Fortune Faded Lyrics - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers Fortune Faded cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., MoeBeToBlame
writers: Michael Balzary, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith
release date: 2003-11
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk Metal/Rock & Roll
length: 3:22
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Richard Dodd
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman and David Schiffman
writer: Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith
They say in chess, you gotta kill the queen
And then you mate it
Oh I, do you?
A funny thing, the king who gets himself assassinated
Hey now, every time i lose

You took a town by storm
The mess you made was nominated
Oh I, do you?
Now put away your welcome, soon you'll find you've overstayed it
Hey now, every time I lose

So divine, hell of an elevator
All the while my fortune faded
Nevermind the consequences of the crime this time
My fortune faded

The medicated state of mind you find is overrated
Oh I, do you?
You saw it all come down and now it's time to imitate it
Hey now, every time I lose altitude


Come on God, do I seem bulletproof?

[Chorus: x2]

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CD 1
  • 1 Fortune Faded
  • 2 Californication (remixed by Ekkehard Ehelers)
  • 3 Tuesday Night in Berlin (live)