Red Hot Chili Peppers - 21st Century Lyrics




All the creatures on the beaches
Makin' waves in a motion picture
Won't you keep this in between us
Search and seizure, wake up Venus

The dollar bill will
Mentally ill bill
Mom and dad take your 'don't be sad' pill
Turn the screw and twist my language
Don't forsake me. I'm contagious!

There's a reason for the twenty-first century
Not too sure but I know that it's meant to be
And that it's meant to be

Come on, ooh

It's my favorite combination
Comin' down with the favored nations
Deep rotation, mutilation
Learn to give and take dictation
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh
Like the Cain and Abel
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh
Time to run this table

There's a reason for the 21st century
Not too sure but I know that it's meant to be
And that it's meant to be

What? Yeah

Read me your scripture and
Read me your scripture
Read me your scripture and
I will twist it
Show me your wrist and I
Show me your wrist and
Show me your wrist and I'll
Kiss it kiss it

Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh
Like the Cain and Abel
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh
It's time to run this table

Simple soldier, hand it over
Stop and read what you just wrote her
Strangulation, altercation
Oral sex and bird migration

There's a reason for the 21st century
Not too sure but I know that it's meant to be
And that it's meant to be yeah

There's a reason for the 21st century
Not to sure but I know that it's meant to be
And that it's meant to be





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Red Hot Chili Peppers 21st Century Comments
  1. Matheus Abreu Costa

    Stadium Arcadium was so ahead of its own time

  2. Billy Fox

    this song, and whole album calms my anxiety right down. Thank you rhcp.

  3. Olu Pareja

    Frusciante is back!

  4. Finn Oldereid

    Just like if you “YEEEWW!!”

  5. Jmar

    Best way to listen:
    - Noise cancelling headphones
    - Volume all the way up
    - Lay down
    - Lights off
    - Listen to Chad's drums
    - Flea's quacky/dirty bassline
    - John's absolutely mindblowing guitar parts and solo
    Your view on this will change forever

  6. musicmad antidevil

    Defanatly the best album by the chillis. . Musically and johns backing vocals. The californacation and by the way albums are epic as too much more nostalgic than stadium arcadium because I was late teens for californacation:) they were the best band ever till dear brother john parted.. his solo stuff is brilliant has a better voice than kiedis and that guitar playing was the voice of the chillis:(

  7. Dr. P Lankton

    breakdown, i once was lost but never was found
    i think im losing whats left of my mind
    to the 20th century deadline

  8. Pdub Adub

    Flea giving it the stiff fingers.

  9. Cosmic Heretic

    That ending though!

  10. Medel Show

    Another Brick in the Wall?

  11. SlothMan27

    Stadium came out in 2006, they didn’t even KNOW the 21st Century

    Necrodomist

    21st century started in the year 2000 my man

    Artur Trentini

    @Necrodomist 2001, actually.

  12. Cheyenne Hedden

    Did they tell the future?

  13. ChaoticEvilCanary

    Such a prophetic song about this absurd and idiotic century we find ourselves in. Overpopulation and resource crunches squeeze the planet and humanity as fascist extremeists from both the right and left close in around us. This and "In the Year 2525" perfectly describe the current world and the one to come.

    P. Fish_63

    Yeah see people now adays is a left vs right battle but we need to stop and say hey none of this shit matter regardless of right or left down in the sense of a political compass is were we need to got chili peppers always slaps

  14. Max Salyer

    As a bassist and vocalist in training, I'm sweating just listening to this song.

    Luka Jovanovic

    So how is your training going?

    Time warrior

    @Luka Jovanovic I imagine it's going good, I mean he hasnt said anything

    Luka Jovanovic

    @Time warrior Hope so

  15. Max Salyer

    The bass sounds like a really funky duck, I love it

  16. Mitchell Kelly

    All the creatures, on the beaches 
    Makin' waves in the motion picture 
    Won't you keep this, in between us 
    Search and seizure, wake up venus 

    The dollar bill will 
    Return the ill pill 
    Mom and Dad take your 'dont be sad' pill 
    Turn the screw and twist my language 
    Don't forsake me im contagious! 

    Theres a reason for the twenty-first century... 
    Not too sure but I know that its meant to be 
    And that it's meant to be 

    It's my favorite combination 
    Comin' down with the favored nations 
    Deep rotation, mutilation 
    Learn to give and take dictation 
    Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh 
    Like the Cain and Able 
    Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh 
    Time to run this table 

    There's a reason for the 21st Century 
    Not too sure but I know that's it's meant to be 
    And that it's meant to be 

    Read me your scripture and 
    Read me your scripture 
    Read me your scripture and 
    I will twist it 
    Show me your wrist and I 
    Show me your wrist and 
    Show me your wrist and I'll 
    Kiss it kiss it 
    Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh 
    Like the Cain and Able 
    Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh 
    It's time to run this table 

    Simple Soldier, hand it over 
    Stop and read what you just told her 
    Strangulation , altercation 
    Of all the sex and good vibrations 

    There's a reason for the 21st Century 
    Not to sure but I know that's it's meant to be 
    And that it's meant to be yeah 

    There's a reason for the 21st Century 
    Not to sure but I know that's it's meant to be 
    And that it's meant to be

    Joe Smith

    These lyrics are wrong. To point out one mistake he clearly says oral sex and bird migrations not what you have here.

