The Getaway Album

Artist(s): Red Hot Chili Peppers

Cover Art

Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway Cover Art

Tracklist

The Getaway

length: 4:10
producer: Danger Mouse
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
additional: Anna Waronker
synthesizer: Brian Burton
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Brian Burton

That’s right you’re right
We will do our thing tonight alright
Take me through the future
It’s time you’re fine
Just another color coded crime
Incision and a suture
You told my friend
We would get it on no matter when
A supercavitation
Let’s go you show
Me something no one will ever know
A love hallucination

Another lonely superstar
To get away inside your car
Take it much too far
Surrender to the brave inside
A lover that another tried
Take it, too my ride

You don’t have to keep it if it’s mine
(Another lonely superstar to getaway inside your car)
Another place maybe another time
(Surrender to the brave inside a lover that another tried)

Complete repeat
Sitting in your car and on your street
Lost in California
Let’s steal this wheel
Take a spin to find out how we feel
Just around the corner
Slow down for sound
Turn it up and no we can’t be found
The body that we transcend
Asleep, you weep
Find out that the trick is never cheap
A melancholy girlfriend

Another lonely superstar
To get away inside your car
Take it much too far
Surrender to the brave inside
A lover that another tried
Take it, too my ride

You don’t have to keep it if it’s mine
(Another lonely superstar to getaway inside your car)
Another place maybe another time
(Surrender to the brave inside a lover that another tried)

That’s right you’re right
We will do our thing tonight, alright
Drive the constellation
It’s time you’re fine
Just another color coded crime
The song is fascination

Another lonely superstar
To get away inside your car
Take it much too far
Surrender to the brave inside
The lover that another tried
Take it, too my ride

A May December might not be so smart
(Another lonely superstar to getaway inside your car)
Arrivals that we wish would not depart
(Surrender to the brave inside a lover that another tried)

Don’t be late cause you’re my savior
Make it great whatever stays
Golden gate my rearranger
Hold my name inside your rays

Dark Necessities

length: 5:02
producer: Danger Mouse
conductor: Daniele Luppi
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
viola: Briana Bandy
cello: Armen Ksajikian
strings arranger: Daniele Luppi
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
violin: Peter Kent and Sharon Jackson
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Brian Burton
Coming out to the light of day
We got many moons than a deeper place
So I keep an eye on the shadow's smile
To see what it has to say
You and I both know
Everything must go away
Ah, what do you say?
Spinning off, head is on my heart
It's like a bit of light and a touch of dark
You got sneak attacked from the zodiac
But I see your eyes spark
Keep the breeze and go
Blow by blow and go away
Oh, what do you say?

Yeah, you don't know my mind
You don't know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I'm falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design

Stumble down to the parking lot
You got no time for the afterthought
They're like ice cream for an astronaut
Well that's me looking for weed
Turn the corner and
Find the world and show command
Playing the hand

Yeah, you don't know my mind
You don't know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I'm falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design

Do you want this love of mine?
The darkness helps to sort the shine
Do you want it, do you want it now?
Do you want it overtime?
The darkness helps to sort the shine
Do you want it, do you want it now?

Pick you up like a paperback
With the track record of a maniac
So I'm moving in and we unpack
It's the same as yesterday
Honey where we roll
Everything must go away
Ah, what do you say?

Yeah, you don't know my mind
You don't know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I'm falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design

Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah

We Turn Red

length: 3:20
producer: Danger Mouse
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
mellotron: Brian Burton
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Brian Burton
We got large and we got small
We got a swimming pool and a cannon ball
We turn red and we turn green
It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen

Lost my mind ’cause I’m on the plastic
Who knew it’s so damn drastic
Show me what it is you believe in
Slowly she sinks all her teeth in
Do you want to go fishing in New Orleans?
Do you want to get up early in the morning?
Take me to the river where we do the little storming
Hallelujah, I feel it warming

Sitting here I count the moons
The orders we obeyed
Every night ’fore we go to bed
I watch while the others pray

