"Savior" as written by and Gordon Smith....
Dusting off your savior
Well, you were always my favorite
Always my man, all in a hand
To celebrate you is greater
Now that I can, always my man

Now you see what I came for
No one here is to blame for
Misunderstand, all in a hand
Just like you could, you make me
All that I am, all in a hand

A butterfly that flaps its wings
Affecting almost everything
The more I hear the orchestra the more I have something to bring

And now I see you in a beautiful and different light
He's just a man and any damage done will be all right
Call out my name, call and I came

Dusting off your savior
Forgiving any behavior
He's just a man, all in a hand
Your hero's destined to waver
Anyone can, always my man

I would never betray you
Look at me, who could raise you?
Face in the sand, safe in your hand
You were always my favorite
Always my man, all in a hand

We are the Red Hots and we're loving lots the love me nots
The flowers in your flower pot are dancing on the table tops

And now I see you in a beautiful and different light
He's just a man and everything he does will be all right
Call out my name, call and I came

Dusting off your savior
The life that you have narrated
You were my man


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"Savior" as written by John Anthony Frusciante Michael Balzary

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  • +3
    General CommentAnthony laughed it off when and interviewer asked him if the song was about christ. And seeing as the man wrote 'Shallow Be Thy Game' on the previous album I would sincerely doubt it! ('I will be your heretic')

    I always thought it was about John too until I read an interview with Anthony in which he says it's about coming to peace with his father. And not blaming his father for any of (anthonys) personal demons. Because it was his father who introduced him to sex, fame and the hollywood party life at an early age. (dare i say drugs too, yes i believe drugs have a slight relevance in this song but i dont want people jumping on me for saying that)

    Some of the lines must have been written with John in mind, John had just returned to the band after a seven year silent conflict with Anthony. Saving the band from a possible near breakup.
    boozmon June 09, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove all the Christians trying to relate every little thing to god.... I believe this song is about his father Blackie Dammet, and re-accepting him into his life.
    Gutterzon February 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat this song is about it anthony losing his first guitarist Slovak, to heroin, thats why they wrote this song, its not about christ haha, anthony is jewish anyway
    zleclerc90on January 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCome on guys, it's about his Dad, Blackie Dammet.

    AK doesn't blame him or hold any grudge against him for the way he was raised. With the drugs, girls, etc. He's using this song as an opportunity to finally say that.
    EllFCon January 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter reading Scar Tissue, i think it could be about his dad. He wasnt a great father at all but Anthony still loves him, and idolized him as a young kid even though he sent him down a terrible path in life. Anthony is on good terms with him now, and has made him a part of his son, Everly's, life. So you could say Anthony forgave him for all the the things he was exposed to too young

    Dusting off your savior
    Forgiving any behavior
    He's just a man All in a hand
    universallyspeaking95on June 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe song is about his Father, Blackie Dammett. Anthony Kiedis sais he forgives him for whatever he has done (some people would say bad parenting) and that his father makes him all that he is.
    JP97NLon June 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel its about someone who died close to anthony or the band, and how he never fully appreciated the man until he was dead and he sees him and life overal differently now that this man is dead
    sean7711on June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould be dubya... never saw it that way thougth
    don't know really the meaning of this song, but i think each other has it's own opinion of it's meaning, and that's awesome. this guys (RHCP) are the best band ever... but thats what i bealive, doesn'y mean it really is.
    shadowcmlon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it pretty obvious its about hillel slovak, forgiving him for all the bad things he did and remembering him for all the good etc etc basically what sean7711 said :D
    chilipepperon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what it's about but it gets me somewhere inside. Such a gorgeous song........ I think Dubya might have a point, who knows
    jellybelly666on August 31, 2002   Link

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