"This Velvet Glove" as written by and Chad G Smith Michael Peter Balzary....
Close to my skin
I'm falling in someone who's been
Sittin' by the phone
I'm left alone in another zone

John says to live above hell
My will is well
No one is waiting for me to fail
My will could sail yeah

It's such a waste to be wasted in the first place
I want to taste the taste of being face to face with common grace
To meditate on the warmest dream
And when I walk alone I listen to our secret theme

Your solar eyes are like nothing I have ever seen
Somebody close that can see right through
I'd take a fall and you know that I'd do anything
I will for you

Sailin' for the sun'cause there is one
Knows where I'm from
I care for you I really do I really do
Come closer now
So you can lie right by my side
Sit alone in the sun I wrote a letter to you
Getting over myself, yeah

Your solar eyes are like nothing I have ever seen
Somebody close that can see right through
I'd take a fall and you know that I'd do anything
I will for you

Your solar eyes are like nothing I have ever seen
Somebody close that was made for you
I'd take a fall and you know that I'd do anything
I will for you

Close to my skin someone who's been
I'm a falling in
Disasters are just another star
Falling in my yard
John says to live above hell
My will is well
Long to be with someone to tell
I love your smell


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"This Velvet Glove" as written by John Anthony Frusciante Michael Balzary

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  • +3
    General Commentk, this is onna their best songs lemme say that first. but I think the song is about never being able to have the person you want. Loving someone so hard but them not loving you back. "I'd take a fall and you know that I'd do anything I will for you." "sitting alone in the sun I wrote a letter to you, gettin' over myself" He's hurting really bad. This girl took his breath away and he's not with her. Great song.
    kiefy24on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy first impression was that Anthony is so taken by a girl that he'd "take a fall", knowing that he'd "do anything, i will for you". it's not just the sex (so beyond the 'velvet glove' ... and besides, we know how messy the Chilis can get), it's the being "close to my skin".
    she stuns him, and his friends can see it. they also see that she doesn't really have a clue how much he's into her. they're laughing so he can't say anything to anyone about it, but he wants to.
    otherwise, maybe they don't believe his sincerity, sort of like 'Sea of No Cares' by Great Big Sea.
    papyr_bag_princesson May 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti know it kinda seems like he's talking about a girl and there are so many things that could be interpreted as sex now i think about it.
    but i think this songs about him and John. and how he was so worried about John when john was hooked.
    its really difficult to explain but i think he's saying that he loves john so much and he really wants him back 'come closer now so you can lie right by my side'. and he's sorry about being a dick before JF quit the band - 'i write a letter to you getting over myself' (cos AK was on a seriously high horse before Joh went.
    'It's such a waste'- talkin about being on drugs
    'your solar eyes are like nothing i've ever seen' - John so high and out of it that Anthony saying 'your eyes were like nothing i've ever seen'...it obviously affected AK alot and it is really disturbing seeing interviews of John when he was like that.
    I think he's also talking about the temptation of doing drugs 'no one is waiting for me to fail' (no ones waiting for him to relapse so know one would know) but he now knows john will watch his back and make sure he's alright 'there's one who knows where i'm from'.
    He' expressing his sadness for Johns condition and praying that John doesn't die -'disasters are just another star falling in my yard' (cos Hillel died then River Phoenix and then Kurt Cobain he doesn't want any other person around him to die because he loves them all)
    In this song overall i think AK is expressing his compassion and absoloute love for his best friend pretty much. This velvet glove is describing how he knows it might look to anybody else (like he doesn't care about John) when actually, secretly he longs to be with someone to tell that he loves John smell (his presence and everything about him)

    I love this song cos it embodies all the worry and care that we should have for each other - i know that sounded so pretentious but it's true

    xx(in the spirit of loving each other) haha
    10203040on April 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song..wow. it takes my breathe away,
    "Somebody close
    That was made for you
    I’d take a fall and you know
    That I’d do anything
    I will for you"

    perfect.
    silverpuppiezon April 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti beleive that hes righting to him self. his former heroin addict. as an addict hell do anything to feed that part of himself. break promises, freind ships, and eventually the trust you have in your own self. please just listen to the song with this possibility in mind.
    Im a recovering heroin addict trying to detox of methadone and have not cared much for any music for a long time but this song hellped me get to where i am today. right now is the first time in years that im starting to feel true emotion, pain and love. its all apoart of life that heroin takes away.
    thats what this song means to me, and regardless of its true meaning has hellped me.
    thanks for reading.
    mattm165on March 03, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. it's...absolutely amazing. it's my favourite song of all time, hands down. "long to be with someone to tell i love your smell" ... absolutely amazing.
    not_blondeon January 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"its such a waste to be wasted in the first place"

    dont fake your love towards someone, cuz if they find out its fake, things might not go too well...

    my 2 cents
    sean7711on May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdevotion maybe?
    Dread Girlon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!!!1 it's amazing
    poton June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe iron fist and the velvet glove .to be firm and strong with a mild and calm approach.
    kaatrienon June 13, 2002   Link

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