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Red Hot Chili Peppers — Breaking The Girl
Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
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Released: 1991
Length: 4:45
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I am a man
Cut from the know
Rarely do friends
Come and then go
She was a girl
Soft but estranged
We were the two
Our lives rearranged
Feeling so good that day
A feeling of love that day

Twisting and turning
Your feelings are burning
You're breaking the girl
She meant you no harm
Think you're so clever
But now you must sever
You're breaking the girl
He loves no one else

Raised by my dad
Girl of the day
He was my man
That was the way
She was the girl
Left alone
Feeling the need
To make me her home
I don't know what when or why
The twilight of love had arrived

Twisting and turning
Your feelings are burning
You're breaking the girl
She meant you no harm
Think you're so clever
But now you must sever
You're breaking the girl
He loves no one else

Twisting and turning
Your feelings are burning
You're breaking the girl
She meant you no harm
Think you're so clever
But now you must sever
You're breaking the girl
He loves no one else
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 michaele wrote:

Will Farrell is so multi-talented

 
And Anthony Kiedis is so sweet<3  :-)


From when the peppers were so very much hotter than they are now.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing...  love this song...
 
I was always a little indifferent towards these guys until I saw them live.  They blew me away.  Flea is a PREMIER bassist and the rest of the band are top notch musicians.  The put on a great live show.
 calypsus_1 wrote: 
Will Farrell is so multi-talented
Worst band ever?
  
Worst band ever.   
 kaybee wrote:

I've just lately realized how much influence Tull has had on later groups, especially from the 90's onward.

 
Probably not much more than any other group from the 1960s and '70s, really - unless you're specifically listening just for that.  It's not as if Old Navy has been experiencing a great demand for tights and codpieces from the '90s onward.  Good song.
I loved this when it came out and today it kinda' made me wretch. The passage of time can be such a bitch. {#Skull}
 pixelpeda wrote: 
that would of course depend on your age sex and location.  I dont think I have ever heard half of those. 


This song is very cool...  love it...

 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 meloman wrote:


I'll bet it's not such a minority. I'm with you.
 
I bet there is quite a few of us actually!

RHCP are a ok in my books


 wrangler wrote:
i'm with you on this...... {#Cowboy}

 photolew wrote:
Im probably in the small minority on this, but I'd be happy to never hear another song by these guys...
 
 

I'll bet it's not such a minority. I'm with you.
Thanks for playing this Bill.
i'm with you on this...... {#Cowboy}

 photolew wrote:
Im probably in the small minority on this, but I'd be happy to never hear another song by these guys...
 


Great band, really annoying voice...
oohhh...when they actually made music...
Loving this song for 20 years makes me feel old.
lmic wrote:

  Sounds Yes-ish and Tull-ish.


 
socalhol wrote:


must be the flute sounds in the background.... like medieval traveling minstrels, or something  {#Undecided}
 

Wow. {#Think}
 cfordham wrote:
Awesome. Before the Chilli's sucked.
 
Exactly. This album will never get old {#Notworthy}
MAS!  Chilli Peppers.  {#Clap}
Awesome.

Before the Chilli's sucked.




This is another song I gave the big ten to long long ago, but I have not commented on it yet...

this song is soooo good for the ears...

 
I'm pretty sure AK is a vampire
 photolew wrote:
Im probably in the small minority on this, but I'd be happy to never hear another song by these guys...
  Count me in! Never liked them.


 photolew wrote:
Im probably in the small minority on this, but I'd be happy to never hear another song by these guys...
 
I don't feel quite as strongly as you—this song is pretty good—but they never did it for me. I see a lot of similar comments on RP. 

Some folks love RHCP. To each their own.  
 warderblu wrote:

That was an awesome show - caught it in Jersey....

Also featuring:

Lush
Ministry
The Jesus and Mary Chain 
 

Ministry blew everyone else away that year!{#Yes}
Im probably in the small minority on this, but I'd be happy to never hear another song by these guys...
I'm speechless!  Ella then.......amazing
 lmic wrote:
Sounds Yes-ish and Tull-ish.
 
I've just lately realized how much influence Tull has had on later groups, especially from the 90's onward.

 haljordan wrote:
Saw them at Lallapawhateveryoucallit in Atlanta.  That was the best year.  Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, etc.  I think that was the zenith year.
 
That was an awesome show - caught it in Jersey....

Also featuring:

Lush
Ministry
The Jesus and Mary Chain 
 cdnabroad wrote:
1991 Such a great year in Music, love this song it was the Peppers stretching themselves in a good way. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 

I admit it, I just never got these guys.
I guess they're "stretching themselves" by trying to introduce melody into their musical repertoire, but Keidis' "voice" and "range" were never up to the task.
When they're funky, they're funky. I'll give you that.

