Shiver for me girl
Deliver for me my darling
Pushin' up to you
A river that runs right thru you
Swim for your smile
In a blue rock quarry
Make it for me baby
You won't be sorry
Shiver for my now
Deliver for me my darling

Chorus:
Miles and miles of nether worlds I roam
Settle for love you're never far from home
Carry me down into the waters of
Carry me down into the waters of love
Two of us were made of angels dust
I've been around
But not around enough

Shadow my free form
A woman that I could keep warm
Quiver for me girl
Give me your head and shoulders
Shot from the pages of love and glory
Sleeping next to you and I'm in your story
Shadow my free form
A woman that I could keep warm

(Chorus)

Let's go
I know, I make it for two
Intuitions only what you take from it
I know, I make it for two
You were there and I was fortunate
I know, I make it for two

Shiver for me now
Deliver for me my darling
A living that I could
Be giving to you my sweet love
Swim for your smile
In a blue rock quarry
Make it for me baby
You won't be sorry
Shot from the pages of
Love and glory
Sleeping next to you
And I'm in your dream

Settle for love


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  • +2
    General CommentAre me2817 and I the only ones who think that this song is sexy?

    It seems to be about the difference between sex and love, and the pleasure of making both intertwine into one. Depending on who you ask some may think that the two are separate entities.
    The whole first verse seems to refer to lovemaking..'Shiver, Deliver, Pushin...right thru you, you won't be sorry.' In the second verse...'Quiver...give me your head and shoulders.' When he says "Sleeping next to you
    and I'm in your dream," it reminds of the aftermath of a great lovemaking session...when you literally have sugar plums dancing in your head immediately after the act. Need I say more?

    Now before you go calling me a horndog, let me explain. What he is expressing is quite lovely actually. He talks about the joy of sex...as well as the greater joy of true love. He'd obviously rather have both, but if he had to choose he'd "Settle for love."
    ophelia219on December 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike all the new songs on By The Way, the lyrics are almost nonsense when they are read, and they take on a new, fresh meaning when you hear them. This song is gorgeous, and Anthony's voice counterbalanced by the rest of the Chili Peppers ensures that it will be a favorite for a large number of people, not just myself.
    Batesmotel1091on July 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes neone else get the whole 80's vibe from the verses?
    Unglued582on June 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningOk, about the title: listen to John Frusciante's Warm Tape commentary on you tube; he confirms the title is about the fact this song was done on a synthesizer. Some research later,I realized he was referring to analogue warmth, a technical term meaning this song was not digitally recorded. So the title does not affect the lyrics in any way.

    Now if I could just figure out what the heck the line missing from the CD jacket says...
    word51on October 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is song it's sweet, represents love i think. I think that anthony is in love with and what he says is that they are in love so ¿why be scared of? he is she is love, and she has to trust he.
    poton August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my least favourite song on by the way it sounds kind of tame compared to all the others but its still not a bad song and is not the worst RHCP song ever
    JJskaman3on September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"A song to make babies to"
    me2817on March 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe whole CD is tame. This song is kinda eerie with whatever's playing in back of the verses. But the chorus has some bite to it. And the end is pretty sweet. I think this is another one of Anthony's prose(is that the word I'm looking for?)-type stream of consciousness songs about love. Which is pretty cool cause those types of songs really tend to convey the message of letting love overtake you and letting it flow through you, to and from other people.
    suckmykisson April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the chorus..lthe rest of it's a bit *cough*.
    grooveygroveson May 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentweird...this is actually one of my favorite songs off by the way. I love when he goes "shiver for me"
    apacherosepeacockon June 23, 2003   Link

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