This Is the Place Lyrics

Red Hot Chili Peppers


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., MoeBeToBlame
writers: Michael Balzary, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith
album: Track 3 in album By the Way
release date: 2002-6-4
popularity : 20 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk Metal/Rock & Roll
length: 4:18
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea, John Frusciante

Cover Art

Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way cover art
sponsored links

This is the place where all
The junkies go
Where time gets fast
But everything gets slow

Can I get some Vaseline
Step into a modern scene
Take a chance of that
Which seems to be
The making of a dream

I don't want to do it
Like my daddy did
I don't want to give it
To my baby's kid

This is my calling
This is the place where all
The devils plead
Their case to take from you
What they need
Can I isolate your gene
Can I kiss your dopamine
In a way I wonder
If she's living in a magazine

I don't want to say it
If it isn't so
I don't want to weigh it
But I've got to know

This is my calling
I saw you out there yesterday
What did you want to say
A perfect piece of DNA
Caught in a flashing ray
I caught you out there in the fray
What did you want to say
A master piece of DNA
Caught in a flashing ray

Can I smell your gasoline
Can I pet your wolverine
On the day my best friend died
I could not get my copper clean

I don't want to take it up
With little Joe
I don't want to fake it
But I've gotta know

This is my calling
I am a misfit
I'm born with all of it
The ****ing ultimate
Of love inside the atom split

I'm in a flash ray
A mash of DNA
Another poppin' Jay
Who thinks he's got
Something to say


Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 By the Way
  • 2 Universally Speaking
  • 3 This Is the Place
  • 4 Dosed
  • 5 Don't Forget Me
  • 6 The Zephyr Song
  • 7 Can't Stop
  • 8 I Could Die for You
  • 9 Midnight
  • 10 Throw Away Your Television
  • 11 Cabron
  • 12 Tear
  • 13 On Mercury
  • 14 Minor Thing
  • 15 Warm Tape
  • 16 Venice Queen