Send it off through Delaware just
Make it fair for the legionnaires
Paint a simple portrait of my kind
Permission to the heartless bombs
Gold Plated Hate and the waitress moms
Serving up the stories of my mind

Mexico, you are my neighbor
Home of the let’s be braver
Give me all your sick and your tired
Races that we admire
Do you want to go dancing in Chicago?
Trinidad’s got it bad for Tobago
Take me to the lake where we do the Avocado
Hallelujah, a desparado

Sitting here I count the moons
The orders we obeyed
Every night ’fore we go to bed
I watch while the others pray

Send it off through Delaware just
Make it fair for the legionnaires
Paint a simple portrait of my kind
Permission to the heartless bombs
Gold Plated Hate and the waitress moms
Serving up the stories of my mind

Coming down from the deserts where you
Caught a glimpse of the billionaire
Tell me I’m the right one for the ride
Paper signs out on the lawns
Gold minds and the priceless pawns
Does your canyon really open wide?

We got large and we got small
We got a swimming pool and a cannon ball
We turn red and we turn green
It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen

The Longest Wave

length: 3:31
producer: Danger Mouse
conductor: Daniele Luppi
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
viola: Briana Bandy
cello: Armen Ksajikian
strings arranger: Daniele Luppi
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
violin: Peter Kent and Sharon Jackson
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer
Throw me all around
Like a boomerang sky
Whatever you do
Don't tell me why
Poppies grow tall
Then say bye bye
The wave is here
A seemless little team
And then we tanked
I guess we're not so sacrosanct
The tip of my tongue
But then we blanked
The wave is here
Waiting on the wind
To tell my side

Ready set jet
But she never gets far
Listen to your skin
From the seat of my car
Two centipedes stuck
In one glass jar
The longest wave
Waiting on the wind
To tell my side

Whatcha want
Whatcha need
Do you love
Maybe I'm the right one
Maybe I'm the wrong
Just another play, the pirate, and the papillon
Time to call it a day

Maybe you're my last love
Maybe you're my first
Just another way to play inside the universe
Now I know why we came

Sterile as the barrel
Of an old 12 gage
Under my skin
And half my age
Hotter than the wax
On a saxifrage
The longest wave
Waiting on the wind
To turn my page
Steady your sails
For the b***erfly flap
Whatever you do
Don't close that gap
I'm dreaming of a woman
But she's just my nap
Your ship is in
Waiting on the tide so I can swim

Whatcha want
Whatcha need
Do you love

Maybe I'm the right one
Maybe I'm the wrong
Just another play, the pirate, and the papillon
Time to call it a day

Maybe you're my last love
Maybe you're my first
Just another way to play inside the universe
Now I know why we came

Now I know why we came
Now I know

Goodbye Angels

length: 4:28
producer: Danger Mouse
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
choir vocals: Greg Whipple, Kennya Ramsey, Matthew Selby, SJ Selby, Loren Smith, Beverly Chitwood, Alexx Daye and David Loucks
synthesizer: Brian Burton
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer
Suicide a month before I met you
Deep regrets, I never could forget you
Somehow you made your way to my decade
Ayo ayo ayo ayo my girl
In the sun, I see you with your guard down
Number one, you're moving to a hard town
Do not dismiss the promise that you made me
Ayo ayo ayo ayo, my time

Overkill you took another red pill
On the sheet is everything that you spilled
We are the ones you want to know right now
Ayo ayo ayo ayo, black light

Come again to murder your report card
Just a friend to kiss you in the court yard
You are the one I want to be stuck with
Ayo ayo ayo ayo big fight

Favor Some
Way too young
Slave to none
Way too young

Say goodbye my love
I can see it in your soul
Say goodbye my love
Thought that I could make you whole
Let your lover sail
Death was made to fail
Sticky fingers find the way to take her
Crumple up another piece of paper
I know your days are numbered when it comes to
Ayo ayo ayo ayo this life

Slip away into the solar system
Straighter rays, you find a way to twist them
Some like it dark and now I know where to
Ayo ayo ayo ayo find you

