Breaking the Girl

Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1992)
Charted: 41
  • I am a man
    Cut from the know
    Rarely do friends
    Come and then go

    She was a girl
    Soft but estranged
    We were the two
    Our lives rearranged

    Feeling so good that day
    A feeling of love that day

    Twisting and turning
    Your feelings are burning
    You're breaking the girl
    (She meant you no harm)

    Think you're so clever
    But now you must sever
    You're breaking the girl
    (He loves no one else)

    Raised by my dad
    Girl of the day
    He was my man
    That was the way

    She was the girl
    Left alone
    Feeling the need
    To make me her home

    I don't know what, when or why
    The twilight of love had arrived

    Twisting and turning
    Your feelings are burning
    You're breaking the girl
    (She meant you no harm)

    Think you're so clever
    But now you must sever
    You're breaking the girl
    (He loves no one else)

    Twisting and turning
    Your feelings are burning
    You're breaking the girl
    (She meant you no harm)

    Think you're so clever
    But now you must sever
    You're breaking the girl
    (He loves no one else) Writer/s: MICHAEL BALZARY, JOHN ANTHONY FRUSCIANTE, ANTHONY KIEDIS, CHAD SMITH
    Publisher: MoeBeToBlame
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Mary from PlDoes anyone know what was the location of the video?
  • Zero from The Abyss, NjThis song is played on a 12-string guitar tuned a half-step down (E-flat standard).
  • Bookbabe from New York, NyThe first time I heard this song, I found myself thinking about "The House of The Rising Sun" by The Animals. When I listened again, I realized that the chord progression in the "twisting and turning" chorus is the same as, or at least very similar, to the one in the instrumental sections of The House of The Rising Sun. And they're both about people who live with the baggage of their parents' lifestyles and perpetuate the bad decisions they made.

    But most important of all, they're both great songs.

    P.S. The last minute and a half of their video of this song contains the best dancing on this side of Michael Jackson!
  • Mike from Brooklyn, Nynicole is correct. this song is about anthony observing his father's promiscuity and the girl of the day's resulting loneliness.
  • Nathalie from San Antonio, TxThe album came out in '91 and the song was debuted on air in '92
  • Dylan from Port Orange, FlI don't know. Maybe they just meant the single. The album version was released in September of 1991, though.
  • Tom from Orange, AustraliaIn Anthony Kiedes' Autobiography 'Scar Tissue' he refers to this song and mentions that it is in fact about 2 people, his father and his girlfriend of thte time and his fathers lack of commitmeant towards women.
    And this song was released early 1992 not 1991.
  • Max from Laconia, NhI love the drums on this song, their so cool! Red Hot Chili Peppers rock!
  • Emma from San Deigo, Cai love this song !
    they are amazing with both their music and lyrics!
    "twisting and turning your feelings are burning your breaking the girl she meant you no harm"
    lyrics are beautiful and true...i had to use this song for speech once!
  • Nicole from Chicago, Il"Raised by my dad, girl of the day" is a reference to the number of girlfriends his dad had, and his lack of committment to them.
  • Dylan from Port Orange, FlThis song came out in 1991, not 1992.
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