"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


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

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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

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