"Buckle Down" as written by and Michael Peter/kiedis Balzary....
On the ice
No holdin’
My soul
I want men
Not mice
No stopping
My throw

Get this!
Reds are
Back bills
Or play ball
Or just turn me loose

I know what’s fight, in life, you better buckle down
Don’t give up your fight, in life, you better buckle down
Two days with might, in life, you better buckle down
Leave dreams tonight, in life, you better buckle down
‘Cos I know what’s right!

I know, I know, I know what’s right!
I know, I know, I know what’s right!
I know, I know, I know what’s right!
I know, I know, I know what’s right!

Lyrics submitted by PrismPuck

Buckle Down song meanings
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    General CommentMosesandliverbeans is right, the inspiration of this song mainly comes from a t-shirt Flea bought for AK while in Amsterdam. I think the red star and black fist is some sort of Soviet symbol (Maybe) or just something that is symbolic of organisation, buckling down, living withn the rules - which was characteristics of the Soviet Union anyways. In Scar Tissue, AK says that when they got the record deal he just wanted to "buckle down" and get the record out, maybe that was inspiration too.
    Sexual-_-Sirenon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIm really unfamilar with this song, but i read it and hear are my thoughts. To be blunt about it, Anthony doesn't want any pussies around him. I also think its about music executives trying to convince the peppers to change their image or their songs. Bottom line is that He doesn't want to be teathered to anyone else and is also trying to convince others about the way he feels. (2)
    nickzilla720on June 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow... these lyrics are so wrong....

    The song goes like this:

    "Hot off the ice,
    no hole in my soul.
    We're men, not mice,
    No strumming my bow"

    and then

    "Red star, black fist"

    and I'm pretty sure its "Live dreams tonight"

    There's probably some other stuff wrong, but I don't have the booklet in front of me to check myself.
    lahdeefriggindaon May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive never actually thought about this song. to me its just funky shit.
    but i think its to do with getting down to make this album and not do as much drugs so he can cocnreate on working.
    dosent sound anything like anthony but thats what i think
    i love JFon February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits all started with some shirt tht flea got AK in amsterdam it had a red star and a black fist
    mosesandliverbeanson September 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the intro to this song and the sound fx and the WHOLE F'ING SONG... so good
    manch0won March 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe star and fist symbol is the soviet communism symbol, so yea ur right sexual siren
    Avatar-rockon May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Buckle Down, especially the beginning. Yeah, I think it definitely has something to do with the shirt, as well as needing to "buckle down" and get the album done. Anyways, awesome song. Extremely funky!
    x0oRHCPo0xon July 28, 2008   Link

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