Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


Bells around Saint Petersburg
When I saw you

I hope I get what you deserve
And this is where I find

Smoke surrounds your perfect face
And I'm falling

Pushing a broom out into space
And this where I find the way

The stadium arcadium
A mirror to the moon (a mirror to the moon)
Well I'm forming and I'm warning
State of the art
Until the clouds come crashing

Stranger things have happened
Both before and after noon (before and after noon)
Well I'm forming and I'm warning
Pushin' myself
And no I don't mind asking
Now

Alone inside my forest room
And it's storming

I never thought I'd be in bloom
But this is where I start

Derelict days and the stereo plays
For the all night crowd
That it cannot phase
And I'm calling

Tedious weeds that the media breeds
But the animal gets what the animal needs
And I'm sorry

The stadium arcadium
A mirror to the moon (a mirror to the moon)
Well I'm forming and I'm warning
State of the art
Until the clouds come crashing

Stranger things have happened
Both before and after noon (before and after noon)
Well I'm forming and I'm warming
Pushin' myself
And no I don't mind asking
Now

And this is where I find

Rays of dust that wrap around
Your citizen

Kind enough to disavow
And this is where I stand

The stadium arcadium
A mirror to the moon (a mirror to the moon)
Well I'm forming and I'm warning
State of the art
Until the clouds come crashing

Stranger things have happened
Both before and after noon (before and after noon)
And I'm forming and I'm warning
Pushin' myself
And no I don't mind asking

The stadium arcadium
A mirror to the moon (a mirror to the moon)
Well I'm forming and I'm warning
State of the art
Until the clouds come crashing

Stranger things have happened
Both before and after noon (before and after noon)
Well I'm forming and I'm warning
To you

Lyrics © MoeBeToBlame
Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Michael 'Flea' Balzary, John Frusciante

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Limits98

Dani California 00:00-04:40
Snow 04:42-10:15
Charlie 10:17-14:53
Stadium Arcadium 14:54-20:08
Hump de Bump 20:10-23:42
She's Only 18 23:43-27:07
Slow Cheetah 27:09-32:27
Torture Me 32:28-36:11
Strip My Mind 36:13-40:31
Especially in Michigan 40:33-44:31
Warlocks 44:34-47:58
C'mon Girl 47:59-51:47
Wet Sand 51:49-56:56
Hey 56:58-1:02:36
Desecration Smile 1:02:38-1:07:38
Tell Me Baby 1:07:40-1:11:45
Hard to Concentrate 1:11:47-1:15:47
21st Century 1:15:49-1:20:11
She Looks to Me 1:20:12-1:24:17
Readymade 1:24:18-1:28:47
If 1:28:49-1:31:40
Make You Feel Better 1:31:42-1:35:32
Animal Bar 1:35:33-1:40:57
So Much I 1:40:59-1:44:42
Storm in a Teacup 1:44:43-1:48:27
We Believe 1:48:29-1:52:03
Turn it Again 1:52:05-1:58:10
Death of a Martian 1:58:11-2:02:37

2006
Tool- 10,000 Days
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium
Lupe Fiasco- Food and Liquor
Justin Timberlake- Future Sex/Love Sounds
Gnarls Barkley- St Elsewhere
Beyonce- B Day



Saubande

CD1
00:00 Dani California
04:41 Snow ((Hey Oh))
10:15 Charlie
14:54 Stadium Arcadium
20:05 Hump De Bump
23:44 She's Only 18
27:20 Slow Cheetah
32:27 Torture Me
36:13 Strip My Mind
40:30 Especially in Michigan
44:30 Warlocks
48:00 C'Mon Girl
51:48 Wet Sand
56:57 Hey



Sandeep Satishchandra

The list of perfect albums (according to me in no particular order):
Deep Purple in Rock.
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son- Iron Maiden.
Images and Words- Dream Theater.
Mezzanine- Massive Attack.
Stadium Arcadium- Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In Rainbows- Radiohead
Tetsuo and Youth- Lupe Fiasco.
Random Access Memories- Daft Punk.

What do you guys think? Drop your list if you want to.



Nick Clark

A quick essay in defence of 'Stadium Arcadium', in my mind, the greatest album (yet) by the Chili's.

In this literary digital symposium analysing the monumental quality output over the years of the magnificent Chili's, I will look at each song in brief to highlight just what makes this double album their best effort so far. (In my opinion).

