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[[AC: Blood Sugar Sex Magik]]: The band sometimes took breaks from the dick-waving fun of this album to provide moments of this.

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[[AC: Blood Sugar Sex Magik]]: Music/BloodSugarSexMagik]]: The band sometimes took breaks from the dick-waving fun of this album to provide moments of this.



* Who could forget "I Could Have Lied," a BreakUpSong about Sinéad O'Connor. It's especially notable given that Anthony and John wrote this song together, representing one of their final collaborations before they began to drift apart after their mainstream success.

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* Who could forget "I Could Have Lied," a BreakUpSong about Sinéad O'Connor.Music/SineadOConnor. It's especially notable given that Anthony and John wrote this song together, representing one of their final collaborations before they began to drift apart after their mainstream success.



[[AC: Californication]]

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[[AC: Californication]]Music/{{Californication}}]]



[[AC: By the Way]]

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[[AC: By the Way]]Music/ByTheWay]]



[[AC: Stadium Arcadium]]

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[[AC: Stadium Arcadium]]
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22nd Mar '15 6:49:40 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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* "Behind the Sun," a song written with Hillel and Jack Irons, was released as a single during this era. The music video shows dolphins happily swimming around before being killed by hunters.

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* "Behind the Sun," a song written with Hillel and Jack Irons, was released as a single during this era. It's especially sentimental given that it's one of the final songs Hillel ever recorded with the band before his death. The music video shows dolphins happily swimming around before being killed by hunters.hunters, which can be interpreted as the death of innocence.
22nd Mar '15 6:47:43 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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* "Aeroplane" and "Warped" are purely about the dark side of addiction. The latter's music video is somewhat disturbing, complete with gothic makeup and torture objects (although the melodic outro has Kiedis and Navarro sharing [[HoYay a rather passionate kiss]]). The former video is more light-hearted, with sexy girls and kids dressed up as airplanes in the end (one of whom is Flea's first daughter, Clara).

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* "Aeroplane" and "Warped" are purely about the dark side of addiction. addiction.
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The latter's music video is somewhat disturbing, complete with gothic makeup and torture objects (although the melodic outro has Kiedis and Navarro sharing [[HoYay a rather passionate kiss]]). kiss]]).
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The former video is more light-hearted, with sexy girls girls, bright colors, and kids dressed up as airplanes in the end (one of whom is Flea's first daughter, Clara).



* "Porcelain" is about a single mother in a homeless shelter trying to care for her child.

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* "Porcelain" is about a single mother pregnant woman in a homeless shelter trying struggling to care for her child.get by.
22nd Mar '15 6:30:01 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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** "Knock Me Down," which was one of the first songs Anthony Kiedis and Music/JohnFrusciante wrote together. The music video shows a man sinking further and further into isolation while the band continues its raucous dancing, representing the double-edged sword that comes with fame (which, sadly, consumed ex-guitarist Hillel Slovak and nearly killed John). The band no longer performs it by way of CreatorBacklash[[note]]Anthony got tired of the song being associated with drug addiction, claiming that it took away from its real message of being there for your friends[[/note]].
** "Taste the Pain," the band's first mature break-up song.
** "Show Me Your Soul:"
---> Sentimental gentlemen are not afraid to show you when
---> I am you, you're my best friend, show me your soul
** "Behind the Sun," a song written with Hillel and Jack Irons, was released as a single during this era. The music video shows dolphins happily swimming around before being killed by hunters.
%%[[AC: Blood Sugar Sex Magik]]: The band sometimes took breaks from the dick-waving fun of this album to provide moments of this.
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** "Breaking the Girl" is a poignant song about how Anthony regrets playing his girlfriends and treating them as one-off objects.
** Who could forget "I Could Have Lied," a BreakUpSong about Sinéad O'Connor. It's especially notable given that Anthony and John wrote this song together, representing one of their final collaborations before they began to drift apart after their mainstream success.
** "My Lovely Man", Anthony Kiedis' tribute to the band's original guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose. Interestingly, the tear-jerking emotion comes purely from the lyrics; musically speaking it's another high-energy funk-rock song with subdued choruses.
--->"Just in case you never knew\\

