"Behind the Sun" as written by Jack Irons, Hillel Slovak, Michael James Beinhorn, Anthony Kiedis and Michael Peter Balzary....
One day while bathing in the sea
My talking dolphin spoke to me
He spoke to me in symphony
From freedom's peace beneath the sea
He looked to me eyes full of love
Said yes we live behind the sun

Behind the sun
Behind the sun
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Behind the sun

The sun goes up and the sun gets down
But like the heart of the sun my heart continues to pound

Behind the sun

Now while I shower in the rain
I watch my dolphin swim away
The one who listens to the surf
Can feel the pulse beat of the earth
And like my dolphin swims so free
The sun does swim into the sea

Behind the sun
Behind the sun
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah
Behind the sun
Behind the sun

An island flying through the sky
One day your son might ask you why
And if you son should be a girl
She too might ask you of this world
The sun shines sweet upon your beach
And yes my dolphin loves to teach

Behind the sun
Behind the sun
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah
Behind the sun

The sun goes up and the sun gets down
But like the heart of the sun my heart continues to pound

Behind the sun, wow


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"Behind the Sun" as written by Michael James Beinhorn Michael Peter Balzary

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, MoeBeToBlame, A SIDE MUSIC LLC D/B/A MODERN WORKS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentThis song actually reminds me a bit of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (or whatever its called) where it says that dolphins are as smart as us, but all they do is play around, and the dolphins say that that is WHY they are smarter. They have a better, loving world, without all the war and wrongs in a person's world.

    This is a theme from Green Heaven, too, which was only two albums earlier.
    Lisanaon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin kiedes book he talks about how him and his friend get acid and go to mexico and hang out at the sand bar all day with the dolphins so i think thats waht this song is about
    grant889on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm..this is an interesting one..sounds a bit psychadelic to me..probably about drugs
    grooveygroveson April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnah, i think it's just about a dolphin that spoke to him one time.
    TheHamManon May 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts about how, in order to reach inner peace and see true beauty, you must connect with and love the earth, because without it we all shall perish.
    lahdeefriggindaon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lahdeefrigginda. Also it wasn't entirely writen by the Chilis, if I remember correctly the Chilies only co-wrote it. It was their producer Michael Bienhorne who wrote most of it i think.
    Joshua_Can_Funkon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it has such a cool vibe to it and makes me think of summer.
    redhedrockeron April 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my cuzzie sarah ridgeway who is majorly obsessed with dolphins.also its by the RED HOT chili peppers, so its awesome.anthony kiedis is going to bo my lover one day.the end
    SHUBOKIon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentif anyone dosent know jack irons (the drummer back then) has lots of whales and dolphin tattoos and they mean allot to him through peace and all that stuff. he also wanted hillel to stop drugs. i think that jack wanted this song go to hillels head and be clean. sadly that didnt happen and rhcp got it a hit because of that. god bless this beautiful band
    i love JFon December 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI cant figure this out, on one hand I always thought it was about being in tune with nature and animals/earth, but on the other hand this line makes me think:

    Now while I showered in the rain
    I watch my dolphin swim away

    Maybe a reference to drugs as in the sun is sobre and the rain is drugs so the dolphin swims away, being his senses are drowned/numbed whilst on drugs (possibly) or maybe vice versa. Still a great song
    RedHotRickon December 29, 2004   Link

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