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The song is about Brendan Mullen, founder of The Masque,
A small punk rock club which was an important part of the early L.A. punk scene.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Brendan's Death Song Chords
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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Brendan's Death Song



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Intro:
D C Am Em G

D    C            Am     Em              G    
If I die before I get it done will you decide?
D       C                    Am   Em   
Take my words  and turn them into signs
           G    
it will survive,
          D     C        Am  Em             G   
Because a long  time ago I   knew not to deprive
     D        C                   Am    Em   
It's safe out there  and now your every where
               G  
just like the sky,
    D       C                 Am   
And you are love, you are the lucid
Em                 G   
dream  you are the ride
             D     C                  Am  
And when you hear  this you know it's your
Em                   G  
jam   it's your good bye

G                         C           
Like I said  you know I'm almost dead,
             Em         
you know I'm almost gone
              G                      
And when the drummer drums he's gonna
 C                    Em      
play my song to carry me along
G                         C           
Like I said  you know I'm almost dead,
             Em         
you know I'm almost gone
             G            
And when the boatman comes
         C                   Em        
to ferry me away to where we all belong

D      C    
We all cross
             Am      Em                 G    
when we were feeling lost it's just the time.
  D     C                 Am    Em  
Kateri cried  the day her lover died
         G     
she recognized,
            D     C               Am  
Because you gave  her   a life of real
Em               G    
love it's no surprise.

G                          C          
Like I said  you know I'm almost dead,
             Em         
you know I'm almost gone
              G           
And when the drummer drums
            C                     Em      
he's gonna play my song  to carry me along
G                         C           
Let me live, so when it's time to die,
         Em           
even the Reaper cries.
G                         C           
Let me die   so when it's time to live
        Em            
another sun will rise.
         G          C          Em  
I said   yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
         G          C          Em  
I said   yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah

G                         C           
Like I said  you know I'm almost dead,
             Em         
you know I'm almost gone
             G            
And when the boatman comes
         C                     Em        
to ferry me away   to where we all belong
G                         C           
Like I said  you know I'm almost dead,
             Em         
you know I'm almost gone
G                         C           
Like I said  you know I'm almostt dead,
             Em         
you know I'm almost gone

Ending:
D D D G x4
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