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New Order – World Lyrics 28 days ago
@[atlbobr69:31570] I love this interpretation, I wouldn't be surprised if this was the true meaning.
I also love that the video gives us a potential double meaning too.

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Lostprophets – Darkest Blue Lyrics 7 months ago
@[treetherealest:29595] Yeah, I was thinking that too.... I felt like listening to them yesterday and listened through all of Start Something, forgot how much I loved it. And I really liked The Betrayed, but the lyrics are definitely darker... even Watkins himself said it was 'nasty' and portrayed his character :/ I dunno when all his awful behaviour started, and whether it seeped into the lyrics. I'm doing pretty well to disassociate their music and what he did as completely separate things. It's harder though, when he's the lead vocalist AND lyricist. But damn they had good music. I can listen to them and support the other band members and not condone what he did.

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Caribou – Odessa Lyrics 1 year ago
I never really read the lyrics properly until now. But yes, it's about a woman who leaves her abusive husband/partner :( Quite a sad song.

I wonder why they named it 'Odessa'? What is the connection with the Ukrainian port city?

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Florence + the Machine – Howl Lyrics 1 year ago
@[heyykatee:23127] Oooh, whilst I wrote a comment about sexual awakening etc, I do really like your interpretation. :)

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Pnau – Embrace Lyrics 1 year ago
@[Recycledvomit:23066] I still think it's 'wide as the rivers run' ... I wonder if there's a live version of Ladyhawke singing it...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik Lyrics 3 years ago
@[NickTheStripper:15890] Your comment reminds me of "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails. Same concept :P

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik Lyrics 3 years ago
@[mrs:15889].kiedis Finally somebody speaks the truth haha. I recently read Scar Tissue and yes, he wrote this about Carmen Hawk(e) (can't remember how to spell it). They didn't have the greatest relationship but the sex was apparently amazing, and they'd always seem to try and solve their problems through sex.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Body of Water Lyrics 3 years ago
@[AKSSOULBRIDE:15810] Yep, he mentions it in 'Scar Tissue'. Written for Yohanna :)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Body of Water Lyrics 3 years ago
@[RHCP_Xtreme:15795] I think it's "Be happy"

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Brendan's Death Song Lyrics 3 years ago
@[rossgreatscott:15794] That particular line hits me right in the feels...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Body of Water Lyrics 3 years ago
@[RHCP_Xtreme:15792] That's what I'm trying to figure out haha...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fortune Faded Lyrics 3 years ago
@[raseht:15782] Great interpretation.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fortune Faded Lyrics 3 years ago
Agreeing with hyphen15 about the meaning of the song. Someone who gets a thrill from petty crime/life of drugs and getting away with it. I have just read 'Scar Tissue' and I feel I can relate it to Anthony's younger years. He and his mates were always involved in petty crime - theft, mostly, as well as trespassing, and doing drugs, mostly pot but sometimes coke.

The "hell of an elevator" makes me think about Sonny Bono, who is Anthony's godfather. In 'Scar Tissue' Anthony talks about going to Sonny's house when he was 12, and in Sonny's mansion there was this 'carved-wood' elevator. Bored out of his mind, Anthony decided to 'play' on the elevator, going up and down, and then suddenly it got stuck and he had to be rescued. From the book: "Sonny never screamed at me or demeaned me in front of all the adults who were watching this rescue. He just calmly taught me a lesson to respect other people's property and not play in things that weren't meant to be played in.
I never liked that there might be some expectation of how I should behave in order to be in that world. I was a twelve-year-old kid, destined to be misbehaving and out of line".

"Come on God, do I seem bulletproof?" is a great line. Could be referring to his drug use and the sneaky things he used to do to get syringes or obtain the drugs, and after reading his book there are SO many situations he could have actually died, not necessarily from an overdose, but from where he had to go to get drugs :/ And being high whilst driving etc.

