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Released: August 10, 2012

I'm With You Singles Collection

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Side A: Strange Man
Side B: Long Progression
Release date: August 10, 2012
Producer: Rick Rubin

“Strange Man” mixed by Greg Fidelman at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
“Long Progression” mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys. Assisted by Xanthe Scheps.
Percussion by Mauro Refosco
Additional percussion on “Strange Man” by Lenny Castro

Side A: Magpies On Fire
Side B: Victorian Machinery
Release date: September 7, 2012
Producer: Rick Rubin

“Magpies On Fire” and “Victorian Machinery” songs mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Henry Kwapis.
“Magpies On Fire” and “Victorian Machinery” recorded at East/West Studios (Los Angeles, CA), Shangri-LA Studio (Malibu, CA).
Additional recording on “Victorian Machinery” at JHOC, Pasadena, CA.
Percussion on “Magpies On Fire” by Lenny Castro
Percussion on “Victorian Machinery” by Mauro Refosco

Side A: Never Is A Long Time
Side B: Love Of Your Life
Release date: September 28, 2012
Producer: Rick Rubin

“Never Is A Long Time”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) .
Piano: Greg Kurstin
Shaker: Henry Kwapis

“Love Of Your Life”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

“Never Is A Long Time” and “Love Of Your Life” mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Henry Kwapis.
“Never Is A Long Time” and “Love Of Your Life” recorded at East/West Studios(Los Angeles, CA), Shangri-LA Studio (Malibu, CA).

Side A: The Sunset Sleeps
Side B: Hometown Gypsy
Release date: November 2, 2012
Producer: Rick Rubin

“The Sunset Sleeps”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) .

“Hometown Gypsy”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)
Piano: Greg Kurstin

“The Sunset Sleeps” and “Hometown Gypsy” mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Henry Kwapis

Side A: Pink As Floyd
Side B: Your Eyes Girl
Release date: January 4, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

“Pink As Floyd”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) .
String Arrangement byVanessa Freebairn-Smith
Strings by the Sonus Quartet
Violin: Caroline Campbell
Violin: Kathleen Sloan
Viola: Alwyn Wright
Cello: Vanessa Freebairn-Smith
Strings recorded at Oceanway. Assisted by Scott Moore

“Your Eyes Girl”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)


“Pink As Floyd” and “Your Eyes Girl” mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Xanthe Scheps

Side A: In Love Dying [Part I]
Side B: In Love Dying [Part II]
Release date: February 1, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

“In Love Dying”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) .
Additional Percussion: Mauro Refosco

Mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Assisted by Henry Kwapis
Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Side A: Catch My Death
Side B: How It Ends
Release date: July 23, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

“Catch My Death” and “How It Ends”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

“Catch My Death” and “How It Ends” mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA.
Piano on “Catch My Death” by Greg Kurstin

Side A: This Is The Kitt
Side B: Brave From Afar
Release date: July 23, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

“This Is The Kitt” and “Brave From Afar”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

“This Is The Kitt” and “Brave From Afar” mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA
Percussion on “This is Kitt” by Mauro Refosco

Side A: Hanalei
Side B: Open/Close
Release date: July 23, 2013
Producer: Rick Rubin

“Open/Close” and “Hanalei”
©2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and ©2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

“Open/Close” and “Hanalei” mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA
Percussion on “Open/Close” by Mauro Refosco

Artwork by: Kelsey Brookes
All songs © 2011 and written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer and © 2011 Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI) and Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP)

