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Stop marching 'cause you think you shot to number one,
Counting days and skipping your stones into the sun.
Overrated on the form it goes to where you turn,
I'll be yours tonight,
Living the dream of a meteorite!

Stop jumping 'cause we got something to say, yeah
Young lovers keep it pumping in the streets of L.A., yeah

(Ba bo ba bi ba bo bap ba bo ba bi ba bo bop)
Short stroking butterfly,
Better to go for broke.

(Ba bo ba bi ba bo bap ba bo ba ba)
What you're smoking maryjane?
It doesn't make you choke.

(Ba bo ba bi ba bo bap ba bo ba bi ba bo bop)
Jumping the fence, riding the waves,
Can you take a joke?

(Ba bo ba bi ba bo bap ba bo ba ba)
I'll be yours today,
Living the dream with a capital K!

Stop jumping 'cause we got something to say, yeah
Young lovers keep it pumping in the streets of L.A., yeah

Tell me now, tell you how,
Just show me where to sit.

Make time for love and your happiness.
The mothers of invention are the best.
We all learn and struggle with some loneliness.
A tender mess for everyone I guess.
I guess.

Half blinded,
I'm reminded how to find myself
Nickel and dime I think,
It's time to play some musical chairs.
Dirty laundry, what a wandering,
Ask her if she cares.
I'll be yours and more,
Better than ever like never before!

Stop jumping 'cause we got something to say, yeah
Young lovers keep it pumping in the streets of L.A.

Make time for love and your happiness.
The mothers of invention are the best.
We all know and struggle with some loneliness.
A tender mess for everyone I guess.
I guess.

(Ba bo ba bi ba bo bap ba bo ba bi ba bo bop)
Sweet talking, there's a marker,
To your part of town.

(Ba bo ba bi ba bo bap ba bo ba ba)
Never again,
We're trying to see your love supremed and bound.

(Ba bo ba bi ba bo bap ba bo ba bi ba bo bop)
Is it ever meant to be,
And is it so profound?

(Ba bo ba bi ba bo bap ba bo ba ba)
Is it you and me play it to one make history.
A history.
Said yeah,
Oh yeah.
Said yeah,
Oh yeah.
Said oh yeah,
Oh yeah!



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    messengerman135Jul 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    Forgot to register before i posted the one on jul 2nd 2012 1:38 pm heehee. Oh well doesn't really matter does it?
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    UnregisteredMay 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    The lyrics are wrong!!! 1st of all its 'start marching'
    then 'over age and under thumb does it way a ton'
    and i cant be bothered to go thru the rest, but all i can say is get the album with the real lyrics in!!! I love rhcp sooo much! Xxx
    p.s, i didn't want or try to pick a fave, it just kinda happened! (mr. Klinghoffer! )
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    UnregisteredJan 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    I think there may be some references to frusciante in this song, who left b.c. He "became a different person" in his own words ... Stop marching when you shot to #1 is like his quitting after blood sugar (or now after stadium), then referencing zappa (a major influence early on for john) and struggling w. Loneliness i.e. Both of their heroine addictions in the past, but ultimately reuniting for music history/the new history to be made with josh.
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    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 4:34 am
    Will i be the only one to say it sounds like they were really into the beat. And when i say beat, i mean beating their meat! And if you don't know what beating your meat is, then its having a pull on a meaty sausage. Lol
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    UnregisteredDec 22, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Rhcp tried something very new to them... The song has a very funky touch and makes your mood better. Meaning:-the song says that we are so busy pretending to be something that we are not... And then we often forget what we are.

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