1%

1% is a Jane’s Addiction song written in 1986.  It is one of the few Jane’s Addiction songs without a proper studio recording release, as both officially released albums with this song use recordings based on live material.

Lyrics

All the people I know wanna be left alone
Some people!
I don’t know?
They won’t to leave you alone
I guess you gotta be just – be just like them

Now the biggest gang I know they call the government
And a gang is a weapon
That you trade your mind for
You gotta be just – be just like them

Ya know the gang
And the government
No different
The gang
And the government
No different
The gang
And the government
No different
It makes me
1%
It makes me
1%
Oh god!

Trouble comes down
Like a foot stepping heavy
Shake your fist
At the bitch
Or wave your money
You gotta be right
You gotta be right
Don’t be no
Supper for a big fish
With the big lip
And the over – bite…
Bite…
You gotta bite

All the people I know wanna be left alone
Some people!
I don’t know?
They want to leave you alone!
I guess you gotta be just – be just like them

The gang
And the government
Are no different
The gang
And the government
No different
The gang
And the government
No different
That makes me
1%
It makes me
1%
It makes me
Only 1%
That makes me
1%

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (114)

  • 1986/04/26 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Räji's
  • 1986/08/?? - Los Angeles, CA, Co Co Club, The
  • 1986/09/21 - Los Angeles, CA, L.A. Street Scene
  • 1986/10/01 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Club Lingerie
  • 1987/01/22 - Los Angeles, CA, Cooperage Hall, University of California Los Angeles
  • 1987/01/26 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1987/01/29 - Los Angeles, CA, King's Hall, University of Southern California
  • 1987/02/14 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Embassy Hotel
  • 1987/05/30 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Embassy Hotel
  • 1987/09/03 - La Verne, CA, Topper's Cafe
  • 1987/09/27 - Houston, TX, Rockefeller's
  • 1987/10/24 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Park Plaza Hotel
  • 1987/11/09 - Indiana, PA, Fisher Auditorium, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • 1988/05/09 - Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theatre, The
  • 1988/09/21 - Pittsburgh, PA, Syria Mosque Ballroom
  • 1988/09/22 - Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • 1988/10/15 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1988/11/17 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1988/11/23 - Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
  • 1988/11/27 - Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
  • 1988/11/28 - Madison, WI, Wally Gators
  • 1988/11/29 - Milwaukee, WI, Union Ballroom, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • 1988/12/06 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/07 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/11 - Cambridge, MA, T.T. The Bear's
  • 1988/12/12 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/12/14 - New York City, NY, Cat Club
  • 1988/12/15 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
  • 1988/12/31 - Los Angeles, CA, Embassy Hotel Theatre, The
  • 1989/01/04 - Tucson, AZ, Tucson Gardens
  • 1989/01/06 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/01/07 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/01/13 - Austin, TX, Backroom, The
  • 1989/01/14 - Houston, TX, Numbers, The
  • 1989/01/16 - New Orleans, LA, Tipitina's
  • 1989/01/23 - Leeds, England, Warehouse
  • 1989/01/25 - Manchester, England, International
  • 1989/01/28 - Sheffield, England, Leadmill, The
  • 1989/02/08 - Atlanta, GA, Cotton Club
  • 1989/02/11 - Athens, GA, Uptown Lounge
  • 1989/02/12 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1989/02/16 - Raleigh, NC, Rialto Theatre
  • 1989/02/17 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1989/02/20 - Philadelphia, PA, Theater of the Living Arts
  • 1989/02/25 - Brooklyn, New York City, NY, L'Amour
  • 1989/02/26 - Trenton, NJ, City Gardens
  • 1989/03/01 - Boston, MA, Citi Club
  • 1989/03/04 - Ottawa, ON, Barrymores
  • 1989/03/05 - Toronto, ON, Concert Hall
  • 1989/03/10 - Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
  • 1989/03/11 - Milwaukee, WI, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Ballroom
  • 1989/03/12 - Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue Club
  • 1989/03/29 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1989/04/11 - San Francisco, CA, Stone, The
  • 1989/04/14 - Portland, OR, Starry Night
  • 1989/04/20 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/21 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/22 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/25 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/26 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/28 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/29 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/05/01 - San Diego, CA, Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University
  • 1989/05/06 - Santa Barbara, CA, Harder Stadium, University of California Santa Barbara
  • 1989/05/08 - San Francisco, CA, Fillmore Auditorium
  • 1989/07/11 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Palace, The
  • 1990/10/17 - Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle
  • 1990/11/04 - Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
  • 1990/11/15 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1990/11/20 - New York City, NY, Ritz, The
  • 1990/11/23 - Boston, MA, Orpheum Theater
  • 1990/11/27 - Cleveland, OH, Agora Theatre
  • 1990/12/01 - Milwaukee, WI, Central Park Ballroom
  • 1990/12/10 - Vancouver, BC, PNE Forum
  • 1990/12/15 - San Francisco, CA, Civic Auditorium
  • 1990/12/19 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium
  • 1991/01/28 - Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University Activity Center
  • 1991/01/31 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1991/02/10 - Austin, TX, City Coliseum
  • 1991/03/04 - London, England, Marquee Club
  • 1991/03/10 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Mayfair Suite
  • 1991/03/20 - Düsseldorf, Germany, Tor III
  • 1991/03/28 - Correggio, Italy, Palasport
  • 1991/04/24 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 1991/05/01 - Warwick, RI, Rocky Point Palladium
  • 1991/05/04 - Rochester, NY, Rochester Community War Memorial
  • 1991/05/18 - Davenport, IA, Palmer Arena
  • 1991/05/20 - Omaha, NE, Ak-Sar-Ben Field
  • 1991/07/18 - Tempe, AZ, Compton Terrace Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/26 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 1991/08/09 - Mansfield, MA, Great Woods
  • 1991/08/13 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 1991/08/16 - Reston, VA, Lake Fairfax Park
  • 1991/08/22 - Dallas, TX, Starplex Amphitheatre
  • 1997/11/26 - Bel-Air, CA, Lucky Luciano's Mansion
  • 2003/02/02 - Perth, Australia, Claremont
  • 2003/08/17 - Chula Vista, CA, Coors Amphitheatre
  • 2003/11/10 - London, England, Covent Garden
  • 2003/11/12 - London, England, Hammersmith Carling Apollo
  • 2008/10/23 - Los Angeles, CA, La Cita Bar
  • 2008/11/20 - Los Angeles, CA, El Cid
  • 2009/02/16 - Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex, The
  • 2009/05/08 - West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/12 - Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
  • 2009/05/14 - Albuquerque, NM, Journal Pavilion
  • 2009/05/15 - Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • 2009/05/21 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara County Bowl
  • 2009/05/30 - Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • 2009/06/09 - Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 2009/06/10 - Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion
  • 2009/07/16 - London, England, Centro
  • 2010/02/23 - Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theatre
  • 2013/08/13 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center