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Bear paws and rascal power
Watching us in your garage
Big girl you ate the neighbor
The nova is over
Wake up and play
Balleradio
Make room for Clara's bare feet]
The love of a Martian

Tick tock and waiting for the meteor
This clock is opening another door

Lots of love just keep it comin'
Making something out of nothin'
These are the best that I
I don't know how to say
Losin' what I love today
These are the best that I
Lots of love just keep it comin'
Making something out of nothin'
These are the best that I
I don't know [what] to say
[Lookin'] what I lost today
And these are the things that I

Blood flowers in the kitchen
Signing off and winding down
This martain ends her mission
The nova is over
She caught the ball
By the mission bell
Chase lizards bark at donkeys
The love of a martian

Let's bow our head
And let the trumpets blow
Our girl is gone
God bless her little soul

Lots of love just keep it comin'
Making something out of nothin'
These are the best that I
I don't know how to say
Losin' what I love today
These are the best that I
Lots of love just keep it comin'
Making something out of nothin'
These are the best that I
I don't know what to say
[Lookin'] what I lost today
And these are the things that I

She's got a sword in case though this is not her lord in case the one who can't afford to face her image is restored to grace. Disappeared. No trace. Musky tears. Suitcase. The down turn brave little burncub bearcareless turnip snare rampages pitch color pages...down and out but not in Vegas. Disembarks and disengages. No loft. Sweet pink canary cages plummet pop dewskin fortitude for the sniffing black noses that snort and allude to dangling trinkets that mimic the dirt cough go drink its. It's for you. Blue battered naval town slip kisses delivered by duck muscles and bottlenosed grifters arrive in time to catch the late show. It's a beehive barrel race. A shehive stare and chase wasted feature who tried and failed to reach her. Embossed beneath a box in the closet that's lost. The kind that you find when you mind your own business. Shiv sister to the quickness before it blisters into the newmorning milk blanket. Your ilk is funny to the turnstyle touch bunny whose bouquet set a course for bloom without decay. get your broom and sweep the echoes of yesternights fallen freckles...away...



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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    This song is about flea's dog that helped the band get through their problems just by being a really good dog! When martian(the dog) died it was very sad and they all felt that dedicating a song was necessary. Anthony kiedis even said in an interview that it was like the bands little spirit guide died :(... So just another fun fact about the song is that the lyric "make room for clara's bare feet" directly relates to the fact that martian would sit on clara's feet(clara is flea's daughter). So yeah thats what i know :)
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    UnregisteredFeb 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    Martian was anthony kiedis's dog that he loved very much. After her death, this song was written as a tribute. The dog may have caused problems related to eating a neighbor (animal) and bloody flowers, and it "chased lizards and barked at donkeys," which are normal things a dog might do. At the end there is a bowing of the heads and a blowing of trumpets to commemorate the dog. The very end is an incoherent rant, possibly because of the mixed feelings a dog's death might cause, or could be an attempt to put a what a dog's train of thought might look like into words.
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    UnregisteredJan 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    A man has fallen in love with a martian that has landed on earth with a mission. She causes a lot of problems including but not limited to eating the nieghbor. If his love is reciprocated it is hard to tell because she apparently decides that her mission is complete and she goes home.

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