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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tell Me Baby

 
Verse 1

Flea
They come from every state to find
Some dreams were meant to be declined
Tell the man what did you have in mind
What have you come to do?

 
Verse 2

Flea
No turning water into wine
No learning while you're in the line
I'll take you to the broken sign
You see these lights are blue

 
Bridge

Backings
[Come and get it]
[Lost it at the city limit]
[Say goodbye, cause they]
[Will find a way to trip it]
[Everybody looking for a silly gimmick]
[Got to get away]
[Can't take it for another minute]

 
Verse 3

Flea
This town is made of many things
Just look at what the current brings
So high it's only promising
This place was made on you

 
Chorus

Flea
Tell me baby
What's your story?
Where you come from
And where you wanna go this time, oh
Tell me lover
Are you lonely?
The thing we need is never all that hard to find, oh
Flea and Backings
Tell me baby
What's your story
Where do you come from
And where you wanna go this time, oh
You're so lovely
Are you lonely?
Ah giving up on the innocence you left behind

 
Verse 4

Flea
Some claim to have the fortitude
Too shrewd to blow the interlude
Substaining pain to set the mood
Step out to be renewed

 
Verse 5

Flea
<I'll move you like a baritone>
<Jungle brother's on the microphone>
<Gettin' over with the undertone>
<Has time to turn to stone>

 
Bridge

Backings
[Chitty chitty baby]
[When your nose is in the nitty gritty]
[Life can be a little sweet]
[But life can be a little kitty {shitty}]
[What a pity]
[Boston and a Kansas City]
[Looking for a hundred]
[But you only ever found a fifty]

 
Verse 6

Flea
Three fingers in the honeycomb
You ring just like a xylophone
Devoted to the chromosome
The day that you left home

 
Chorus

Flea and Backings
Tell me baby
What's your story?
Where you come from
And where you wanna go this time, oh
Tell me lover
Are you lonely?
The thing we need is never all that hard to find, oh
 
Tell me baby
What's your story
Where you come from
And where you wanna go this time, oh
You're so lovely
Are you lonely?
Ah givin' up on the innocence you left behind
(yeah)

 
Chorus

Flea and Backings
Tell me baby
What's your story?
Where you come from
And where you wanna go this time, oh
Tell me lover
Are you lonely?
The thing we need is never all that hard to find, oh
 
Tell me baby
What's your story
Where you come from
And where you wanna go this time, oh
You're so lovely
Are you lonely?
Ha giving up on the innocence you left be _ hind

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Writer(s): Michael Peter Balzary, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Gaylord Smith
Video: "Red Hot Chili Peppers" YouTube Channel

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