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Fight Like a Brave
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SONG
Performances
Released On
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
September 29, 1987 · Studio Album
Also Appears On
Fight Like a Brave
January 1988 · Single
Higher Ground #2
August 1990 · Single
What Hits!?
September 29, 1992 · Compilation
Lyrics
All you slingers and fiends hide behind your rocks
Put down your guard, I'm not here to box
This is no showdown so throw down your guns
You see it doesn't matter where you come from
You could be from Park Ave or from a park bench
You could be a politician or a bitchy princess
But if you're lookin' for a fist and you're lookin' to unite
Put your knuckleheads together, make a fist and fight
Not to your death and not to your grave
I'm talkin' 'bout that freedom, fight like a brave

Fight like a brave, don't be a slave
No one can tell you, you've got to be afraid

If you're sick-a-sick 'n' tired of being sick and tired
If you're sick of all the bullshit and you're sick of all the lies
It's better late than never to set-a-set it straight
You know the lie is dead so give yourself a break
Or get it through your head and get it off your chest
Or get it out your arm because it's time to start fresh
You want to stop dying, the life you could be livin'
I'm here to tell a story but I'm also here to listen
No, I'm not your preacher and I'm not your physician
I'm just a-trying to reach you, I'm a rebel with a mission

Fight like a brave, don't be a slave
No one can tell you you've got to be afraid
Fight like a brave, don't be a slave
No one can tell you you've got to be afraid

I am here today to talk about the uplift mofo party plan
A plan based on a band, a band based on a plan
There shall be no slaves in the land of lands
It's a Hollywood jam

You say you're running and you're running and you're running afraid
You say you ran across the planet but you couldn't get away
The fire in your brain was driving you insane
You were looking for a day in a life that never came
So don't tell me that, I've got to take a number
'Cause I've been to that doctor and believe me, that's a bummer
He's one of a kind, convention of the mind
And don't forget to mention that it doesn't cost a dime
Come as you like and leave at any time
And one more thing, you know it doesn't have to rhyme

Fight like a brave (fight like a brave), don't be a slave (another slave)
No one can tell you you've got to be afraid
Fight like a brave (fight like a brave), don't be a slave (another slave)
No one can tell you you've got to be afraid

Fight like a brave (fight like a brave), don't be a slave (another slave)
No one can tell you you've got to be afraid
Fight like a brave (fight like a brave), don't be a slave (another slave)
No one can tell you you've got to be afraid

Fight like a brave (fight like a brave), don't be a slave (another slave)
No one can tell you you've got to be afraid
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MAR 16

1989
Visage
Orlando, FL, United States
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NOV 26

1988
Multipurpose Room at California State University
Long Beach, CA, United States
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NOV 16

1988
First Avenue Club
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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OCT 08

1988
John Anson Ford Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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OCT 05

1988
Six Feet Under
Tempe, AZ, United States
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JUN 04

1988
Tornava Isla (Provinssirock Festival)
Seinajoki, Finland
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MAY 23

1988
Draf- en Renbaan (Pinkpop Festival)
Landgraaf, Netherlands
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APR 27

1988
The Channel
Boston, MA, United States
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APR 14

1988
Mississippi Nights
St. Louis, MO, United States
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APR 10

1988
Cotati Cabaret
Cotati, CA, United States
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APR 08

1988
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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MAR 14

1988
Montezuma Hall at San Diego State University
San Diego, CA, United States
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MAR 12

1988
Crawford Hall at University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA, United States
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FEB 24

1988
The Ritz
New York City, NY, United States
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FEB 20

1988
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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FEB 17

1988
BRT TV Studios (Bingo!)
Brussels, Belgium
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FEB 17

1988
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels, Belgium
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FEB 11

1988
Volkshaus
Zurich, Switzerland
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FEB 10

1988
Dolce Vita
Lausanne, Switzerland
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FEB 05

1988
The Loft
Berlin, Germany
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JAN 24

1988
ABC Television Center (Star-athon '88)
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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DEC 26

1987
Celebrity Theatre
Anaheim, CA, United States
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DEC 09

1987
Storyville Jazz Hall
New Orleans, LA, United States
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NOV 24

1987
Mississippi Nights
St. Louis, MO, United States
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NOV 18

1987
First Avenue Club
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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NOV 09

1987
Graffiti's
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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NOV 08

1987
City Gardens
Trenton, NJ, United States
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OCT 24

1987
Lost Horizon
Syracuse, NY, United States
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SEP 20

1987
Bren Events Center at University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA, United States
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AUG 29

1987
Deja Vu
Phoenix, AZ, United States
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AUG 07

1987
? (The Late Show)
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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JUL 11

1987
The Omni
Oakland, CA, United States
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JUL 10

1987
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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MAY 07

1986
Town Pump
Vancouver, Canada
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MAR 21

2017
Valley View Casino Center
San Diego, CA, United States
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