"The medicated state of mind you find is overrated
Oh I, do you?
You saw it all come down and now it's time to imitate it
Hey now, every time I lose altitude"
Pretty self-explanatory I think. Every time he comes down from 'altitude' (being high) he needs to replicate that feeling somehow. He repeatedly says in 'Scar Tissue' that the first 'high' always feels the best, and the ones that come straight after never feel as good. You are always trying to replicate that first shot but are never able.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Bunker Hill Lyrics 3 years ago
Agreeing with some other comments here. Every time I hear this I think it's about a hooker, or perhaps a one-night-stand with a stranger who is just as broken as him. She doesn't even know his name, and he's asking whether she wants him to 'take her body' (have sex with her). She has bruises, and maybe she's been in an abusive situation? Hmm.... Whatever the meaning is, I really like this song and wish it had been on Californication.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Bunker Hill Lyrics 3 years ago
@[sleeves:15781] It's definitely 'cool', not good. However I do think it might be 'it would FEEL so cool' instead of 'it would be so cool'.

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New Young Pony Club – Architect Of Love Lyrics 3 years ago
I adore this song... I love the imagery in the lyrics.

"This was broken from the start, the blueprint had no art, the architect of love does not remember us"
There was no foundation to their love. They couldn't really even get started - hence, there being no blueprint (an architect's drawing).

"We, remember to forget, the gift that was we met"
They had an initial attraction and maybe they were keen to start a relationship but things fell apart for whatever reason. And they will both always remember that and feel wistful about the fact things could never be.

However you like to interpret it, I can relate to it in my own way. I knew a guy and we were really attracted to each other. But despite multiple tries to start a relationship with him it just fell apart - he couldn't fully commit / had too many other priorities, and so it was definitely "broken from the start"... The architect of love won't remember us!! haha...

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The Presets – Yippiyo-Ay Lyrics 3 years ago
@[trusty:15162] Pretty much. :P

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Longest Wave Lyrics 3 years ago
Furthermore - I believe the working title of this song was called "The Philippines" (he said that in the commentary of the album, it's on YouTube). Helena is Aussie, and I think her last name is Dutch? but she also looks part Asian, and maybe one of her parents is from the Philippines? That was my only other thought on the connection to her... :)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Goodbye Angels Lyrics 3 years ago
@[itzed:15139] - yes, you could be right that he's talking about other women as well as her. That's not unusual.

Yes, it makes me sad too :/ The age difference was a bit icky haha but they looked cute together XD

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Trial Kennedy – Living Undesigned Lyrics 3 years ago
Some lyric corrections, possibly -

I fear you now --> I feel you now

I'm feeling now --> I feel it now

she told art she won't survive ----> she told how she won't survive

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Turn It Again Lyrics 3 years ago
@[adam07:14843] I hear it now actually! now that you've pointed it out :O

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Sick Love Lyrics 3 years ago
Again... 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.”
http://www.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.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Longest Wave Lyrics 3 years ago
Definitely about his two-year relationship with Aussie model Helena Vestergaard, that ended late 2014?

"Throw me all around
Like a boomerang sky"
References her Aussieness.

"Under my skin
And half my age"
Helena was aged 19-22 when they were dating.

A few other songs from The Getaway mention Helena... I feel like this relationship really affected him, and therefore influenced him lyrically. Makes me feel a bit sad to be honest lol.

He said this in an interview:
“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.”

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Pretty Little Ditty Lyrics 3 years ago
@[mateoland:14842] I'm assuming they paid for the rights. Frusciante and Flea are listed as the writers.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Charlie Lyrics 3 years ago
@[SkaraMog:14840] This comment is ten years old but still relevant :D

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Don't Forget Me Lyrics 3 years ago
@[khearts:14685] By The Way and Stadium Arcadium are my favourite albums :) I agree with you that lyrically, BTW comes out on top.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Don't Forget Me Lyrics 3 years ago
@[paralleluniverse:14684] Pretty sure "Savior" was written about AK's father, not John. But yeah, the other songs I think, you're spot on. Although I do think "This Velvet Glove" is a little romantic as well, even though it does reference John directly. :)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Desecration Smile Lyrics 3 years ago
@[robomon:14651] Gives more meaning to the line "And beneath the heather lies the meadowlark"

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Savior Lyrics 3 years ago
@[FrankWoods:14605] It's about his father actually.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Savior Lyrics 3 years ago
This song is not about Christ. Not about Hillel. Not about anything else other than Kiedis' dad Blackie Dammett, and coming to terms with how he was raised and forgiving his dad for those past mistakes (inadvertently introducing him to drugs, sex, etc at a young age). And when he says "you were always my favourite", I read that Kiedis used to spend summertime with his dad when he was younger (when still living full time with his mum in Grand Rapids, MI) and he said he idolised his dad and loved every moment he spent in LA with him.

