Lyrical Friday

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a 90s staple and certainly speak to us┬áthirty-somethings. The 90s spawned some crazy music and the Chili Peppers are one of the more famous ones. They actually formed in 1983 and their first album came out in ’84. They gained some popularity in ’89 with Mother’s Milk but found their opus with Blood Sugar Sex Magik in 1991.

Can’t Stop from the the 2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers album By the Way

Can’t Stop
Can’t stop addicted to the shindig
Chop top he says, “I’m gonna win big ”
Choose not a life of imitation
Distant cousin to the reservation

Defunk the pistol that you pay for
This punk the feeling that you stay for
In time I want to be your best friend
East side love is living on the westend

Knock out but boy you better come to
Don’t die, you know the truth is some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burnin’ so bright, I wonder what the wave meant

White heat is screaming in the jungle
Complete the motion if you stumble
Go ask the dust for any answers
Come back strong with 50 belly dancers

The world I love, the tears I drop
To be part of the wave can’t stop
Ever wonder if it’s all for you
The world I love, the trains I hop
To be part of the wave can’t stop
Come and tell me when it’s time to

Sweetheart is bleeding in the snowcone
So smart she’s leading me to ozone
Music the great communicator
Use two sticks to make it in the nature

I’ll get you into penetration
The gender of a generation
The birth of every other nation
Worth your weight the gold of meditation

This chapter’s going to be a close one
Smoke rings, I know your going to blow one
All on a spaceship persevering
Use my hands for everything but steering

Can’t stop the spirits when they need you
Mop tops are happy when they feed you
J. Butterfly is in the treetop
Birds that blow the meaning into bebop

The world I love, the tears I drop
To be part of the wave can’t stop
Ever wonder if it’s all for you
The world I love, the trains I hop
To be part of the wave can’t stop
Come and tell me when it’s time to

Wait a minute I’m passing out
Win or lose, just like you
Far more shocking
Than anything I ever knew, how about you

10 more reasons
Why I need somebody new just like you
Far more shocking
Than anything I ever knew, right on cue

Can’t stop addicted to the shin dig
Chop top he says, “I’m gonna win big”
Choose not a life of imitation
Distant cousin to the reservation

Defunk the pistol that you pay for
This punk the feeling that you stay for
In time, I want to be your best friend
East side love is living on the westend

Knock out but boy you better come to
Don’t die, you know the truth is some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burnin’ so bright, I wonder what the wave meant

Kick start the golden generator
Sweet talk but don’t intimidate her
Can’t stop the Gods from engineering
Feel no need for any interfering

Your image in the dictionary
This life is more than ordinary
Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these
Come from space to teach you of the pliedes

Can’t stop the spirits when they need you
This life is more than just a read through

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