"Green Heaven" as written by Anthony Kiedis and Michael 'flea' Balzary....
About this planet, there is something I know
There's a very big difference between above and below
A friend foe, or bro, leave your body on the floor
Let your spirit fly away like the soul of a crow
Here, above land, man has laid his plan
And yes, it does include the Ku Klux Klan
We got a government so twisted and bent
Bombs, tanks and guns is how our money is spent
We got V.D., heroin, greed and prostitution
Tension, aggravation, L. Ron Hubbard solution
Not to mention hard-core chemical pollution
If you think you're just away, you're in a mental institution
And that's a heart felt shame
'cause everyone's crazy, everyone's the same
So, why should only Larry, Curly and Moe be to blame?
Time now to take you to a different place
Where peace lovin' whales flow through liquid outer space
A groovin' and a gliddin' as graceful as lace
A never losing touch with the ocean's embrace
Diviner than the dolphin, that there is none
'Cause dolphins just-a like to have a lot of fun
No one tells 'em how their life is run
And no one points at them with a gun
They have a lot of love for every living creature
The smile of a dolphin is a built in feature
They be movin' in schools but everyone's the teacher
Someday mister dolphin, I know I'm go'n to meet you
Back to the land of the police man
Where he does whatever he says he can
Including hating you because you're a Jew
Or beating black ass, that's nothing new
Trigger happy cops, they just like to brawl
They use guns, clubs, gas, but that's not all
They got puke, ridden prisons and sex sick jails
Fuck the poor, if you're rich you pay the bail
So support your police, support your local wars
That's the way to open economic doors
Why do we do it? 'Cause the president's a whore
We assume the position to sell the ammunition
What the fuck? It's the american tradition
Along with going fishin' apple pies in the kitchen
Isn't it bitchin' seeing dead men in ditches?


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"Green Heaven" as written by Anthony Kiedis Michael Balzary

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    General CommentThis one's really obvious, and also very beautiful/meaningful for their old stuff. He's basically saying that world sucks with our current government and people

    "Here, above land, man has laid his plan
    And yes, it does include the Ku Klux Klan
    We got a government so twisted and bent
    Bombs, tanks and guns is how our money is spent
    We got V.D., heroin, greed and prostitution"

    Then he goes on to say that we should take a lesson from ocean creatures who live in peace:

    "Diviner than the dolphin, that there is none
    'Cause dolphins just-a like to have a lot of fun
    No one tells 'em how their life is run
    And no one points at them with a gun
    They have a lot of love for every living creature
    The smile of a dolphin is a built in feature"
    BadmanXon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentReally now, how stupid do you think we are that we need that song explained to us? Shit.

    ... Anyhow, I just wanted to say I took the lyrics for this one and wrote them out on my black messenger bag in silver sharpie, it looks sweet as shit.

    I <3 the peppers!
    lahdeefriggindaon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenterrm.... I'm pretty sure I implied that. But there was no comment on this song, I felt there deserved to be, considering it's wicked. Especially how the key changes relate to the mood of the song
    BadmanXon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyea but ya still went and did it..... and, well, I'm a bitch. ;-) oh well. Yea the key changes are genious.
    lahdeefriggindaon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhich is version better tho...the Out In L.A. Demo Version...or the self-titled album???
    jazzman1717on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI prefer Anthonys vocals and Hilells playing from the Out In L.A. demo, but i do enjoy the fuller sound of the albulm version.
    Joshua_Can_Funkon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDemo is way better... The opening and everything and just the sheer rawness of it really complements the lyrics so much nicer than the album version.
    Unl8nswallowon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI gotta agree, the whole 'Out In LA' album rocks!
    1000_bongson May 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like the version on what hits the best because of the intro their guitarist hillel slovak sticks a hollow tube down his throat and attaches it to his guitar and he basically talks and it mixes in with whatever he plays
    mr c markerton December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song has beautiful lyrics and the way anthony describes the ocean is amazing. everything hes written in the song is what i agree with, the ocean is a beautiful place and we've cocked up our planet on land
    FleaFlyFloon June 20, 2005   Link

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