I've got myself
In a masochistic hold
Why don't you let go
Shake it off
Just to redirect my flow
Come on let's go

Sit up straight
I'm on a double date
I've got to find my way
Into the light, heavy, middle weight
We don't stop rock around the clock
Motor mouthing off
In front of every other road block

Come again and tell me
What you're going thru
Like a girl who only knew
Her child was due

Memories of everything
Of lemon trees on mercury
Come to me with remedies
From five or six of seven seas
You always took me with a smile
When I was down
Memories of everything
That blew thru

Looking up into
A reverse vertigo
What an undertow
Give it up
Another stubborn scorpio
Come on, let's go

Sit up straight
I'm on a double date
I've got to find my way
Into the light, heavy, middle weight
We don't stop rock around the clock
Motor mouthing off
In front of every other road block

Come again and tell me
What you're going thru
Like a girl who only knew
Her child was due
To the moon she gave
Another good review
Turn around and look at me
It's really really you


Lyrics submitted by on_a_plain_11


On Mercury song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentany song that says 'lemon trees on mercury' is cool. but maybe that's just me... i've got a thing for citrus.
    EfenStefon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEvery time I hear this song, I'm reminded of the cover they did of "Havana Affair"...
    Dysperdison January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Red Ska-t Chili Peppers

    Who'd a thunk it

    Awesome
    TheApathyMovementon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol mr apathy, it is really SKAry how much this sounds like it's escaped from Brixton in 1981. Top song though...
    debaser2002on August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL EfenStef............this song is great but i dunno if it sounds like SKA...
    afipunk84on September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know if it sounds like ska either.... lol but I think that the chili peppers have room to write whatever they want by now without having people put labels on it? this song rocks.
    Searchin4AnimalChinon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt does sound really ska at some parts. Kick-aaaaass song tho. I like ska by the way.
    kiefy24on September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe line 'Memories of everything, of lemon trees on mercury' make me think of drug addictions.. And I feel the rest of the song connects.

    Lemon trees pictures bad things, sour times.
    Mercury is way up high.

    Figure the rest yourself.
    Runaron September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyour right runar
    poton October 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttherse not much random in the song Californication... or in Under the bridge... or in Around the world... or in I could die for you... I could go on but I dont think anyone erally cares, including me
    Darktosson March 18, 2003   Link

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