"Transcending" as written by Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, David Navarro and Michael 'flea' Balzary....
You are my god, you are my dog
You kept me close, love never lost
I called you hippie, you said fuck off
Said your brother's a real punk rocker

Something gonna happen
Something very soon
Transcending flesh could be a breeze
Sending me oh over the moon

Friends near death, you gave respect
Sympathetic intellect
Choices are, for one and all
All we are is, leaves that fall (that's all)

Always be loving you
Now I'm away from you
Always be loving you

Round and round inside your head
Smartest fucker I ever met
Vicious fish bit at your toes
Made you lie and numb your soul

Something gonna happen
Something very soon
Transcending flesh could be a breeze
Sending me over the moon

Mule donkey ass you bore the load
Of all creations tortured souls
Choices are, for one and all
All we are is, leaves that fall

(Like no other, I love you your my brother)

Water flowing and I will drink it
I will drink for you
A part of me left that only you knew
Will never be understood, will never be understood

Hey, gone to stay
Entire lifetime flash before me
In a loving stream
Hey mother may I have lost a child
But she gave birth
To a loving stream

Oh, never know
When the gods will come and take you
To a loving stream

Oh, heart of gold
The most special things you gave me were
From your loving stream

In a loving stream
Fuck the magazines
Fuck the green machine
See the human being
In a loving stream

Fuck the legal greed
Fuck the nothing scene
See the family
In a loving stream


Lyrics submitted by PrismPuck

"Transcending" as written by Anthony Kiedis Michael Balzary

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

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    General CommentI heard that they wrote this song for River Phoenix after his death...
    Girl in Greenon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyup, Flea wrote it
    MardyAsson May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdave navarro wrote it for river phoenix....
    rahtwinkleon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWicked song, my fave on 'one hot minute'
    Lollyon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok, but what does it mean? (i love this song)? green machine? transcending flesh?
    FreeofInsanityon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenttranscending flesh is the body going to heaven or wherever its going
    apacherosepeacockon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdave navarro did not write it for river phoenix, flea did...
    FunKy-CRiMEon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about River Phoenix, who was a good friend of the band. Most of the lyrics are pretty self explanatory. The end seems to be about the media hiding the actual human aspects of celebrities. Green Machine = Money machine?
    RockingGrooveon May 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeh, Flea did write it, River was a friend of the band, but especially Flea. He was in the ambulance with him when he died. Very sad, great actor, and deserves a great song like this to be dedicated to him.
    torrance21on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song as well as Rufus Wainwright's Matinee Idol were written about River. R.E.M.'s Monster album is dedicated to him. He had a great impact on the music and the cinema world in his short years.

    "I would rather quit while I was ahead. There's no need in overstaying your welcome."
    -River Phoenix
    myhotelyearon January 04, 2005   Link

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