Hometown Gypsy
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


Drivin’ up the coast
To find a version of the truth
Left the backdoor swinging
Like a dirty little sleuth

The truth is I have never left
Felt half this alive
Now it’s time to dance
Upon the grave called forty-five
Jacked up on some Kerouac
And surely bulletproof
The girl who taught me what to do
Was missing her front tooth

Gentle as a storm
Inside your mental health
I want to find the answer
But I just can’t find myself

I say "so long"
To the way I played
The way I played
Inside of yesterday
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown

Later I would look for love
Inside a woman’s dorm
A couch to keep me humble
And her breath to keep me warm

Ophelia was the girl
That I was feeling for
Come to realize
It was me who was the whore

A captain lost himself
Inside a forty year old skull
The drink of choice was knowledge
And we always wanted more

Drunken sailors
Seeking their Geronimo
Instead they found the things
That they really didn’t want to know

I say "so long"
To the way I played
The way I played
Inside of yesterday
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown
Country roads
Would never let me stay
The way I played
Inside of yesterday

A devil’s growl and cat’s meow
Were blended into one
Termites called suburbanites
Were eating all the fun

A juggernaut of comedy
And blasphemy
I wanna stop the madness
But I think it has to be

I say "so long"
To the way I played
The way I played
Inside of yesterday
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown
Country roads
Would never let me stay
The way I played
Inside of yesterday
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown

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Kaio Victor Maia

I say so long
To the way I played
The way I played
Inside of yesterday
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown

(Added to final song)
Country roads
Would never let me stay
The way I played
Inside of yesterday

Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown

<3



MartialWharf772

[Verse 1]
Driving up the coast
To find a version of the truth
Left the backdoor swinging
Like a dirty little sleuth
The truth is I have never
Felt half this alive
Now it’s time to dance
Upon the grave called 45

[Verse 2]
Jacked up on some Kerouac
And surely bullet proof
The girl who taught me what to do
Was missing her front tooth
Gentle as a storm
Inside your mental health
I want to find the answer
But I just can’t find myself

[Chorus]
I say so long
To the way I played
The way I played
Inside of yesterday
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown

[Verse 3]
Later I would look for love
Inside a woman’s dorm
A couch to keep me humble
And her breath to keep me warm
Ophelia was the girl
That I was feeling for
Come to realize
It was me who was the whore

[Verse 4]
A captain lost himself
Inside a 40 year old skull
The drink of choice was knowledge
And we always wanted more
Drunken sailors
Seeking their Geronimo
Instead they found the things
That they really didn’t want to know

[Chorus]
I say so long
To the way I played
The way I played
Inside of yesterday
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown

[Post-Chorus]
Country roads
Would never let me stay
The way I played
Inside of yesterday

[Verse 5]
A devil’s growl and cat’s meow
Were blended into one
Termites called suburbanites
Were eating all the fun
A juggernaut of comedy
And blasphemy
I want to stop the madness
But I think it has to be

[Chorus]
I say so long
To the way I played
The way I played
Inside of yesterday
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown

[Post-Chorus]
Country roads
Would never let me stay
The way I played
Inside of yesterday

[Outro]
Hey let’s run around
The great escape
From out of my hometown



All comments from YouTube:

Jesse G

This song is kinda like Cabron when you think about it...

Simon S.

Reminds me more of
Johnny Cash - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

John

''CABWON'' (Jonathan Ross) lol

Casper van Helvoirt

One of the best chorusses I can remember i've heard. It's got power, melody, feel, groove, funk, everything.

NoName Surname

@casper van helvoirt absolutely true.
When I heard it for the first time I couldn't believe this song wasn't on I'm with you

Rob Phillips

This is one of my favorite songs from the "Im With You" recordings. I've always loved the chilis music, frusciantes solo stuff, 80s and 90s alt stuff etc. But I play in a country/folk/island band. Finally a song my bandmates might consider that I actually listen to on my own and not just for the band. Definitely going to learn to play this one.

Hudson Vasconcelos

I really admire the creativity of Josh's backing vocals, 3:16 is an example

Child of Father Goro

If rhcp was Texas instead of California.... jk

Bryan Nepveu

@Child of Father Goro Thought it was the beginning of "Big Iron on His Hip" by Marty Robbins as covered by Kingfish.

John

If Rhcp was Country/funky instead Funk Punk

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