"Skinny Sweaty Man" as written by Jack Irons, Hillel Slovak, Anthony Kiedis and Michael Peter Balzary....
Flashin' lots of cash and spendin' lots-o-loot
He's sitting at the bar then he's sittin' at the booth
Across the dance floor he does scoot he's the skinny sweaty man in the green suit

The caboose that could he goes toot toot been known to gag and sometimes puke
A very good friend of granny goose he's the skinny sweaty man in the green suit

Skinny sweaty man in the green suit
He's half man and half cartoon
But good buddy don't be confused
He's full blooded Looney Tune

He's a skinny sweaty man, in his green suit, face-to-face with the man in the moon
His family doctor is Doctor Seuss if you catch him in your soup please don't shoot
A skinny sweaty man in his little suit
Skinny sweaty man in the green suit

He was new in town
A freewheelin' clown
A very funny young duke Hangin' under the roof
Of a place in time United sound

He'll play a little guitar, sing a few blues
He's the kind-a-guy that you can't refuse
Despite the fact that he's no brute
He's the skinny sweaty man in the green suit

Strike the magic groove, make him jerk and move
Like an eight legged freak in snake skin boots
Coming soon to a theater near you
He's the skinny sweaty man in the green suit

Skinny sweaty man in the green suit


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"Skinny Sweaty Man" as written by Jack Irons Michael Peter Balzary

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    General CommentIts about Hillel...
    Unl8nswallowon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentare you sure it's about hillel? i've read scar tissue by AK and from what i've taken, those lyrics dont match hillel at all.
    pocket_manualon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^^pretend i never said that^^
    (i recently read the bit in Scar Tissue that says 'skinny sweaty man' was his ode to hillel.
    Unl8nswallow, how did you know, because you said that before Scar Tissue was released? were you just geussing?
    pocket_manualon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFrom someone who has followed Red Hot Chili Peppers from a young age and read lots on the internet about them, I knew this fact also.

    I believe it says this in the autobiography as well, but at the time Hillel Slovak had taken drugs to a whole new level. He was left before shows unable to play. He was indeed a "Skinny, Sweaty Man".
    butterfleafrogon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyup, its is about hillel

    just wondering, does anyone know who does all those voice impersonations?
    rhcp24on August 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt kinda sounds like Flea to me
    Quixoticelixiron April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits still kiedis. amazing th things that guy can do w/ his voice
    GuruMuhkon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou kids are fucking stupid. "I DON'T GET THIS SONG"
    IEATFOODOKAYGUYon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentskinny sweaty mannnnnn innnn a green suit!!
    rhcpxloveon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song, because it's so different from anything I ever heard. I wont delve into the meaning of this song. Or why and how the Peppers wrote it. Cause I think it is intimate to them, and would be mean if I just made cold observations about them.. But anyway if you are in a hyper mood this song will really tire you out if you dance to it..
    Bigpapapumpon February 14, 2008   Link

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