"Hump de Bump" as written by and Chad G Smith Michael Peter Balzary....
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)

Forty detectives this week
Forty detectives strong
Takin' a stroll down love street
Strollin', is that so wrong?
Can I get my co-dependant?

Hump de bump doop bodu
Bump de hump doop bop
Hump de bump doop bodu

Oh no

Bump de hump doop bodu
Hump de bump doop bop
Bump de hump doop bodu

Bump, bump

It must have been a hundred miles
Or any of a hundred styles
It's not about the smile you wear but
The way we make out

When I was an all-aloner
Nothing but a two-beach comber
Anybody seen the sky, I'm
I'm wide awake now!

Workin' the beat as we speak
Workin' the belle du monde
Believe in the havoc we wreak
Believin', is that so wrong?
Can I get my co-dependant?

Hump de bump doop bodu
Bump de hump doop bop
Hump de bump doop bodu

Bump de hump doop bodu
Hump de bump doop bop
Bump de hump doop bodu

Bump, bump

C'mon

It must have been a hundred miles
Any of a hundred styles
It's not about the smile you wear but
The way we make out

When I was an all-aloner
Nothing but a two-beach comber
Anybody seen the sky, I'm
I'm wide awake now

(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)
(Gon' getchya, gon' shake ya)

Hump de bump doop bodu
Bump de hump doop bop
Hump de bump doop bodu

Oh no

Bump de hump doop bodu
Hump de bump doop bop
Bump de hump doop bodu

Bump, bump

Listenin' to what I said
And try to get it through your head
A little bit of circumstance and
A chance to make out

Livin' in a citadel
It's hard enough to be yourself
Waiting for the bell to toll and
I'm wide awake now

It must have been a hundred miles
Or any of a hundred styles
It's not about the smile you wear but
The way we make out

When I was an all-aloner
Nothing but a two-beach comber
Anybody seen the sky I'm
I'm wide awake now


Lyrics submitted by bobjebus16, edited by Mellow_Harsher, ZeroThaHero

"Hump de Bump" as written by John Anthony Frusciante Michael Balzary

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  • +2
    General CommentI think that this song has two do with two people (guy and girls) trying to get away from everyone else to Hump De Bump.

    "40 dectives this week
    40 dectives strong
    Takin' a stroll down Love Street
    Strollin' is that so wrong
    Can I get my co-defendant"

    I think that the 40 detectives represents everyone watching what the couple does, when all they are trying to do is "stroll down Love street."

    "Livin' in a citadel
    It's hard enough to be yourself
    Waiting for the bell to toll
    And I am wide awake now"

    this part means that they live in a closely monitered area where they can't get away and they can't be themselves (flirty, sexy, horny). But then the opportunity comes along to get away, and they are "wide awake now," or ready to get it on.

    "Must have been a hundred miles
    And of a hundred styles
    It's not about the smile you wear
    But the way we make out"

    The hundred miles is a metaphor for a long period of time and many different ways that they have tried to get away. and it is not about how you look, but how how you love.
    kenyanon May 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentright lyrics wierd order, after the hump de bumps it goes:

    -must have been->wide awake now,
    -workin the beat -> co dependant
    -bump de humps
    -must have been->wide awake now
    -bump de humps

    then carry on.

    great song... i think the meaning may be more, i think it may be about like the way they toured and that, when they were younger, not sure though...
    Avatar-rockon May 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, it is just about humping da bump :) not much interpretation :)
    Painbeareron November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentANYONE POSTED HERE???? HOW CAN THIS BE???!! Have you heared this song?! Amazing, good old funk! This is wut i was waitin for!

    STADIUM ARCADIUM COMES OUT TOMORROW!!! LETS GO GET THE LIMITED EDITION!!!!
    papiLPSon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou've gotta hump de bump...

    Not much to interpret other than humping da bump.
    adam07on May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guitar in this sounds like "I Like Dirt".. Cool song though
    the34truthon May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the horns and drums. This totally could have been off of Freaky Styles, UMPP, RHCP, or Mother's Milk.
    adam07on May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops that's freaky styley, heh
    adam07on May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bass riff in this is so much like american ghost dance. the beginning of it sounds just like it.
    i love this song, proper chili funk
    FleaFlyFloon May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like Chad's drum solo.
    adam07on May 12, 2006   Link

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