"Thirty Dirty Birds" as written by Cliff Martinez, Michael Peter Balzary and Anthony Kiedis....
Thirty dirty birds
Sitting on a curb
Chirping and Burping
And eating

Dirty earthworms
Along comes Herbie
From thirty-third
And third

Saw the thirty
Dirty birds
Sitting on a curb
Chirping and Burping
And eating
Dirty earthworms
Boy he was
Disturbed


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"Thirty Dirty Birds" as written by Anthony Kiedis Michael Peter Balzary

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    General CommentNever knew this was a song. Well personally, i think this is a very deep song. I can really relate to the undercurrents of emotion running through the sweeping chorus and the beautiful harmonys. The breathtaking lyrics just make it all the more stunning. A true classic of our time. If only they made more songs like this. In fact, all their songs should be like this. Come to think of it, all their songs should be this. With different names, and possibly different animals. Like marmosets.
    Cinnamon__Spideron April 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsorry guys, but thirty dirty birds is actually an old camp fire song that flea and ak used to sing when they went camping together during high school. as is 'they're red hot' from blood sugar sex magik. sorry to spoil your fun.
    johnyf_mybabyon December 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHillel sang it at camp*
    jiq2on May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis "song" sounds like someone is burping the alphabet.lol but i still like it, and yes it's a song that one of the chili's sang at camp when they were young.
    mrs.sideikon May 01, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about thirty dirty birds who are chirping, burping, and eating dirty earthworms while sitting on a curb.
    DrJohnnySkinzon October 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdeep, man, deep
    moe2000on May 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, you see, the earthworms symbolize the underclass, the downtrodden, the minorities, be they minorities of religion, race, creed, sexual orientation, or whatever. Its not bad enough that these worms live their life out on a curb, on the harsh, sharp, hot, rough, unforgiving concrete, but NO! They are wontonly eaten and burped up by a whole flock of birds who not only sit around eating them when they are already defenseless enough, but have the nerve to SING as they do it! Then, Herbie walks by, and sees what happening. Herbie gets disturbed. Hopefully, Herbie takes action.


    Okay, holy shit, I was kidding when I wrote that, but now it makes too much sense. I scare myself...
    Unl8nswallowon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell it;s still pretty cool
    ANTWANmyMANon August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPS: THEY'RE RED HOT is a cover...
    ANTWANmyMANon August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEarly chilis is FUNK!
    young_jableson December 26, 2008   Link

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