I Would For You

I Would For You is a love song, performed by Jane’s Addiction, that Perry Farrell wrote about his then-girlfriend Casey Niccoli.

Porno For Pyros covered this song and made it a staple of their set during much of the Good God’s Urge tour. Perry and Casey had long since broken up by the time Porno For Pyros began covering this song, so Perry substituted the lyric “babe” for “Case” in the song, however most fans singing along used the original lyric.

Lyrics

Oh baby!
I’m so tired

A man, from the government
Man, from the tax board
Man, in the public school
Man, own’s the golden rule
Yeah,
I’m everybody’s slave
I made you my slave
You said this I do for you
If it would help
To give the world back
What it gave
Then I would…
I would
I would
I would…

I would for you
I would for you
ohhh…. ohhhh… uhhh…. uhhh…. uhhh….

You say my eyes
Are crazy eyes
Well sometimes they are
And so are you
And if you wonder
What I would do
I would do anything if I could
You know I would
I would
I would
I would
I would
I would for you
I would for you
I would for you
I would for you – Case…
I would for you – ohh…
ohhh…. ohhhh… uhhh…. uhhh…. uhhh….

Demo version:

I’m everybody’s slave
I made you my slave
You said this I do for you
If it would help
To give the world back what it gave
Then I would…
I would
I would
I would…

I would for you
I would for you
ohhh…. ohhhh… uhhh…. uhhh….

You say my eyes
Are crazy eyes
Sometimes they are
And so are you
And if you wonder what I would do?
I would do anything if I could
I would
I would
I would…

I would for you
I would for you
I would for you
I would for you
I would for you ohh…
ohhh…. ohhhh… uhhh…. uhhh….

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (32)

  • 1986/03/?? - Venice, CA, Radio Tokyo
  • 1986/08/28 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1986/11/13 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Pyramid, The
  • 1987/01/26 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1987/09/03 - La Verne, CA, Topper's Cafe
  • 1987/12/05 - Irvine, CA, Bren Events Center, University of California Irvine
  • 1988/09/27 - London, England, Camden Palace
  • 1988/10/27 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1988/11/17 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1988/11/25 - Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
  • 1988/12/07 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/14 - New York City, NY, Cat Club
  • 1989/02/17 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1997/10/30 - New York City, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 1997/10/31 - New York City, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 1997/11/03 - Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
  • 1997/11/18 - Dallas, TX, Fair Park Coliseum
  • 1997/11/22 - San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Center
  • 2001/11/10 - Las Vegas, NV, Joint, The @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 2001/11/11 - Las Vegas, NV, Joint, The @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 2002/07/18 - Las Vegas, NV, Rain In The Desert @ The Palm Resorts Casino
  • 2002/08/19 - London, England, Kentish Town Forum
  • 2012/02/22 - St. Louis, MO, Pageant, The
  • 2012/02/24 - Detroit, MI, Fillmore Detroit, The
  • 2012/02/25 - Columbus, OH, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
  • 2012/02/27 - Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
  • 2012/03/02 - Albany, NY, Palace Theatre, The
  • 2012/03/04 - Huntington, NY, Paramount, The
  • 2012/03/09 - Richmond, VA, National, The
  • 2012/03/13 - Atlanta, GA, Tebernacle, The
  • 2012/03/15 - Catoosa, OK, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 2012/03/23 - Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace Theater, The
  • Known Performances by Porno For Pyros: (11)

  • 1996/07/15 - Detroit, MI, St. Andrew's Hall
  • 1996/08/24 - Big Bear Lake, CA, Snow Summit
  • 1996/10/09 - Rochester, NY, Harrow East Ballroom
  • 1996/10/17 - Cleveland, OH, Agora Theatre
  • 1996/10/21 - Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
  • 1996/10/22 - Cincinnati, OH, Bogart's
  • 1996/10/25 - Davenport, IA, River Center
  • 1996/10/30 - Los Angeles, CA, Mayan Theatre
  • 1996/10/31 - Los Angeles, CA, Mayan Theatre
  • 1997/02/28 - New York City, NY, Roseland Ballroom
  • 1997/04/18 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara County Bowl
  • Known Performances by Dave Navarro: (1)

  • 1997/02/28 - New York City, NY, Roseland Ballroom