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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Give It Away

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“Give It Away” is a song by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released in September 1991 as the lead single from the group’s fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The music was written by guitarist John Frusciante and bassist Flea during a jam session months prior to the album recording sessions. Vocalist Anthony Kiedis wrote the song’s most prevalent lyrical refrain in response to an experience he shared with former girlfriend Nina Hagen regarding altruistic behavior and the value of selflessness. While several radio stations originally refused to air the song because they felt it lacked melody, “Give It Away” went on to achieve international fame. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks in late 1991 and a year later charted inside... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Give it away now ... Give it away give it away give it away now ... What I've got you've got to get it put it in you

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