© 2012 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Strange Man


All of my love

And most of my fears

Been comin' on strong

For most of my

Years add up

And end up in a song



Cellophane tweeds

And revenue streams

Blockin' my shots

And killin' my

Dreams that showed me

How to be the cause



It's the lifetime of a strange man

It's a longtime for me, I see

She's wants to belong and

I want to be free

Excommunicated

‘Cause there ain't no guarantee



All of my friends

And enemies near

Were part of this dance

That put me right

Here we go

So glad I got this chance



Better know plans

And lesser known schemes

Were all about love

And less about

Me, I'd have to say

She wore the pants



It's the lifetime of a strange man

It's a longtime for me, I see

She's wants to belong and

I want to be free

Excommunicated

‘Cause there ain't no guarantee



It's the lifetime of a strange man

It's a longtime for me, I see

She's wants to belong and

I want to be free

Excommunicated

‘Cause there ain't no guarantee



It's the lifetime of a strange man

It's a long time for me

She wants to be rich

And I want to be free

Keep your plans elastic

‘Cause there ain't no guarantee


Long Progression


Smile

When I'm shy in ways

But I love

Everything of first impressions

Sweet successions


Been around for quite a while

I see you kept in versatile

Motivated to combine

Even when it's bad it's fine

Did she say something

That made you cry

Have you lost it all

The big fall

Oh so slowly

Comes back holy


Bishop takes a knight

But I will put up quite a fight

Here is your ham on rye

Elementary the chemistry

Means everything to me

The long progression's why


Set it off to collect knowledge

Quit a job

And go to college

All about the aftershock

Swedish latin super funk

Moses of Manhattan

Made it great

Pain we celebrate

And I love

The long progression


In between the reasons

Are the psychedelic seasons

Simple as your stride

Information intimated

Elegant and integrated

Sweep your floors with pride


Smile

‘Cause it's all a ride

All supplied

And I love

Everything about this session

And this long progression


Magpies On Fire


Magpies on fire

Making love like little wolves

Out on the porch

Can lead to medicine

Oh well I'm game

For anything at all



Scare crow's a liar

Spins a yarn and no one

Ever checked it out

To see if it was real

Sold you the moon

Now it's time to fall



All along

It's like a bird

Who's trapped alone

Inside your cage, love



What more do you want

How much more can you take

I love my mistakes

I've been here before



All and all

It's just the call

Of something wild

Beyond your room



There's a changing

Of the major chord

Your minor threat

Will do…love



My gun misfired

Shot myself instead

I guess I always knew

I'd be the one to lose

That screen door slams

Time to make a move



A bird who's born

To live at half your age, girl

A bird who's

Never really had a say



Least of all

She's like a bird

Who's now been freed

From someone's cage


Victorian Machinery


Janey

You are my

Victorian machinery

(Breath yourself to life)

Your tender shape

Is bending like the scenery

(Ride you like a bike)



You be the sail

And baby I'll be the rudder

We could make it all day

Until it turns into butter

I saw your face

A seminal pleasure

I will love you forever

When I heeded your call

And every heavy endeavor

I'll keep your place



Janey

Coming down

The mountain like a buffalo

(Seeds deep in your eyes)

Crazy

But then again

A girl could like it rough you know

(Makes up for her size)



Be yourself

When I saw your all today

You be the shack

And baby I'll be the desert

There is nothing to lack

When there is nothing to measure

It's all space


Never Is A Long Time


If I stall at all or

Hesitate

The world of always

Never seems to wait

A comedy that could be

So divine



A shadow born

To steal the light of day

You woke me up

And said "c'mon let's play'