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* "Knock Me Down," which was one of the first songs Anthony Kiedis and Music/JohnFrusciante wrote together. The music video shows a man sinking further and further into isolation while the band continues its raucous dancing, representing the double-edged sword that comes with fame (which, sadly, consumed ex-guitarist Hillel Slovak and nearly killed John). The band no longer performs it by way of CreatorBacklash[[note]]Anthony got tired of the song being associated with drug addiction, claiming that it took away from its real message of being there for your friends[[/note]].
** * "Taste the Pain," the band's first mature break-up song.
** * "Show Me Your Soul:"
---> --> Sentimental gentlemen are not afraid to show you when
---> --> I am you, you're my best friend, show me your soul
** * "Behind the Sun," a song written with Hillel and Jack Irons, was released as a single during this era. The music video shows dolphins happily swimming around before being killed by hunters.
%%[[AC: [[AC: Blood Sugar Sex Magik]]: The band sometimes took breaks from the dick-waving fun of this album to provide moments of this.
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* "Breaking the Girl" is a poignant song about how Anthony regrets playing his girlfriends and treating them as one-off objects.
** * Who could forget "I Could Have Lied," a BreakUpSong about Sinéad O'Connor. It's especially notable given that Anthony and John wrote this song together, representing one of their final collaborations before they began to drift apart after their mainstream success.
** * "My Lovely Man", Anthony Kiedis' tribute to the band's original guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose. Interestingly, the tear-jerking emotion comes purely from the lyrics; musically speaking it's another high-energy funk-rock song with subdued choruses.
--->"Just -->"Just in case you never knew\\



** The more famous "Under the Bridge." It's interesting to note here that when Kiedis first showed Frusciante the lyrics, Frusciante claims he interpreted them as being "sad" and intentionally wrote the opening riff to sound "happier" in contrast.
** Another example would be the EpicRocking of "Sir Psycho Sexy", which after two whole sections of funk and a more spacey interlude, launches into a long, emotional, [[Music/TheBeatles Hey Jude-ish]] fade-out based around the combination of Frusciante's melancholic playing and Brendan O'Brien's mellotron.
** "Soul to Squeeze," which was written during the ''Blood Sugar Sex Magik'' era but wasn't released as a single until two years later.
---> I've got a bad disease\\

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** * The more famous "Under the Bridge." It's interesting to note here that when Kiedis first showed Frusciante the lyrics, Frusciante claims he interpreted them as being "sad" and intentionally wrote the opening riff to sound "happier" in contrast.
** * Another example would be the EpicRocking of "Sir Psycho Sexy", which after two whole sections of funk and a more spacey interlude, launches into a long, emotional, [[Music/TheBeatles Hey Jude-ish]] fade-out based around the combination of Frusciante's melancholic playing and Brendan O'Brien's mellotron.
** * "Soul to Squeeze," which was written during the ''Blood Sugar Sex Magik'' era but wasn't released as a single until two years later.
---> --> I've got a bad disease\\



** The most emotional song on this album is appropriately titled "Tearjerker". It's a eulogy song to Music/KurtCobain, for whom Anthony Kiedis held a lot of respect. It's beautiful. You would not expect it to be a Red Hot Chili Peppers song at first, but Anthony's distinct voice gives it away. Dave Navarro's playing is superb -- and can serve to make you sad, or provide an uplifting sense of serenity to the listener.
** "Transcending" follows a similar pattern: it's about deceased actor Creator/RiverPhoenix. Much like "Tearjerker," the first three minutes are uplifting and serene; however, the last two minutes are absolute jarring, filled with distorted screams and heavy guitar and basslines.
** "My Friends" was written by Anthony about Music/JohnFrusciante's nearly fatal heroin addiction, Flea's depression after his divorce, and Anthony's own relapse.
** "Aeroplane" and "Warped" are purely about the dark side of addiction. The latter's music video is somewhat disturbing, complete with gothic makeup and torture objects (although the melodic outro has Kiedis and Navarro sharing [[HoYay a rather passionate kiss]]). The former video is more light-hearted, with sexy girls and kids dressed up as airplanes in the end (one of whom is Flea's first daughter, Clara).
** There's a significant MoodWhiplash between the hard rap sections of "One Big Mob," which features a spacey interlude with a recording of Dave Navarro's [[CryingLittleKid little brother crying]].

