Coming up to the end
These feelings weren't always pretend
Review your whole life and you don't even have to die
Life would never leave me alone
A choice which way I wanted to go
And everything I've seen is wrong to make me what I'll be
All men
You don't need anyone
Just hold on to the end
And you don't even have to look good
Woman
You do fine on your own
You're free to cry and you don't have to wipe your eyes
You once saved me
And now I'm where you want me to be
Ascending endlessly and I don't even have to try


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Ascension song meanings
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    General CommentAll men
    You don't need anyone
    Just hold on to the end
    And you don't even have to look good

    Right when this part started, I started crying and didn't stop
    Jessematon October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome.

    I think, like many of John's songs, it has a theme of fate and your current condition. "Review your whole life and you dont have to die", hes saying you can always change if you want to, its never too late. There is plenty more to this song that I'd like to think about. Thats my opinion.
    owenparry26on March 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhy do people think about things like this. john can chsange who you are and the things that that person does. he s really amazing and i think this song shows this and shows it with power
    i love JFon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwoman.. you do fine on your own; you're free to cry and you don't have to wipe your eyes

    i know what the song means. it makes so much sense in my head but i can't bring it in to words; sorry guys :\
    dosedxbyyouon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti know the feeling your tyring to express
    i love JFon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentk
    i think i got it in a nutshell. theres a lot more to it, i think, but basically what it comes down to is, just feeling good, ascending, feeling like you're floating

    i love JF, you seem cool; do you have aim or something? if so, me = faakyoo9
    dosedxbyyouon June 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentover the years john has incorporated a lot of harmony in his/the chili peppers' songs. i think john's backup harmonizing on 'by the way' played a major role in the peppers' new, more mature sound. and he's pretty much mastered that art on 'ascension' ... especially during the 'you saved me' portion...

    anyway this song is beautiful. john is one of the most talented guitarists in music right now and this song is proof.
    PiiMPDADiion September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentover the years john has incorporated a lot of harmony in his/the chili peppers' songs. i think john's backup harmonizing on 'by the way' played a major role in the peppers' new, more mature sound. and he's pretty much mastered that art on 'ascension' ... especially during the 'you saved me' portion...

    anyway this song is beautiful. john is one of the most talented guitarists in music right now and this song is proof.
    PiiMPDADiion September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you listen to this w/ earphones at night really loud (actually any one of his songs) with no light in you really feel wanted in someway to somone of a place somethign like that i havent figured out just at the moment but i'll try soon . the song can feel right into your bones or something

    right to the lyrics of this song it show how he cares for anyone or anything he comes acrpss and will try his best to make things well for you again if anyting has gone wrong.

    dosedxbyyou what do ya mean by aim i dont understand
    i love JFon September 14, 2005   Link

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