Well now I know

That never has….it's way



You are you are

The star I say

From far from far

From far away

The laws that cause

It all to stay

By you by you

By you by you

For you I do



I thought I'd done it all

I thought I knew

But nothing ever looked

As good as you

Now every never

That I knew was fine

Never is a long time



And now I share

This feeling with my dad

Stolen goods aren't always

Half that bad

The never that we'll always



The faded piping on your press

Will always have its place I guess

By you by you

A common love

That we can bless

The pleasure of

My child's mess

Golden books

And tenderness

Have rescued me

From emptiness


Love Of Your Life


Sat on a cliff

Wondering what did I miss

I watch the waves come in

Roll in, roll out

Without a single doubt



Love on a bluff

Is there ever enough

I stare into the air

Somewhere out there

The family affair

Bring home the night



Hey, I know that you turned on the light

Hey, so slow but you gave me

The love of my life



Coming up short

And I'm sad to report

We fuss and fight tonight

Your case, my case

Another day to waste



Lovers don't mix

When they can't even fix

A plot that has a twist

To share, my prayer

I need my baby bear

Come home tonight


The Sunset Sleeps


Floozies at the rainbow

Superstars that wont get far

Who is who that we know

Coochie Coo is at the bar



Do you really love

Do you love do you love

Do you want to make the call

We all long, we all fall



Shoelace for the sirens

Groupies and the tyrants ply



Do you really want

Do you want do you want

Do you want to have it all

We all long we all fall



I'm so tired

Well I get by

But I could use a few

I'm so tired

That I slept

Along the way



A suitcase of perception

Rhinestones and redemption cries

Feast yours eyes on stardom

A sacred strip that never lies



I'm so tired

The sun beats down

Upon my lonely face

I'm so tired

That I slept

Along the way



Do you really love

Do you love do you chase

Do you take this town today

We all long, we all face



The sun beats down

Upon my lonely face

A perfect world

With all it's perfect places

I could use a few

For just in cases



I'm so tired

That I slept

Along the way


Hometown Gypsy


Drivin' up the coast

To find a version of the truth

Left the backdoor swinging

Like a dirty little slueth



The truth is I have never left

Felt half this alive

Now it's time to dance

Upon the grave called 45



Jacked up on some Kerouac

And surely bulletproof

The Girl who taught me what to do

Was missing her front tooth



Gentle as a storm

Inside your mental health

I want to find the answer

But I just can't find myself



I say so long

To the way I played

The way I played

Inside of yesterday



Hey let's run around

The great escape

From out of my hometown



Later I would look for love

Inside a woman's dorm

A couch to keep me humble

And her breath to keep me warm



Ophelia was the girl

That I was feeling for

Come to realize

It was me who was the whore



A captain lost himself

Inside a 40 year old skull

The drink of choice was knowledge

And we always wanted more



Drunken sailors

Seeking their Geronimo

Instead they found the things

That they really didn't want to know



Country roads

Would never let me stay

The way I played

Inside of yesterday



A devil's growl and cat's meow

Were blended into one

Termites called suburbanites

Were eating all the fun



A juggernaut of comedy

And blasphemy

I wanna stop the madness

But I think it has to be



Hey let's run around

The great escape

From out of my hometown


Pink As Floyd


Say what you need to say

Make it clear

Make it great

Cause it's not too late

And there's no mistake

When you shine

Shake it for me anyway

Now we crash the gate

To investigate

Your fate



Pleasure to meet you

Got so much more

To offer the world

See what's in store

Stay all day

Someone to love

That's my boy chip chop

Open the doors

And we never close shop

Stay all day



And you shine as you redefine

Your time, just another time of day

Do you feel the spark

When you play the part

Superstar

Fake it for me anyway

Time to tell them all

Without hem or haw

No applause

Tell them how to generate

How to raise the bar

How to keep it hard

To be alive, make it for me anyway

If you care at all

You will bare it all

You will grind, shake it for me anyway

Born to play the part

Dying for your art

Cuz it's time

Take it for me anyway

You will clear the air

With a single stare

Your fate



Take what you need to take

To forsake

Make it for me anyway

When we fill the void

That is Pink As Floyd

To destroy

Records that we file away

And I'll clean the slate

As I calculate

Your fate


Your Eyes Girl


I'm afraid that I'm never afraid

I've got combat boots

And I'm American made

For your eyes girl



Mormon lover on a delicate day

Gonna marry the boss

Get carried away

War cries girl



I'm not immune to Canadian snow

Now teach me everything

That I should know

With your eyes girl



Freeze on the radio

I've got to leave and more

Freeze on the radio

I've got to bleed into snow

Hold on

Let go

We know



Do you shine like a temple inside

Can I open your core

So gentle and wide

Like your eyes girl



Rack ‘em up stretch ‘em out

When they're tight

This acetylene torch is giving me sight

War cries girl



