Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dosed Meaning
Closer than most to you and
What am I supposed to do
Take it away I never had it anyway
Take it away and everything will be okay
In you a star is born and
You cut a perfect form and
Someone forever warm
Lay on lay...
anonymous Aug 22nd 2007, 19:22 report
It's about a girl he used to know that died and he loved her but never got a chance to tell her and that's why he says "take it away I never had it anyway" and he means take away your love I never had it anyway meaning her love for him. remember "way up on the mountain were she died all I ever wanted was your life" because he wanted her to live so he could tell her that he loved her. Maybe that girl didn't actually die she just died in his head.
anonymous Nov 6th 2007, 17:47 report
Guys, it`s about a lover he had that got pregnant but his lover was married so she had an abortion.
Let me explain:
"In you a star is born someone forever warm" - a child, no?
"Climb on your seahorse this ride is right on course" - OK, what do we no about seahorses? They mate for life with there partners. The lover goes back with here lover and doesn't change here course.
From the rest of the lyrics it's easy to see that they are lovers and it's only logical that "take it away I never had it anyway" refers to an abortion.
anonymous Feb 4th, 18:37 report
The song was written as a tribute to Hillel Slovak, the original Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist. Slovak died from a speedball overdose. Other than the title of the song, there are several other references to drugs and loss in the song
anonymous Aug 20th 2012, 12:54 report
scar tissue doesn't say for certain that this song is about a girl he knew... it suggests but never say's outright. when i heard this song, my mind simply thought it was about his ex who died of an o.d but now for me its about heroin altogether. it's a combination of a love song for a girl he knew and a love song for heroin. almost as if the two are the same. take away i never had it anyway, is the songs most heart tugging lyric, and is a phrase often used by heroin addicts because you get the high but it's never enough and you never have heroin you only borrow it. the mountain, canyon lyrics are references to his ex i think and their romance before she died of heroin. closer to you, once again is a reference to heroin itself.. along with "cut" a perfect form. in you a star is born for me is a reference to the fatc heroin ineabled rhtp to write their best songs. but like i said, this is my opinion and everyone else's are just as valid.
anonymous Aug 27th 2011, 21:43 report
Ok weirdos it's about Hillel and their love for drugs! Not about AK's made up girl who he was in love with but she died..!
anonymous Feb 14th 2011, 00:38 report
@HarrisonPoltorak is wrong. actually, you are all wrong. (not being rude at all just pointing out a fact). The song is in fact, as stated by Anthony Kiedis himself about a model he dated name Johanna(idk if i spelled that right) who we fell in love with but johanna did not love him as much as he loved her. "I got dosed by you and closer than most to you what am i supposed to do? take it away i never had it anyway" is refferring to that fact and when she broke up with him he was saying "take it away" and she never truly loved him "i never had it anyway". @HarrisonPoltorak obviously never really read the book....so yea...there Are songs about hillel [my lovely man, this is the place (it refers to him "the day my best friend dies ") and a few references in Under the Bridge...etc.]
@HarrisonPoltorak I went out and got Scar Tissue and read the whole thing after reading your comment. First of all there were only ever five guitar players for the chili peppers. Second of all he never gives any meaning behind any songs on by the way. It could be about Kim Jones
Thank god for that last submission...has no one ever read scar tissue? look people, I love the chili peppers I've meet keidis and flea and in no way shape or form is the song about hillel. The song is about a girl he met that dies of a drug overdose (I think) that he fell madly in love with (his first) and never had the chance to say it. READ THE BOOK
anonymous Aug 10th 2007, 03:51 report
I think there is a lot of confusion going on here. "This is the Place" is the song where he says "Can I get some vaseline/Step into a modern scene." "Dosed" is where Anthony sings "I got dosed by you/closer than most to you..." The former seems to be the Hillel song with its drug references but Dosed seems to be about love lost.
anonymous Jul 13th 2007, 01:49 report
Yea that guy is right there is nothing to do with gasoline wolverines modern scences or any of that and first guy your thinking of this is the place
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