"Torture Me" as written by and Chad G Smith Michael Peter Balzary....
Because I'm happy to be sad
I want it all I want it bad
Oh oh
It's what I know

A vintage year for pop I hear
The middle of the end is near

Let's go, oh
It's what I know
Torture me and torture me
It's forcin' me so torture me please
Torture me with sorcery
It's forcin' me so torture me please

All the leaves are turning brown
The wind is pushing me around
Let's go
It's what I know

Torture me and torture me
It's forcin' me so torture me please
Torture me with sorcery
It's forcin' me so torture me please

The will of God is standing still
Brazilian children get their fill
Let's go

Let's turn it up and dumb it down
The vision of your ultra sound
Is so

All the leaves are turning brown
The wind is pushing me around
Let's go

A vintage year for pop I hear
The middle of the end is near
It's so

Torture me and torture me
It's forcin' me so torture me please
Torture me with sorcery
It's forcin' me so torture me please

Torture me and torture me
It's forcin' me so torture me please
Torture me with sorcery
It's forcin' me so torture me please


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"Torture Me" as written by John Anthony Frusciante Michael Balzary

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    General CommentHAHA that's the great flea in the trumpet!!
    papiLPSon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the intro :)
    Alnervikon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song actually sounds tortured..if that's even possible idk the way anthony drags out his "oohs" it makes me wanna give him a hug.
    when i first heard this song though, the first thing i screamed was "TRUMPET!" gotta love it..
    venicequeeenon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe's really depressed. talks about how pop is all over the media, even if the earth is almost gone-pop is there for people to hear about. it's like he's being tourtoured. feels like he';s in the middle of a storm... around the world ppl are in disasters, but ppl are stupid and just listen to the media, which is sickening
    Laurz208on May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, first i wanna say hey, I'm new at sonmeanings..

    This song is about depression , i agree. But i think " because I'm happy to be sad " shows that the song is also about persons that like to be sad, because it helps them to handle a hard situation.

    I'm a totally Peppers fan and i have already fallen in love with Stadium Arcadium!
    rodman89on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWOW. A traditional RHCP style song. It's great - new stuff like stadium arcadium - but keeping the old groove too.
    Great, upbeat yet downtowned song. The lyrics are clearly talking about a whirlwind of emotion and circumstance that is bringing him down. It's like everything is tormenting and torturing him and he'll just sit back at take it. He's 'happy to be sad' and he'll take the torture. Thanks to laurz, he feels like he's in the middle of a storm and around the world are disasters he can't stand.
    trixareforkrison May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTorture me really reminds me of throw away your television. It's just sort of that type of style & the upbeat heavy sounds. I dunno if anyone else'd think that or is it just me? (i wouldn't say taytv live sounds like torture me)
    Jeglingon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah haha i actually get the whole television thing. i think AK is also dealing with frausteration with the world here, not just depression. he's annoyed that everything seems so superficial, from the media to maybe his friends, etc. i don't know, just a thought!
    its_a_wild_worldon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it has to do with drugs. "I'm happy to be sad." Maybe he is tempted by his old lifestyle.
    2worldon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it has to do with drugs. "I'm happy to be sad." Maybe he is tempted by his old lifestyle.
    2worldon June 19, 2006   Link

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