"Sick Love" as written by and Chad Smith Josh Adam Klinghoffer....
Say goodbye to Oz and everything you own
California dreamin' is a Pettibon
LA's screaming you're my home
Vanity is blasted but it's rarely fair
I could smell the Prozac in your pretty hair
Got a lot of friends, but is anyone there

I don't know but it's been said
Your heart is stronger than your head
And this location is my home

Stick 'n move you're living in a quick world
Got a heavy laugh for such a tiny girl
Born into it that's for sure

Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected, well
Sick love comes to wash us away
Prisons of perspective
How your vision gets corrected and
Sick love is my modern cliché

People talk and tell you what you want to hear
Do you really need another souvenir
Super heroes tend to disappear
Fame is just a trick you see an empty glass
Leave you feeling thirsty and so very fast
Chase your tail my baby it'll be your last

I don't know but it's been said
Your heart is stronger than your head
And this location is my home

Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected, well
Sick love comes to wash us away
Prisons of perspective
How your vision gets corrected and
Sick love is my modern cliché

Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected, well
Sick love comes to wash us away
Prisons of perspective
How your vision gets corrected and
Sick love is my modern cliché

Openly defective is the lover you elected and
A portrait she was bound to portray


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"Sick Love" as written by Chad Smith Josh Adam Klinghoffer

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    My InterpretationAgain... like in "The Longest Wave" and "Goodbye Angels", this song is about Helena Vestergaard, 22yo Aussie model Anthony dated for two years. (when will he learn to date someone closer to his age?!?! anyway. lol)

    “Lyrically, I’m embarrassed to say, a 2-year relationship that completely fell apart like a nuclear bomb, just left me feeling pretty raw and available to the emotional universe for writing. So even though the relationship was a bit of a disaster, I feel that in some way, I did get something out of it, which was about half the songs on this record.”
    alternativenation.net/red-hot-chili-peppers-anthony-kiedis-talks-disastrous-relationship-with-19-year-old-model/

    "Openly defective is the lover you elected and
    A portrait she was bound to portray"
    Really like those lyrics.
    60_miles_an_houron July 29, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThe "sick love" refers to how many people feel about the relationship between a 50 year old man and a girl around 20.

    I particularly like the lyrics "Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected" and "Your heart is stronger than your head". He knows it's far from an ideal relationship, but he can't help it, they've got too strong a connection for them to ignore it.
    lhoggyon September 09, 2016   Link

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