"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 CommentI read somewhere that this song was written for John Fru, when he was deep in addiction, describing the lures of his addiction (something which AK would know very well) and how AK was concerned for him, hence "You're not alone, I'll be there, tell me when you want to go" -- "go" meaning to rehab. I love that the first chorus is followed by a spell-blinding guitar solo that expresses how JF would be feeling at the time: spinning spinning spinning shivering. Pure expression through music. But the song is so much better because AK has written the lyrics from so many perspectives -- as an addict, as a recovering addict, as someone removed and wanting to help, as someone who continually struggles with temptation. It is absolutely brilliant and one of my top 5 favorite RHCP songs.

    I also love it because it's part of AK's ongoing love letter to JF. Purple Stain, This Velvet Glove, The Zephyr Song, Savior, Minor Thing, Road Trippin', this song ... some of RHCP's best songs refer to JF in some way or another. Now he's gone but the songs remain. Am wondering if AK feels weird performing these songs and singing lyrics about his departed favorite subject. Maybe not. Who knows.
    paralleluniverseon July 19, 2011   Link

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