Hard Charger

Hard Charger was the working title as well as an unrecorded song for the planned follow up to Jane’s Addiction’s Ritual de lo Habitual album.   It was eventually recorded and released by Porno For Pyros with Dave Navarro and Flea performing alongside Perry Farrell, Peter DiStefano and Stephen Perkins.  The song was recorded for the 1997 autobiographical Howard Stern movie Private Parts.  It appears on the movie’s soundtrack and was released as a single.

Porno For Pyros, along with Flea and Dave Navarro, performed Hard Charger and the Jane’s Addiction seminal tune Mountain Song, at the movie premiere for Private Parts as well as several promotional appearances for the film.  Although the five musicians had previously worked together on the Porno For Pyros song Freeway, this was the first time that Perry, Steve and Dave had worked and performed together simultaneously since Jane’s Addiction split up in 1991.

Porno For Pyros had also originally planned on recording the song as well as using the name for their second album.  However those plans were never realized, and the song didn’t even make it onto the band’s Good God’s Urge album.

Lyrics

Here we go

Got my hands onto something I could not touch
I’m a hard charger
If you lie for your breakfast
Then you won’t get lunch
I’m a hard charger
I don’t believe in dying
There’s no such luck
Hard charger
I can’t stay pretty
‘Cause it’s just no fun
Hard charger

People are people, now you know
I remember being cold blooded
Let me wrap my black tongue on your face
Wipe away all trace of space and time
Lick it up, up, up!
Oh…

Got my hands onto something I could not touch
Hard charger
Lie for your breakfast
You won’t get lunch
Hard charger
I don’t believe in dying, no such luck
Hard charger
I can’t stay pretty, man, it’s just no fun
Hard charger

Come on like expensive wine
Friendly as a warm pinch on the titty
I’m so lucky, I let ’em win
That’s how accustomed that I am to winning
Twist it up, up, up!
Oh…

Radio Edit:

Here we go

Got my hands onto something I could not touch
I’m a hard charger
If you lie for your breakfast
Then you won’t get lunch
I’m a hard charger
I don’t believe in dying
There’s no such luck
Hard charger
I can’t stay pretty
‘Cause it’s just no fun
Hard charger

People are people, now you know
I remember being cold blooded
Let me wrap my black tongue on your face
Wipe away all trace of space and time
Lick it up, up, up!
Oh…

Got my hands onto something I could not touch
Hard charger
Lie for your breakfast
You won’t get lunch
Hard charger
I don’t believe in dying, no such luck
Hard charger
I can’t stay pretty, man, it’s just no fun
Hard charger

Come on like expensive wine
Friendly as a warm pinch on the kitty
I’m so lucky, I let ’em win
That’s how accustomed that I am to winning
Twist it up, up, up!
Oh…

Music Video

The music video for Hard Charger features Perry Farrell, Steve Perkins, Peter DiStefano, Dave Navarro and Flea playing the song along with clips of the movie Private Parts.

Known Performances by Porno For Pyros: (3)

  • 1997/02/26 - New York City, NY, Ed Sullivan Theater
  • 1997/02/27 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 1997/02/28 - New York City, NY, Roseland Ballroom
  • Known Performances by Dave Navarro: (3)

  • 1997/02/26 - New York City, NY, Ed Sullivan Theater
  • 1997/02/27 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 1997/02/28 - New York City, NY, Roseland Ballroom