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** * The most emotional song on this album is appropriately titled "Tearjerker". It's a eulogy song to Music/KurtCobain, for whom Anthony Kiedis held a lot of respect. It's beautiful. You would not expect it to be a Red Hot Chili Peppers song at first, but Anthony's distinct voice gives it away. Dave Navarro's playing is superb -- and can serve to make you sad, or provide an uplifting sense of serenity to the listener.
** * "Transcending" follows a similar pattern: it's about deceased actor Creator/RiverPhoenix. Much like "Tearjerker," the first three minutes are uplifting and serene; however, the last two minutes are absolute jarring, filled with distorted screams and heavy guitar and basslines.
** * "My Friends" was written by Anthony about Music/JohnFrusciante's nearly fatal heroin addiction, Flea's depression after his divorce, and Anthony's own relapse.
** * "Aeroplane" and "Warped" are purely about the dark side of addiction. The latter's music video is somewhat disturbing, complete with gothic makeup and torture objects (although the melodic outro has Kiedis and Navarro sharing [[HoYay a rather passionate kiss]]). The former video is more light-hearted, with sexy girls and kids dressed up as airplanes in the end (one of whom is Flea's first daughter, Clara).
** * There's a significant MoodWhiplash between the hard rap sections of "One Big Mob," which features a spacey interlude with a recording of Dave Navarro's [[CryingLittleKid little brother crying]].



** "Parallel Universe," a subdued song with hard choruses and an even harder, more distorted outro. It's about dying and being at one with the universe, with not-so-subtle references to the morbidity of drugs.
** "Scar Tissue". Doesn't help knowing that the song's lyrics are about the struggles addicts go through to achieve sobriety.
---> Blood loss in a bathroom stall\\

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** * "Parallel Universe," a subdued song with hard choruses and an even harder, more distorted outro. It's about dying and being at one with the universe, with not-so-subtle references to the morbidity of drugs.
** * "Scar Tissue". Doesn't help knowing that the song's lyrics are about the struggles addicts go through to achieve sobriety.
---> --> Blood loss in a bathroom stall\\



** "Otherside," about... dying, again.
---> How long, how long, will I slide\\

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** * "Otherside," about... dying, again.
---> --> How long, how long, will I slide\\



** "Porcelain" is about a single mother in a homeless shelter trying to care for her child.
** The title track. The sounds and lyrics of the song paint a brooding, moody picture about the dark side of Hollywood.
** "Road Trippin'," a brooding song with a melodic Chamberlin organ background.
** "Quixoticelixer" is an introspective song written for Anthony Kiedis's then-girlfriend, Yohanna Logan, that didn't quite make it onto the album. It was released as an iTunes bonus track.
---> Kick back a little just to watch and see\\

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** * "Porcelain" is about a single mother in a homeless shelter trying to care for her child.
** * The title track. The sounds and lyrics of the song paint a brooding, moody picture about the dark side of Hollywood.
** * "Road Trippin'," a brooding song with a melodic Chamberlin organ background.
** * "Quixoticelixer" is an introspective song written for Anthony Kiedis's then-girlfriend, Yohanna Logan, that didn't quite make it onto the album. It was released as an iTunes bonus track.
---> --> Kick back a little just to watch and see\\



** "Venice Queen", a sweet eulogy to Kiedis' deceased drug rehabilitation therapist. It starts with a melancholic melody and when the second half begins, becomes a full-fledged tearjerker:
--->"We all want to tell her\\

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** * "Venice Queen", a sweet eulogy to Kiedis' deceased drug rehabilitation therapist. It starts with a melancholic melody and when the second half begins, becomes a full-fledged tearjerker:
--->"We -->"We all want to tell her\\



** "Don't Forget Me". The chorus and solo are heartwrenching.
---> I'm an imbred, and a pothead\\

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** * "Don't Forget Me". The chorus and solo are heartwrenching.
---> --> I'm an imbred, and a pothead\\



** "This is the Place," another ode to Hillel.
---> Can I smell your gasoline, can I pet your wolverine\\

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** * "This is the Place," another ode to Hillel.
---> --> Can I smell your gasoline, can I pet your wolverine\\



** "Dosed:"
---> Way upon the mountain where she died\\

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** * "Dosed:"
---> --> Way upon the mountain where she died\\



** "Tear," which can be interpreted as a song about struggling to leave a legacy after one's death.

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** * "Tear," which can be interpreted as a song about struggling to leave a legacy after one's death.