1991 Such a great year in Music, love this song it was the Peppers stretching themselves in a good way. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 dggeek wrote:
Probably my favorite RHCP song.
 
Mine too.  Without the probability.

Probably my favorite RHCP song.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers by ~blazingjake
©2008-2010 ~blazingjake


 liranzzz wrote:
The only hit song based on waltze rhythm in the 90's{#Boohoo}
 

 
Businessgypsy wrote:
? Pretty sure this is 6/8, not 3/4 (but you knew that).

 
6/8 Time can be called "double-waltz" or "compound" waltz time, but this is certainly not the only "waltz-based" hit of the 1990's. "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal is one that comes to mind - there are probably others.


Hold the salt but keep the Peppers coming!  {#Yes}

First album of theirs I got. Not the last!
 lmic wrote:
Sounds Yes-ish and Tull-ish.
 

must be the flute sounds in the background.... like medieval traveling minstrels, or something  {#Undecided}
liranzzz wrote:
The only hit song based on waltze rhythm in the 90's{#Boohoo}
? Pretty sure this is 6/8, not 3/4 (but you knew that).

Lyrics very appropriate to me at this moment. Sadness. Amazed. {#Notworthy}
I didn't get the Tull thing (re: comment below), but there at the end, it really caught me. So I rated this a little higher than I was gonna. But on its own, it's still one of my favorite RHCP tunes. I like the acoustic-y-ness of it.
Saw them at Lallapawhateveryoucallit in Atlanta.  That was the best year.  Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, etc.  I think that was the zenith year.
...surprisingly nice to hear this...

Bring on the tube sox.


I cannot stand the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but you know what? I have always loved this song!{#Clap}
 lmic wrote:
Sounds Yes-ish and Tull-ish.
 
What?!  Thankfully I don't hear that.  This is quite enjoyable.  Sort of jazzy but definitely not medieval-sounding.  These guys drew inspiration from a diverse variety of artists, so anything is possible, I guess.

The only hit song based on waltze rhythm in the 90's{#Boohoo}
Flashback to college parties, confirmed by checking release date on album.  Some of those memories are fuzzy, but song connections are generally accurate. 
Likey.

Sounds Yes-ish and Tull-ish.
This is a song made, played and sung from the very heart. That is all I expect from a song. A 9 to it. 
Good points, all. He's credited on the album for "vocals" not "singing". I didn't think of that. {#Rolleyes}

But it still sucks.

Fills in the gaps nicely between the good ones, though...

Rock on, Bill.

 holborne wrote:


Applause for lemmoth, again. He's absolutely right. If you guys actually think Kiedis can't sing, maybe you'd better stick to Placido Domingo and Queen, dudes. Seriously.

 
Exalt!{#Clap}
one of  my least favorite bands of all time.  nothing they've done has ever done it for me.  oh well.
 lemmoth wrote:
Once again all of you fools who think rock and roll singers ought all to be opera singers don't really have a clue about rock and roll.

Anthony is an expressive, emotive and forceful ROCK AND ROLL Singer and front man.

Please stop your anti-singer nonsense which diminishes your appreciation of rock and roll royalty like Dyaln, Neil, Elvis C., Pearl Jam and anyone else you disparage,  It's F(&^(*&ing rock and roll people.  Not everyone can be Freddy Mercury.   
 

Applause for lemmoth, again. He's absolutely right. If you guys actually think Kiedis can't sing, maybe you'd better stick to Placido Domingo and Queen, dudes. Seriously.

nice album cover  {#Tongue-out}
wicked bass & percussion...this entire album is visionary from some really talented punkers in a weird time of their lives.
 lemmoth wrote:
Once again all of you fools who think rock and roll singers ought all to be opera singers don't really have a clue about rock and roll.

Anthony is an expressive, emotive and forceful ROCK AND ROLL Singer and front man.

Please stop your anti-singer nonsense which diminishes your appreciation of rock and roll royalty like Dyaln, Neil, Elvis C., Pearl Jam and anyone else you disparage,  It's F(&^(*&ing rock and roll people.  Not everyone can be Freddy Mercury.   
 

Exactly.  If the only ones allowed to create songs where those who had a great 'singing' voice, how many songs would we really have?

{#Fever}Gives me hives hearing Keidis "sing". Where is Auto-Tune when you need it? Please, no more...


 Krispian wrote:
What a God-awful singer
 
I very seldom say anything of this sort, to anyone. But I'll make an exception.