Serpentine, I think she was an Aussie
b***** hell, a common kamikaze
Give up the ghost before you go under
Ayo ayo ayo ayo wonder
Kicking hard and looking for a rescue
Watch me starve was never to impress you?I would have killed the part of me to have you
Ayo ayo ayo ayo story

Say goodbye my love
I can see it in your soul
Say goodbye my love
Thought that I could make you whole
Let your lover sail
Death was made to fail

Babe I know love is a funny thing
Born to die in the eternal spring

Your flickering is more than just a small flame
Welcome to the party, it's a ball game
Pick up the stick it's time to get hit with
Ayo ayo ayo ayo my bat

Suicide is never going to save you
When I cried, it was because I came too
You are the one I want to know right now
Ayo ayo ayo ayo kiss this

Sick Love

length: 3:41
producer: Danger Mouse
piano: Elton John
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
percussion: Mauro Refosco
synthesizer: Brian Burton
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Bernie Taupin, Elton John
Say goodbye to Oz and everything you own
California dreamin' is a Pettibon
LA's screaming you're my home
Vanity is blasted but it's rarely fair
I could smell the Prozac in your pretty hair
Got a lot of friends, but is anyone there

I don't know but it's been said
Your heart is stronger than your head
And this location is my home

Stick 'n move you're living in a quick world
Got a heavy laugh for such a tiny girl
Born into it that's for sure

Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected, well
Sick love comes to wash us away
Prisons of perspective
How your vision gets corrected and
Sick love is my modern cliché

People talk and tell you what you want to hear
Do you really need another souvenir
Super heroes tend to disappear
Fame is just a trick you see an empty glass
Leave you feeling thirsty and so very fast
Chase your tail my baby it'll be your last

I don't know but it's been said
Your heart is stronger than your head
And this location is my home

Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected, well
Sick love comes to wash us away
Prisons of perspective
How your vision gets corrected and
Sick love is my modern cliché

Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected, well
Sick love comes to wash us away
Prisons of perspective
How your vision gets corrected and
Sick love is my modern cliché

Openly defective is the lover you elected and
A portrait she was bound to portray

Go Robot

length: 4:23
producer: Danger Mouse
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
percussion: Mauro Refosco
synthesizer: Brian Burton
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer
I called the teacher 'cause I wanted to confess it now
Can I make the time for you to come and get it blessed some how
She spoke to me in such a simple and decisive tone
Her sweet admission left me feeling in position from
I don't take these things so personal
Anymore, Anymore
I don't think it's irreversible
Anymore

Somebody hooted and they hollered can I buy a vowel
Don't let her catch you in the act of throwing in the towel
And when it's not as it appears to be, the flagrant foul
Can I put my fingers in your mouth before you start to growl

I don't think that it's so terrible
Anymore, Anymore
I don't think that it's unbearable
Anymore

Tell me now, I know that it just won't stop
You will find your flow when you go robot
I want to thank you and spank you upon your silver skin
Robots don't care where I've been
You've got to choose it to use it, so let me plug it in
Robots are my next of kin
Sometimes I feel like I'm a sentimental trooper
She cried so hard, you know she looked like Alice Cooper

I don't think that it's so personal
Anymore, Anymore
I don't think it's irreversible
Anymore

Tell me now, I know that it just won't stop
You will find your flow when you go robot

I want to thank you and spank you upon your silver skin
Robots don't care where I've been
You've got to choose it to use it, so let me plug it in
Robots are my next of kin
I'm kissing high and low
Our body's like two dominoes
Can I come and get you when I hit you in your party clothes
Let's turn this cosplay holiday, what we obey
And now we're welcoming each other to this cabaret

I don't think that it's so terrible
Anymore, Anymore
I don't think that it's unbearable
Anymore

Tell me now, I know that it just won't
stop
You will find your flow when you go robot
I want to thank you and spank you upon your silver skin
Robots don't care where I've been
You've got to choose it to use it, so let me plug it in
Robots are my next of kin

