"She's Only 18" as written by and Chad G Smith Michael Peter Balzary....
She's only 18
Don't like the Rolling Stones
She took a short cut
To being fully grown

She's got that mood ring
A little sister rose
The smell of Springsteen
A pair of pantyhose

This talking picture show
Is leaking from a silhouette
She said my man you know
It's time to get your fingers wet
Your hustle's busted when
You can't afford a cigarette
The last I heard from you
You were screaming "handle it"

Knock the world right off its feet
And straight onto its head
The book of love will
Long be laughing after you are dead
Fascinated by the look of you
And what was said
Make a play for all the
Brightest minds and light will shed

I heard some P-Funk
Out on the road again
To get your head shrunk
Is what I recommend

It's in your bloodline
A perfect Frankenstein
Out on that lone pine
I'm gonna make you mine

It's understood you wrap
Your voodoo right around my neck
You've got some glitter on your
Kitty at the discotheque
I put my lovin' in your oven
Not a head to check
The last I heard from you
You were screaming "resurrect"

Knock the world right off its feet
And straight onto its head
The book of love will
Long be laughing after you are dead
Fascinated by the look of you
And what was said
Make a play for all the
Brightest minds and light will shed

Knock the world right off its feet
And straight onto its head
The book of love will
Long be laughing after you are dead
Fascinated by the look of you
And what was said
Make a play for all the
Brightest minds and light will shed


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84, edited by aars34, 60_miles_an_hour

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  • +2
    General Commenttheres a lot of sexual references too, like 'glitter on your kitty', 'lovin in your oven' and screamin 'handle it'.
    i would say it's him talking about how sexual active teens are nowadays but, well he can't exactly talk can he? lol
    Avatar-rockon May 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThat would be about fingering a girl..
    adam07on May 12, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just love the part where it starts as "Knock the world right off its feet and straight onto its head"...im so lame i taught myself to play that part on the piano
    rhcpsuperfanon February 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about a young girl, (i think shes 18???).. but seriously.. its about how she is growing up and taking the world by storm. It talks about how she doesnt know who the rolling stones are, and how she is following trendy stuff (the mood rings arent trendy, but its simbolic). All in all i think its just a good song about a teen growning up and facing the real world
    bryanrhcpon May 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song. A few random thoughts:

    The book of love will
    Long be laughing after you're dead

    Did you write the book of love, American Pie?

    A little sister rose

    Little Sister Rose from Sly and the Family Stone?

    Glitter on your kitty and get your fingers wet, definitely sexual references.
    outclasssedon May 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the funk of this song, It reminds me of something from BSSM but the chorus seems like its from Californication. It follows the theme of Stadium Arcadium ( the mix between old and new )
    Love the song guys
    Think its bout a girl and his life as a druggy
    azerbajianon May 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh yeah, cos all he writes about is bloody drugs, hey.
    humanideeon May 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe doesn't write just about drugs. It is a big part of his song writing, because most of his life he was doing drugs, getting clean, then relapsing. So it only makes sence to write about something you've been involved in most of your life
    wookiekilleron May 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard the song was about Heather "Nika" Christie, and that he wrote it when they started going out in 2004 (when she was 18) because in the latest Rolling Stone, with RHCP on the cover, he admits to the first line being about her
    lilshorty2140on June 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentObviously, chalk full of sexual innuendo (but what ISN'T these days?) but an amazing song, now matter how you look at it. Everyone under-rates it at first I think, but the first time I heard it, I instantly fell in love with it.

    My favourite line has to be "fascinated by the look of you and what was said."
    Yunieon February 08, 2007   Link

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