The Monarchy Of Roses Songfacts says: RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer explained in a video interview with Los Angeles radio station KROQ that the creation of the song started with Flea's bass line: " crouched on our knees in Flea's basement. He started and I just started doing those wacky medley chords. We were taking hikes up Los Feliz by Griffith Park, talking about how excited we would be if we saw a band start…
The crimson tide is flowing through your fingers as you sleep
The promise of a clean regime are promises we keep.
Do you like it rough I ask and are you on to task?
The catacombs of bet and bone where cultures come to clash