I used to shout
Across the room to you
And you'd come dancin'
Like a fool
Shuffle step
You funky mother
Come to me
All warm as covers

Rest with me
My lovely brother
For you see
There is no other
Memory so sad and sweet
I'll see you soon
Save me a seat

Well I'm cryin'
Now my lovely man
Yes I'm cryin'
Now and no one can
Ever fill the
The hole you left my man
I'll see you later
My lovely man if I can

In my room
I'm all alone
Waiting for you
To get home

Listen to Roberta Flack
But I know you won't come back

Well I'm cryin'
Now my lovely man
I'll see you later
My lovely man if I can

Just in case
You never knew
I miss you slim
I love you too
See my heart
It's black and blue
When I die
I will find you

Well I'm cryin'
Now my lovely man
Yes I'm cryin'
Now and no one can
Ever fill the
The hole you left my man
I'll see you later
My lovely man if I can


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  • +1
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    this song is about hillel slovak, "i love you too, see my heart its black and blue, when I die I will find you" Hillel orginal member of the red hot chili peppers died of a heroin overdose before mothers milk.

    weetoddit311on May 29, 2002   Link
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    This is one of my favourate from the Chili Peppers. Its awesome they dedicate songs to people that they have loved and have past away. Its a beautiful song and thats all there is to it. Simply Beautiful

    fidmiesteron August 21, 2002   Link
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    Definately one of my favourite Chili Pepper songs of all time! Another beautiful song for Hillel.

    bythewayon April 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    Has anyone heard the drums on this? Some darn right shite hot hi-hat work from Chad! This IS funk.

    elbazimoon October 22, 2004   Link
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    the thing about this song is that the guitar sounds like what hillel himself wud have played. john is an incredible guitarist if wrote something that fits so well into the nature of this song. it definatly shows that hillels spirit has lived on.

    jimtheenigmaon January 02, 2005   Link
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    hail hail to hillel we love you your part of what we are

    i love JFon February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    this is an amazing song, one of my favorites on bssm about hillel, of course

    dosedxbyyouon May 01, 2005   Link
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    amazing bass towards the end of this song, typical flea bass, but just sounds particularly great here. especially when he smacks the shit out of the frets on the way up when the solo starts up.

    JordyWordyon July 20, 2005   Link
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    fantastic song, obviously bout hillel, it's cool how such a sad meaning can have moving and fun music

    ANTWANmyMANon August 01, 2005   Link
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    gorgeous song. Definatly my favorite on BSSM. Theres not much to discuss about it really... we all know the meaning. RIP Hillel.

    slashdotdashon September 02, 2005   Link

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