** "Wet Sand." Especially the beginning. The song as a whole is about loving the dark side of a person.
** The title track, an incredibly spacey song about loneliness.
---> Tedious weeds and the media breeds\\

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** * "Wet Sand." Especially the beginning. The song as a whole is about loving the dark side of a person.
** * The title track, an incredibly spacey song about loneliness.
---> --> Tedious weeds and the media breeds\\



** "She Looks To Me," "Strip My Mind," and "Slow Cheetah" are pretty good examples of the band's progression into more sad-sounding, acoustic material. The first two are about failing relationships while the latter is about struggling to get off of drugs.
** "Death of a Martian," a tribute to Flea's dog, who died while they were recording the album.
** "Dani California" is about a girl who was born and raised in poverty, got roped into a life of crime, and was killed by a bounty hunter in the Badlands in South Dakota. Dani is actually a RecurringCharacter in three RHCP songs ("Californication," "By the Way," and this one).
** "Hey," another breakup song with an absolutely genius, minimalist bassline from Flea and an almost lyrical drumbeat from Chad. Plus Frusciante's CrazyAwesome guitar solo.
** "Desecration Smile:"
---> Never in the wrong time, wrong place
---> Desecration is the smile on my face
---> The love I made is the shape of my space
---> My face, my face
** Also, "Hard to Concentrate," a marriage song written for Flea and his new wife.

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** * "She Looks To Me," "Strip My Mind," and "Slow Cheetah" are pretty good examples of the band's progression into more sad-sounding, acoustic material. The first two are about failing relationships while the latter is about struggling to get off of drugs.
** * "Death of a Martian," a tribute to Flea's dog, who died while they were recording the album.
** * "Dani California" is about a girl who was born and raised in poverty, got roped into a life of crime, and was killed by a bounty hunter in the Badlands in South Dakota. Dani is actually a RecurringCharacter in three RHCP songs ("Californication," "By the Way," and this one).
** * "Hey," another breakup song with an absolutely genius, minimalist bassline from Flea and an almost lyrical drumbeat from Chad. Plus Frusciante's CrazyAwesome guitar solo.
** * "Desecration Smile:"
---> --> Never in the wrong time, wrong place
---> --> Desecration is the smile on my face
---> --> The love I made is the shape of my space
---> --> My face, my face
** * Also, "Hard to Concentrate," a marriage song written for Flea and his new wife.



** "Brendan's Death Song" was written in the first jam session for ''I'm With You'', which took place immediately after the band had found out that the man who had not only helped get them famous but had also been a lifelong friend--Brendan Mullen--had passed. Thus started a somber jam session which became Brendan's Death Song, one of their most poignant requiems yet (and given their tendency towards requiems, this says a lot).
---> Like I said, you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
---> And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along
** "Meet Me At the Corner," which features some of Josh's best guitar work yet.
** "Police Station" is about the corruption and gradual decline in the integrity of the LAPD. It's told very metaphorically, and can be interpreted as the decline of trust in a relationship.

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** * "Brendan's Death Song" was written in the first jam session for ''I'm With You'', which took place immediately after the band had found out that the man who had not only helped get them famous but had also been a lifelong friend--Brendan Mullen--had passed. Thus started a somber jam session which became Brendan's Death Song, one of their most poignant requiems yet (and given their tendency towards requiems, this says a lot).
---> --> Like I said, you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
---> --> And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along
** * "Meet Me At the Corner," which features some of Josh's best guitar work yet.
** * "Police Station" is about the corruption and gradual decline in the integrity of the LAPD. It's told very metaphorically, and can be interpreted as the decline of trust in a relationship.
22nd Mar '15 6:28:32 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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22nd Mar '15 6:26:17 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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* ''Mother's Milk'':

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* ''Mother's Milk'':[[AC: Mother's Milk]]



--> Sentimental gentlemen are not afraid to show you when
--> I am you, you're my best friend, show me your soul

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--> ---> Sentimental gentlemen are not afraid to show you when
--> ---> I am you, you're my best friend, show me your soul



* The band sometimes took breaks from the dick-waving fun of ''Blood Sugar Sex Magik'' to provide moments of this.

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* [[AC: Blood Sugar Sex Magik]]: The band sometimes took breaks from the dick-waving fun of ''Blood Sugar Sex Magik'' this album to provide moments of this.



