Apache Rose Peacock
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


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Sittin' on a sack of beans
Sittin' down in New Orleans
You wouldn't believe what I've seen
Sitting on that sack of beans

Lunatics on pogo sticks
Another southern fried freak on a crucifix
Hicks don't mix with politics
People on the street just kickin' to the licks

Yes my favorite place to be
Is not a land called Honah Lee (MI.)
Mentally or physically
I want to be in New Orleans

Oh good brother just when I thought
That I had seen it all
My eyes popped out, my dick got hard
And I dropped my jaw

I saw a bird walkin down the block
Name Apache Rose Peacock
I could not speak I was in shock
I told my knees to please not knock

Yes my favorite place to be
Is not a land called Honah Lee (MI.)
Mentally or physically
I want to be in New Orleans

A little boy came along
Name of Louis Armstrong
Said that girl who left me silly
She liked the looks of me and my willy

So I found her in the quarter
Good God how I adored her
Oh she made me feel so cozy
When she told me I could call her Rosey

I kiss your hair your skin so bare
I'll take you with me girl anywhere (MII)
You fare well in stormy weather
I never met a girl that I liked better

Twinkle twinkle little star
Shining down on my blue car
Drivin' down the boulevard
She was soft and I was hard

Apache Rose gotta rockin' peacock
Hottest ass on the goddamn block
Rockin' to the beat of the funky ass meters
She has one of those built in heaters

I kiss your hair your skin so bare
I'll take you with me girl anywhere (MII)
You fare well in stormy weather
I never met a girl that I liked better

Voodoo gurus casting their spells
Cockatoo drag queens shakin' their bells
Silver sound escapes the trumpet
Watch your leg someone might hump it

Chicken strut your butt let's rock
Gettin' it on under your frock
Flowing like a flame all through the night
My girl's insane but it's alright

Yes my favorite place to be
Is not a land called Honah Lee (MI.)




Mentally or physically
I want to be in New Orleans

Overall Meaning

In "Apache Rose Peacock," Red Hot Chili Peppers pays tribute to their love for New Orleans, known for its colorful culture and music. The opening lines describe the singer sitting on a sack of beans in New Orleans, a place where he has seen and experienced things he can barely believe. The song goes on to describe the quirky characters that populate the city, including lunatics on pogo sticks, southern fried freaks on crucifixes, and Hicks who don't mix with politics. Despite the oddness of the people, the singer loves the city's energy and the way people move to the beat of the music.


The most important part of the song is the introduction of Apache Rose Peacock, who captivates the singer in a way that he cannot put into words. He describes her as having the "hottest ass on the goddamn block" and a built-in heater. The singer is so overwhelmed by his attraction to her that he cannot speak, and his knees threaten to buckle. He meets her in the French Quarter, and she introduces herself as Rosey. From then on, the song becomes a celebration of their love, with the singer describing how he wants to take her with him wherever he goes.


One can see that "Apache Rose Peacock" is a love song to New Orleans and a celebration of the city's unique culture. With their signature funk rock style, Red Hot Chili Peppers paints a vivid picture of the city's wild energy and the colorful people who inhabit it.


Line by Line Meaning

Sittin' on a sack of beans
I am sitting down in New Orleans


Sittin' down in New Orleans
I am in New Orleans


You wouldn't believe what I've seen
I have seen some wild things


Sitting on that sack of beans
I am still sitting in New Orleans


Lunatics on pogo sticks
People around me are acting crazy


Another southern fried freak on a crucifix
I see someone who is different from me, but I accept them


Hicks don't mix with politics
People with different upbringings should not let politics divide them


People on the street just kickin' to the licks
Everyone is enjoying the music and dancing on the street


Yes my favorite place to be
My favorite place in the world


Is not a land called Honah Lee (MI.)
It is not a specific place


Mentally or physically
Either in my mind or in person


I want to be in New Orleans
I want to be in the lively city of New Orleans


Oh good brother just when I thought
I thought I had seen it all, but then


That I had seen it all
I thought I had seen everything there is to see


My eyes popped out, my dick got hard
I was shocked and impressed at the same time


And I dropped my jaw
I was speechless


I saw a bird walkin down the block
I saw a beautiful woman walking down the street


Name Apache Rose Peacock
She had an interesting name


I could not speak I was in shock
I was so amazed, I couldn't even talk


I told my knees to please not knock
I had to keep my composure


A little boy came along
I met a young man


Name of Louis Armstrong
His name was Louis Armstrong


Said that girl who left me silly
He told me about a girl who rejected him


She liked the looks of me and my willy
This girl was attracted to me


So I found her in the quarter
I went to find her in the city


Good God how I adored her
I really liked her


Oh she made me feel so cozy
She made me feel comfortable


When she told me I could call her Rosey
She gave me permission to call her by a nickname


Voodoo gurus casting their spells
I see people performing Voodoo rituals


Cockatoo drag queens shakin' their bells
I see drag queens with feathered headdresses dancing


Silver sound escapes the trumpet
I hear beautiful music being played by a trumpet player


Watch your leg someone might hump it
Be careful, someone might try to hit on you


Chicken strut your butt let's rock
Dance with confidence, let's have fun


Gettin' it on under your frock
Flirting and dancing provocatively


Flowing like a flame all through the night
Going with the flow and enjoying the night


My girl's insane but it's alright
My girlfriend is quirky, but that's okay with me


Twinkle twinkle little star
A popular children's rhyme


Shining down on my blue car
The star in the sky is visible from my car


Drivin' down the boulevard
Driving down the main street


She was soft and I was hard
She was gentle and I was rough


Apache Rose gotta rockin' peacock
Apache Rose has a great body


Hottest ass on the goddamn block
She is the most attractive person in the area


Rockin' to the beat of the funky ass meters
Dancing to the music with enthusiasm


She has one of those built in heaters
She is attractive and charming


I kiss your hair your skin so bare
I enjoy being physically intimate with you


I'll take you with me girl anywhere (MII)
I want to be with you all the time


You fare well in stormy weather
You can handle tough situations


I never met a girl that I liked better
You are the best girl I have ever met


Yes my favorite place to be
New Orleans is my favorite place


Mentally or physically
In my mind or in person


I want to be in New Orleans
I love the lively atmosphere of the city




Lyrics © MoeBeToBlame, Peermusic Publishing, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
Written by: Michael Balzary, John Anthony Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith

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