The Righteous & The Wicked

Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a "Power of Equality" social commentary song. It refers to social ills such as war ("War and Peace / The Killing fist / Of the human beast"), the death of the planet ("Holy mother Earth / crying into space / Tears on her pretty face / For she has been raped"), Abortion and genocide. Perhaps a little piously, Anthony Kiedis ends his gloomy lament on a positive note, asking a hero for help ("Marvin Gaye My love /Where did we go wrong"), and pleading for better times ahead: "Hear me when I'm calling you / From my knees / I am playing for a better day." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Benjamin - Ålesund, Norway

Comments: 2

  • Martin from Prague, Czech RepublicActually, Flea uses a 5-string bass in this one.
  • Layton from Paris, TxThe bass in this song is in drop D. I like this song a lot!!
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