"Deep Kick" as written by Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Michael 'flea' Balzary and David Navarro....
It started when we were little kids
Free spirits but already tormented by our own hands
Given to us by our parents we got together
And wrote on desks and slept in laundry rooms near snowy mountains
And slipped through whatever cracks we can find minds altered
We didn't falter in portraying hysterical and tragic characters
In a smog filled universe
We loved the dirty city
And the journeys away from it
We had not yet been or seen our friends, selves
Chase tails round and round in downward spiral
Leaving trail of irretrievable vital life juice behind
Still the brothers blood comrades partner family cuzz was impenetrable
And we lived inside it laughing with no clothes
And everything experimental 'till death was upon us
In our face mortality and lots of things seemed futile then
But love and music can save us and did
While the giant grey monster grew more poisoned and volatile around us
Jaws clamping down and spewing ugly shit around
Nothing is the same so we keep moving
We keep moving

Went off and got some hair cuts
Lookin' wild and got all drugged up
Hopped a train into the night
Got a ride with a transvestite
Two boys in San Francisco
Two boys in San Francisco
Blasted off in a bart bathroom
Those coppers woke us up
Motherfuckers woke us up

Two young brothers on a hover craft
Telepathics love and belly laughs

Storm the stage of universal
Slim shine talk box go subversal
Papa's proud and so he sent us
Pounding hearts full and relentless
Two boys in London, England
Two boys in London, England
Climbing out of hostel windows
Wearing gear so out but in though
Come on kid and do the no no

Two young brothers on a hover craft, yeah
Telepathics, love and belly laughs, oh yeah
Oh shit
Oh shit

We went to Fairfax High School
Jumped off buildings into their pools
We'd sit down and grease at canters
Run like hell they can't catch us
Two boys in L.A. proper
Two boys in L.A. proper
Stealin' anything that we could
Gotta sneak into the starwood
Gotta peak into the deep good

I remember ten years ago
In Hollywood we did some good
And we did some real bad stuff
But the butthole surfers said
It's better to regret something you did than something you didn't do
Yeah, we were young
Were looking, looking, looking for the deep kick
Yeah, seen 'em come, 'em go seen, gettin' close to you


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"Deep Kick" as written by Anthony Kiedis Michael Balzary

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., MoeBeToBlame, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my childhood friend and when we first starting go out in the world and looking around. Following railroad tracks for hours, trying to get to the river...A person can get easily bored in the ghetto.

    But I imagine RHCP has been through and done more than I can even imagine. And somehow came out clean on the other side.
    thisboyon January 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about the flea and anthonys experiences as a kid."Hopped a train into the night
    Got a ride with a transvestite "this is a true fact.anthoyn and flea hopped on a vegetable train trying to get outta L.A...but got caught by the conductor and were kicked off..later they hitchhiked and got picked up by wut anthoyn and flea swore was a hitchhiker.
    ThursdaysChildon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song feels like a journey to me. It starts with a little philoposy and then ventures into Anthony and fleas lives as teenagers living in L.A.
    Flea actually wrote the intro and outro to the song so this shows Flea did have a poet inside him after all since Anthony usually writes all the songs.
    Anyway the song is about doing things to get that deep kick, that ecstasy they needed, when love and music could bring them that same feeling, but it isnt untill Anthony is alot older does he truely realise this.
    Anyway everything in this song is real and they did it.
    I just love this song its one of my favourites.
    MasterTroyon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta little bit of their lives is in this song... moustly of anthony and flea i guess. Great Song! i just love it... i love every thing this guys did.
    shadowcmlon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Everything seemed futile then but LOVE AND MUSIC CAN SAVE US and it did...."

    yea, that's it - Love and Music .... that's what it's all about
    bshburnon July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about searching for something and being immense friends with someone. It's a crazy song, it's so good.
    kiefy24on August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the intro to this song, it builds up the rest of the song amazingly, then flea's speach at the end is to true, 'its better to regret something you did than something you didn't do'
    it is also cool hearing about stories they had when they were younger.
    smitchlovesfunkon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome in its reflectiveness, definitely a hillel-themed song
    suckmykisson March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite rhcp song.its'about being free doing what you want to do.living life in a careless fearless way. that is looking for the deep kick ,getting a deep kick out of life.
    kaatrienon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, a good example of the earlier RHCP and how much they've changed, not changed for the bad, just matured i guess...song has to be about anthony and flea, right? seems so...just talks about a couple of people lookin' for the meaning in their life? looking to keep occupied lol, something to get them off...good call bshburn, love and music can save us...my favorite part of the song is when anthony is like "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shiiiiiiit", very underrated RHCP song off an underrated cd IMO
    stillwateron June 15, 2003   Link

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