Red Hot Chili Peppers: Aeroplane Meaning
Song Released: 1996
It's my aeroplane,
Songbird sweet and sour Jane and music is my aeroplane,
It's my aeroplane
pleasure spiked with pain,
that motherfuckers always spiked with pain.
Looking in my...
anonymous Dec 3rd 2012, 22:48 report
If you pay attention, Anthony struggled with his drug addiction around this time. And a lot of the time, he would have upbeat music, but put depressing lyrics in it. In my opinion, he was calling for help. There's a lot to it too. Like "looking in my rearview mirror, I can make it disappear", is pretty much about Hillel's death. And Anthony did drugs in his kitchen. But the whole band was there too, that they were too gone to pay attention to Anthony's call for help. It's what I see. This song has so much to it, I could go on and on.
anonymous Oct 31st 2011, 14:34 report
Anthony gave up drugs to focus on music.
anonymous May 25th 2011, 16:57 report
The song is all about their love for music and how pleasurable making music is but painful because of how the critics judge them.
anonymous Feb 26th 2011, 13:52 report
i don't have much to say cause u people said most of it already, but i think that the "pleasure spiked with pain" is about the mix of the pleasure within the music with the pain life naturally gives u every now and then.
anonymous Dec 29th 2009, 11:15 report
If you read Anthony's book you will realize that although the song isnt all about drugs the second verse is full of clues to him going back on drugs after 7 and a half years of being clean. who ever says this song has nothing to do with drugs obviously doesnt know anything about the Chili Peppers...sorry
anonymous Feb 27th 2009, 13:25 report
This song is not about drugs at all. "I like pleasure spiked with pain" refers to their music. Making music is pleasurable to them. The pain part is how critics judge their song. The Aeroplane refers to playing music and getting away from troubles..
anonymous Feb 10th 2008, 20:44 report
It's mostly about how much music means to them and how it's their aeroplane and I heard, too, that it was Flea's idea. However there is a lot of drug related issues. Keidis was abusing drugs heavily at this time and he used his songs as an output for that.
'Sitting in my kitchen, hey girl, I'm turning into dust again'
That's about Keidis getting high all the time and pissing his girlfriend off.
'I'm overcoming gravity, it's easy when you're sad to be'
Overcoming gravity is obvious, he's getting high is what he means. It's easy when you're sad to be means he didn't want to but he couldn't help himself, in a way it was a cry for help.
anonymous Feb 4th 2008, 17:22 report
In Ak's book he said he was using OHM to try and tell the other band mates that he was using again through the lyrics..
anonymous May 20th 2007, 01:12 report
Its obvious Kiedis was clean at the time of this song and he is saying rather than drugs getting him high its muic so there is no need for drugs.
anonymous May 18th 2007, 05:25 report
Yea it's about there love of music. By the way its not Flea's mum in under the bridge it's John's mum's church choir group.
anonymous Mar 11th 2007, 20:18 report
2nd guy, I think your thinking about either "by the way" or "I could have lied" ( they both are)
anyway..... the song may not not be completely about it but he was on heroin during this song after 7 and 1/2 years of being clean and that it revealed in the lyrics "Sitting in my kitchen...I'm turning into dust again...My melancholy baby...The star of mazzy must...Push her voice inside of me" which reffers to kiedis's kitchen where he did most of his drugs.
if you agree with me post a 1 at the top of your interprition
anonymous Jan 14th 2007, 15:14 report
The kids voices and the kids from the music video is actually flea's daughter Clara's preschool or kindergarten class I can't remember. Hehe how sweet. Oh! and on under the bridge it his mothers gospel group or something like that his mothers choir she sang with. daw. I love flea.
anonymous Oct 23rd 2006, 18:09 report
The 1st time I heard this song, I too thought it was about drugs. But you really have to listen to the words and understand them clearly, "I like pleasure spiked with pain and music is my aeroplane." clearly portrays the messege that music is their aeroplane and what puts them in a better place. Away from the difficulties of everyday lifestyle.
I agree with "anonymous". This song is all about how music is thier "aeroplane". The song kind of talks about the feeling that you get with music. It kind of ends all the stress of life. That was a horrible way of describing it, I'm sorry, I just don't know what to say. Sorry.
anonymous Jan 29th 2006, 07:13 report
The chorus was actually written by Flea, and the song's based on an old gospel song "Jesus is my Aeroplane" that Flea listened to when he was younger. He's not religious in that sense any more, but he feels that music is his Aeroplane.
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