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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jan 29th 2006 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.
anonymous Mar 27th report
Melancholy Baby is simply a title of an old Tommy Edwards song. I don’t think it’s a mazzy star reference like someone prior said.
it's probably both about enjoying music and also drugs. the 2nd verse is simply and ode to the band Mazzy Star. there is a song called "Into Dust", i believe their 2nd Album. the singer is very mellow, hence "my melancholy baby, the Star of Mazzy must, push her voice inside of me"...
anonymous Feb 13th 2017 report
"Aeroplane" was supposed to be "Heroin" but record label wasn't having it. "I like pleasure spiked with pain and music is my heroin" Guess they changed it to Aeroplane. I believe I read it was because the didn't think it would sell or that it was to real and inappropriate.
anonymous Jul 10th 2014 report
I think that this is actually about their career as musicians...
because as a musician myself i can say is not easy... staying up late, money is not good at the begining but you do it because music is pleasure for you...
"someone better slap me before i start to rust before i start to decompose" come on peplo like slapping the bass? which as you can hear is one of flea's mastered techniques
the rust thing iss about the strings.. they are metal... they rust they somehow decompose
music is my aeroplane.. music takes me high.. that is what music does music is his substitute of drugs...
the star of mazzy must pushed her voice inside of me i can interpret that as that feeling you get when you hear a particular song and you just want to sing along like you cant control it and even though you suck at singing you do it anyway you feel good like there is no gravity... that is my take on this song
anonymous Sep 15th 2013 report
he's talking about shooting up pleasure spiked with pain .. get it ? hes looking in his eyes cant find the love cause he not high someone better slap me before i start to rust ... like slap me n make a vein pop and he's looking in his rearview mirror and he can make it dissappear because it will dissappear into his veins. and yes about sitting in his kitchen he's turning into dust cause he's not high. "push her voice inside of me" like push the drugs inside of him so he can have his voice. then after he shoots up hes high n overcoming gravity. just one note could make him float away cuz after he shoots up he "floats away n after he shoots up he gets excited n she (the drug) could fuck him where he lay. and about one note could make me choke cause sometimes after you shoot up you cough. and about one note could make me choke one note could make me die cause if you get bad cocaine and shoot it up it could kill you if it's a bad batch. one note that's not a lie meaning he actually probably fills his needle with one full c-note of coke n he aint lyin
anonymous Dec 3rd 2012 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 report
Anthony gave up drugs to focus on music.
anonymous May 25th 2011 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 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 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
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anonymous Feb 10th 2008 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 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 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.
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