There's a belt of sun dripping through a porthole
In a set design
Can you read your name?
It's been so long since we blew from the inside
So where have you been since you fell off the flat edge?
Of the world under an ugly sky
You've been lying by
But they meant you dance under the moonlight
Do what you think is the sum
Of the flesh and blood
Above there's small birds gone to trembling
In for thousands of your years

[Voice 1:] You felt like crystal in your thighs
[Voice 2:] You get four red candles
[Voice 2:] On the table with your penis by your eyes
[Voice 1:] You're the one that makes me realize
[Voice 1:] Big water flowing through to tomorrow
[Voice 2:] Through to your addiction
[Voice 1:] Apples and cake must have been your stake
[Voice 2:] I force you to drink a galleon of wine, but the smile you send in my direction
[Both:] Makes me feel like I'm alive
[Voice 1:] You're hidden by your wooden legs
[Voice 2:] You're my kind, you're my kind
[Voice 2:] You always make me feel like a moon in my life
[Voice 1:] Staring down at the world's edge
[Voice 2:] All the time
[Voice 2:] It always makes me feel good to know you're alive, wrapping your ties
[Voice 1:] Down by the whirlpool, I finally realized you must have bitten your snake, your little guy
[Voice 1:] I've been insane well the time is slow
[Voice 2:] I've been to a society where you can't see yourself and you can't feel sunshine
[Voice 2:] And if you see me roaming the hillside won't you come along? It's all gone to. The top of yourself.
[Voice 1:] The Pope don't matter when the pawn is your sea
[Voice 2:] You'll always be alone, I like you in my love
[Voice 1:] Don't you agree? When you're around I'm wound around your thumb.
[Voice 2:] Makes me feel good just to know I can love someone like you.
[Voice 1:] You wanna be numb
[Voice 2:] They'll make it hard for you choose
[Voice 1:] Inside the gun.
[Voice 2:] I can understand but when you see the tears coming you close your eyes.
[Voice 1:] All your different delights are one big fight against the baby inside that you've mistaken for pain.
[Voice 2:] To you I'm sure it's no surprise that I could be one of the dead. Thank god my underwear's full of lead without you.
[Voice 2:] Without you.

Lyrics submitted by UseYourIllusion, edited by coccygeal

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  • +2
    General CommentGod this is a great song, just the combining of the two voices, it's amazing!!!! I love john!
    tdi1985on September 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a sweet song i've never heard anything quite like it, so thanks john frusciante for all the wonderful stuff you made me discover
    dosedxbyyouon February 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best sooooooong everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
    he also says verses from your pussy is glued to a building... and i think more
    ANTWANmyMANon September 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPS: this person totally made up the lyrics...
    ANTWANmyMANon September 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstill rather scary but if you think of how john was best friends with river phenoix it sort of makes you think
    i love JFon September 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does this song have to do with River Phoenix, John does all the vocals, like in the song Breathe he did the double vocal overdub thing. I like the ending though, it ends with the song "Open Space", which was released on the Estrus E.P. It also includes lyrics at the end from "I've Been Insane" and "Your Pussy's Glued To A Building On Fire".
    xJadexon June 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdid he get the lyrics from those or did he write this song then write those songs of of this?
    nwillekhon September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song ever

    by the way the end tune is called outside space ot open space.
    randomguyon October 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a great song, I haven't even began to think about what it means though.

    But I do know that the line "And if you see me roaming the hillside won't you come along?" is also in "Your Pussy's Glued To A Building On Fire"
    loverhcp4everon March 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics "I've been insane well the time is slow. The Pope don't matter when the pawn is your sea, don't you agree?" is from the song "Been Insane" from the same album. And of course there are lyrics from "Your Pussy is Glued to a Building on Fire" in the song too. I haven't figured out if any of the other lyrics are taken from other songs.
    j4c0bduby4on December 27, 2009   Link

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