"Dark Necessities" as written by and Michael Peter Balzary Josh Adam Klinghoffer....
Coming out to the light of day
We got many moons than a deeper place
So I keep an eye on the shadow's smile
To see what it has to say
You and I both know
Everything must go away
Ah, what do you say?
Spinning off, head is on my heart
It's like a bit of light and a touch of dark
You got sneak attacked from the zodiac
But I see your eyes spark
Keep the breeze and go
Blow by blow and go away
Oh, what do you say?

Yeah, you don't know my mind
You don't know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I'm falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design

Stumble down to the parking lot
You got no time for the afterthought
They're like ice cream for an astronaut
Well that's me looking for weed
Turn the corner and
Find the world and show command
Playing the hand

Yeah, you don't know my mind
You don't know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I'm falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design

Do you want this love of mine?
The darkness helps to sort the shine
Do you want it, do you want it now?
Do you want it overtime?
The darkness helps to sort the shine
Do you want it, do you want it now?

Pick you up like a paperback
With the track record of a maniac
So I'm moving in and we unpack
It's the same as yesterday
Honey where we roll
Everything must go away
Ah, what do you say?

Yeah, you don't know my mind
You don't know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I'm falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design

Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah


Lyrics submitted by assan97236, edited by AdamArtz, aspinkasfloyd

"Dark Necessities" as written by Michael Peter Balzary Josh Adam Klinghoffer

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  • +6
    General CommentI think the song is about taking the dark things that happen to us in life and internalizing them to create something beautiful out of it like music. sad emotions can b essential to create art, hence the name "dark necessities"
    pjoseph12on May 24, 2016   Link
  • +2
    General CommentComing on to the light of day we got
    Many moons that are deep at play so I
    Keep an eye on the shadow smile
    To see what it has to say
    You and I both know
    Everything must go away
    What do you say
    Spinning Knot that is on my heart is like a
    Bit of light in a touch of dark you got
    Sneak attack from the zodiac
    But I see your fire spark
    Eat the breeze and go
    Blow by blow and go away
    What do you say
    Yeah
    You don’t know my mind
    You don’t know my kind
    Dark necessities are part of my design and
    Tell the world that I’m
    Falling from the sky
    Dark necessities are part of my design
    Stumble down to the parking lot you got
    No time for the after thought they’re like
    Ice Cream for an Astronaut
    Well that’s me looking for we
    Turn the corner and
    Find the world at your command
    Playing the hand
    Yeah
    You don’t know my mind
    You don’t know my kind
    Dark necessities are part of my design
    Tell the world that I’m
    Falling from the sky
    Dark necessities are part of my design
    Do you want this love of mine
    Darkness helps us all to shine
    Do you want it, do you want it now
    Do you want it all the time
    But darkness helps us all to shine
    Do you want it, do you want it now
    Pick you up like a paper back with the
    Track record of a maniac so I
    Move it in and we unpack
    It’s the same as yesterday
    Any way we roll
    Everything must go away, what do you say
    Yeah
    You don’t know my mind
    You don’t know my kind
    Dark necessities are part of my design
    Tell the world that I’m
    Falling from the sky and
    Dark necessities are part of my design
    AdamArtzon May 19, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think, it's about being in love with someone, and sumalteneously addicted of drugs.
    assan97236on May 29, 2016   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi want to say firstly that english is not my native language, so i can't understand all the lyrics. you also may find some grammar mistakes in my comment, i'm sorry.

    Coming out to the light of day
    (when he seems to be ordinary)
    We got many moons than a deeper place
    (i'm not sure, but i think it means they got many aspirations like people will understand them or just visionary views)
    So I keep an eye on the shadow's smile
    To see what it has to say
    (but he knows he's not ordinary and he likes it)
    You and I both know
    Everything must go away
    Ah, what do you say?
    (everything is ephemeral and people won't understand this even if they know. but he has courage to say it)
    Spinning off, head is on my heart
    (he can't choose between listening to his heart or his head)
    It's like a bit of light and a touch of dark
    (his white mind and black soul)
    You got sneak attacked from the zodiac
    (i really don't know. when ordinary people realise that their future is in their hands, not in stupid things like zodiac. this is like a reality's fist on their faces, like an attack)
    But I see your eyes spark
    (he knows people will remain unresponsable)
    Keep the breeze and go
    Blow by blow and go away
    Oh, what do you say?
    (they still get reality fists in their faces which are like blows, but they still stay in their lie and start to disappear)

    Yeah, you don't know my mind
    You don't know my kind
    Dark necessities are part of my design
    (i think this is very clear)
    Tell the world that I'm falling from the sky
    (he doesn't care of people's opinions)
    Dark necessities are part of my design

    Stumble down to the parking lot
    (???)
    You got no time for the afterthought
    (he has to be quick and to trust his decisions as he could regret later)
    They're like ice cream for an astronaut
    (they seem to be very strange to him)
    Well that's me looking for weed
    (but the real strange is he)
    Turn the corner and
    Find the world and show command
    Playing the hand
    (people's meaningless pride)

    Do you want this love of mine?
    The darkness helps to sort the shine
    (well, it's actually "darkness helps us all to shine")
    Do you want it, do you want it now?
    Do you want it overtime?
    The darkness helps us all to shine
    Do you want it, do you want it now?
    (he finds himself lonely and tries to explain his strangeness as he may find his love)

    Pick you up like a paperback
    (like people are very superficial? idk)
    With the track record of a maniac
    (he can be himself, a maniac, with music)
    So I'm moving in and we unpack
    It's the same as yesterday
    (he has to leave as he couldn't make friends)
    Honey where we roll
    (it's "anywhere we roll". these lyrics are wrong.)
    Everything must go away
    Ah, what do you say?
    (like anyway people will try to hide the truth, this exists)

    so, this song is about being strange and lonely, judged by people.
    aspinkasfloydon May 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMany RHCP songs have one and the same meaning. Just one more song about the relationship of a couple with destructive habits. But that is definitely the best song from 'The Getaway' album. The music video is also in RHCP style youtube.com/…. A Little bit weird like always.
    Looks like those guys have big plans for red hot chili peppers tour 2017 livetourtickets.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-2017-tour-tickets/ and going to visit going to visit fans all over the world. I hope everything will go well.
    NathanW84on December 27, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDark necessities mean bad or evil needs/desires/stuff.
    Dark addictions/tendencies that is part of his life/routine/nature
    Battling its temptations or living with it.
    jafon January 12, 2017   Link

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