"I Could Die for You" as written by and Chad G Smith Michael Peter Balzary....
Something inside the cards
I know is right
Don't want to live
Somebody else's life
This is what I want to be
And this is what I give to you
Because I get it free
She smiles while I do my time

I could die for you
Oh this life I choose

I'm here to be your only go-between
To tell you of the sights
These eyes have seen
What I really want to do is
Turn it into motion
Beauty that I can't abuse
You know that I'd use my senses to
You can see that
It's only everywhere
I'd take it all and then
I'd find a way to share

Come along and go
Along with me
Wander with me yo
It's all for free

I could die for you
What you want to do
Oh this life I choose

I could die for you
What you want to do
Oh this life I choose

Come again and tell me
Where you want to go
What it means for me
To be with you alone
Close the door and
No one has to know
How we are

Come along and go
Along with me
Wander with me yo
It's all for free

I could die for you
What you want to do
Oh this life I choose

I could die for you
What you want to do
Oh this life I choose
Make me want to say
I could die for you
What you want to do
Oh this life I choose
I could die for you
What you want to do
Oh this life I choose


Lyrics submitted by on_a_plain_11, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"I Could Die for You" as written by John Frusciante Michael Balzary

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., MoeBeToBlame, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a love song to his at-the-time girlfriend Yohanna, who he called Yo. It's about how much he loved her. So much that he could die for her.

    "Wander with me Yo"

    "I could die for you
    Oh this life I choose"
    Aidan_on December 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell its definatly about love. and a relationship. Alls you gotta do is look at the title. lol. i love this osng and how its an actual love song. most of the chilis love songs are about sex. lol. its nice how this is diffrent hes saying that anthony is in love very deeply, and theres more to life than drugs and sex. there is love and its the best feeling in the world. and so, metiphorically, he could die for the feeling of love itselve. :-)))
    nicolelovesrhcpon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.. the lyrics i cant relate to at all... but this song.. is just.. great.. i love the melody in it.. and it just.. flows... their new cd is just amazing, i happy i bought it with the last of my money. If you dont own it yet.. go get it.. it's deinitly worth it. =o)
    ShoulderToTheWheelon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti suppose this song relates to fleas daughter clara (maybe to his other children as well- if there are any others...)
    if you read just a little bit of "fleamail" (what you should do) you will know that his children are of very very big importance for him. i remember that he once wrote: "you owe them everything they owe you nothing" (good quote by the way).
    and to pay off this "debts" he "takes it all and then finds a way to share" it.
    he´s sharing his experiences with her ("tell you of the sights These eyes have seen"). he´s not just teling her, he tries to "put them into motion" to show her what it meant and what it really was like. this way he takes her along with him (like he often takes her on tour with him) to show her "everything", which is "for free".
    moreover the description of how to live a life in the first verse matches fleas attitude of not to give a shit about what other want you to be or think of you (what you also should do *g*). a thing that he spoke of beeing important to teach a daughter/son.

    i think this song could also be understood as description of a good friendship or maybe even a love relationship, because the chorus and the last verse speak of a strong love for someone. of course the aspects of giving and/or showing the world to someone do not really match this interpretation...

    anyway for me this is also a very nice song to think of a girl (or boy respectivly) that you would die for, wander with and whatever...
    sir_middlefingeron July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that talks bout love relationship
    "To be with you alone
    Close the door and
    No one has to know
    How we are "

    "I'd find a way to share "

    "Come along and go
    Along with me "
    "I could die for you
    Oh this life I choose"


    poton July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion, this is the most beautiful song on By The Way. Not necessarily the best, I'm not sure if I think that yet, but it is the most beautiful.
    jackAnselmoon July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song I was blown away by just how beautiful it is. Anthony still doesn't have the greatest voice, but lyrically he's come along way baby.
    fathom500on July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnthony does have the best voice. This song is about I dunno, different people will take it differently. I'd say it's about really strong friendship.
    kiefy24on August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey, i love anthony's voice! (but i guess it's all a matter of opinion).

    this song isn't my favorite off the cd, but i love the line "close the door and no one has to know how we are". isn't that just beautiful?? i feel like it's a powerful statement of love coming from him... he touches the surface on this intimacy that is completely personal to him--something that no one else can share or be part of. to me, it's a sincere and thought provoking statement.
    EfenStefon August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really don't understand why people don't like his voice, i love it but each to there own i suppose! I have to agree with EfenStef I love that line (close the door and no1 has to know how we are) it is beautiful, the whole song is beatuiful but that line stands out.
    chilipepperon August 31, 2002   Link

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