


True Men Don't Kill Coyotes


Well, I'm gonna ride a sabertooth horse

Through the Hollywood Hills

The farther west – the farther out

Yea that's the way I feel

Well, I dig the dirt and I dig the dust

I barbecue my meals



Riding wild on a paisley dragon

Through the Hollywood Hills, yea

Huh, Hollywood Hills



Well, I'm gonna ride a sabertooth horse

Through the Hollywood Hills

Just don't show me anything

'Cause that's the way I feel

Well I dig the dirt and I dig the dust

I barbecue my meals



Riding wild on a paisley dragon

Through the Hollywood Hills, yea

Huh, Hollywood Hills



Passion dripping from the coyote's eyes

He can taste his blood

And blood never lies

Pale face die



True men don't kill coyotes

True men don't kill coyotes



Well, I'm gonna ride a sabertooth horse

Through the Hollywood Hills

The farther west – the farther out

Yea that's the way I feel

Well, I dig the dirt and I dig the dust

I barbecue my meals



Riding wild on a paisley dragon

Through the Hollywood Hills, yeah...

Huh, Hollywood Hills



Passion dripping from the coyote's eyes

He can taste his blood

And blood never lies

Pale face die



True men don't kill coyotes

True men don't...



Well, I'm gonna ride a sabertooth horse

Through the Hollywood Hills

Just don't tell me anything

'Cause that's the way I feel

Well I dig the dirt and I dig the dust

I barbecue my meals



Riding wild on a paisley dragon

Through the Hollywood Hills, yea

Huh, Hollywood Hills



Passion dripping from the coyote's eyes

He can taste his blood

And blood never lies

Pale face die



True men don't kill coyotes

True men don't...

True men don't kill coyotes

True men don't...

True men don't kill coyotes

True men don't...


Fire
Get Up And Jump


Get up and jump – get up and jump

Get up, get up, get up and jump

Jump on up – jump on down

Just jumpa, jumpa, jumpa, jumpa

Jump around – jump the day away

Jump all over town

‘Cause jumpin's okay – in a jumpin' kinda way

Hey hey



Jumpa boy, jump a girl

Jumpa rope, jump for joy

Just don't stop jumpin'

Keep your heart muscle pumpin'

Hillel be jumpin' on the little baby frumpkin

Say what you got a pumpkin in your pants



When you're standing or sitting still

Think about the frogs getting a thrill

Take a little lesson from the kangaroos

A don't you know they're jumpin' foos

Jump you



Jump a nun – jump a jack

Jump for fun – jump back

A how's about us jumpin' the sack

Now it's time for a jump attack



Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump



Jama Boba Jima Boba

Slima Boba boogie

To the tune of slima Billy

Lookin' like you're might silly

Say what you got a pumpkin in your pants

You got a pumpkin

In your pants



Mr. Mexican jumping bean

Knows his fun is skeaky clean

Christ how'd you think he got so clean

Not from sittin' on his goddamn spleen

Get up



Oh I be jumpin', I be jumpin'

