What It Is
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


Give it up to this time full of strife
Get down, you might be fucking with the song of life
Extend your deeper senses, there will be no fight
At the never ending ocean of perfect insights
'Round your molecule beam with a halo of light
The animated aura will give delight
Soon, your every single worry will be out of sight

With the power of It, we are about to astound
All your preconceptions, they will come unbound
Listen very close, my inner voice expounds
We are the human race, and we groove to the sound
Yes, we deliver the truth to our musical birth
A soul shocking sound with electrify the earth
People have to know that it's not about money
Cash is not the way to make your life sunny
There is no need if you got the soul seed
Love, life and peace, it can only begin
When you know in your heart that the change is within
Love all your brothers and love all your sisters
Love all the missus and love all the misses
And don't be shy when you're sharing your kisses
Greed, jealousy gets boos and hisses

What it is, what it is, so much to be found
What it is, what it is, groove down to the sounds
What it is, what it is, what it is in a song
What it is, what it is, you can do no wrong

Balance your life with the right kind of foods
To eat a sad cow is to eat another you
Well, that's an unfair rap, it's unforgivably rude
It'll put your Karma in the worst of moods
Someone's drinking booze and taking too many ludes
'Cause when you cop, don't you cop an attitude
And that's an ugly thing, it's not the real you
So please y'all, take some sound advice
Be yourself, clear your mind, make a sacrifice
The always sober you is especialy nice

Don't loot, don't shout, give comet the boot
I love it kickin' back and playin' my bamboo flute
Refuse to fight wars for political whores
Unsurpassed peace lines the salt water shores
It is my notion that the perfect peace potion
Can be found in the wake of the green sea ocean
The long rocky swells of the mighty blue ocean
Is the cradle of peace, it's the perfect peace potion
There you will find it, with sweet sea creatures
The smile of a dolphin is a built-in feature
We will learn much peace will the whale as your teacher
Good morning class, how very nice to meet you

What it is, what it is, so much to be found
What it is, what it is, groove down to the sounds
What it is, what it is, what it is in a song
What it is, what it is, you can do no wrong

Open up your hearts to the planets; to the stars
With your spirit take a trip from Venus to Mars
You know, Einstein did while Hitler hid
Now, Albert lives forever in every single kid
But, with Adolph Hitler, we are permanently rid
Picasso, Mister Dali and my man, Jimi Hendrix
These cool brothers make the world go 'round
Yeah, they do it with art, and Jimy did it with sound
But, by all these men, it was found
Each and every person can be just as renowned
Don't let the world's racist creeds give your pretty face a frown
Stand up for equal rights, I mean buckle down
Go spread the word from town to town
We are the human race and we groove to the sounds

Now that you've heard what it is in a song
From here on in, you can do no wrong

Contributed by Natalie I. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Bonfire 57

0:33 woah they used those lyrics in The Brothers Cup odd

Pepe the Frog

2:28 also lyrics from Green Heaven

Gael Johnson

This song is a tribute to Nina Hagen, she put it on her album "Angstlos", so, nothing else was in the song Flea and Anthony,

Alex Luc

i searched my room to find where flea was hidden

RevenantRoad Records

If you listen closely at 3:38 and onwards you can hear somebody yell: Shut up!

Sean Kemp

RevenantRoad Records always assumed it was some trumpet line or something lol

Justin Time

Sad few know this and I know how to play it ;( love you flea

CheotheGeo

always loved this song. don't know why they never play this live in the 00s when John was back in the band. there're some real bangers (demos) on that first album.

Soldado ST

This one and Mommy Where's Daddy are great.

NvAmmers

Same base line: Suga Free Classic - 'DO IT LIKE I'M USE TO IT

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