"Aeroplane" as written by Charlton Clay Pettus and Curt Smith....
I like pleasure spiked with pain
And music is my aeroplane
It's my aeroplane
Songbird sweet and sour Jane
And music is my aeroplane
It's my aeroplane
Pleasure spiked with pain
That mother fucker always spiked with pain

Looking in my own eyes "hello"
I can't find the love I want
Someone better slap me
Before I start to rust
Before I start to decompose
Looking in my rear view mirror
I can make it disappear
I can make it disappear "have no fear"

I like pleasure spiked with pain
And music is my aeroplane
It's my aeroplane
Songbird sweet and sour Jane
And music is my aeroplane
It's my aeroplane
Pleasure spiked with pain
That mother fucker always spiked with pain

Sitting in my kitchen hey girl
I'm turning into dust again
My melancholy baby
The star of mazzy must
Push her voice inside of me
I'm overcoming gravity
I'm overcoming gravity
It's easy when you're sad to be
It's easy when you're sad "said 'bout me"

I like pleasure spiked with pain
And music is my aeroplane
It's my aeroplane
Songbird sweet and sour Jane
And music is my aeroplane
It's my aeroplane
Pleasure spiked with pain

Just one note
Could make me float
Could make me float away
One note from
The song she wrote
Could fuck me where I lay
Just one note
Could make me choke
One note that's
Not a lie
Just one note
Could cut my throat
One could make me die

I like pleasure spiked with pain
And music is my aeroplane
It's my aeroplane
Songbird sweet and sour Jane
And music is my aeroplane
It's my aeroplane
Pleasure spiked with pain


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"Aeroplane" as written by Anthony Kiedis Michael Balzary

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  • +9
    General CommentActualy i believe you're all wrong.. wait! dont crack it just yet.. hear me out.. You all seem to have agreed that this song is really positive, but i dont think it is. Anthony Kiedis is notorious for riddling happy songs with sad lyrics (listen and read the lyrics to 'My lovely man' or 'taste the pain' for an example)

    I believe this song is about drug addiction. During the relaease of 'One Hot Minute' Anthony Kiedis had slipped back into drugs as soon as he started making music again. He admitted it in numerous interviews, saying that replacing Hillel again made him depressed and he couldnt cope. Thats why he says he hated making One Hot Minute, because it brought up all his old pain about Hillel Slovak's death etc.

    So I think the song is about making music provoking him to do drugs and be depressed again. Read the lyrics over and it makes sense-
    Looking in my rear mirror
    I can make it disappear

    He's depressed when he thinks what happened and thinks he can make it go away
    I like pleasure spiked w/pain
    Music is my aeroplane

    Did anyone even think that pleasure spiked with pain might be a reference to a syringe?? Music is his catalyst to returning to his old ways

    I'm overcoming gravity

    Preety self explanatory, hes getting high

    Just one note
    Could make me float
    Could make me float away
    One note from
    The song she wrote
    Could fuck me where I lay
    Just one note
    Could make me choke
    One note that's
    Not a lie
    Just one note
    Could cut my throat
    One could make me die

    If you think this is positive ur kidding urself. Hes saying that listening to musioc is dangerous to him, because when he listens to it he wants to get high and float away, and thats what happened to Hillel when he overdosed while he was painting and listening to Jane Byrd on his record player.

    Now i know most of you will just skip this cos its too long...ah crap



    Polakon September 17, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentHere's my two pennies for it.

    He's lonely, and has been lonely for a long time. Music is his only pleasure, bshburn explained that one.
    He looks back at his past (looking in my rear mirror) at how lonely he has been and is, and believes he can change that (i can make it disappear), and that there are someone out there for him. And he needs a push or something so he can find that person before it's too late (someone better slap me before I start to rust).

    Something like that, I think...
    Runaron July 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe star of mazzy is surely a reference to Mazzy Star? Let me know if I'm wrong.
    Songmeaningsuseron November 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm gonna echo someone else's suggestion "the star of mazzy must, Push her voice inside of me" as well "One note from the song she wrote" make a pretty strong reference to Mazzy Star. the release of One Hot Minute in 1995 fits that Anthony might be referencing one of two early 90's albums by Mazzy Star. So while the song is still very likely about doing drugs, loving music and escaping his life...it's a little less general. It's his specific trip/escape which in this case means hearing the voice of Hope Sandoval.
    unspokynpoeton April 27, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about music:

    +The 2nd and 3rd verses make reference to "the star of Mazzy" (Hope Sandoval singer for Mazzy Star) and their song Into Dust ("I'm turning into dust again") and their music style.


    +Their music have this melancholic style ("My melancholic baby"), her voice is so fuckin' addictive that you can't take it out of your head and their sound is like you're floating or dreaming.

    +"One note from The song SHE wrote could....." the feeling that the song evokes on him

    +Both used to lived in LA and Kiedis has been linked to Hope. (some others RHCP songs have been inspired by Kiedis relationships/girlsfriends - Sinead O'Connor "I Could Have Lied" or Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls) "Sporty Spice"

    I'm pretty sure this one is about music and Hope.
    Paleron November 01, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the Velvet Underground reference. "Sour Jane". Gotta love it.
    PoeticSojournon March 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe dude who said flea's daughter's name ISNT Clara is a total moron. he said her name was claire. Claire is actually some chick anthony dated on and off during the "Californication" era.
    Tedgar18on August 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow nobody pointed out that Mazzy Star refrence? The song is obviously about how Music is his addiction and he makes a refrence to singer Mazzy Star and her song"Into Dust"

    "I'm turning into dust again
    My melancholy baby
    The star of Mazzy must
    Push her voice inside of me"

    so apparently he listens to Mazzy Star when he's feeling sad. check out her music, most of her songs are sad songs :o
    Zemonstaron September 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me this song is about a constant painful state of mind that ebbs only with a certain breed of music, perhaps the cure comes from a certain musician(as they name a Mazzy). He relies on this music for a peaceful state of mind and seems worried about any truth this music/musician may release.

    To me he wants the sugar coated version, and he is selfish in wanting this for himself as it would cause him to be cast in an ugly light.

    Pretty much, keep the secret, lie for me and I will continue this enjoyable ride until "Mazzy" decides to speak the truth that will be his demise.
    Helviraon October 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMusic is my... heroin
    That's what he's trying to say.
    If you listen a live version, you'll hear how Kiedis sings almost "heroi-plane"

    Other than that, agreed with Polack
    MegaMashaon February 05, 2012   Link

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