Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop

 

My Comments: A well-known single by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Can’t Stop” is featured on their 2002 album By the Way and was popular worldwide.

In a nutshell: “Can’t Stop” is one of my favorite songs, from one of my favorite bands.

Lyrics:

Can’t stop addicted to the shin dig
Cop top he says I’m gonna win big
Choose not a life of imitation
Distant cousin to the reservation
Defunkt the pistol that you pay for
This punk the feeling that you stay for
In time I want to be your best friend
Eastside love is living on the westend
Knock out but boy you better come to
Don’t die you know the truth is some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burnin’ so bright I wonder what the wave meant
White heat is screaming in the jungle
Complete the motion if you stumble
Go ask the dust for any answers
Come back strong with 50 belly dancers

The world I love
The tears I drop
To be part of
The wave can’t stop
Ever wonder if it’s all for you
The world I love
The trains I hop
To be part of
The wave can’t stop
Come and tell me when it’s time to

Sweetheart is bleeding in the snowcone
So smart she’s leading me to ozone
Music the great communicator
Use two sticks to make it in the nature
I’ll get you into penetration
The gender of a generation
The birth of every other nation
Worth your weight the gold of meditation
This chapter’s going to be a close one
Smoke rings I know your going to blow one
All on a spaceship persevering
Use my hands for everything but steering
Can’t stop the spirits when they need you
Mop tops are happy when they feed you
J. Butterfly is in the treetop
Birds that blow the meaning into bebop

The world I love
The tears I drop
To be part of
The wave can’t stop
Ever wonder if it’s all for you
The world I love
The trains I hop
To be part of
The wave can’t stop
Come and tell me when it’s time to

Wait a minute I’m passing out
Win or lose just like you
Far more shocking
Than anything i ever knew
How about you 
Ten more reasons
Why I need somebody new just like you
Far more shocking than anything I ever knew
Right on cue

Can’t stop addicted to the shin dig
Cop top he says I’m gonna win big
Choose not a life of imitation
Distant cousin to the reservation
Defunkt the pistol that you pay for
This punk the feeling that you stay for
In time I want to be your best friend
Eastside love is living on the westend
Knock out but boy you better come to
Don’t die you know the truth is some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burnin’ so bright I wonder what the wave meant

Kick start the golden generator
Sweet talk but don’t intimidate her
Can’t stop the gods from engineering
Feel no need for any interfering
Your image in the dictionary
This life is more than ordinary
Can I get two maybe even three of these
Come from space
To teach you of the pliedes
Can’t stop the spirits when they need you
This life is more than just a read through

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17 thoughts on “Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop

  1. I went to YouTube to educate myself on this song. My money is is still on “Dani California” ….

  2. I love RHCP even though this isn’t one of my fav songs. (My favourite from that album is less-known “Don’t Forget Me”). But I love the video, and of course I looooove Flea! Now that I think about it, I’m so going to listen to this song and album. My fav album of theirs remains to be Californication (and also, one of the fac songs – Otherside, along with my fav RHCP video). But I think their best album is BloodSugarSexMagic. It also features one of my fav RHCP songs: Suck My Kiss.
    OOh, I’m so going to listen this right now.

  3. Mira,

    Why don’t you love this song? That is just…wrong. *weeps*

    Californication is my favorite RHCP album as well. If you couldn’t tell.

  4. Oh, I love it. But it’s not among my favourites. Not sure why. I guess it’s because of the lyrics. I think Anthony is an excellent lyricist (better than a singer, IMO), but not in this type of a song.

    But there’s one RHCP song everybody likes but I don’t: Scar Tissue. Not sure why. I love video, though. (Especially that moment when Chad goes to pee). 😛

  5. “But there’s one RHCP song everybody likes but I don’t: Scar Tissue.”

    Yes, Scar Tissue is fine, but I wouldn’t say it is their bestest song ever. But everybody has their opinion on which song is the best.

  6. Hmmm… Ok, here’s my unofficial list of their best songs (which is actually list of my favourite songs. You’ll notice there’s no many songs from their early days – which some people consider to be their best – and not so many songs from the last few albums). In no particular order (except for the first two; I think they are my fav RHCP songs):

    Otherside (I think this song is perfect. Also, amazing video).
    Suck My Kiss (probably my fav. That bass!!!1111 Fleaaaa!!!)
    Pretty Little Ditty (instrumental, my fav from Mother’s Milk. It gained wider popularity when Crazy Town used it for their song Butterfly).
    Californication
    Under the Bridge
    Breaking the Girl
    Don’t Forget Me
    Road Trippin’
    By the Way
    Easily

    Also, Warped video, when Anthony and Dave tongue kiss… Pure sex! 😉

  7. Lovely list. I agree with many of those.

    “Don’t Forget Me” isn’t my cup of tea though. I don’t think it’s a terrible song but it hasn’t grown on me.

  8. I know what you mean. Nobody likes it much (I mean on RHCP fans). But I just like ti so much. I’m not sure it’s because of the lyrics (I like this type of vivid images he use in his lyrics), or the hypnotizing, repeated pattern in music.

    Also, it’s a bit weird that it seems to be a goodbye song to heroin.

  9. ^We know. 😀

    Froggie, the video seems like a caricature of hip-hop culture. But then again, a lot of hip-hop videos are a caricature of hip-hop culture.

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