What I've got you've got to give it to your mama
What I've got you've got to give it to your pappa
What I've got you've got to give it to your daughter
You do a little dance and then you drink a little water

What I've got you've got to get it put it in you
What I've got you've got to get it put it in you
What I've got you've got to get it put it in you
Reeling with the feeling don't stop continue

Realize I don't want to be a miser
Confide with sly you'll be the wiser
Young blood is the lovin' upriser
How come everybody want to keep it like the kaiser

[Chorus]
Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now

I can't tell if I'm a kingpin or a pauper
Greedy little people in a sea of distress
Keep your more to receive your less
Unimpressed by material excess
Love is free love me say hell yes

I'm a low brow but I rock a little know how
No time for the piggies or the hoosegow
Get smart get down with the pow wow
Never been a better time than right now

Bob Marley poet and a prophet
Bob Marley taught me how to off it
Bob Marley walkin' like he talk it
Goodness me can't you see I'm gonna cough it

[Chorus]

Lucky me swimmin' in my ability
Dancin' down on life with agility
Come and drink it up from my fertility
Blessed with a bucket of lucky mobility

My mom I love her 'cause she love me
Long gone are the times when she scrub me
Feelin' good my brother gonna hug me
Drink my juice young love chug-a-lug me

There's a river born to be a giver
Keep you warm won't let you shiver
His heart is never gonna wither
Come on everybody time to deliver

[Chorus]

What I've got you've got to give it to your mama
What I've got you've got to give it to your pappa
What I've got you've got to give it to your daughter
You do a little dance and then you drink a little water



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"Give It Away" as written by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Michael W. Smith, Amy Lee Grant

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  • +3
    General Comment:In his book Anthony Kiedis said himself that its about giving things away to make yourself feel good. His girlfriend gives him this jacket that he really likes and she basically says take it I have a closet full of clothes and you like it I would like if you took it. So he took it and came up with this song because giving things away makes you feel happy. So contrary to the popular belief its not about sex.
    RHCP4lifezon June 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:At its base, this song is about a friend of AK's who gave him an expensive leather jacket when he was a young junkie. He protested that it was a very expensive item for her to give to him, but she replied that nothing is worth anything unless you "give it away". He remembered this some years later when writing this song.
    meghanfruon March 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think it is VVVVV obvious, and such a good boy! He loves his mamma, what a good boy.
    Golgothaon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:awsome song incredible bass line
    skateron June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this is an awesome song..lyircs are great.... they are just an all around great band
    why arent there a lot of comments for this song?
    KaTeSbAdDAYon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:In my opinion this is the Chili's best song, the video kicks ass!!!! Some of the lyrics are worrying, "Feeling good my brother gonna hug me, Drink my juice young love chug-a-lug me", but this is my fave song, from my fave Chili album...... COME ON, WHERE ARE THE REST OF THE COMMENTS??????
    DJ_Meaton July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:the guitar drives me wild!! john frusciante is a genius
    i also love the verse
    Lucky me swimmin' in my ability
    Dancin' down on life with agility
    Come and drink it up from my fertility
    Blessed with a bucket of lucky mobility
    just sounds so cool
    smitchlovesfunkon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song but it's still one of my less favourite songs ob Blood, Sugar...
    Guess that just shows how much i love the Peppers
    JJskaman3on September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:something's wrong with society... Sk8er Boi by that evil commy bitch Avril Lavigne had 963 POSTS!!! AND GIVE IT AWAY ONLY HAS 8, WELL 9 NOW?! How did things get like this?!
    Darktosson March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Bob Marley poet and a prophet
    Bob Marley taught me how to off it
    Bob Marley walkin' like he talk it
    Goodness me can't you see I'm gonna cough it


    This part maybe about weed?
    Muzzyon March 19, 2003   Link

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