-->"Just in case you never knew\\

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-->"Just --->"Just in case you never knew\\



--> I've got a bad disease\\

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--> ---> I've got a bad disease\\



* ''One Hot Minute''

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* ''One [[AC: One Hot Minute'' Minute]]



* A lot of songs on ''Californication'':

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* A lot of songs on ''Californication'':[[AC: Californication]]



--> Blood loss in a bathroom stall\\

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--> ---> Blood loss in a bathroom stall\\



--> How long, how long, will I slide\\

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--> ---> How long, how long, will I slide\\



--> Kick back a little just to watch and see\\

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--> ---> Kick back a little just to watch and see\\



* ''By the Way'':

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* ''By [[AC: By the Way'':Way]]



-->"We all want to tell her\\

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-->"We --->"We all want to tell her\\



--> I'm an imbred, and a pothead\\

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--> ---> I'm an imbred, and a pothead\\



--> Can I smell your gasoline, can I pet your wolverine\\

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--> ---> Can I smell your gasoline, can I pet your wolverine\\



--> Way upon the mountain where she died\\

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--> ---> Way upon the mountain where she died\\



* ''Stadium Arcadium'':

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* ''Stadium Arcadium'':[[AC: Stadium Arcadium]]



--> Tedious weeds and the media breeds\\

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--> ---> Tedious weeds and the media breeds\\



--> Never in the wrong time, wrong place
--> Desecration is the smile on my face
--> The love I made is the shape of my space
--> My face, my face

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--> ---> Never in the wrong time, wrong place
--> ---> Desecration is the smile on my face
--> ---> The love I made is the shape of my space
--> ---> My face, my face



* ''I'm With You'':

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* ''I'm [[AC: I'm With You'':You]]



--> Like I said, you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
--> And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along

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--> ---> Like I said, you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
--> ---> And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along
22nd Mar '15 6:17:12 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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--> Like I said, you know I'm almost dead, you know I'm almost gone
--> And when the drummer drums he's gonna play my song to carry me along


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** "Police Station" is about the corruption and gradual decline in the integrity of the LAPD. It's told very metaphorically, and can be interpreted as the decline of trust in a relationship.
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** "Knock Me Down," which was one of the first songs Anthony and John wrote together. They even it sang it together, but the band no longer performs it by way of CreatorBacklash[[note]]Anthony got tired of the song being associated with drug addiction, claiming that it took away from its real message of being there for your friends[[/note]].

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** "Knock Me Down," which was one of the first songs Anthony Kiedis and John Music/JohnFrusciante wrote together. They even it sang it together, but The music video shows a man sinking further and further into isolation while the band continues its raucous dancing, representing the double-edged sword that comes with fame (which, sadly, consumed ex-guitarist Hillel Slovak and nearly killed John). The band no longer performs it by way of CreatorBacklash[[note]]Anthony got tired of the song being associated with drug addiction, claiming that it took away from its real message of being there for your friends[[/note]].



** "My Lovely Man", Anthony Kiedis' tribute to the bands original guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose. Interestingly, the tear-jerking emotion comes purely from the lyrics; musically speaking it's another high-energy funk-rock song with subdued choruses.

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** "My Lovely Man", Anthony Kiedis' tribute to the bands band's original guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose. Interestingly, the tear-jerking emotion comes purely from the lyrics; musically speaking it's another high-energy funk-rock song with subdued choruses.
22nd Mar '15 10:47:19 AM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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** The most emotional song on this album is appropriately titled "Tearjerker". It's a eulogy song to Music/KurtCobain, for whom Anthony Kiedis held a lot of respect. It's beautiful. You would not suspect it to be a Red Hot Chili Peppers song at first, but Anthony's distinct voice gives it away. Dave Navarro's playing is superb -- and can serve to make you sad, or provide an uplifting sense of serenity to the listener.

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** The most emotional song on this album is appropriately titled "Tearjerker". It's a eulogy song to Music/KurtCobain, for whom Anthony Kiedis held a lot of respect. It's beautiful. You would not suspect expect it to be a Red Hot Chili Peppers song at first, but Anthony's distinct voice gives it away. Dave Navarro's playing is superb -- and can serve to make you sad, or provide an uplifting sense of serenity to the listener.listener.
** "Transcending" follows a similar pattern: it's about deceased actor Creator/RiverPhoenix. Much like "Tearjerker," the first three minutes are uplifting and serene; however, the last two minutes are absolute jarring, filled with distorted screams and heavy guitar and basslines.
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