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Grand Pappy Du Plenty song meanings
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    General CommentI think this is the saddest, darkest song the RHCP ever created.

    It makes me think of someone with nowhere to go, who has just been rejected from their last point of salvation. And now they're wandering the dirty, unclean streets of L.A. at night, without anywhere to go. Everywhere they turn, they see unkind faces, pained expressions, reflected of their own screw-ups and the bleakness of drug addiction.
    VanceDon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentzomg, great lyrics.
    but it is a great song, the sound is great.

    hey vanced, that's awesome!
    ANTWANmyMANon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song in so many ways, the feel of it is something I wouldn't expect from that album. Considering the other tracks are wild party songs. But I love it no matter what. & VanceD, I love your explanation of the song. Bravo!
    kiedischickon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you want to know who this song is about or what it's about read The Red Hot Chili Peppers Digitally remastered 1984 CD lyrics book, and Flea will fill you in with the details.
    mrs.sideikon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, I'm more reminded of the desert, and/or a Native American. I think it may be because of the wailing sounds in the background, which remind me of the chants and songs that Native Americans sometimes performed in ceremonies.

    I always get the same mental image when I hear this song: An old Native American man standing on a windy desert plain, with nothing but desolation and harsh sunlight beating down and stretching as far as the eye can see in every direction.
    Sankmeisteron October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey Mrs. Sidekik, what if I don't have the original CD in its remastered version? why not post the comments here itself, it not in the entirety, than relevant snippets? c'mon, that's not copyright infringement, people need to know that stuff... this is a songmeanings database!
    anyways, yeah, this song is a huge mystery to me, I feel all these things and I'm not sure if its coming from the chilis, andy gill, and it's just, whoa! this progressive rock and western sound, that considered along with the whole of the chili peppers is all the more stirring
    bestkepsecreton November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe intro and early parts of Venice Queen are clearly influenced by this recording. It's the most mature recording from the band's first album.
    unyunmastaon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdidn't they play this song at dave navarro's debut with rhcp? Woodstock '94? With light-bulbs and anthony on guitar AS WELL?
    nemo92on December 12, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningHi guys, I'm an Italian boy and I cannot explain myself what's the real meaning of the Title of this song, can someone explain me, it seems sometyhing like an urban slang.
    Loverockon August 28, 2009   Link

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