You have NO taste. Not bad taste. None. Period. {#Wave}
My favoris RHCP song! Yay! Great songs today altogether!

{#Sunny}
 Krispian wrote:
What a God-awful singer
 
Buy a clue - this is rock and roll

mother's milk... i want some mother's milk
What a God-awful singer
I like this one.
 bizon wrote:
Agreed, Kiedis has an atrocious voice. His god-awful singing is tempered by some brilliant musicianship and songwriting though.

 
DoctorHooey wrote:
Great sounds on this tune, but sadly still ruined by Keidis' unredeemably grating voice.
 
 
I actually love his voice and always have—and this is one of my favorites.

 HarrO wrote:
Not one of their better efforts.
 
Wrong. I like it!

Not one of their better efforts.
techer2 wrote:
if you're only hearing what gets radio-unparadise-play, you might be missing some gems. it's pretty hard to beat "road trippin'" off of californication.

Yes! High five! {#High-five}
      This song is me..how about you cats? I know it's dated, but so is the deed. Shit happens, get over it, get on with it. Rebounding can be fatal an' this fact was learned firsthand, just,like, Respect Yourself, please.
 bizon wrote:
Agreed, Kiedis has an atrocious voice. His god-awful singing is tempered by some brilliant musicianship and songwriting though.

 
DoctorHooey wrote:
Great sounds on this tune, but sadly still ruined by Keidis' unredeemably grating voice.
 
  Once again all of you fools who think rock and roll singers ought all to be opera singers don't really have a clue about rock and roll.

Anthony is an expressive, emotive and forceful ROCK AND ROLL Singer and front man.

Please stop your anti-singer nonsense which diminishes your appreciation of rock and roll royalty like Dyaln, Neil, Elvis C., Pearl Jam and anyone else you disparage,  It's F(&^(*&ing rock and roll people.  Not everyone can be Freddy Mercury.   


Agreed, Kiedis has an atrocious voice. His god-awful singing is tempered by some brilliant musicianship and songwriting though.

 
DoctorHooey wrote:
Great sounds on this tune, but sadly still ruined by Keidis' unredeemably grating voice.
 


