RHCP is by far one of my most fav bands of all time. Just everything they do comes together to create musical wizardry. And their lyrics are brilliant. And their rhythms infusing. And it doesn’t hurt that Anthony Kiedis is dreamy.

But this song keeps finding me on the radio lately. Which is weird because it was released in 1993 and I have never really paid much attention to it before. But like Holy Hannah, doesn’t this just describe my last four and a half years? And I have now found my piece of mind and I’m working on keeping it. Please take a listen. It will become a part of you.

Soul to Squeeze

I’ve got a bad disease
But from my brain is where I bleed.
Insanity it seems
Has got me by my soul to squeeze.

Well all the love from thee
With all the dying trees I scream.
The angels in my dreams (yeah)
Have turned to demons of greed that’s mean.

Where I go I just don’t know
I got to got to gotta take it slow.
When I find my piece of mind
I’m gonna give you some of my good time.

Today love smiled on me.
It took away my pain say please
All that you had to free
You gotta let it be oh yeah.


Oh, so polite indeed
Well I got everything I need.
Oh make my days a breeze
And take away my self destruction.

It’s bitter baby,
And it’s very sweet.
I’m on a rollercoaster,
but I’m on my feet.
Take me to the river,
Let me on your shore.
I’ll be coming back baby,
I’ll be coming back for more.

Doo doo doo doo dingle zing a dong bone
Ba-di ba-da ba-zumba crunga cong gone bad

I could not forget
But I will not endeavor
Simple pleasures aren’t as special
But I won’t regret it never.


Where I go I just don’t know
I might end up somewhere in Mexico.
When I find my piece of mind
I’m gonna keep you for the end of time.