Of Course is a Jane’s Addiction song written by Perry Farrell in 1990. This is the only song on the band’s original studio albums that Eric Avery does not perform on. The version, as found on Ritual de lo Habitual features band guitar tech Ronnie S. Champagne on bass. The album version of this song features Charlie Bisharat on violin, however Morgan Fichter performed violin live during the Ritual tour.
Of course this land is dangerous!
All of the animals are capably murderous.
And when I was a boy,
my big brother held on to my hands,
then he made me slap my own face
I looked up to him then, and still do
He was trying to teach me something
Now I know what it was!
Now I know what he meant!
Now I know how it is!
Ohh, ohh, ohh ohh, ohh, ohh ohh
One must eat the other who runs free before him
Put them right into his mouth
While fantasizing the beauty of his movements
A sensation not unlike slapping yourself in the face…
Slapping yourself in the face…
Slapping yourself in the face…
Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (42)
1990/06/29 - Mexico City, Mexico, La Ultima Carcajada de la Cumbancha1990/07/07 - Mt. Baldy, CA, Forest Preserve1991/01/28 - Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University Activity Center1991/02/04 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre1991/02/10 - Austin, TX, City Coliseum1991/02/17 - Pensacola, FL, Bayfront Auditorium1991/02/18 - Orlando, FL, Orlando Sports Club1991/03/04 - London, England, Marquee Club1991/03/08 - Glasgow, Scotland, Barrowland Ballroom, The1991/03/10 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Mayfair Suite1991/03/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso1991/03/19 - Gent, Belgium, Vooruit1991/04/03 - Torino, Italy, Big Club, The1991/04/24 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden1991/07/21 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre1991/07/24 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre1991/07/27 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre1991/08/10 - Mansfield, MA, Great Woods1991/08/13 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center1991/08/22 - Dallas, TX, Starplex Amphitheatre2012/10/18 - San Francisco, CA, The Warfield2015/10/24 - San Francisco, CA, The Warfield2015/10/29 - Phoenix, AZ, Veteran's Memorial Coliseum2015/11/06 - Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Live2015/11/07 - Austin, TX, Auditorium Shores2016/06/13 - London, England, Kentish Town Forum2016/06/15 - Milan, Italy, Fabrique2016/06/17 - Madrid, Spain, Caja Mágica2016/07/15 - Brooklyn, NY, Coney Island Amphitheater2016/07/16 - Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summerstage2016/07/17 - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre2016/07/19 - Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion2016/07/20 - Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore2016/07/22 - Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre2016/07/23 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica2016/07/25 - Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre2016/07/27 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago2016/07/28 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago2016/07/30 - Chicago, IL, Grant Park2016/09/02 - Denver, CO, National Western Complex2016/09/21 - San Francisco, CA, The Masonic2016/09/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre