This past Thursday at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, I achieved a music bucket list goal: I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers with the returning John Frusciante. Give It Away was the last song in their regular set before the anticipated “encore” numbers. When the first strains of the song began, an already lively crowd roared. This was the energizing song with everyone dancing or, at the very least, singing along. In a night where Flea spoke of love and kindness, this song rose in a funky tribute of feel-good.
From Wikipedia: “The lyrical meaning behind “Give It Away” is centered on the philosophy of selflessness and altruistic behavior. The song is titled after its most prevalent lyrical phrase “give it away”, which is taken from an experience Kiedis had with his former girlfriend—punk rock singer Nina Hagen—in the early 1980s. “
Give it away, give it away, give it away, nowWritten by: Frusciante John, Balzary Michael Peter
Give it away, give it away, give it away, now
Give it away, give it away, give it away
I can’t tell, if I’m a kingpin or a pauper
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