Although he often went under a bridge to where he had to cover as a Mexican to do many of his drugs, he knew he was bonded to the city. He had wanted the song to be for himself but his manager Rick pushed him to show the band, in the end he did.After he presented it different ways they went to their interments to find the beat without saying a word.Tiago was very close, but he wasn't on drugs when he wrote this, actually.
Is there anybody who hasn't quoted from scar tissue the book? Unfortunately some people who are writing here do not know the full meaning of it.
I think we get a good idea what this is about but the great thing i find is that it is fairly mysterious and this enhances us to want to understand it better, when really we probably wont as its a personal song for anthony, who i dont think is going to sell all of his secrets... Yes, it is talking about Anthony's heroin addiction but what people do not know is that at the time he was not using.
He also was having memory flashes about his ex girlfriend Ione who had loved him with all of her heart.
He felt like he had the strongest bond with the city.
The band admirably tried to give the monumental crowd a good show, but ultimately delivered a lukewarm performance.
Even the best bands have off evenings, and for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Friday was clearly one of those nights.He was before and after the song and has benn in and out of rehab, but he was not on drugs when he wrote this song. This song was written as a poem when Anthony was feeling left out of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.Flea the bassist and John the guitarist where both extremely high and just ignored him.One day John and flea were smoking pot in the studio, and he looked into john's eyes and he knew he had lost him as a friend.On the bus back to his apartment, he began humming and wrote a few lyrics to suit his mood, "I don't ever want to feel/like I did that day" he shows the comfort his home city (la "the city of angels") gave him in the line, "at least I have her now/the city she loves me"the bridge in the title is the one anthony went to to shoot up with mexican dealers and gang members this is one of the most beautiful, melodic and tragic songs about addiction, and it is consumated beautifully by the church choir at the end (not John f's mother! But if your Really cool you call them "The Peps" Heard a D J say that years ago.It took a while but it all finally all came back, note by note, word by word. The little blonde girl scared of nothing, now a woman fears no none.