The song begins with an eight measure build-up that gradually increases in intensity to a full-force stop on the down beat of bar 9, when the main guitar riff kicks in. After four bars, drummer Chad Smith launches into his own brand of funky, rock-styled groove, complete with accented back beats, ghosted snare notes and unexpected hi-hat slurps. Constantly varying hi-hat tension is employed in the verses, providing rhythmic and textural interest behind Anthony Kiedis’ rhythmically static vocal phrasing.
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