Green Heaven
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics

About this planet, there is something I know
There's a very big difference between above and below
A friend foe, or bro, leave your body on the floor
Let your spirit fly away like the soul of a crow
Here, above land, man has laid his plan
And yes, it does include the Ku Klux Klan
We got a government so twisted and bent
Bombs, tanks and guns is how our money is spent
We got V.D., heroin, greed and prostitution
Tension, aggravation, L. Ron Hubbard solution
Not to mention hard-core chemical pollution
If you think you're just away, you're in a mental institution
And that's a heart felt shame
'cause everyone's crazy, everyone's the same
So, why should only Larry, Curly and Moe be to blame?
Time now to take you to a different place
Where peace lovin' whales flow through liquid outer space
A groovin' and a gliddin' as graceful as lace
A never losing touch with the ocean's embrace
Diviner than the dolphin, that there is none
'Cause dolphins just-a like to have a lot of fun
No one tells 'em how their life is run
And no one points at them with a gun
They have a lot of love for every living creature
The smile of a dolphin is a built in feature
They be movin' in schools but everyone's the teacher
Someday mister dolphin, I know I'm go'n to meet you
Back to the land of the police man
Where he does whatever he says he can
Including hating you because you're a Jew
Or beating black ass, that's nothing new
Trigger happy cops, they just like to brawl
They use guns, clubs, gas, but that's not all
They got puke, ridden prisons and sex sick jails
Fuck the poor, if you're rich you pay the bail
So support your police, support your local wars
That's the way to open economic doors
Why do we do it? 'Cause the president's a whore
We assume the position to sell the ammunition
What the fuck? It's the american tradition
Along with going fishin' apple pies in the kitchen
Isn't it bitchin' seeing dead men in ditches?

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That intro...


awesome demo. The producer really did a bad job on the first album. Still a good album but the demos show the songs would've sounded better raw.

T-Wrecks Volcaino

It was the 1980's, and they thought Gang Of Four's guitarist, Andy Gill, would be a great producer. Turns out not so much. Not to mention Hillel and Jack were no in the band anymore by this point. They're return with Hillel in 1985, and Jack in 1986, but that's the way things go sometimes.

Justin Brule

I actually prefer the album version over this, Sherman added a lot to this song. I still Hillel as an overall guitarist though Sherman killed it. Regardless, neither beat Green Heaven live at Kawasaki with Frusciante.

Inside The Cynical

Jonathan Mraz I think both album and demo versions are quite untouchable in my view. The talkbox adds quite a charm to this tune.

That is true tho the 1990 live performance in Japan of this song is easily the best played version of Green Heaven. Even better than it's resurgence in the Californication

Lil skii

That live version deserved good quality audio and a remastered version bra totally insane


First RHCP would have been awesome with Hillel playing and a decent producer.

Josey Wales

Slovak and his intro to this is just amazing haha

Romuald Waldo

The outro too, RIP Hillel

David Mircoli

Nice intro :D

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