A really amazing song and Frusciante's vocals in the 'calmer' parts really add something beautiful.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Savior Lyrics 3 years ago
@[boozm:14604] Definitely about his dad. :)

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Icehouse – Mr. Big Lyrics 3 years ago
Great song! I think the meaning of this song is pretty obvious. It's about a man who seems to have everything together: he can dance, he can get himself out of problems, dresses well, a smooth-talker who will get his way and 'walk all over you'.
However, 'something is missing' in his life. I think calling him 'Mr Big' paints him as an arrogant person who has talked himself up. In actual fact, despite all his perceived perfection, he's actually an unhappy person inside (maybe he has no friends or partner because of his attitude!). It's like Iva is calling him out on it. Perhaps this guy just needs to take a step back and stop trying so hard, get some humility, and maybe then he will find happiness.

Yes I probably didn't need to go into so much detail, but isn't what this site is all about? :)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – She Looks to Me Lyrics 3 years ago
@[iris_and_a_zephyr:14444] Wow, I haven't read his book, but this take seems to fit perfectly.... !! More people need to see this comment.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – She Looks to Me Lyrics 3 years ago
@[chilipepperfreak:14410] I know you posted this almost ten years ago, but glad to hear it mate, hope you're still going strong!

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – She's Only 18 Lyrics 3 years ago
@[theyreREDHOT:14405] Considering how many women he's had lol....

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – She's Only 18 Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Avatar:14404]-rock LMAO!

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – She's Only 18 Lyrics 3 years ago
@[azerbajian:14403] Not about drugs IMO. But I liked your comment because I agree with your first comment about the feel of the song - BSSM / Californication mix :)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Quixoticelixer Lyrics 3 years ago
A lot of RHCP songs seem to either be about drugs or sex haha. Perhaps this song is about both?!

Maybe he's talking about the feeling of having sex whilst on drugs. Either way, whatever the meaning, it's a fucking awesome song!

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Goodbye Angels Lyrics 3 years ago
Love this song, that guitar at the end is killer.
Along with a few other songs on this album, I think this song is about Kiedis' two-year relationship with Australian model Helena Vestergaard. The end of it "say goodbye my love", the way he felt when they were together, how young she was (she was only 19 or 20 when they first got together I think) "Somehow you made your way to my decade".

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The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris Lyrics 3 years ago
@[SweetestSiren:13675] Maybe it's a long-distance relationship?? I'm kind of in one at the moment, so I relate to that sense of parting...

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Bloc Party – Signs Lyrics 3 years ago
I haven't even had anyone really close to me die of cancer, let alone a lover, so whilst I cannot relate to this song lyrically, the music makes me feel.... the glockenspiel, the synths... I listened to this at work today and that was a bad idea. I had tears running down my face!

It reminds me of "Clair de Lune" by Flight Facilities.

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Bloc Party – SRXT Lyrics 3 years ago
God, ALL THE FEELS. :(

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Bloc Party – Sunday Lyrics 3 years ago
This song is gorgeous.

I love these lines:
"You see giant proclamations are all very well
But our love is louder than words"
Right before the epic guitar!

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Bloc Party – Sunday Lyrics 3 years ago
@[xsn13:13605] Beautifully described :3

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Bloc Party – Compliments Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Hyp3rSnip3rUK:13604] You sir, are right on the money. I actually like this song, I love those repetitive notes (from the synthesizer?) in the background.

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Northeast Party House – Perfect Lines Lyrics 3 years ago
"Drifting through the towns
Crossing perfect lines"

If they are the correct lyrics, it makes me think this is about a long-distance relationship and he has to go through towns/cross borders (lines). And he can't wait until he can be with her always (when one of them makes the move interstate).

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Northeast Party House – Perfect Lines Lyrics 3 years ago
Transcribed myself. Any corrections please let me know! :D

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The Butterfly Effect – Crave Lyrics 3 years ago
"When it burns like your eyes
All I want is you one day"

That's what he sings live, but in the recorded version it sounds like "when it burns like lies" - so weird! I prefer the live version ha.

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Chris Cornell – Never Far Away Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Narutodiaz:8838] Lyrics are corrected now!!

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Vera Blue – Hold Lyrics 3 years ago
I transcribed these myself so any corrections are appreciated! Thanks!

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