DoctorHooey wrote:
Great sounds on this tune, but sadly still ruined by Keidis' unredeemably grating voice.
Agreed!!!!
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl Mudcrutch - Crystal River The Move - The Words Of Aaron Holy Hell, Bill! This is the best streak yet!!
Great sounds on this tune, but sadly still ruined by Keidis' unredeemably grating voice.
He never does really hit that note, does he?
arthur_d wrote:
jtdiver wrote:
One of the best albums from the 90s.
definitely!
I second that!
I was a bit harsh. This song deserves a 3, not a 1. Quite magnanimous of me.
zap969 wrote:
Ditto. I know that most everyone else has mentioned a similar sentiment, but I think they should have called it a career after Blood Sugar Sex Magic, much like I think the Cure should have stopped after the first of their final albums, Disintegration. The 80's and 90's were fun, RHCP were awesome, but it's time to move on fellas.
zap, I'm with you on this. These fellas don't always hit it out of the park. This is awful, frankly. Just my opinion.
jtdiver wrote:
One of the best albums from the 90s.
definitely!
One of the best albums from the 90s.
Oh the countless nights spent stoned with my girlfriend listening to this and other CDs..... Those were the days
if you're only hearing what gets radio-unparadise-play, you might be missing some gems. it's pretty hard to beat "road trippin'" off of californication. zap969 wrote:
Ditto. I know that most everyone else has mentioned a similar sentiment, but I think they should have called it a career after Blood Sugar Sex Magic, much like I think the Cure should have stopped after the first of their final albums, Disintegration. The 80's and 90's were fun, RHCP were awesome, but it's time to move on fellas.
mamashannon wrote:
Favorite RHCP eva! :clap:
Ditto. I know that most everyone else has mentioned a similar sentiment, but I think they should have called it a career after Blood Sugar Sex Magic, much like I think the Cure should have stopped after the first of their final albums, Disintegration. The 80's and 90's were fun, RHCP were awesome, but it's time to move on fellas.
Mellotron rules!
EssexTex wrote:
These were the days, one of their best albums
Yep, were THE days, THEIR BEST album! The entire album is a :notworthy:
These were the days, one of their best albums
There was this lady -- one of the Suits -- on Music Row that, when the album was released made a comment about the tongues. She was immortalized as one of the Statues at the Circle. The one with her mouth open ... Next time you drive around the Circle on Music Row, check her out.
Waltzing with the Peppers!
These guys were decent in the mid to late 80s ... only.
out_to_lunch wrote:
I've added Red Hot Chi - this band, who cares - to my permanent retirement list. Try tinyurl.com and shorten that link!
orpheus wrote:
boy do I wish they still sounded like this. They just won the grammy for album of the year for that "Stadium Arcadium" utter dreck. Hate to say it, these guys shoulda called it quits probably about 10 years ago. They used to be so vital, now they're just boring and irrelevant, sad to say. :eek: :eyes: :cry: :cry: :sad: :rolleyes:
Cheers to that! Catholic school girls rule!
What ever happened to the band that did "Funky Crime?"
I've added Red Hot Chi - this band, who cares - to my permanent retirement list. https://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=106925488&blogID=229230116&Mytoken=9746B1EE-9FEB-40D9-975737B3C865268735311492
dkwalika wrote:
This guy can not fucking sing. Period. Sorry.
Theres no need to use language like 'sing' on this forum if you please!!!
Favorite RHCP eva! :clap:
The absolute best RHCP. More like this!
orpheus wrote:
boy do I wish they still sounded like this. They just won the grammy for album of the year for that "Stadium Arcadium" utter dreck. Hate to say it, these guys shoulda called it quits probably about 10 years ago. They used to be so vital, now they're just boring and irrelevant, sad to say. :eek: :eyes: :cry: :cry: :sad: :rolleyes:
You know, they're not dead yet. Perhaps the next album will "wow" you. You might try checking out John Frusciante's solo releases which I find very soothing and interesting. Stadium Arcadium produced some good tunes. Don't take them so seriously, I don't think they do. And who can't love the video for "What's your story" - the guy in the army jacket is tops!
eastcoast wrote:
For the life of me I can't figure out the attraction to this group...they lost all the energy they ever had
I second that. One vote for "True Men don't Kill Coyotes".
Yeah! beautiful song.
I just love love love this
beelzebubba wrote:
This is the last good RHCP album. After this, they devolved into generic 90's white-boy-metal-rap. I'll never forget seeing them with Fishbone in 1987 or 1988 in the courtyard of my college's spring festival. I was so drunk, I didn't know who was Fishbone and who was the Peppers, but it was all good....
Seems you've forgotten a fair bit.
with all 69 previous comments now down the toilet, these folk are yet to deliver their fulsome fruity freeman fulmination and be there when they do!
mamashannon wrote:
My heart lies with old RHCP and this was about the last of the good ones
I could never quite get down with them after Hillel Slovak died.
orpheus wrote:
boy do I wish they still sounded like this. They just won the grammy for album of the year for that "Stadium Arcadium" utter dreck. Hate to say it, these guys shoulda called it quits probably about 10 years ago. They used to be so vital, now they're just boring and irrelevant, sad to say. :eek: :eyes: :cry: :cry: :sad: :rolleyes:
I liked Stadium Arcadium! :cheesygrin: dig it!
This whole album has a very special place in my heart. It got me through the most painful years of my life. God I love it.
Classic early 90s track. This song and the entire Blood Sugar Sex Magic album = timeless
boy do I wish they still sounded like this. They just won the grammy for album of the year for that "Stadium Arcadium" utter dreck. Hate to say it, these guys shoulda called it quits probably about 10 years ago. They used to be so vital, now they're just boring and irrelevant, sad to say. :eek: :eyes: :cry: :cry: :sad: :rolleyes:
Tony0600 wrote:
Is it me or does all their stuff sound the same?
It isn't just you, I am right there with you. And there is something about how this guy vocalizes that is much like fingernails on a blackboard to me. I'm sure Tony0600 and I are in the minority here. Still, I never got this band's appeal. Get another singer and we'll talk.
My heart lies with old RHCP and this was about the last of the good ones
kaviksdad wrote:
Time for them to join the seniors tour - hopefully restricting themselves to assorted nudist facilities and the like :stop: :puke:
I wholeheartedly disagree. I think there latest double album is quite good. They certainly have evolved; but if they continued playing the same music and attempted to pull off the same antics as when they were young (socks on the penis, etc) everyone would be lambasting them for looking like fools. They are grown up now but still come up with creative and enjoyable tunes.
eastcoast wrote:
For the life of me I can't figure out the attraction to this group...they lost all the energy they ever had
Time for them to join the seniors tour - hopefully restricting themselves to assorted nudist facilities and the like :stop: :puke:
Arguably the RHCP's finest! Except for maybe Real Men Kill Coyotes.
Very good song, but I always thought it was an awkward fit on the BSSM album.
Love guitarist John Frusciante's playing on this track. Great song.
eastcoast wrote:
For the life of me I can't figure out the attraction to this group...they lost all the energy they ever had
Gotta agree with you on that one, time to retire these dudes.