"Johnny, Kick a Hole in the Sky" as written by and John Anthony Frusciante Michael Peter Balzary....
i cry, i cry
i was born in a land, i don't think you understand
god damn what i am
i'm a native of this place, please don't kick me in my face
my race has been disgraced

won't somebody testify, kick a hole right in the sky
testify testify kick a hole right in the sky
slap a liar in his eye, kick a hole right in the sky
testify testify kick a hole right in the sky johnny,
johnny, johnny
puts us in a pumpkin shell where you keep us very well
it's hell, where i dwell
when history books are full of shit, i become the anarchist
i'm pissed at this
what this country claims to be
it's a lie
no place for me
i bleed
kill my trust if you must
but in my blood there is lust
for life
that's right
apache blood is in my heart thrashing though me like a shark
crashing though the dark
what am i supposed to do
i feel like i'm cut into confused
by rules
do these cultures clash or am i living in the past
i ask please tell me fast
to what do i belong and if i change will i be wrong
i took my foot kicked a hole in the sky
i proceeded to plead fathers help me decide
a jagged flash of light struck me in the eye
i turned around and found that i was still alive
snakes rise high from the purple black sky
the red cloud rains and the black horse rides
then it dawned on my like the mornin' sun
i'm a part of two worlds and the mornin' comes
glowing embers tend to remember when
the power that is peace was treated as a friend
i am a master of and i've got to take action
i'm a man, the animal man


Lyrics submitted by PrismPuck, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentIt's basically Anthony's feelings about how him and his people have been treated in America. He's saying someone should stand up to the government and protest and do something about the harsh treatments of the past/present. He also states that most of history is full of shit about Native Americans and he wishes no one would believe them. He also wishes that America wasn't seen on a pedestol (sp?) and of high glory, but rather for the truth.
    jookiliciouson July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think you've nailed the song right in the balls.
    Songmeaningsuseron March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbut is anthony native american? dont think so.
    moe2000on July 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes, he has some native blood in him i believe.
    great interpretation, jookilicious.
    redhedrockeron April 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentusually the funk/rap RHCP songs work really well, but this really ODs on rap and (sorry 2 say it about a chili song) metal. ah, well, there's two hundred other decent ones, so not to worry!
    melrfazon October 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it is ridculous that we should hide in embarassment about how we founded this country. How do you think all the other countries got their current people in them. They were all probably at one point viciously taken over by non-indigenous people. Since America's take over was most recent, we get bashed for it. It is unfair. If you hate how our ancestors took over this land then get the hell off of it.
    Marky_Markstyleon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is so cool and is sooo true..these guys are so smart!
    this_velvet_gloveon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentanthony's mad!!! it is true bout the history books part.
    melrfaz, metal???? sorry, but i don't think there's one single part with metal...
    ANTWANmyMANon July 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdude this is the coolest song whatever the meaning
    freakystyleyon August 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbut who is johnny?
    freakystyleyon August 10, 2005   Link

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