Feasting on the Flowers

length: 3:22
producer: Danger Mouse
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
organ: Brian Burton
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Brian Burton
I was walking through the streets I could not hear my best friend call
He was feeling incomplete about to take his final fall
Last thing I remember there were tears of blood and just not mine
Any other day and I would save you from this cold decline

Everything they said about everything
Was a coming undone it's a life supreme
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah

Feasting on the flowers so fast and young
It's a light so bright that I bite my tongue
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah
The next dimension, show me in

We were moving in the world, expanding your realities
A force of nature on the verge, commanding abnormalities
Last thing I remember there was ringing in my selfish ears
Twenty-six a number much too small for someone's golden years

Everything they said about everything
Was a coming undone it's a life supreme
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah

Feasting on the flowers so fast and young
It's a light so bright that I bite my tongue
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah
The next dimension, show me in

You get a little bit more this time when
You give a little bit for your brother's kind
Like she always said, oh, don't look back, just look ahead

You sing a little bit stronger when you
Remember the song of your old best friend
Like she always said, oh, don't look back, just look ahead

Everything they said about everything
Was a coming undone it's a life supreme
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah

Feasting on the flowers so fast and young
It's a light so bright that I bite my tongue
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah

Detroit

length: 3:46
producer: Danger Mouse
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer
Find me in the suburbs and
The shadow of decay
Rolling rings of rubber and
The band begins to play
Am I on the right side of the left side of your brain
Can you see the rising of old yesterday's remains
Funkadelic said it best I think you know the rest
Time don't stand a chance against this motor madness

Don't you worry baby I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy
Don't you worry baby I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy
Don't you worry baby I'm like
The Stooges and J Dilla, yeah
They tore this town apart
Put me back together, well
I guess that's quite an art

Henry won the war you see
but not with pen or sword
He did it with the little thing I think it's called a Ford

Funkadelic said it best I think you know the rest
Time don't stand a chance against this motor madness
Don't you worry baby I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy
Don't you worry baby I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy
Don't you worry baby I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy
Everything's so hazy I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy I'm like
Detroit, I'm crazy
Everything's so hazy

This Ticonderoga

length: 3:35
producer: Danger Mouse
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer
I met a man in a rock and roll band he said won't you come with me
I let him know that I could not go you see I get mine for free

We are all just soldiers in this battlefield of life
One thing that's for certain is my burning appetite
Step inside the emotional ride I could use some company
Illusionary is so d*** scary I call my best friend Flea

This Ticonderoga is an element that shines
Connected by the great unknown between us there are lines

Yes I told her that
I'm the older cat
Can I scratch your back all day
I would not have it any other way

Means so much to me
Can you see the we
What are we ever gonna do when all I want to be is next to you

I took a girl from the underworld and I held her way too tight
When it's all been said and done she was not up for the fight
We are all just soldiers in this open field of time
Hoping to get with you when you get right with your mind

It's my favorite
So I savor it
I must report that life is short
So of your love I'll take ten quarts well

There's no end to this
Don't pretend to miss
You and you would not repent for sitting on my elephant and

Am I crazy to
Join the lazy zoo
All these human b***erflies and
Cactus flowers swollen eyes and
I want the devil's share
Of you I do declare
Again I'm asking can I do
When all these animals want to be just like you

I met a girl with long black hair and she opened up so wide
A daffodil growing in Brazil and I picked her for my bride

We are all just soldiers in this epic loving flight
And no one that I know has ever really done it right

Done it right
Done it right
Done it right
Done it right

Encore

length: 4:14
producer: Danger Mouse
conductor: Daniele Luppi
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
viola: Briana Bandy
cello: Armen Ksajikian
strings arranger: Daniele Luppi
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
violin: Peter Kent and Sharon Jackson
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer
Listen to the Beatles and the sound of laughing Ed McMahon, we got high
Educated by a world so full of self and lost in s***e, too much pride
Cosmonauts and dirty thoughts are juggling the juggernaut, Soviet Spy
Every now and then when I remember to befriend, the little things in life
Hey you're fine
I wanna listen to the radio
Driving down Calexico highway
And now I know the signs for sure

