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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Don't Forget Me Meaning

Don't Forget Me Lyrics

I'm an ocean in your bedroom
make you feel warm,
make you want to re-assume
now we know it all for sure

I'm a dancehall, dirty break beat
make the snow fall
up from underneath your feet
not alone, i'll be there
tell me when you want to...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd, 2013 2:01am report


    Dude... It's about sex. Duh?



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    MusicIsMyBoyfriend
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    Jun 4th, 2012 6:39am report


    It's definitely about addiction in my opinion. The drug is talking to him... Reminding him of the high thrills it provided..

    I love the line, "I'm the rainbow in your jail cell." It's a metaphor. I (the drug) was the one who made you happy (rainbow) when everything else in your life was falling apart (jail cell).

    The drug is trying to persuade him to use again. 

    I love the eerie guitar sounds in the background. They are a constant reminder of the drug's notorious power. While the drug talks about it's ability to make him "feel warm" and what-not, he (and the listener) are emersed in a haunting melody that serves as a reminder of the pain and damage the drug inflicted. 

    The reason the song resonates with so many people, in my opinion, is because addiction is universal. We all have an addiction. For some people, it's drugs. However, painful addictions can take many forms.

    A destructive relationship can be a painful addiction. The song resonated with me in this way. Love was the drug. The relationship gave me temporary highs that were so addictive that I accepted the destructive aspects of it. Mental abuse caused the destruction. Our sex life provided the temporary highs. We kept "using" in spite of the pain that we inflicted on each other. After awhile, all the pain and damage that resulted from our fights and arguments over-shadowed the euphoria in the bedroom. We eventually detoxed by going our separate ways, but only after numerous failed attempts.

    That was my addiction..  I still have withdrawals. I also know that my drug is still waiting for me to give in to him... To go back and do it again..-- "I'll be there.. Tell me when you wanna go..."

    What's your addiction?



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    anonymous
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    Oct 19th, 2011 10:29pm report


    this song is about god. when he says make you feeel warm make you wana reassume he means that god makes u re think things and makes you feel good. also when he says i can show you to the free feild ill be there tell me when you wanna go he means god can show u to heaven tell him when you wanna go

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    anonymous
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    May 1st, 2011 5:52pm report


    It's about Anthony Kiedis finding his way out of his own addiction through helping others get through theirs.



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    misha1234567890
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    Oct 15th, 2010 10:06am report


    Word, you did a good job. I know that I tried it 3838338383737383838383837373838 times. "Let me know when you wanna go," represents when you wanna kick the shit. Surrender or suffer.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 1st, 2010 2:08pm report


    Fighting the urge to stay clean. Sounds like the drug is talking to him. The clues are "I'm the rainbow in your jail cell" and "I'm the bloodstain on your shirt sleeve" and many more. It's like the drug is reminding him it's still available for him if he wants knowing he's been clean for some time... "Don't forget me" and especially when he says "Not alone, I'll be there, Tell me when you want to go"




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