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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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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 6:52 am
    Its a real awesome and cool and also a sad song
    i wish rhcp live forever well done
    i love rhcp so much they the ar the best in soft rock
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    UnregisteredJun 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    Reminds me when my best friend died at 30, sometimes wish the drummer comes for me, i traet my girl like princess so she knows i have given her a life of real love
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    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    It is about a close friend of rhcp's who sadly passed away on the first day of rehearsal's for the album, and 'kateri' is his life partner who continued and finished his book released in 2010. R.i. P
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    UnregisteredMay 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    Instead of "you are love, you are the lucid dream, you are the ride... ", the correct lyrics are "you are love, you are the love supreme, you are the rise... "

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