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Red Hot Chili Peppers: 21st Century Meaning

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All the creatures, on the beaches
Makin' waves in a motion picture
won't you keep this, inbetween us
Search and seizure, weigh the Venus

The dollar bill will
Return your ill bill
Mom and dad take your don't be sad pill
Turn the screw and...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 10th, 2006 10:47pm report


    All the creatures, on the beaches
    makin' waves in the motion picture
    won't you keep this, in between us
    ^
    attacks globalization and movie industry, the condition and erosion of our wetlands and beaches

    the dollar bill will
    mentally ill bill
    while mom and dad take your don't-be-sad-pill
    turn the screw and twist my language
    don't frustrate me I'm contagious
    ^
    talks about increasing # of people with socio-mental disorders (anxiety, depression, adhd, etc), degree of partisanship in politics and news media

    it's my favorite combination
    comin' down with the favored nations
    deep rotation, mutilation
    learn to give and take dictation
    oh, oh oh, oh oh
    like the cain and abel
    oh,oh oh, oh oh
    time to run this table
    ^



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    anonymous
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    Sep 27th, 2014 9:34am report


    Once again, on a spiritual and very high level, AK knows that History repeats itself, and this is the BIG ONE... He longs for his true Queen, she exists... She awaits him as well. Retrospect? The entire St. Arc album is devoted to the TRUTH... When 2 souls finally meet up, they will change everything... The Universe has waited for this throne for eons... 4 is the throne... 8 is EARth... And, I am.



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    anonymous
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    May 10th, 2014 5:59am report


    Shakespeare, where are you in the 21st century? Our language requires even more brilliance, untwisted meaning, and brutal wisdom to make a huge leap and real difference in order to find the uncomfortable and honest truths in a sick and strange world gone mad. There is still some hope, please help.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 13th, 2008 3:34pm report


    With things going all out of hand the 21'st century represents to me a metaphoric slap in the face. global warming, inflation, jobs going overseas, interest rate hikes, crude oil on the increase terrorism and ignorance has come to this '21st century' and of course the mentally ill bill. where everything we previously had worked for is seeming more and more out of reach, but in the universe as the song illustrates ' theirs a reason for the 21st century, I'm not to sure but I know that its meant to be, and that its meant to be'

    its ultimately comes across as standing outside the square and observing the present and seeing the future as changing dramatically, its allready happend the industrial revolution is beginning to decline as things get out of hand, more and more people are having metal issues and 'don't-be-sad-pill' and we've branched off into alternative energy sources just as the Hubble telescope looks back into the beginning of time and spiritualism is becoming more globally accepted.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 17th, 2007 8:21am report


    I think the last person is right, it's about how everything that you say is right is right. There is no ethics in the world, because right and wrong is what you say it is. And if anyone says otherwise people hate you under the excuse that your racist although they are just as racist, maybe even more because there ethics is that whatever feels good is good.



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    anonymous
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    May 23rd, 2007 5:25pm report


    I think it's about the 21st century basically and how we try and make what is wrong right and what is right wrong...



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    midnitegreen
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    May 9th, 2007 5:40pm report


    I think it's about how we forgot about god.



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    mz.Kiedis
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    Nov 5th, 2006 11:57am report


    I really don't know but here my guess is that the song is about the band moving on together and continuing to make music, along with memories of their old times - it's not lost but they are moving into a new age.

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