"Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan cover)" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Johnny's in the basement mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat, badge out, laid off,
Says he's got a bad cough wants to get it paid off

God knows when but you're doin' it again
You better duck down the alleyway lookin' for a new friend
The man in the coonskin cap by the big pen
Wants eleven dollar bills you only got ten

Look out, kid
Look out, kid, because it's somethin' that you did
Look out, kid, because they keep all hid

Maggie comes fleet foot, face full of black soot
Talkin' at the heat put plants in the bed but the phone's tapped anyway, Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early may orders from the D.A. the double D.A

Walk on your tip toes, don't try no doz
Better stay away from those that carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose, watch the plain clothes
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows look out, kid

Look out, kid, because it's somethin' that you did
Look out, kid, because they keep all hid, look out

Looks to me like you did a little to much hittin' kid
You should've took it to the bridge before you started to skid

Look out, kid
The good god willin', we'll bebop to Bob Dylan
Chillin'em, thrillin'em, and red hot killin'em

Said killin'em
Come on, come on killin'em

Get sick, get well, hand around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell if anything is goin' to sell
Try hard, get barred, get back, write braille
Get jailed, jump bail, join the army, if you fail

But users, cheaters, six time losers hand around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool lookin' for a new fool
Don't follow leaders, watch the parkin' meters

Look out, kid
Look out, kid, because it's somethin' that you did
Look out, kid, because they keep all hid

Look out, kid, because they keep all hid, look out


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"Subterranean Homesick Blues" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General Commentthis is a Bob Dylan cover---he did the original
    masson February 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit stays true enough to the original, anyway with a few RHCP trademark deviations...
    roger wilcoon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA few?!?! This is the coolest funk song in the world. It took me a while to realise that this was Dylan's song coz it's so different. It's been amazingly Chili-fied and yet is still very much a Dylan song. It's excellent.
    Eskimo_8on June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA few?!?! This is the coolest funk song in the world. It took me a while to realise that this was Dylan's song coz it's so different. It's been amazingly Chili-fied and yet is still very much a Dylan song. It's excellent.
    Eskimo_8on June 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta very cool and original cover, theyve taken this song and made it their own
    but i much prefer the bobby d version
    ruairion May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood one, Dogbreath.
    BillaBongUSAon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentballsy cover. i like it but i guess i can understand why people like dogbreath get mad.
    crapmonkey470on October 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdog breath
    your breath isnt the only thing that stinks, ur music sense does as well
    anthony_is_my_fireon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe chilis do the best covers. This one, if you want me to stay, brandy, theyre red hot, teenager in love....the list goes on.
    itzfj5on July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttrue, best ever cover band...

    check out "if you want me to stay"...the trumpet.
    young_jableson November 15, 2008   Link

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