Police Station
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


I saw you at the police station and it breaks my heart to say
Your eyes had wandered off to something distant, cold and grey
I guess you didn't see it coming
Someone's gotten used to slumming
Dreaming of the golden years
I see you had to change careers
Far away, but we both know it's somewhere

I saw you on the back page of some free press yesterday
The drift wood in your eyes said nothing short of love for pain
I know you from another picture
Of someone with the most convictions
We used to read the funny papers
Fooled around and pulled some capers
Not today, send a message to her
A message that I'm coming, coming to pursue her

Down your country I rest my face on your bed
I've got you ten times over, I'll chase you down 'til you're dead

I saw you on a TV station and it made me wanna pray
An empty shell of loveliness is now dusted with decay
What happened to the funny paper?
Smiling was your money maker
Someone oughta situate her
Find a way to educate her
All the way, time to come and find you
But you can't hide from me girl, so never mind what I do

Down your country I rest my face on your bed
I bet my sovereign country and I left it all for your head

I saw you in the church and there was no time to exchange
You were getting married and it felt so very strange
I guess I didn't see it coming
And now I guess it's me who's bumming
Dreaming of the golden years
You and I were mixing tears
Not today, not for me but someone
I never could get used to, so now I will refuse to

Down your country I rest my face on your bed
I bet my sovereign country and I left it all for your head
I got my best foot forward and I'll chase you down 'til you're dead

Lyrics © MoeBeToBlame
Written by: MICHAEL BALZARY, ANTHONY KIEDIS, JOSH ADAM KLINGHOFFER, CHAD SMITH

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Sergio El Nino

I Saw you at the police station
And it breaks my heart to say
Your eyes had wandered off
To something distant
Cold and grey
I guess you didn't see it coming
Someone's gotten used to slumming
Dreaming of the golden years
I see you had to change careers
Far away
But we both know it's somewhere

I saw you on the back page
Of some free press yesterday
The driftwood in your eyes
Said nothing short
of love for pay
I know you from another picture
Someone with the most conviction
We used to read the funny papers
Fool around and pull some capers
Not today
I send a message to he
A message that I'm coming
Coming to pursue her

Down home country
I rest my face on your bed
I've got you 10 times over
I'll chase you down
Till you're dead

I saw you on a TV station
And it made me want to pray
An empty shell of loveliness
Now dusted with decay
What happened to the funny paper
Smiling was your money maker
Someone ought to situate her
Find a way to educate her
All the way
Time to come and find you
You can't hide from me girl
So never mind what I do

Down home country
I rest my face on your bed
I've got you 10 times over
I'll chase you down
Till you're dead
I met my soul mate country
And I left it all for your head

I saw you in the churchyard
There was no time to exchange
You were getting married
And it felt so very strange
I guess I didn't see it coming
Now I guess it's me who's bumming
Dreaming of the golden years
You and I were mixing tears
Not today
Not for me but someone
I never could get used to
So now I will refuse to

Down home country
I rest my face on you bed
I met my soul mate country
And I left it all for your head
I've got my best foot forward
And I chase you down till
you're dead



All comments from YouTube:

Fighterx14

Can we talk about how this is honestly one of RHCP's best songs?

The Teachers

It's pretty dame good. Verses are spot on but chorus a let down

Alexander Vines

It is one of their "best slower songs"

Daniel Weaver

This, Wet Sand, Dosed, Airplane and My Friends to name but a few 👌

Fighterx14

@Roberto Cisneros Roberto has a good point here. There’s certain aspects to the amazement of music that simply does not need to be discussed and should just be taken in as this wonderful feeling for yourself. A good viewpoint Roberto

Fighterx14

@Roberto Cisneros true!

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SelJackVilla3

The first time I heard this beautiful song I cried so hard... It made me realize RHCP is not only a band, they're very important to me. It's like they are the soundtrack in my life and I'm so proud to be a fan.

Cactus Juice

Well said brother.

Sam Mudd

4 of my favorite rhcp songs:
Dosed
Zephyr Song
Wet Sand
Police Station

Begni iStore

Three of mine favorites ones there. Though the order for me is like:

Wet Sand
Police Station
Dosed
Goodbye Angels (mine fourth one)

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