Italian Magazine, La Repubblica XL has published an article which lists some of the lyrics from the new Red Hot Chili Peppers tracks on I’m With You! The article also features a brief overview of some of the songs.
“Start jumpin’ cause we’ve got something to say. Young lovers keep it pumping, in the street of L.A.”
Dance, Dance, Dance
“Let’s say hello, it’s safe to go. Dance, dance, dance, dance. All night long and all night long.”
Overview: Worthy end. There is no other American band that knows how to feel the pulse of LA, our city of fucking angels, like The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
“Tic toc I want to Rock you like the 80′s, Tug boat Sheila, is into memorabilia. Who’ said three is a crowd, we better get it on the go.”
Overview: First single, another spoken word for Anthony, pop jazz + percussion, funky rock. A spin from power pop to funk style of the classic RHCP CALI.
Curb your tongue oh scallywag / because you’ve got no flag to wave / save your breath for the black and white / every dog will have his day
Overview: Despicable. Black and white = the police. No flags have to wave= touched rock bottom. Every dog will have His day = The bastards pay sooner or later.
Did I Let you know
When we envision / lack of division / the planet does / another revolution.
Overview: Verses that describe the social commitment that has always characterized the RHCP, Flea and the beginning of Silverlake Conservatory of Music for kids who want to learn to play but do not have the means. Trumpet solos and an air burst of a military march.
Brendan’s Death Song
If i die before i get it done / take my words and turn them / into signs that will survive.
Overview: Nice ballad. Ode to Brendan Mullen, one of the first to believe in their talent making him open for Bad Brains, Club Lingerie, one of the more than 80 years of LA living. Died in 2009, and also the author of their first picture book, The Red Hot Chili Peppers “An Oral History Visual. Love song, enlightened about their history, spoken word California-style guitar of Anthony and Josh go with a musical medley of memories of the band.
Please don’t look trough me / hurts my heart / when you do that to me / steet life / out my window / city made breeze.
Overview: Mix of funk, punk, ballad psychodelic rock and spoken words.
Factory of Faith
All My life i was / Swinging for the fence / never playing good defense / we were gunnin for the glitter / every hot and heavy hitter.
Overview: Old ways. Starts with mega bass licks Flea + battery by Chad & Josh. Rhythm, energy, spoken word. The references to “sporting feats” suggests the recovery of Anthony, the 12 steps for those suffering from addiction.
Annie Wants a Baby
She had a gold mine, but then she wasted away.
Overview: Kiedis mirror retraces some of the stages of his life: by Cosma Shiva, the daughter of Nina Hagen, as was done outside the band because, stoned, he would disappear for weeks (for a dose has sold a guitar autographed by the Stones!)
Overview: One of the best. Slow, emotional, mirrors of a past life lived. Warning: for each song, listened to every artist, everyone can identify with more or less because of his personal experiences. Police said the United States California who lived there at the turn of 80/90 years: a mix of racism, Crisp & Bloods, colors of Dennis Hopper and Sean Penn, the degradation of Skid Row, the first hip-hop and rap later, the blacks and Mexicans. What was to become, and that..
Overview: It reflects the new spirituality of the band. Instead of drugs and alcohol, meditation, and injections of ozone, not heroin. Love for children and family. Respect and hope. The Red Hot older (good)
Thanks to Medilollo, Domenico and Venicequeen.it