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Transcending is the thirteenth and final track from the band's sixth studio album, One Hot Minute. The lyrics talk about River Phoenix's tragic death, who was a friend of the band. Flea was at The Viper Room the night of October 30, 1993, when Phoenix overdosed on drugs and collapsed outside on the sidewalk. Flea rode with him in the ambulance, but he didn't survive. Flea wrote many of the lyrics to the song.

LyricsEdit

You are my god, you are my dog
You kept me close, love never lost
I called you hippie, you said fuck off
Said your brother's a real punk rocker

Something's gonna happen
Something very soon
Transcending flesh could be a breeze
Sending me all over the Moon

Friends near death, you gave respect
Sympathetic Intellect
Choices are for one and all
All we are is leaves that fall

Always been loving you
Now I'm away from you
Always been loving you

Round and round inside your head
Smartest fucker I ever met
Vicious fish bit at your toes
Made you lie and numb your soul

Something's gonna happen
Something very soon
Transcending flesh could be a breeze
Sending me all over the Moon

Mule donkey ass you bore the load
Of all creations tortured souls
Choices are for one and all
All we are is leaves that fall

Like no other, I love you are my brother

Water flowing and I will drink it
I will drink for you
A part of me that only you knew
Will never be understood, will never be understood

Hey, gone to stay
Entire lifetime flash before me
In a loving stream

Hey mother may I've lost a child
But she gave birth
To a loving stream

Ooh, never know When the gods will come and
Take you
To a loving stream

Ooh, heart of gold
The most special things you gave me were
From your loving stream

In a loving stream

Fuck the magazines
Fuck the green machine
See the human being
In a loving stream

Fuck the legal greed
Fuck the nothing scene
See the family
In a loving stream

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