Tongue in the Dirt

by Anthony Kiedis

"Tongue in the Dirt" evolved out of challenges Flea and I gave each other back in high school. I remember one time I was on a city bus with Flea when we were about fifteen. I was a little under the weather and coughed up a hideous cookie of congealed phlegm into my hand. We were both looking at this fucked-up loogie with awe when I challenged Flea. "If you've got any balls at all, you'll eat this right out of my hand, because you're the only motherfucker crazy enough to do that." And he did!

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Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His six sentences are taken from Scar Tissue, an autobiography co-written by Larry Sloman. Kiedis goes on to decribe a game he and his friends played where the losers would have to get down on their hands and knees and lay their tongues flat down in the dirt.