"Mountain Song" as written by Eric Adam Avery, Stephen Perkins, David Navarro and Perry Farrell....
Comin' down the mountain
One of many children
Everybody has
Their own opinion
Everybody has
Their own opinion
Holding it back
Hurts so bad
Jumping out of my flesh
And I said

Cash in!
Cash in now honey
Cash in now
Cash in now
Cash in now honey
Cash in miss smith
Cash in now!

I was comin down the mountain
Met a child she had pin eyes
We had the same opinion
Had the same opinion
She was holding it back
It hurts do bad
Jumping out of her flesh
And I said

Cash in!
Cash in now honey
Cash in now
Cash in now
Cash in now honey
Cash in miss smith
Cash in now!


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"Mountain Song" as written by Perry Farrell Eric Adam Avery

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  • +3
    General CommentEric Avery's thumping bass line is what really get this song started. The whole 'nothing's shocking' album owes a lot to his bass lines, they toss perry's vocals around like a raging sea.
    exscapeon November 20, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm not sure exactly what impact this band had on my teenage years, good or bad.. I'm just looking at the album cover for "Nothing's Shocking" and it reminds me of how, back then, there was this little shop that had like incense and some knick knacks, maybe they had pipes I don't know.. and LP's back then, in addition to CD's and tapes... it was the place to go to find a lot of what had been by then labelled as 'alternative' music... and I distinctly remember they had a huge display of the cover of this album, a promotional thing. It was so cool.. you used to just get a buzz out stuff like this because it was totally unique.. their sound, to this day, is so remarkable in how they put together elements of funk and metal.. all around you have to admit it is a great sound.. the guitars are so decadent.. they did it as a wall of sound.. of crunch sound, but also the high notes with all the sustain in them. It's really a feat of production in so many ways, in addition to all it meant culture-wise, at least to me. I'm a guitarist so what just kills me is Dave Navarro's guitars.. he is one hell of a talented guy and innovative. The sound he puts together, with the layering and all the fills. He must of just been having a field day. These guys, Perry and all of them, seem like they already had the world beat before they even got the first album made. And then it just kind of came in went, in a fit of intensity not unlike the women's flaming naked bodies. Love that! Of course, as I said, their influence spans far and wide (not just in the music world, but in the lives of all teenage kids like me who's world completely changed the first time they hit 'play' on this baby..)
    caucasianon June 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe song is in reference to two of Perry Farrell's friends that died. Everbody has their own opinion is talking about how people have their own opinion of death and the death surrounding his friends' death. "Cash in" is talking about "cashing in their chips".
    drjerkleon January 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccording to good ol Wiki, it's about two girls Perry knew who died.
    FaaipDeOaidon July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow could no one have commented on this song yet? This is the song that got me into Jane's Addiction so it will always be one of my favorites.
    ShimmerChickon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about being surrounded by so many people who are individuals...and then finding another individual who has something in common or a bond with you, and the beauty of the moment when a two people find each other out of a sea of individuals.

    The girls "pin" eyes describe the size of her pupils which means what they had in common was probably drugs...but of course there is more to the song than that
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmarxist perspective vs. freudian perspective

    LOL
    loghon June 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou've go to "cash in" on what you keep inside. Holding it back hurts so bad!
    mayhapson June 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, the first time I heard this song was watching it on Headbanger's Ball on MTV (am I dating myself?!?). Hooked ever since.
    jp410on August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about coming down off heroin
    diverdaveon September 13, 2006   Link

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