Before I go through each song, I would like to state that my love for the Chili's was discovered circa 1992 in a Jacuzzi in Henley while thoroughly having a good time at a friend's party. 'If you have to ask' came on, from Blood Sugar Sex Magik, and I was fascinated by this new and alien music. I had to ask who made such an intriguing and intoxicating groove, and was told about the Chili's for the first time in my life, about 16 years old.

To illustrate my naivety towards rock music of the time, I was only newly aware of the classic 'Appetite for destruction' by Guns N Roses, and my descent (Or should that be 'ascent'?), into more adult rock was in its virginal period. I, personally, as a boy in England, was raised mostly on pop music, which I did enjoy as a greenhorn prepubescent.

I rushed out to buy a copy of the album BSSM and on first listening to its entirety on my own, found much of it bizarre and alien to me... However, the songs I did enjoy insisted I stayed with it, and, (herein lies the lesson in reality), as I became more versed with its unique harmonic aspects, it grew to be a much loved and often played album in much of its entirety.

I've been keen on the Red Hot's since then. Flea, basically, is the reason I tried music myself. He did something I'd never seen anyone do until him, make music appear 'ludicrously fun', while being ludicrously prodigious with a bass guitar.

So, let's jump into Stadium Arcadium, and why I believe it is a masterpiece.

1. Dani California - An immediate hot needle to the rock vein of the mind, this notorious opener starts with a solid groove and epics out into neo classic Chili's funkerdom. Everything about it is vintage Chili's in my mind, and it rocks the merry biscuit.

2. Snow (Hey oh) - A lovely, slightly more peaceful and melodic tune with a very agreeable sound.

3. Charlie - Another slower, lovely song. Presumably a love letter to cocaine, or not, I don't know. Perhaps someone will inform me more sagely.

4. Stadium Arcadium - A wilting rock beauty and the eponymous track title. Just as good as anything in it's own domain, the singalong chorus appears to be Anthony pining for mega crowd glory. Which they totally deserve in the medium of rock.

5. Hump De Bump - Now while this is one of my least favourites, that's not to say I don't like it. It's good. It isn't a rip roaring power force of thunder funk, but it's perfectly acceptable listening on its own terms.

6. She's only 18 - Another 'weaker' one for me... but to call any tune on this album 'weak' is like mocking Chuck Norris for an ingrowing toenail. I think what this song lacks in impact, makes up for in profound moral teaching.

7. Slow Cheetah - A rather lovely Chili's number this one, with Anthony singing melodiously about whatever the Dickens he's going on about.

8. Torture me - A bit weird this one, but not as weird as the 'Nobody weird like me' single on Mother's Milk, which I can't ever listen to, as I find it abysmal. 'Torture me' is acceptable listening in comparison to 'Nobody weird like me'.

9. Strip my mind - I can't recall the positives via memory of this one immediately, but if I hated it, I would let you know. I didn't.

10. Especially in Michigan - Wow factor immense. From the opening riff to the end this is the Chili's starting to ramp up the vibes and become a little more 'hectic'. Love it.

11. Warlocks - A favourite for a while, Warlocks is a tremendous, solid, funktastic example of the Chili's progressing in a logical direction, and the lyrics are very interesting.

12. C'Mon girl - What a bassline. I don't even know how Flea plays this with human hands. A super little toe tapper.

13. Wet Sand - Possibly THE ballad or at least second best ballad on the album. My gosh, if you don't like this, you're not a Chili's fan, or, presumably a fan of decent modern soft rock music at all.

14. Hey - It doesn't leap out of the album and grab you around the head with a party bomb, but it's inoffensive. Thus, perfectly 'okay'.

15. Desecration Smile - One of THE songs on the album. One of the greatest songs I've ever actually heard. The contender for best ballad before Wet Sand.

16. Tell me baby - Slap power rap funk of the Chili's at their best. Love it.

17. Hard to concentrate - Not a show stopper, or a standout, but I know it didn't appal me. Passable.

18. 21st century - Another blinder of a tune, with a guitar solo / outro that is blisteringly positive and thrilling to enjoy and dance to when in the mood for supreme funk rock.

19. She looks to me - Perfectly decent... Not a mega tune, but neither a piece of dire uber slush a la 'Porcelain' from Californication.

