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Taste the Pain
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SONG
Performances
Released On
Mother's Milk
August 16, 1989 · Studio Album
Also Appears On
Say Anything...
April 14, 1989 · Motion Picture Soundtrack
Taste the Pain
June 1990 · Single
Taste the Pain (Unbridled Funk and Roll...)
June 1990 · Single
What Hits!?
September 29, 1992 · Compilation
Lyrics
Flat on my back in a lonely sprawl
I stare at the ceiling 'cause I cannot fall
Asleep tonight
No, not at all
Headlights flash across my bedroom wall
The crying eyes open 'cause I cannot fall
In love with you
No, not at all

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Aren't you glad you weren't afraid?
Funny how the price gets paid
Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
But aren't you glad you weren't afraid?
Funny how the price gets paid

Busted in two like a brittle stick
I cannot drink because my throat constricts
Lovesick from you
That will never do
Open my mouth, I couldn't make a sound
I could not scream, you know, I could not shout
It out to you
Nothing to do, uh

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Well aren't you glad you weren't afraid?
Funny how the price gets paid
Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
But aren't you glad you weren't afraid?
Funny how the price gets paid


This may come as a shocking surprise
I have to take a walk, I have to kiss it goodbye
Goodbye, my love
Goodbye, my love
I am not alive

Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
Well aren't you glad you weren't afraid?
Funny how the price gets paid
Walk away and taste the pain
Come again some other day
But aren't you glad you weren't afraid?
Funny how the price gets paid


How the price gets paid
Well, I got to pay the price
I think I'll walk away
'Cause I couldn't survey, I couldn't pay the price
I couldn't pay the price
APR 28

1989
Sundance
Bay Shore, NY, United States
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