If You Have to Ask
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


A wannabe gangster thinkin' he's a wise guy
Rob another bank, he's a sock 'em in the eye guy
Tank head, Mr. Bonnie and Clyde guy
Look him in the eye, he's not my kinda guy
Never be confusion proof-uh
Pudding's sweet but too aloof-uh
Orange-eyed girl with a backslide dew said
Yo homie, who you talkin' to?
A backed up paddywagon mackin' on a cat's ass
One uppercut to the cold upper middle class
Born to storm on boredom's face
Add a little lust to the funky-ass Flea bass
Most in the race just lose their grace
The blackest hole in all of space
Crooked as a hooker, now suck my thumb
Anybody wanna come get some?

(If you have to ask) you'll never know
Funky motherfuckers will not be told to go
(If you have to ask) you'll never know
Funky motherfuckers will not be told to go-o-o-o

Don't ask me why I'm flyin' so high
Mr. Bubble meets Superfly in my third eye
Searchin' for a soul bride, she's my freakette
Soak it up inside, deeper than a secret
Much more than meets the eye
To the funk I fall into my new ride
My hand, my hand
Magic on the one is a medicine man
Thinkin' of a few
Taboos that I ought to kill
Dancin' on their face
Like a stage in Vaudeville
I feel so good, can't be understood
Booty of a hoodlum rockin' my red hood

(If you have to ask) you'll never know
Funky motherfuckers will not be told to go
(If you have to ask) you'll never know
Funky motherfuckers will not be told to go-o-o-o

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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Anastasia Pantelidou

[Verse 1]
A wanna be gangster thinkin' he's a wise guy
Rob another bank, he's a sock 'em in the eye guy
Tank head, Mr. Bonnie and Clyde guy
Look him the eye, he's not my kinda guy
Never wanna be confusion proof
Pudding's sweet but too aloof
Orange eye girl with a backslide dew said
Yo homie, who you talkin' to?
A backed up paddywagon mackin' on a cat's ass
One uppercut to the cold upper middle class
Born to storm on boredom's face
And a little lust to the funky ass Flea bass
Most in the race just lose their grace
The blackest hole in all of space
Crooked as a hooker, now suck my thumb
Anybody wanna come get some?

[Chorus]
(If you have to ask) You'll never know
Funky motherfuckers will not be told to go
(If you have to ask) You'll never know
Funky motherfuckers will not be told to go

[Verse 2]
Don't ask me why I'm flyin' so high
Mr. Bubble meets superfly in my third eye
Searchin' for a soul-bride, she's my freakette
Soak it up inside, deeper than a secret
Much more than meets the eye
To the funk, I fall into my new ride
My hand, my hand
Magic on the one is a medicine man
Thinkin' of a few taboos that I ought to kill
Dancin' on their face like a stage on Vaudeville
I feel so good can't be understood
Booty of a hoodlum rockin' my red hood



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Lyrics

A wanna be gangster 
Thinking he's a wise guy
Rob another bank, 
He's a sock 'em in the eye guy
Tank head, 
Mr. Bonnie and Clyde guy
Look him the eye, 
He's not my kinda guy
Never wanna be confusion proof
Pudding's sweet but too aloof
Orange eye girl with 
A backslide dew said
Yo, homie, who you talking to?
A backed up paddywagon 
Macking on a cat's ass
One uppercut to the 
Cold upper middle class
Born to storm on boredom's face
Add a little lust to 
The funky ass Flea bass
Most in the race just lose their grace
The blackest hole in all of space
Crooked as a hooker, 
now suck my thumb
Anybody wanna come get some?

(If you have to ask) 
You'll never know
Funky motherfucker will not be told to go
(If you have to ask) 
You'll never know
Funky motherfucker will not be told to go
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa

Don't ask me why I'm flying so high
Mr. Bubble meets superfly 
In my third eye
Searching for a soul-bride, 
She's my freakette
Soak it up inside, 
Deeper than a secret
Much more than meets the eye
To the funk, I fall into my new ride
My hand, my hand
Magic on the one is a medicine man
Thinking of a few taboos 
That I ought to kill
Dancing on their face 
Like a stage in Vaudeville
I feel so good can't be understood
Booty of a hoodlum rocking my red hood 

(If you have to ask) 
You'll never know
Funky motherfucker will not be told to go
(If you have to ask) 
You'll never know
Funky motherfucker will not be told to go
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa

[Guitar Solo]



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Vibrantdragon312

3:12 The solo was totally improvised and surprised the team in the studio so much that the applause can be heard.

Sonovabeach

@qweasdzxcname thats literally improvising

Raweed 2

@qweasdzxcname that sounds like improvising

qweasdzxcname

improvising something while recording isnt improvising. its just trying stuff.

Mark Swartley

Such a unique solo and with amazing feel and tasty note choices.

J Violetsky

yeah... applause with buttocks

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martin lezcano

tremendo riff tan simple como maravilloso!!

Mitch Kincaid

This is probably one of my favorite baselines as of right now.....as a guitar player. It's my most favorite part of the song

Lone Mystic

It's fun on guitar too.

Robert Paulson

I said that 30 years ago, lmao

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