Sunday, October 14, 2012

Anthony Kiedis also says...

'My shadow side so amplified, keeps coming back dissatisfied, elementary son, but it's so..my love affair with everywhere was innocent, why do you care, someone start the car, time to go, you're the best I know..my sunny side has up and died, I'm betting that when we collide, the universe will shift into a low..the transvestites that we have seen are treating me like Benzedrine, automatic laughter from a pro...My what a good day for a walk outside, I'd like to get to know you a little better, baby, God knows that I really tried, my what a good day for a take out bride, I'd like to say we did it for the better of...I saw you there, so unaware, those hummingbirds all in your hair, elementary son, but it's so..the disrepair of Norma Jean could not compare to your routine, balarama beauty going toe to toe...My what a good day, just to let it slide, I'd like to say we did for the better of...I thought about it and I brought it out, I'm motivated by the lack of doubt, I'm consecrated, but I'm not devout, the mother, the father, the daughter...Right on the verge, just one more dose, I'm traveling from coast to coast, my theory isn't perfect, but it's close...I'm almost there, why should I care, my heart is hurting when I share, someone open up and let it show...You don't form in the wet sand, you don't form at all, you don't form in the wet sand, I do.'

- Anthony Kiedis ('Wet Sand', Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 2006)

Note: Anthony Kiedis is one of the most creative and talented lyrical wordsmiths of the last two decades, but I'll be damned if I know what most of his songs are actually about. And while social commentaries, thoughtful subtext, and meaningful themes are always appreciated in music, it's also fun to just get lost in the poetry and rhythm. But hey, if any of you ever speak with Kiedis, ask him what the hell he's talking about and let me know.

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