John Frusciante - Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt


There’s a bright red sun dripping through a porthole
In a set design
Can you read your name?
It’s been song long since the planet1 bloomed from the inside
So where have you been
Since you fell off the flat edge
Of a world under an ugly sky?
You’ve been lying right there
Claiming you dance under the moonlight
To what you think is a song but is the flesh and blood
Of a dismembered groin that’s been bleeding
For thousands of your years.

You felt like history in your thigs
(You’ve got four red candles)
You’re the one that makes me realize
(On a table with your penis by your eyes)
If water would flow blue til tomorrow
(Blue to your addiction)
Apples and cake must have been your steak. Your little duck house…
(That forced you to drink your gallon of wine. But the smile is an erection)

Makes me feel like I’m alive
You’re hidden by your wooden legs
(You’re my kind, you’re my kind)
You always make me feel like a moon in my life… all the time
(Staring down at the world’s end)
It always makes me feel good to know you’re alive
(Lying down by the whirlpool)
You’re wrapping in your tights
(Finally realized you must have bitten your snake, your little duck)
I’ve been insane well the time is slow, the Pope don’t matter when the pawn is your sea, don’t you agree? When I’m around I’m a wound around your thumb. You wanna be numb inside a gun. All your billboards are one big fight against the baby inside that you’ve mistaken for pain!
(Yeah, I have been to a society where you miss those feelings, so you can’t feel the sunshine
And if you see me roaming the hillside won’t you come along? It’s a hard road to the top of yourself. You’ll always be alone! I like you, you’re my love, I think of how it feels good just to know I can love just someone like you. They’ll make it hard for you to choose. I can understand but when you see creation coming then close your eyes. And to you, I’m sure, it’s no surprise that I could be one of the dead. Thank God my underwear’s full of lead without you.)
Without you!

1 John later changed the word planet to “we”.

*The first half of the song is 100% correct, as a piece of paper with the lyrics surfaced on the Internet in 2008. The second half was transcribed.

Please follow and like us:
Pin Share
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
Follow by Email