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Johnny, Kick a Hole in the Sky
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SONG
Performances
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Released On
Mother's Milk
August 16, 1989 · Studio Album
Also Appears On
What Hits!?
September 29, 1992 · Compilation
Lyrics
I cry, I cry
I was born in a land, I don't think you understand
Goddamn, what I am
I'm a native of this place, please don't kick me in my face
My race has been disgraced

Won't somebody testify? kick a hole right in the sky
Testify, testify, kick a hole right in the sky
Slap a liar in his eye, kick a hole right in the sky
Testify, testify, kick a hole right in the sky
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny

Puts us in a pumpkin shell where you keep us very well
It's hell, where I dwell
When history books are full of shit, I become the anarchist
I'm pissed at this
What this country claims to be it's a lie
No place for me, I bleed

Won't somebody testify? kick a hole right in the sky
Testify, testify, kick a hole right in the sky
Slap a liar in his eye, kick a hole right in the sky
Testify, testify, kick a hole right in the sky
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny

I decide to defy
Kill my trust if you must but in my blood there is lust for life
That's right
Apache blood is in my heart thrashing though me like a shark
Crashing though the dark

Won't somebody testify? kick a hole right in the sky
Testify, testify, kick a hole right in the sky
Slap a liar in his eye, kick a hole right in the sky
Testify, testify, kick a hole right in the sky
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny

I confide, confide
What am I supposed to do?
I feel like I'm cut into confused by rules
Do these two cultures clash or am I living in the past?
I ask, please tell me fast

Won't somebody testify? kick a hole right in the sky
Testify, testify, kick a hole right in the sky
Slap a liar in his eye, kick a hole right in the sky
Testify, testify, kick a hole right in the sky
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny

I, that's right
To what do I belong and if I change will I be wrong
Be wrong, that's wrong
I took my foot kicked a hole in the sky
I proceeded to plead fathers help me decide

A jagged flash of light struck me in the eye
I turned around and found that I was still alive
Snakes rise high from the purple black sky
The red cloud rains and the black horse rides
Then it dawned on me like the morning sun
I'm a part of two worlds and the morning comes
Glowing embers tend to remember when
The power that is peace was treated as a friend
I am a master of and I've got to take action
I'm a man, the animal man
Performances
Partial Performances

'Johnny, Kick a Hole in the Sky' has never been performed live

However, it was partially performed 1 time:

APR 14

1989
Shafer Court at Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, United States
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