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No social life, no biggy there’s a bands for that.
Give It Away
I was off on one side of the rehearsal studio, working on lyrics, while the band was jamming as a trio. Sometimes they’d be serious intellectual craftsmen, trying to intertwine their minds and come up with specific parts, but other times they’d rock out in a very joyful manner. On one of those latter days, Flea started playing this insane bass line, and Chad cracked up and played along. I was so struck by Flea’s bass part, which covered the whole length of the instrument’s neck, that I jumped up and marched over to the mike, my notebook in tow. I always had fragments of song ideas or even specific isolated phrases in mind. I took the mike and belted out, “Give it away, give it away, give it away, give it away now.”
That line had come from a series of conversations I’d had years earlier with Nina Hagen. Nina was a wise soul, and she realized how young and inexperienced I was then, so she was always passing on gems to me, nor in a preachy way, just by seizing on opportunities. I was going through her closer one day, looking at all her crazy clothes, when I came upon a valuable exotic jacket. “This is really cool,” I said.
"Take it. You can have it," she said.
"Whoa, I can’t take this. This is the nicest jacket you have in there," I said.
"That’s why I gave it to you," she explained. "It’s always important to give things away; it creates good energy. If you have a closet full of clothes, and you try to keep them all, your life will get very small. But if you have a full closet and someone sees something they like, if you give it to them, the world is a better place."
— Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue
pink floyd said it years ago and i completly agree