"Backwoods" as written by Jack Irons, Hillel Slovak, Anthony Kiedis and Michael Peter Balzary....
Someone spilled blood many years ago
Someone spilled blood but do you know
That from the backwoods where the Chuck Berry's grow
Come your long tall daddies of a rock and roll

Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods now

Spinning' down from the clouds Like a tornado
Spinnin' out of control like a psychedelic soul
With a rhythm hittin' harder than Larry Holmes
Come your long tall daddies of rock and roll

Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods now (yeah)

Oh well Mr. Uplift Mofo my man Bo Diddley hit sippin' a bottle of nickle ripple
Play the lickity split finger licking licks for all you wicked city slick chicks

And all you nitty gritty hick we'll make your nipples ripple
Make you wanna dip your dipple make you wanna soak your hickory stick, that's rigth
Because my man has a grip on it and I do mean on it
Which brings to mind a very sinister minister kind of guy
A man named Little Richard who was born to make them bitches stir
That's right he'll make the sweet substance drip from the middle of your hillbilly lips
And like the farmer milk his cow the howling wolf will howl
And since times does allow, you all can take me to your backwoods now, yo slim

(Take me to your backwoods now) take me to your backwoods


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"Backwoods" as written by Jack Irons Michael Peter Balzary

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    General Commentnirvana and chili pepers are uncomparable dude. two of the very best at two very different genres. they didnt play come as you are to mock nirvana they respected nirvanas music and the bands were both good friends. i think they toured together and thats why tearjerker is a tribute to cobain.
    crapmonkey470on October 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs far as I know, the term "Backwoods" means a place that's out of the way...middle of nowhere if you will. I think it's just gettin' the message across that most of the big artists - Chuck Berry, Little Richard - are from the less talked about, out of the way places; this is my best guess, I haven't actually been bothered to look up where the mentioned artists are from, but feel free to ;)
    Tommy_the_Caton April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about taking it all back to the roots of rock and roll, the unspoilt places where those great names come from. Apparently, it was inspired by some fat-cat producer who wanted them to just play straight forward, Chuck Berry style rock and roll, to take it back to their roots. Obviously, they weren't keen on that idea, and he never became their producer, but this song is the love-child of the meeting.
    RJCallinanon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh i love this song, its strong. i have this song in live, and in the beginnig they starts to play "Come as you are" Nirvana, and then bout 20 seconds the guitar starts to rock you.
    poton June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawsome song dont know what exactly its all about but i have the backwood could be the deep felling traped inside of a person and he is just saying take me to those places..
    iamyouaremeon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentiamyouareme... have you even heard of any of the people anthony's singing about in here? Larry Holmes, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard... these people should ring a bell... That's the point. I suggest you search for them under "artists."
    Unl8nswallowon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAbout the roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Says Anthony Kiedis.
    butterfleafrogon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs by the Chili Peppers. It's obviously about the roots of Rock 'N' Roll, as butterfleafrog said.
    w-bon April 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i heard it i thought it was bout sex cause i couldn't understand the names, and i thought :Take me to your backwoods now, was something sexual, maybe i'm a perv...
    ANTWANmyMANon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeh I thought it was about sex but its cleaned up abit since then.

    Red Hot Chilis whoop Nirvana's ass anyday!
    freakystyleyon September 18, 2005   Link

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