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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Aeroplane Meaning

Tagged: Pain [suggest]

Song Released: 1996


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Aeroplane Lyrics

I like pleasure spiked with pain and music is my aeroplane,
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.

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  1. midnitegreen
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    May 3rd 2007 report

    Aeroplane is like airplanes witch are HIGH. ...you know...HIGH

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  2. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2007 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

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2007 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.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2006 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.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2006 report

    This song is about drugs and the pleasure of music.

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  6. Spork
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    May 21st 2006 report

    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.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 19th 2005 report

    I read Kiedis's autobiography about two months ago, and I recall that he mentioned about this song and it's meaning. I could be wrong, and I usually am, but I think it had to do with a relationship he was in (or maybe it was another song)...well, whatever. I would interpret this song as a love for music type of message, and personifying music as this love. In the first verse, I could see it as a way of him telling his love one about him falling into pieces (maybe a reference to Kiedis's drug problem at the time) and how he wants her to "slap him" out of it.

  8. g_neus
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    Oct 30th 2005 report

    I have been told (although it is not substantiated officially by the band mebers) that this song focuses on aviation travel.

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