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If I die before I get it done will you decide?
Take my words and turn them into signs they will survive,
Because a long time ago I knew not to deprive.
It's safe out there now your every where just like the sky,
And you are love, you are the lucid dream you are the ride
And when you hear this you know it's your jam it's your good bye

Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along
Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
And when the boatman comes to ferry me away to where we all belong

We all cross when when were feeling lost it's just the time.
Kateri cried the day her lover died, she recognized,
Because you gave her a life of real love it's no surprise.
The nights are long but the years are short when you're alive,
Way back when will never be again it was a time.
It's gonna catch you so glad I met you to walk the line.

Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along
Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
And when the boatman comes to ferry me away to where we all belong

Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone,
And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along.
Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone,
And when the boatman comes to ferry me away to where we all belong.
Let me live, so when it's time to die, even the Reaper cries.
Let me die so when it's time to live another sun will rise.

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah

Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along
Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
And when the boatman comes to ferry me away to where we all belong
Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
Like I said you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone



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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    It's rhcp thanking brendan. Brendan basically held their hand in getting them to where they are. No one believed in them and brendan gave them a chance even though he had no idea who they were. A really great guy. If you look it up, you can hear anthony talking about him.
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    UnregisteredApr 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    The song refers to brendan mullen, who was the founder of the masque, a small punk-rock club in la, and was an important figure in the early punk-rock scene in la. Mullen was the first to give anthony, flea and company a chance with their own gig. According to anthony kiedis, mullen died on the first day of recording for i'm with you. When he got to the studio, he informed the other band members (flea, josh klinghoffer and chad smith), and, without saying a word, they started to jam. The melody turned into brendan's death song, which is a tribute to mullen and sort of a final farewell and thank you.
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    UnregisteredFeb 4, 2012 at 2:19 am
    Everyone has a different story... Don't take granted of the people in your life because one day you'll realize that you never gave them a chance when all they deserved was a chance... Live life until you can't live it anymore and when your day comes you'll know why you are where you are.. Because you had the courage to give and take chances.. Never regret.. -a.
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    UnregisteredJan 16, 2012 at 5:21 am
    Si muero antes de lograr que se haga tendrá que decidir? Toma mis palabras y las conviertelas en señales de que va a sobrevivir,
    porque hace mucho tiempo yo sabía que no debía privar. Es seguro que hay ahora en cada una de sus al igual que el cielo,
    y que son el amor, usted es el sueño lúcido es el viaje
    y cuando uno oye esto, sé que es la mermelada es el adiós

    Como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
    y cuando los tambores de batería que va a tocar mi canción que me llevan a lo largo de
    como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
    y cuando el barquero me llega en ferry a donde pertenecen

    Todos cruz cuando se siente perdido cuando es sólo el momento. Kateri lloró el día de su amante muerto, reconoció,
    debido a que usted le dio una vida de verdadero amor no es ninguna sorpresa. Las noches son largas, pero los años son cortos cuando estás vivo,
    tiempo atrás, cuando nunca será otra vez fue a la vez. Va a coger usted tan contento que te conocí a caminar por la línea. Como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
    y cuando los tambores de batería que va a tocar mi canción que me llevan a lo largo de
    como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
    y cuando el barquero me llega en ferry a donde pertenecen

    Como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi han desaparecido,
    y cuando los tambores de batería que va a tocar mi canción que me llevan a lo largo. Como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi han desaparecido,
    y cuando el barquero me llega en ferry a donde pertenecen. Déjame vivir, así que cuando llega el momento de morir, ni siquiera los gritos reaper. Me dejes morir así que cuando llega el momento de vivir un sol saldrá.

    Sí, sí, sí, sí sí

    Como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
    y cuando los tambores de batería que va a tocar mi canción que me llevan a lo largo de
    como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
    y cuando el barquero me llega en ferry a donde pertenecen
    como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
    como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
    como ya he dicho que sé que estoy casi muerto, ya sabes que estoy casi ha desaparecido
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    UnregisteredDec 21, 2011 at 5:01 am
    This song is about brendan mullenis, an ion in the punk scene in la. He heard the chili pepper's demo and gave them an opener gig with bad brains, thus starting the band down the road to fame. He died recently and this song was created from a jam session that took place immediately after the band heard the news.

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