    Kaylie Vaden

    I’m pretty sure it’s “mentally ill pill”, but maybe I’m wrong

    ImTheBestMayne

    bird migration* not good vibrations lol

  17. Andrew Flood

    XXI CENTRURY WHATA SONG IN THE ALBUM !!!

  18. JACOB BAUGHN

    Less than 1k likes.... Schleeping

  19. R Ada

    Great tune. Everything just comes together in this song.

  20. D-Dogg Frusciante _Hendrix

    Learn to give & take dictation 🔥🔥 ( ohh ohh ohh) ... One of the smoothest inuendoes ever 💯

  21. Luke Fogel

    The feeling that the drums and guitar together give at 4:00 is unbelievable

  22. zappa frank

    Favorite SA song

    P. Fish_63

    Idk if I have a favorite off this album the hole albums dope af

    SlothMan27

    P. Fish_63 same

  23. Seth Mccall

    Almost two Decades into the Century and this song is still as revitalizing as always!

  24. Christopher Jonathan Ontiveros

    man I love the red hot chilli peppers and I'm just 10 I know what good music is

    Ashley Carr

    Christopher Jonathan Ontiveros I’m 15 this year and I love rhcp and Nirvana

    TheNonArtist

    Normie music taste smh

    Luiz Alvarez

    I was only 4 when I liked there music

    Nazario Nava Villegas

    Jajajaja before i was born, I liked his music jaja (sarcastic) i love this band

    Sonovabeach

    But you’re not a true 3000 BC kid if u don’t listen to caveman music

  25. Marco Sanchez

    Your sorry if you don't Love this Jam....

  26. Marco Sanchez

    your Sorry if u Hate this Classic!!!..RHCP FO LIFE! !!!!!!!!!

  27. Bud Jones

    No signs of the peppers stopping.

    SlothMan27

    Anthony intends to make music forever

    DrDuran

    Even though they probably should've stopped about 10 years ago but.....

    Tricko

    DrDuran They should've stopped when John left imo. The only song after SA I like is Dark Necessities.

    Logo

    @Tricko lmao

    Duck

    @Tricko He's back

  28. Michael. Alwill

    Oh yeah! Fucking play on RHCP's

  29. Bradford Nelson

    That bass though

    Franco Ochoa

    Flea is a badass, man

    P. Fish_63

    The bass has me bumbing every time so good

    terry dowling

    Click on me and see RHCP gang raping a female tv host someplace in Europe. Then Google RHCP sexual misconduct- there's tons more
    ;lknj

  30. Noland Ryan

    This song is sooo fucking good. I must have quoted it a hundred times on Facebook back in highschool.... in 2008

    Danny Boy

    highschoolers now are quoting rap. I hate it so much. I feel surrounded by geeks

  31. abluecassette

    All the creatures, on the beaches
    Making waves in a motion picture
    Won't you keep this, in between us
    Search and seizure, wake up Venus

    The dollar bill will, mentally ill Bill,
    Mum and dad take your 'don't be sad' pill
    Turn the screw and, twist my language
    Don't forsake me I'm contagious

    There's a reason for the twenty first century
    Not too sure but I know that it's meant to be
    And that it's meant to be

    It's my favourite, combination
    Coming down with the favoured nations
    Deep rotation, mutilation
    Learn to give and take dictation

    Oh, oh oh, oh oh
    Like a Cain and Abel
    Oh, oh oh, oh oh
    It's time to run this table

    There's a reason for the twenty first century
    Not too sure but I know that it's meant to be
    And that it's meant to be

    Read me your scripture now
    Read me your scripture
    Read me your scripture and I will twist it
    Show me your wrist and I
    Show me your wrist and
    Show me your wrist and I'll kiss it, kiss it

    Oh, oh oh, oh oh
    Like a Cain and Abel
    Oh, oh oh, oh oh
    It's time to run this table

    Simple soldier, hand it over
    Stop and read what you just wrote her
    Strangulation, altercation
    Oral sex and bird migration

    There's a reason for the twenty first century
    Not too sure but I know that it's meant to be
    And that it's meant to be

    There's a reason for the twenty first century
    Not too sure but I know that it's meant to be
    And that it's meant to be

  32. gypsykillaBryan

    i love thissss

  33. abluecassette

    Fucking cool song!!!

  34. John A

    quack quack quack

    Nov

    Dude i always thought of this as duck bass im not the only one.

    Max Salyer

    omggggggg

    Link Figma

    kkkkkkkkkkkk

    FleaFan16

    Me and my friends (pun intended) used to say bork bork bork bork bork bork borkborkbork

    Finn Oldereid

    Babababababababa

  35. Yoczintl Tapia

    Love this song😍🔥