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Shallow Be thy Game
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SONG
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One Hot Minute
September 12, 1995 · Studio Album
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Shallow Be thy Game
June 10, 1996 · Single
Lyrics
I was not created in the likeness of a fraud
Your hell is something scary, I prefer a loving god
We are not the center of this funny universe
And what is worse, I do not serve in fear of such a curse

Shallow be thy game, 2000 years look in the mirror
You play the game of shame and tell your people live in fear
A rival to the way you see, the bible let him be
I'm a threat to your survival and your control company

You'll never burn me, you'll never burn me
I'll be your heretic and
You can't contain me, I am the power free
Truth belongs to everybody

To anyone who's listening, you're not born into sin
The guilt they try and give you, puke it in the nearest bin
Missionary madness, sweep up culture with a broom
Trashing ancient ways is par for course, it's fucking rude

To think that you're above the laws of nature, what a joke
Purple sashes feeding masses, smoke on which to choke
I might be a monkey when it comes to being holy
Fundamental hatred, get down on your knees and

You'll never burn me, you'll never burn me
I'll be your heretic and
You can't contain me, I am the power free
Truth belongs to everybody

I was not created in the likeness of a fraud
Your hell is something scary, I prefer a loving god
We are not the center of this funny universe
And what is worse, I do not serve in fear of such a

You'll never burn me, you'll never burn me
I'll be your heretic and
You can't contain me, I am the power free
Truth belongs to everybody

You'll never burn me, you'll never burn me
I'll be your heretic and
You can't contain me, I am the power free
Truth belongs to everybody