Back to Music
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.


        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


        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


        All the way

        All the way



        And scared




        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


        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 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


        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


        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


        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


        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...


        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