"Taste the Pain" as written by and Michael Balzary Anthony Kiedis....
Flat on my back In a lonely sprawl
I stare at the ceiling Because I can not fall
Asleep tonight
No not at all
Head lights flash Across my bedroom wall
Crying eyes open Because I can not fall
In love with you, I know not at all

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Aren't you glad you weren't afraid
Funny how the price gets paid

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Aren't you glad you weren't afraid
Funny how the price gets paid

Busted in two Like a brittle stick
I can not drink
Because my throat constricts
Lovesick from you
That will never do
Open my mouth I couldn't make a sound
I could not scream and no I could not shout
It out to you
Nothing to do

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Aren't you glad you weren't afraid
Funny how the price gets paid

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Aren't you glad you weren't afraid
Funny how the price gets paid

Yeah, yeah
This may come as a shocking surprise
I have to take a walk I have to kiss it goodbye
Goodbye my love
Goodbye my love
I am not alive

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Aren't you glad you weren't afraid
Funny how the price gets paid

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Aren't you glad you weren't afraid
Funny how the price gets paid

Oh oh how the price gets paid
Well I got to pay, I got to pay the price
I think I'll walk away
'Cause I couldn't survey, I couldn't pay
I couldn't price


Lyrics submitted by PrismPuck, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Taste the Pain" as written by Darren Henley Anthony Kiedis

Lyrics © MoeBeToBlame, FOX MUSIC, INC., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI just couldn't let this song have no comments. It is a great song, one of the best on Mother's Milk.
    Kdogon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat is wrong with you people? this song is awsome, one of their best and no one commented on it!
    i love it.
    lovekiedison April 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmost of the people here don't know who the Red Hot Chili Peppers are, they know the by the way peppers
    stringcheeseeateron May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentevidentally this was written by anthony after hillel's death. he rented out a boathouse and shut himself in, apparently doing the last of his heroin and creating this song. thats what i heard, anyway. seems to fit.....
    saying goodbye to his love, both slovak and the drugs. great song.
    redhedrockeron May 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow~ this song is awsome!!Anthony Kiedis is so hot...and he has been influencsed by so much!
    and yeah i do think this song was written about the time he was trying to get clean~
    "funny how the price gets paid"< I think hes basiclly just saying, how he didnt know what was happening/what he was getting into...and afterwards the price he had to pay for his mistakes was not what he had expected
    OneHotMiniuteon May 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great!!!!!i love flea playin' the trumpet, of course anthony wrote this song after hillel's death
    rhcp_girlon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's simply packed with emotions, espcially since it's about saying goodbye to his love (drugs) and Hillel, of course.
    Ryu breadon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTony wrote it after Hillel died. "Aren't you glad you wern't afraid" is about how he never thought he didnt really think of what could ahppen to him or his friends. "Funny how the price gets paid". The price that was paid is Hillel's life. He's walking away from drugs and feeling the pain of losing Hillel. He was off drugs for quite a while. In rehab the therapist guy or whoever said that only one person out of the whole thing would stay clean from then on, and Anthony swore hed be that one person. Too bad he was wrong. But he is off them now. I love this song.
    redhotfunkon February 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat tune, great meaning, also great way kiedis portrayed his feelings. 'goodbye my love...' its obviously him saying goodbye to drugs and hillel like Ryu_bread said.
    FleaFlyFloon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawesum song!!!! love everything about it, it's very cool and relaxed
    ANTWANmyMANon May 29, 2005   Link

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