Around The World

Album: Californication (1999)
Charted: 35

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the love Anthony Kiedis has for the beauty of the world. Kiedis wrote the song while the band was on tour, with lyrics referring to the band's experiences. The line, "Alabama baby say Hallelujah, Good god girl, I wish I knew ya" is about an attractive Choir Girl at a church in Alabama he saw.
  • Originally, the music for this song was going to be mixed with the vocals of "Road Trippin'," which is the last song on Californication.
  • The line, "I try not to whine, but I must warn ya, about the motherf--kin' girls in California" kept this song off some radio stations until they recorded a clean version. There is no edited version on the album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    bobby - blsh, NY, for above 3

Comments: 7

  • Agnes from Cracov, PolandThat bass riff sounds similar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3-l_T6AuNk
    o_O
  • Lyle from Farmington,Hmmm can someone tell me what happen to Johns guitar when they played this at Woodstock99 during the intro!?!
  • Dylan from Texas, Txgreat song on a great album
  • Doug from Las Vegas, NvMy favorite song on this album especially the bass and the guitar and Anthony yelling. What a kick-ass way to start an album that is kick-ass.
  • Jacob Huffman from Rancho Cucamonga, CaGood song I think its the best on the album.
  • Allyson from In My Own Little World, TxWhat I'm about to say isn't insightful, interesting or deep, but OMG I LOVE THIS SONG. lol. Very interesting about the 'Alabama baby' line.
  • Grayson from Cleveland, Ohexcellent opening song for this album. i think it and Scar Tissue are the best songs on Californication.
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