"Three Days" as written by and Lou Reed....
Three days was the morning.
My focus three days old.
My head, it landed
To the sounds of cricket bows

I am proud man anyway
Covered now by three days

Three ways was the morning.
Three lovers, in three ways.
We knew when she landed,
Three days she'd stay.

I am a proud man anyway
Covered now by three days

We saw shadows of the morning light
The shadows of the evening sun
Till the shadows and the light were one.

Shadows of the morning light
The shadows of the evening sun
Till the shadows and the light were one

True hunting is over.
No herds to follow.
Without game, men prey on each other.
The family weakens by the bite we swallow

True leaders gone,
Of land and people.
We choose no kin but adopted strangers.
The family weakens by the length we travel

All of us with wings
All of us with wings
All of us with wings!
All of us with wings!
All of us with wings!
All of us with wings!

Erotic Jesus lays with his Marys.
Loves his Marys.
Bits of puzzle,
Fitting each other.

All now with wings!
Oh my Marys!
Never wonder
Night is shelter
For nudity's shiver

All now with wings


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"Three Days" as written by Eric Adam Avery David Michael Navarro

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThe song Three Days is about Xiola's three-day return to Los Angeles for her father's funeral. This would be the last time Perry would see Xiola before her death. The song is, however, not about her death as it was written a few months before that, in 1986. The song alludes to Perry, Casey and Xiola spending their days together in a haze of sex and drugs.

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    LPon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPerry never ceases to amaze me with his superior skills as a lyricist. Jane's songs make you think. 'The family weakens by the length we travel..." The further we advance tachnologically, etc., the more we retreat as people... what happened to morality?
    iheartnitzon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe first part of the song is about some kind of agreement made by 3 lovers
    treestumpon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite jane's addiction song....i have two CDs from them, and i've always been puzzled by this song, but i love it anyways......but anycrap---does anyone know what he says in the backround??? it's sounds like a story...and i can only make out a few words or sentences. is there some significance for the dialogue in the backround?
    -sara
    toolzvballdiva6@aol.com
    emo*dashboard*gukon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI got this from
    xiola.org/articles/perry/…

    three days poem
    by perry farrell

    at this moment
    you should be with us
    feeling like we do
    like you love to
    but never will again.
    i miss you my dear xiola.
    i prepared the room tonight with christmas lights
    a city of candles
    fresh sheets
    we are all full of dense clouds that have a soul.
    i've been meaning to touch your skin.
    come closer to me.
    an alien she was...?
    no one made friends as easy as Xiola.
    they were drug pushing constructors.
    they were always the audience that plagued her.
    one night I met a boy.

    certain lines are repeated throughout the song as well as the volume fading in and out. there are also two tracks of perry saying the poem to confuse you even more.
    LPon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's not about the bastard fucking resurrection of fucking jesus you utter fool, you probably think How i could just kill a man by Cypress Hill is about the good fucking Samaritan. LP, i am glad you changed your mind.
    Fred39on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFred39, sorry to upset you, but I have not yet changed my mind. For the record, I am atheist, so I have no hidden agenda when proposing that this song is about 'Perry, Casey and Xiola spending their days together in a haze of sex and drugs' with the theme of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I know that Perry used more drugs than we would imagine possible, makeing him the last person on the planet to act as a poster boy for a religious movement. But if you listen to the song and think about what I wrote I think it will become more and more convincing. I was surprised myself, after having listened to this song so many times, to figure out the reason for all the religious symbolism. I have read interpretations on this song, and have even read articles where band members make mention of this song, and they all say that it was about a drug fest orgy. However, I don't see how that would explain the religious theme of the song. Furthermore, this is not the first song by Jane's Addiction with a religious overtone (e.g. "Had a Dad", "Ocean Size", "Idiots Rule").

    If you don't agree, I'm sure your not alone. But explain to me why I am so wrong as to be an 'utter fool'? Am I that wrong? Why bring up so many obvious Christian symbols? And why do they all pertain to the resurrection of Jesus? Why not other Christian symbols? Again, I am ATHEIST... I have no hidden agenda. I am not trying "Spread the Word of God". Either way, that's what I think.

    PS - How I Could Just Kill A Man is probably NOT a good Samaritan... lol. At least we can agree on that.
    LPon May 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOk. here we go. fred39 has every right to call people twats. in this glorious age of freedom of speech people can say what they wish. if anyone has a problem with him, fuck off. this is a site to comment on these songs, if someone disagrees with your opinion they are allowed to write what they feel. if you don't like it tough. this is not a site to post you crappy little messages bitchin about some arrogant fool who wishes to insult anyone and everyone but i think that we can all rise above this.
    for the record, i don't really know or care what 3 days is about but i can understand and appreciate everyones comments on it.
    by the way LP, how fucking childish is "lol". how old are u dickhead.
    twat
    where_is_your_godon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General Comment28, and if we are free to post our opinions without being called names, why did you say that I was "fucking childish"? Maybe this web site is for people who just like to insult each other?
    LPon May 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentLP I like your attempt to interpret this song on a deeper level than what it may appear on the outside. Whether you are right or wrong it is refreshing to have new ideas out there.
    jethrotull6352on June 08, 2003   Link

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