"Feasting on the Flowers" as written by and Michael Peter Balzary Josh Adam Klinghoffer....
I was walking through the streets I could not hear my best friend call
He was feeling incomplete about to take his final fall
Last thing I remember there were tears of blood and just not mine
Any other day and I would save you from this cold decline

Everything they said about everything
Was a coming undone it's a life supreme
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah

Feasting on the flowers so fast and young
It's a light so bright that I bite my tongue
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah
The next dimension, show me in

We were moving in the world, expanding your realities
A force of nature on the verge, commanding abnormalities
Last thing I remember there was ringing in my selfish ears
Twenty-six a number much too small for someone's golden years

Everything they said about everything
Was a coming undone it's a life supreme
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah

Feasting on the flowers so fast and young
It's a light so bright that I bite my tongue
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah
The next dimension, show me in

You get a little bit more this time when
You give a little bit for your brother's kind
Like she always said, oh, don't look back, just look ahead

You sing a little bit stronger when you
Remember the song of your old best friend
Like she always said, oh, don't look back, just look ahead

Everything they said about everything
Was a coming undone it's a life supreme
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah

Feasting on the flowers so fast and young
It's a light so bright that I bite my tongue
I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah


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"Feasting on the Flowers" as written by Michael Peter Balzary Josh Adam Klinghoffer

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    General CommentWell, it's pretty easy to say. It's about AK best friend Hillel Slovak.
    1st verse:
    describs the moments before Hillel's death. Hillel's brother - James, said that right before to take the lethal dose, Hillel called him. So maybe, Hillel also tried to call Anthony,but that time Anthony was high somewhere on the streets, hotels, etc. So Anthony couldn't answer. And when Kiedis stopped using drugs and came home, his girlfriend was crying and yelling at him, about Hillel's death. Also, AK regrets that he couldn't save him.

    "Everything they said about everything
    Was a coming undone it's a life supreme
    I do and I don't, well I do and I don't, oh yeah"

    -I guess, it's about how other people reacted to Hillel death, cuz parents and friends of Hillel thoughts that AK was the reason why Hillel started using drugs. And AK told, that it's just a life, and Hillel started the game with drugs by his own decision and failed.


    "The next dimension show me in " — imho, it's affect of high.

    "We were moving in the world, expanding your realities" — It means that they travel around and literally expanding realities by their music or drugs.

    "A force of nature on the verge, commanding abnormalities" — this line about getting high, force of nature=drugs, on the verge=on the needle.

    "Last thing I remember there was ringing in my selfish ears
    Twenty-six a number much too small for someone's golden years" — pretty clear line, and 26-age when Hillel died.

    That's what I see in this song, so if I realize something new, i will add.
    assan97236on June 30, 2016   Link
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    General CommentAlso, Feasting on the Flowers.
    Hillel Slovak had overdosed by heroin, and heroin is produced by poppy flowers. And "feasting" means the way that Hillel used heroin.
    assan97236on September 12, 2016   Link

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