Black and blue from the hullabaloo

Do the caribou bite

When they look into you

And your eyes girl


In Love Dying


In love dying

There's a flawless rain

In love dying

One foot in the astral plane

Someone's sighing

There's a virgin road

Waiting to be strode

Rope's untying

This power I could not withhold


Satisfying

What do we contain

Can't stop crying

These tears of change

Remain the same


My girl she shoots down

The baddest of guys

She knows that they

Want me dead

She fires up the starry night

And fills them so full

So full of lead


In love dying

Does it go two ways

In love dying

This body I can not detain


Wake up flying

She the solar shores

Passers buying

The memories we readorn


In love dying

Nothing to obtain

In love dying

No crawling thru

The halls of fame


In love dying

Loss becomes the gain

In love dying

Recreate me

So I may sustain


Catch My Death


Death

Let me catch my breath

Let me see whats left

Let me see whats true

Do I really want to

Run from my depths

Will I have regrets

Will I ever find you

Will I ever find words

That give me motive to express



Bread

Will I go unfed

Will I be that who rushes on in

To where angels fear to tread

Was it me who bled

On the new death bed

And there is no fear

When you're leaning on love

Those greatful dead



Someone like you

To research the meaning of love

Someone I do

To be there when push comes to shove

I know that you know

The ending, the must



Chess, let me play my best

When I do regress, let it all unwind

‘Cause we're never confined

To the board unless

Less I second guess

Look into the sky where we all comply

With something higher than the

Rest of my love, sail through



Someone like you

To research the meaning of love

Someone I do

To be there when push comes to shove

I know that you know

The ending, the must



Sky all around

Fell to the ground

Now I'm a child

Stayed for a while



Flesh is it meaning less

But we all protest

To the last request

Is there anything you

Could now suggest

Did I do my best

Did I leave it better

Even though we look to be

Just mildly obsessed with you

Sail through



Someone like you

To research the meaning of love

Someone I do

To be there when push comes to shove

I know that you know

The ending, the must


How It Ends


Love is all the world

You say the world is gone

Love is all the world

You say it's gone

I don't



The party in your eyes

Says someone to caress

A party in the sky

I think I'll wear a dress



God saves us all and tell us how it ends

Laugh till we fall so why can't we be friends

Haley and the comets

Saving an old rock jam



God save us all…



Stole a lot from Peter

Cause had to pay your Paul

And when you find that's not enough

He'll break your fall



Some get on and some

Get off the carousel

I think it's time to go

So I will fare thee well



God save us all…


This Is The Kitt


This is the kitt, I can't compare

A delicate new arrival

Check the commute I do declare

Lets sing a new revival



Chemical circus at the pub

Mentally she's departed

Cut me a check I'll cut your rug

Later we'll get bombarded



‘Cause everybody knows



The game is full of highs and lows

Like your mother said

Girl your father is dead

Everybody knows

That life is full of highs and lows

Is there always red

In your wedding bed

Everybody knows



Officer please I just got there

Traveled from door to door

Haven't you seen my girlfriend's hair

What are we looking for



‘Cause everybody knows…



This is the kitt I can't compare

A delicate new arrival

Check the commute I do declare

I think we have our bible



‘Cause everybody knows…



Take me to the shore

Show me what it's for

Is there always red

In your wedding bed

Everybody knows

The game is full of cons and pros

Like your mother said

Girl your father's dead

Everybody knows


Brave From Afar


Brave from afar when I hold you for country

Saved by a star can I hold you to one thing

Do you feel safe when they tell you

They sell you

For your children

The shelter they're buidlin'



Prime time the perfect crime

Bow my head the ax we grind

Ruse cruise P's and Q's

I got beat up by the evening news



Deep hits the media blitz

Lost my mind so keep my wits

Maintain the same old same

Goodbye shiz and so long game



Brave from afar…

Plain jane the big campaign

The last detail has been restrained

Fraud fraud the lightening rod

When you see the sign time go applaud

Brave from afar…


Hanalei


Feeling good and I don't know why

Another day and another high

I walk around like I am on the ray

Somewhere way in the rays of Hanalei



I met a girl and I liked her vibe

Another day and another ride

I met a girl who wants to save the world

Make it safe

For someone else to find their faith



I'm away I'm away Hanalei



A simple song and it made me cry

I really don't want to pass me by

A simple song that spoke of Hemmingway

The revolution in your blood

Creates the wave



I picked her up on the road to surf

Looked a lot like a mother earth

She said hello my name

Is Charlotte Gray, hey

Make it safe

For someone else to find their faith


Open/Close


I get out of bed

And I clear up my head

I don't want to go

But I do it instead

We are dreams

Within a dream



I get into bed

And I turn off my head

I started to float

Was it something she said

We are dreams

Within a dream