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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Brendan's Death Song lyrics

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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    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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    UnregisteredSep 10, 2011 at 2:23 am
    This song made me cry, I seriously cried while playing my bass. The chorus is so, powerful and it all just came together in a powerful emotion. It's deep man, not much gets me to break down but it did it. It really makes you come to terms with your own mortality. In the grand scheme of things, aren't we already "almost dead?" this is a thought provoking song, and it could easily be a downer. But it's just so positive at the same time. I love it.

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