Hoo, Lord

Well, I'm gonna ride a saber tooth horse through the Hollywood hills
The farther west, the farther out
Yeah, that's the way I feel
Well, I dig the dirt an' I dig the dust I barbecue my meals

Ridin' wild on a paisley dragon through the Hollywood hills, yeah
Huh, Hollywood hills

Well, I'm gonna ride a saber tooth horse through the Hollywood hills
Just don't show me anything 'cause that's the way I feel
Well, I dig the dirt an' I dig the dust
I barbecue my meals

Ridin' wild on a paisley dragon through the Hollywood hills, yeah
Huh, Hollywood hills

Passion dripping from the coyote's eyes
He can taste his blood
An' blood never lies pale face die

True men don't kill coyotes
True men don't kill coyotes

Well, I'm gonna ride a saber tooth horse through the Hollywood hills
The farther west, the farther out yeah, that's the way I feel
Well, I dig the dirt an' I dig the dust I barbecue my meals

Ridin' wild on a paisley dragon through the Hollywood hills, yeah
Huh, Hollywood hills

Passion dripping from the coyote's eyes
He can taste his blood
An' blood never lies pale face die

True men don't kill coyotes
True men don't

Well, I'm gonna ride a saber tooth horse Through the Hollywood hills
Just don't tell me anything 'cause that's the way I feel
Well, I dig the dirt an' I dig the dust I barbecue my meals

Ridin' wild on a paisley dragon Through the Hollywood hills, yeah
Huh, Hollywood hills

Passion dripping from the coyote's eyes
He can taste his blood
An' blood never lies pale face die

True men don't kill coyotes
True men don't
True men don't kill coyotes
True men don't
True men don't kill coyotes
True men don't


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True Men Don't Kill Coyotes Lyrics as written by Anthony Kiedis Michael Peter Balzary

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  • +1
    General Commentnever heard it but chilli peppers rule! so it must be good, right?
    the King of shiton October 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTheres obviously the struggle between native americans and white settlers (pale face die), but i think its also about the struggle to stay, for want of a better word, normal, while everything becomes the same (Hollywood), and the bands decision not to buy into the Hollywood scene (ride... THROUGH the Hollywood Hills)
    rock_bunnyon October 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a sweet ass song. i love the intro. and the part where he says "and blood never lies"... but yeah. thank you rhcp for making such awesome music. <3<3<3
    dosedxbyyouon January 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentkul song about anthony being part native american.

    Where did you see the video cause i can't find it anywhere on the Internent??
    freakystyleyon August 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is obviously saying not to kill coyotes, or hunt any animals. ired somewhere that flea is an enviromentalist, so that could be one reason 4 this song. anthony kiedes is half native american, so that too could also be a reason, and i saw an interview somewhere and flea sed that him and anthony were at a cafe when anthony randomly sed "if you shoot me i'll fall all oakey, but true men don't kill coyotes". i no that sounds dumb but i remember hearing it on an interview
    Cman7on April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnthony wanted their first album to be named after this song, but their label wanted it to be called The Red Hot Chili Peppers. :( poor swan, sorry they didn't let you have your way, but hey that's why you can do whatever the fuck you please now!
    mrs.sideikon April 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentha i love this song so cool
    and cat chy
    the video for it is hilarious
    its like so cool and they are soo crazy...
    iwant some of that paint they have
    and yeh the songs pretty darn good, i really love the bass line
    Becoei_07on October 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI know there are some interpretations about native Americans, primarily through the line 'Pale face die.'

    But for me, this is a song about a man who wants to get out of the artificial life one might encounter in Hollywood. He wants to get back to the roots: Dig the dust and do barbeques in the hills.

    But he seems delusional. Maybe he took some drugs because he's still not in the vast lands. He's just talking about his plans while still being stuck in his old lifestyle. After all, he wants to ride a saber tooth horse or a paisley dragon.

    He's looking for the ultimate encounter of being eye to eye with a coyote hoping that this will make him a true man. But it's weird, and I think it's just a man talking big without really pulling through.
    StoriesinSongs.comon May 28, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing and catchy. its all about this incredible fantasy and the battle between native americans and white settlers "pale face die"
    the red hot chili peppers just rock and we'll leave it at that
    rachypoo6on October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a classic songs, so good i say. The definate best of that album
    Chilion November 13, 2004   Link

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