"Meet Me At The Corner" as written by Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Michael 'flea' Balzary and Josh Klinghoffer....
Please don't ask me who,
Or who you think I am
I could live without that,
I'm just a modest man

Meet me at the corner and, oh
Tell me what to do
'Cause I messed up on you,
And had I known all that I do now
I'm guessing we're through now,
Receding into the forest
I will lay around and wait
And I'll wait for you

Please don't ask me where,
Or where you think I've been
I've been a lot of places
But this could be my win

Meet me at the corner where I'll
Tell me what to do
'Cause I messed up on you,
And had I known all that I do now
I'm guessing we're through now,
Receding into the forest,
I will lay around and wait
And I'll wait for you

I feel so bad, I thought you'd wanna know
I feel so bad, I thought you'd wanna know
Something I wanna show,
I thought you'd wanna know

Please don't say you want
To keep in touch I bare
To see you on the corner
That I just can't bare

Meet me at the corner and, oh
Tell me what to do
'Cause I messed up on you,
And had I known all that I do now
I'm guessing we're through now
Receding into the forest,
I will lay around and wait

And I turn, I turn my head
When I thought I saw a sign from the Gods
A sign from the Gods that you were meant to be mine
And it's fine, taking it all for a ride
Until the day when it's gone
I mystified my way and it all went wrong
When it's gone
I live and I learn and I lose and I win,
But it's better than ever, whenever I'm here,
Thank you girl for everywhere that we've been


Lyrics submitted by aristuma21, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Kalico37

"Meet Me at the Corner" as written by Anthony Kiedis Michael Balzary

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  • +2
    General CommentI really don't see it as an allusion to drugs, I think it's pretty simple, just about breaking up a relationship.
    Been there a few days ago, so I'm pretty sure about it, heheh, but hey, fuck it.


    I love the guitars and drums in this song, and it's pretty interesting how they keep a sad mood all along the song, until, at the very end, they "cheer it up" a bit when the main character says he's happier and thankful about everything.


    Top 2 on the new record for me (tied with Goodbye Hooray).
    GustavoPinhoon October 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it sounds like he no longer wants to meet his drug dealer on the corner. The cd booklet doesn't include the 'and oh' or 'Endo' or whatever he is saying after 'Meet Me at the Corner.'
    He feels like shit meeting his dealer and doing drugs until he turns his head and sees a sign from the gods. You can hear the positive swing of the song near the end, finished off with a happy little outro.

    Excellent song.
    potterfaceon September 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's the fixed lyrics:

    Please don't ask me who-
    Oh, who you think I am
    I could live without that
    I'm just a modest man

    Meet me at the corner, and oh
    Tell me what to do 'cause I messed up on you
    And had I known, oh, that I do now...
    I'm guessing we're through now
    Receding into the forest,
    I will lay around and wait
    And I'll wait for you

    Please don't ask me where-
    Oh, where you think I've been
    I've been a lot of places
    But this could be my whim

    Meet me at the corner, would I
    Tell me what to do
    'Cause I messed up on you
    And had I known, oh, that I do now
    I'm guessing we're through now
    Receding into the forest,
    I will lay around and wait
    And I'll wait for you

    I feel so bad, I thought you oughta know
    And I feel so bad, I thought you oughta know
    Something I wanna show
    I thought you oughta know

    Please don't say you want
    To keep in touch out there
    To see you on the corner
    Aw, that I just can't bear

    Well, meet me at the corner and you'll
    Tell me what to do
    'Cause I messed up on you
    And had I known, oh, that I do now
    I'm guessing we're through now
    Receding into the forest,
    I will lay around and wait

    Hey, and I turned
    I turned my head when I thought
    I saw a sign from the gods
    A sign from the gods
    That you weren't meant to be mine
    And it's fine
    Taking it all for a ride
    Till the day when it's gone
    I mystified my way and it all went wrong
    When it's gone, I live and I love, and I lose and I win
    But it's better than ever, whenever I'm in
    Thank you, girl, for everywhere that I've been
    D7Kon August 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the new album by a country mile for me. Has everything that I think of when I think of the Chili Peppers. Great vocal harmonies, catchy guitar riff, and an all round catchy song. Like the other comments, I think it's about the loss of someone in your life, like breaking up with someone.
    neekappaon August 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAny one else get the feeling AK may have relapsed around Stadium Arcadium, and this is a good old coming-off-drugs song? It would explain their many dodgy performances, and possibly even helping towards JF leaving (after his experiences in the 90s, I can't imagine he'd've been too receptive to that kinda stuff.
    Avatar-rockon October 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirstly, let me say I'm a huge RHCP fan and a huge AK fan as well and my own opinion pains me to express.
    Now, I agree with the bulk of these comments being that this song is more than likely about the terrible and completely self-disappointed feeling an addict has when he or she realizes they are about to relapse and are past the point of no return. Hence the sorrowful mood the song holds until the last section.

    But as for happier sounding ending part of the song when it seems that the speaker has resisted the urge to buy more drugs, think about this, maybe he didn't resist buying the heroine...maybe he just did the heroine...and THAT is the sign from the gods...
    markallanmorrion May 05, 2014   Link

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