I be jumpin' alone

I be jumpin' for the phone

I be jumpin' Mrs. Jones

I really wanna jump on Kinski's bones



Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump



Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump

Get up and jump



Jama Boba Jima Boba

Slima Boba boogie

To the tune of slima Billy

Lookin' like you're might silly

Say what you got a pumpkin in your pants

You got a pumpkin

In your pants


Knock Me Down


Never too soon to be through

Being cool too much too soon

Too much for me too much for you

You're gonna loose in time

Don't be afraid to show your friends

That you hurt inside inside

Pain's part of life don't hide behind your false pride

It's a lie your lie

Don't slip away and don't forget

I'll give you more than you can get

It's so lonely when you don't even know

Yourself come to me



If you see me getting mighty

If you see me getting high

Knock me down

I'm not bigger than life



I'm tired of being untouchable

I'm not above the love

I'm part of you and you're part of me

Why did you go away

Too late to tell you how I feel

I want you back but I get real

Can you hear my falling tears

Making rain where you lay

Finding what you're looking for



Can end up being such a bore

I pray for you most every day

My love's with you now fly away



If you see me getting mighty

If you see me getting high

Knock me down

I'm not bigger than life



It's so lonely when you don't even know yourself


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


Show Me Your Soul


In a world that can be so insane

I don't think it's very strange

For me to be in love with you

I wanna know more than your brain



Into my life you were injected

Not something that I expected

Now I smile from your affection

We have made a soul connection

Just for whom does your bell toll

Don't be cold show me your soul



Sentimental gentlemen are not afraid to show you when

I am you

You're my best friend

Show me your soul



In a world that can be so insane

I don't think it's very strange

For me to be in love with you

I wanna know more than your brain



Yes, I find you so appealing

When you show me how you're feeling

You my friend need not be kneeling

Open up and start revealing

Trust in me my heart is whole

I need to see, show me your soul



In a world that can be so insane

I don't think it's very strange

For me to be in love with you

I wanna know more than your brain



Don't expect too much from me

Perfection is no test for me

Because the best I'll ever be

Is just like you

A human being

You won't offend I need to know

Please my friend show me your soul


If You Want Me To Stay
Hollywood (Africa)
Jungle Man


Deep inside the soul hole

Of mother earth

Father time came

With a supersonic supersonic burst

His soul monkey sperm tribes

Racing to be first

Her ruby fruit jungle

Givin' bush baby bush baby birth

The baby was a boy

But I think what stunned her

Is that this bare breasted baby

Was a baby boy boy boy boy wonder

Crackin' from his thumb bone

Came thelonious thunder

Fill the sky with hellfire

From way down down down under



I'm a jungle man

I'm a jungle man

I'm a jungle man

I get all the bush I can

I'm a jungle man

I'm a jungle man

I'm a jungle man

I get all the bush I can



Erupting from the ground

In Hollywood he glowed

His jungle turned to concrete

His funk bone bone bone bone to stone

Like a full blown volcano

I must let it be known

That through this boy's vein

Atomic lava blood flows and flows

His soul shocking sounds

They make the mountains moan

This boy's become a man

It's time to take take take

Take the thrown



I'm a jungle man

I'm a jungle man

I'm a jungle man

I get all the bush I can

I'm a jungle man

I'm a jungle man

I'm a jungle man

I get all the bush I can


The Brothers Cup


Give it up to this planet full of strife

We're the brothers cup cuttin' sharp as a knife

With the pop of a snap and the flip of a flap

The cups went up like a natural fact



It was our shoulder space

That made the perfect place

For the magic of the cup

To style out with grace

With a tight turn twist

And a slight swerve swank

The brothers cup kissed

With a kick ass clank



We are the brothers cup

We like to get it up

We are the brothers cup

We like to get it up



Give it up to this planet full of strife

We're the brothers cup cuttin' sharp as a knife

With the pop of a snap and the flip of a flap

The cups went up like a natural fact



So love all your brothers

And love all your sisters

Love all the misses

And love all the misters

Don't be shy when you're sharin' your kisses

The brothers cup kiss

And we ain't sissies



It is our notion that the perfect peace potion

Can be found in the wake of the green sea's motion

The long rocking swell of the mighty blue ocean

Is the cradle of peace it's the perfect peace motion



Give it up to this planet full of strife

We're the brothers cup cuttin' sharp as a knife



With the power of the cup we are about to astound

All your preconceptions they will come unbound

We are the brothers cup coming to your town

Bringing tubes of love we're going to spread it around



We are the brothers cup

We like to get it up

We are the brothers cup

We like to get it up

We are the brothers cup

We like to get it up

We are the brothers cup

We like to get it up


Taste The Pain


Flat on my back

In a lonely sprawl

I stare at the ceiling

Because I can not fall

Asleep tonight

No not at all

Head lights flash

Across my bedroom wall

Crying eyes open

Because I can not fall

In love with you

No not at all



Walk away and taste the pain

Come again some other day

Aren't you glad you weren't afraid

Funny how the price gets paid



Busted in two

Like a brittle stick

I can not drink

Because my throat constricts

Lovesick from you

That will never do

Open my mouth

I couldn't make a sound

I could not scream

I could not shout

It out to you

Nothing to do



Walk away and taste the pain

Come again some other day

Aren't you glad you weren't afraid

Funny how the price gets paid

This may come as a shocking surprise

I have to take a walk

I have to kiss it goodbye

Goodbye my love

Goodbye my love

I am not alive



Walk away and taste the pain

Come again some other day

Aren't you glad you weren't afraid

Funny how the price gets paid


Catholic School Girls Rule


Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



In the class she's taking notes

Just how deep deep is my throat

Mother Mary don't you know

She's got eyes like Marilyn Monroe



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



From the cross she's raised her head

This is what the sister said

Give no love until you're wed

Live not life until you're dead

The good book says we must suppress

The good book says we must confess

But who cares what the good book says

‘Cause now she's taking off her dress



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



Catholic

Schoolgirls rule

Catholic school girls rule



Lead us into temptation

We are pure divine creation

Talkin' about my generation

Injected with the seed of emaculation

Catholic


Johnny, Kick A Hole In The Sky


I cry, I cry

I was born in a land, I don't think you understand

God damn what I am

I'm a native of this place, please don't kick me in my face

My race has been disgraced



Won't somebody testify kick a hole right in the sky

Testify testify kick a hole right in the sky

Slap a liar in his eye kick a hole right in the sky

Testify testify kick a hole right in the sky

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny



Puts us in a pumpkin shell where you keep us very well

It's hell, where I dwell

When history books are full of shit, I become the anarchist

I'm pissed at this

What this country claims to be

It's a lie

No place for me

I bleed



Won't somebody testify kick a hole right in the sky

Testify testify kick a hole right in the sky

Slap a liar in his eye kick a hole right in the sky

Testify testify kick a hole right in the sky

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny



I decide to defy

Kill my trust if you must

But in my blood there is lust

For life

That's right

Apache blood is in my heart thrashing though me like a shark

Crashing though the dark



Won't somebody testify kick a hole right in the sky

Testify testify kick a hole right in the sky

Slap a liar in his eye kick a hole right in the sky

Testify testify kick a hole right in the sky

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny



I confide, confide

What am I supposed to do

I feel like I'm cut into confused

By rules

Do these two cultures clash or am I living in the past

I ask please tell me fast



Won't somebody testify kick a hole right in the sky

Testify testify kick a hole right in the sky

Slap a liar in his eye kick a hole right in the sky

Testify testify kick a hole right in the sky

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny



I, that's right

To what do I belong and if I change will I be wrong

I took my foot kicked a hole in the sky

I proceeded to plead fathers help me decide

A jagged flash of light struck me in the eye

I turned around and found that I was still alive

Snakes rise high from the purple black sky

The red cloud rains and the black horse rides

Then it dawned on me like the mornin' sun

I'm a part of two worlds and the mornin' comes

Glowing embers tend to remember when

The power that is peace was treated as a friend

I am a master of and I've got to take action

I'm a man, the animal man