20. Readymade - Corrr! The Chili's are getting really quite rocktabulous in this one. Heavier than most, but, like their best harder rock tunes, catchy when familiarised.

21. If - I can't recall from memory which this one is, but it didn't make me vomit, turn off the stereo in hateful rage, or generally sneer. So it must be passable.

22. Make you feel better - Super positivism rendered in harmonic form, and a nice little message with quasi-religious elements to augment the soul into a happier place.

23. Animal Bar - Not a huge favourite, but it's a long way from the sonic mess of 'Emit Remmus' on Californication.

24. So much I - Not a belter, and possibly a bit of 'filler', but it doesn't appall the senses if I recall.

25. Storm in a teacup - A superb, hard, rockier, funktabulous lick from the almighty John keeps me rocking to the super Chad Smith solid beat throughout. Love it.

26. We believe - I personally enjoy this one a lot... It's a virtually holy message, and is perfectly good listening. Can help cheer up the neurons during gloomy days too.

27. Turn it again - When it comes to the guitar meltdown three quarters of the way through until the end, with John playing guitar 'beyond Hendrix' it seems, this is possibly one of the greatest rock tunes of all known history when it comes to being completely impressed by talent.

28. Death of a martian - A Doors-esque quality to this one, with Anthony going off on one if I recall with an epic spiel of rhyming lecture.

In short, there isn't ONE tune on this album I would say I HATE. Whereas, until SA, BSSM was my 'go to album', and I could never abide 'They're red hot', nor, sadly, the revolting lyrics of 'Sir Psycho Sexy' (However great the music). That's another reason I award SA as their best effort to date. The lyrics aren't twisted and lewd enough to make mother hurl her cornflakes. Anthony has grown in psychedelic Zen like wisdom, and his profundity of lyrics is greatly improved.

Unlike One Hot Minute, for me, SA doesn't have anything too awful to actually abide. (I cite the latter aspect of One Hot Minute - the song - as evidence of what I do NOT like).

By the way fell largely flat for me save for The Zephyr Song and Venice Queen, and Californication had some real clunkers amid the gems.

SA is not only a worthy Chili's album for me, but it's two discs for the price of one... and that shouldn't be sniffed at!

All in all, fantastic post millennial music, and a worthy addition to their long standing canon.

I listen to it still regularly, and sadly, the last two Chili's albums don't compete. (I would say so if I thought so otherwise).

The Chili's, in my mind, at the very apex of their musical vision.

Thanks for the wonderful grooves guys!



All comments from YouTube:

Limits98

Dani California 00:00-04:40
Snow 04:42-10:15
Charlie 10:17-14:53
Stadium Arcadium 14:54-20:08
Hump de Bump 20:10-23:42
She's Only 18 23:43-27:07
Slow Cheetah 27:09-32:27
Torture Me 32:28-36:11
Strip My Mind 36:13-40:31
Especially in Michigan 40:33-44:31
Warlocks 44:34-47:58
C'mon Girl 47:59-51:47
Wet Sand 51:49-56:56
Hey 56:58-1:02:36
Desecration Smile 1:02:38-1:07:38
Tell Me Baby 1:07:40-1:11:45
Hard to Concentrate 1:11:47-1:15:47
21st Century 1:15:49-1:20:11
She Looks to Me 1:20:12-1:24:17
Readymade 1:24:18-1:28:47
If 1:28:49-1:31:40
Make You Feel Better 1:31:42-1:35:32
Animal Bar 1:35:33-1:40:57
So Much I 1:40:59-1:44:42
Storm in a Teacup 1:44:43-1:48:27
We Believe 1:48:29-1:52:03
Turn it Again 1:52:05-1:58:10
Death of a Martian 1:58:11-2:02:37

2006
Tool- 10,000 Days
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium
Lupe Fiasco- Food and Liquor
Justin Timberlake- Future Sex/Love Sounds
Gnarls Barkley- St Elsewhere
Beyonce- B Day

RegisNo1

Thanks a lot !

Ronald Carvalho

thank you very much

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SoundEffectsFactory

My Dad would always have this album playing in the house and in the car growing up. I love you Dad

Keith Greatz

I LOVE U DAD!

chiiitmeng

You just made me feel very old lol

Soyborne. Born, made, and undone by the soy.

My folks said this music was awful. Psh... Jokes on them. It's they who are awful. This music rocks!

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