"Purple Stain" as written by and Chad G Smith Michael Peter Balzary....
To finger paint is not a sin
I put my middle finger in
Your monthly blood is what I win
I'm in your house now let me spin

Python power straight from Monty
Celluloid loves got a John Frusciante
Spread your head and spread the blanket
She's too free and I'm the patient

Black and white a red and blue
Things that look good on you
And if I scream don't let me go
A purple stain I know

Knock on wood we all stay good
'Cause we all live in Hollywood
With Dracula and Darla Hood
Unspoken words were understood

Up to my ass in alligators
Let's get it on with the alligator haters
Did what you did did what you said
What's the point yo what's the spread

Black and white a red and blue
Things that look good on you
And if I scream don't let me go
A purple stain I know
And if I call for you to stay
Come hit the funk on your way
It's way out there but I don't care
'Cause this is where I go

Knock on wood we all stay good
'Cause we all live in Hollywood
With Dracula and Darla Hood
Unspoken words were understood

It's way out there but I don't care
'Cause this is what I want to wear

Knock on wood we all stay good
'Cause we all live in Hollywood

To finger paint is not a sin
I put my middle finger in
Your monthly blood is what I win
I'm in your house now let me spin

Feather light but you can't a move this
Farley is an angel and I can prove this
Purple is a stain upon my pillow
Let's sleep weeping willow

Black and white a red and blue
Things that look good on you
And if I scream don't let me go
A purple stain I know
And if I call for you to stay
Come hit the funk on your way
It's way out there but I don't care
'Cause this is where I go

Knock on wood we all stay good
'Cause we all live in Hollywood
With Dracula and Darla Hood
Unspoken words were understood

It's way out there but I don't care
'Cause this is what I want to wear

Knock on wood we all stay good 'cause we all live in Hollywood


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"Purple Stain" as written by John Anthony Frusciante Michael Balzary

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    General Commenti find the line, "celluloid love's got a john frusciante" to be the most intriguing. i think it's a nice little contrast, as 'celluloid' can not only refer to the plastic but also Hollywood in general (i.e. the film industry as celluloid was once used in actual film). This line could be criticizing the plastic fakeness/superficiality of Hollywood but at the same time this line is realizing john frusciante is a part of this place (LA) even if he isn't a part of the fake scene or attitudes of other celebrities (thus the contrast). Thus the 'celluloid love' has an awesome person like john frusciante, whether or not he desires to be associated with all that the 'celluloid love' represents
    you know?
    as for the rest of the song...haha i'll refrain from analyzing as i just went into great depth to explain one line!
    musiklebenon May 01, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"to finger paint is not a sin...your monthly blood is what i win"= its cool to finger a girl on her period
    greatestlieon May 28, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCelluloid is what they make guitar picks from, maybe 'celluloid loves John Fruiscante' because he's so good at guitar. Ok, that's far fetched, sorry.....
    Scandion April 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think Ant was just in a crazy/horny mood and decided to write a silly sex song. Just for a laugh.... That's how I see it! :D
    jellybelly666on September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm a big fan. This song kinda put me off for a while though. I'm no prude. I just find the opening lines quite crude(and i wasn't meaning to rhyme). If i met anthony, i'd like to ask what he ment by it.
    pishion February 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthahaat first i didn't really pay attention to the lyrics, i only heard "to finger paint is not a sin, i put my middle finger in" so i just assumed it was really about finger painting cause of the chorus too.. i was very confused. lol.. i mean, rhcp had written silly songs before, but finger painting?!?!? and that's the end of my story. thankfully though i have been enlightened.
    dosedxbyyouon April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentZanix are you fucking retarded? When was the last time your's or your boyfriends semen left a purple stain on a pillow? When a man puts his penis into a womans vagina and excretes semen she gets pregnant. Therfore, she would obviously not get pregnant if you just put your fucking finger in her. Anyways, yeah this song is about fingering a chick on the rag. Most of the chili peppers songs are about sexual matters, just read his book to find that out. Thats one of the reasons rhcp is a great band, because they dont give a shit what other people think about how crazy they are.
    halius_noiron April 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe fingered a girl in his room. She was on the rag.
    They were under a black light, so the stain came out as purple.
    heyitsmikeon July 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe first time i listened to this song someone was like listen it says"to finger BANG is not a sin i put my middle finger in" and me and my friend had it stuck in our heads but couldnt think of who sings it so i just looked it up and started laughing my ass off cause we all thought it said to FINGER BANG.......... lol we were ripid tho so it ok.....lmao
    bens4evaon March 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm just shocked right now. english is not my mother tongue.. so i just used to love this song without knowing the lyric's true meaning.... lol wow
    rifleloveon November 28, 2010   Link

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