This Is The Place

Album: By The Way (2002)
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  • This is the place where all the junkies go
    Where time gets fast but everything gets slow
    Can I get some Vaseline? Step into a modern scene
    Take a chance on that which seems to be the making of a dream

    I don't wanna do it like my daddy did
    I don't wanna give it to my baby's kid

    This is my calling, I said, my darling
    Shocking, appalling, all I can do to you
    Hammers are falling, I said, my darling
    Shocking, appalling, all I can do to you

    This is the place where all the devils plead
    Their case to take from you what they need
    Can I isolate your gene? Can I kiss your dopamine?
    In a way, I wonder if she's living in a magazine

    I don't wanna say it if it isn't so
    I don't wanna weigh it, but I've gotta know

    This is my calling, I said, my darling
    Shocking, appalling, all I can do to you
    Hammers are falling, I said, my darling
    Shocking, appalling, all I can do to you

    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

    I saw you out there yesterday, what did you wanna say?
    A perfect piece of DNA caught in a flashing ray
    I caught you out there in the fray, what did you wanna say?
    A masterpiece of DNA caught in a flashing ray

    Can I smell your gasoline?
    Can I pet your wolverine?
    On the day my best friend died
    I could not get my copper clean

    I don't wanna take it up with Little Joe
    I don't wanna fake it but I've gotta know

    This is my calling, I said, my darling
    Shocking, appalling, all I can do to you
    Hammers are falling, I said, my darling
    Shocking, appalling, all I can do to you

    I am a misfit, I'm born with all of it
    The fucking ultimate of love inside the atom split
    I'm in a flash ray, a mash of DNA
    Another popping Jay who thinks he's got something to say

    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh Writer/s: Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, Michael Balzary
    Publisher: MoeBeToBlame, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Sanja from Zabok, Croatiaare you people insane? have you ever read anything about Kiedis? and about his life before RHCP? well, i dont think so. the song is about his drug-start and his dads drug-addiction. everyone knows that. everyone knows that Anthonys first smoke (im talking about pot)was from his dad.
  • Jamie from Hickory, NcI think the "I don't want to do it like my daddy did, I dont want to give it to my babys kid." is about how he doesnt want to give his kid drugs like his dad did to him.
  • Adam from Alameda, CaNot only was his dad a drug addict, but he was one of the biggest dealers on the sunset strip when keidis was living with him. song gets me everytime
  • Josh from Bloomington, Ilwhen he talks about making the same mistake as his dad and not giving it to his babys kids maybe his dad was a drug addict?
  • Sarah from Lancaster, Pamakes me want to cry and love all at the same time. amazing bass. Flea is my hearo
  • Josh from New York, Nyamazing song. the bass is incredible
  • Josh from New York, Nyexcellent song. nothin else you can say.
    NEW ALBUM ON MAY 9TH, 2006!
  • Louise from Durhamthis is deffo about drugs. "this is the place where all the junkies go"
  • Louise from Durhami just put this song on at full bass level and its shakin da room. the lyrics r so powerful. rok roks !
  • Isabel from Miami, Flme too, love the bass on the song. in the car u hear the beginning and its like whoa... and at the end of the song.. that one line leaves u blown away.
  • Brad from Gainesville, FlYeah, this truly is a moving song. I love that bass riff that repeats throughout the entire song. You da man Flea!
  • Josh from Palmerston North, New Zealandawesome song suprised there arent more comments rok on chilis
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