"Don't Forget Me" as written by and Chad G Smith Michael Peter Balzary....
I'm an ocean in your bedroom
Make you feel warm
Make you want to re-assume
Now we know it all for sure

I'm a dance hall dirty break beat
Make the snow fall
Up from underneath your feet
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go

I'm a meth lab first rehab
Take it all off
And step inside the running cab
There's a love that knows the way

I'm the rainbow in your jail cell
All the memories of
Everything you've ever smelled
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go

Sideways falling
More will be revealed my friend
Don't forget me
I can't hide it
Come again get me excited

I'm an inbred and a pothead
Two legs that you spread
Inside the tool shed
Now we know it all for sure

I could show you
To the free field
Overcome and more
Will always be revealed
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go

Sideways falling
More will be revealed my friend
Don't forget me
I can't hide it
Come again get me excited

I'm the bloodstain
On your shirt sleeve
Coming down and more are coming to believe
Now we know it all for sure

Make the hair stand
Up on your arm
Teach you how to dance
Inside the funny farm
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go

I'll be there to tell me when you want to go
Come on baby tell me when you want to go
More will be revealed my friend


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"Don't Forget Me" as written by John Frusciante Michael Balzary

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    General Comment"don't forget me" competes as my favorite red hot song. it is an absolutely amazing, riveting song that literally touches something inside of me everytime i listen to it.
    i believe the overall message is so simple yet so touching: two lovers have ended their relationship and he simply does not want her to forget him.
    here are my interpretations of my favorite lines of the song:

    "i'm an ocean in your bedroom, make you feel warm make you want to reassume, now we know all it all for sure" - he knows that he has affected this woman and that he is so large and encompassing in her life, hence the ocean in the bedroom. he knows he can make her feel good, and now that their relationship is over, they can finally realize and know all the aspects of their time together.

    "i'm the rainbow in your jail cell, all the memories of everything you've ever smelled" - again, he is a glimpse of hope, light, and color in her small, trapped, sheltered world. his presence in her life reminds her of everything in her life, and he is so much a part of her that every moment in her life, even those that did not include him, are now somehow connected to him forever.

    "sideways falling, more will be revealed my friend, don't forget me i can't hide it, come again get me excited" - he is so affected by the end of this relationship that he feels as if he is falling sideways and walking and living all off balance. he knows more about their relationship will come to light after it has ended now, but he so desperately does not want her to forget him. and truthfully, all he desires is for her to come back to him again and return to him so that he can feel the excitement and vigor of life.

    "i'm the blood stain on your shirt sleeve" - although it may seem as if this line is referencing drugs, i believe it symbolizes how he gave his heart and soul to this girl, so much so that it is almost as if he bled for her, and his love for her was so strong that it metaphorically visible on her shirt, able to be noticed when looking at her life

    "make the hair stand up on your arm" - this simply references how he knows their entire relationship and experience together was so meaningful and real that the mere thought of it can send goosebumps through the body. their amazing connection was so deep that it affects the body subconciously

    "i'll be there, tell me when you wanna go" - this line that concludes the song includes his last words to her: telling her that he will always be there for her, will always have her in his heart and that if she were to desire to return to their love, he would instantaneously meet her. he will be ready for her love again, ready to go for her and with her the moment she says she wants to.


    A beautiful song, lyrically and musically. one of rhcp's best in my opinion. I can listen to this song over and over again, and it never fails to inspire a myriad of deep emotions and memories inside of me.

    megan082591on March 31, 2010   Link

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