Jane's Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell gives Adam Reader some heartfelt insight into Jane’s Addiction's hard rock manifesto "Mountain Song", which was the second single from their revolutionary album Nothing's Shocking. Mountain song was first recorded in 1986 and appeared on the soundtrack to the film Dudes starring Jon Cryer. The version on Nothing's Shocking was re-recorded in 1988. "'Mountain Song' was actually about... I hate to say it but... drugs. Climbing this mountain and getting as high as you can, and then coming down that mountain," reveals Farrell. "What it feels to descend from the mountain top... not easy at all. The ascension is tough but exhilarating. Getting down is... it's a real bummer. Drugs is not for everybody obviously. For me, I wanted to experience the heights, and the lows come along with it." "There's a part - 'Cash in now honey, cash in Miss Smith.' Miss Smith is my Mother; our last name was Smith. Cashing in when she cashed in her life. So... she decided that, to her... at that time, she was desperate. Life wasn't worth it for her, that was her opinion. Some people think, never take your life, and some people find that their life isn't worth living. She was in love with my Dad, and my Dad was not faithful to her, and it broke her heart. She was very desperate and she did something that I know she regrets."
You’ve had it up to here this time. All talk with no action. You always say you’re at the end of the line. You’ve got no one to blame but yourself. Your life, is a result of your bad choices. Pessimist, your negativity will be your downfall. You’ve wasted all this time. Always worrying about the wrong things. Look at yourself, analyze your life. It’s not too late to start thinking positive. Your life, is a result of your ad choices. Pessimist, your negativity will be your downfall. One life, is all you have so get it right. Your fate, your eternity depends on your actions tight now. Get it right. You’ll never get it right. You’ve gotta get it right this time. Get it right. You’ll never get it right. You’ve gotta get it right this time. Get it right. I hope you get it right. I pray you get it right this time. Get it right. I hope you get it right. I pray you get it right. I hope you get it right this time.
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