Hold my hand
I want to share it all with Mary
Results are gonna vary now

Later on I'll read to you the things that I've been needing to say goodbye
Walk away from mom and dad to find the love you never had, tell no lies
Carry on and write a song that says it all and shows it off 'fore you die
Take a little breath before you catch an early death there is so much sky
Hey you're fine
I wanna listen to the radio
Driving down Calexico highway
And now I know the signs for sure

Hold my hand
I want to share it all with Mary
Results are gonna vary now
Skinny brains and little stains upon your
face teenage remains tell me more
Lifted in the fifties when you really rather drifted through time, let's soar

Hey you're fine
I wanna listen to your radio
Driving down the Calexico highway
And now I know the signs for sure, for sure

Hold my hand
I want to share it all with Mary
Results are gonna vary now

The Hunter

producer: Danger Mouse
conductor: Daniele Luppi
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
viola: Briana Bandy
cello: Armen Ksajikian
choir vocals: Greg Whipple, Alexx Daye, David Loucks, Kennya Ramsey, Matthew Selby, SJ Selby, Loren Smith and Beverly Chitwood
strings arranger: Daniele Luppi
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
violin: Peter Kent and Sharon Jackson
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, Brian Burton
Woke up this morning like I always do
I still like to think that I'm new
Time just gets its way
Strawberries left to decay

Can't find my pants or my bank account
Don't you slip away
Voices that start to betray

Even though you raised me I will never be your father
King of each and every Sunset Marquis
Even though you're crazy you will never be a bother
You're my old man in the sea

I still like to laugh when I make a joke
I still like to think that there's hope
Time just has its say
Strawberries left to decay

Struck by the sight of an empty hall
Don't you fade away
Voices that start to betray

Even though you raised me I will never be your father
King of each and every Sunset Marquis
Even though you're crazy you will never be a bother
You're my old man in the sea

The hunter gets hunted
We all get confronted
Don't just slip away
Voices that start to betray

Even though you raised me I will never be your father
King of each and every Sunset Marquis
Even though you're crazy you will never be a bother
You're my old man in the sea

Dreams of a Samurai

length: 6:09
producer: Danger Mouse
mixer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
recording engineer: Kennie Takahashi
choir vocals: Greg Whipple, David Loucks, Kennya Ramsey, Matthew Selby, SJ Selby, Loren Smith, Beverly Chitwood and Alexx Daye
synthesizer: Brian Burton
additional programming: Nigel Godrich
assistant mixer: John Armstrong
assistant engineer: Todd Monfalcone
solo: Beverly Chitwood
writer: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer
Standing naked in your kitchen
Feeling free that I could be alive
Clearly I'm a contradiction
Too young to be my wife
A peaceful storm is never hectic
Her mellow voice that I could be within
The uniform is anorexic
A jealous choice won't win

A metamorphosis samurai
Y'got a little lord fish and you don't know why I got a
Metamorphosis samurai

Paint your face cause I'm a black foot
I thought I counted up the fireflies
Close enough to get a good look
Time to mobilize

A Metamorphosis samurai
Y'got a little lord fish and I don't know why I got a
Metamorphosis samurai

I'm a lonely lad
I've lost myself out on the range
I don't remember much
So don't ask me I've gone insane
Taking acid in the graveyard
Stealing food to keep the night alive
Every day I try to play hard
Even with my lies

The day they found you on a tour bus
The news was barren as a desert bone
The tabloids made a kind of small fuss
A couple pictures shown

I'm a lonely lad
I've lost myself out on the range
I don't remember much
So don't ask me I've gone insane
Slowly turning into driftwood
No one ever wants to die alone
Thinking that a pretty gift could
Make you less unknown

Dirty sneakers on the pavement
The brilliant features of a common man
See the miracle of your life
No one ever can

I'm a lonely lad
I've lost myself out on the range
I don't remember much
So don't ask me I've gone insane

See the world go by
The changes that we entertain
I don't recall it all
Remember I have gone insane