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I got dosed by you and
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...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 22nd, 2007 8:22pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 7:48pm report


    Dosed means blessed so red is not only a color in need its if you love to get dosen in red.



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    anonymous
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    May 17th, 5:13pm report


    I'm Going with The Fake Narcissistic Evil Twisted Love, Because Right Now After 5 Years, Even When He Said He loved Me HE LIED....And That Hurts More Than Anything!!! ....Looking Back I've Never Had One Single Caring Day From Him, Shared Himself All over The Internet To Cheap easy Skanks And making me believe I was Really Special....Asked Me to Marry Him ...I Was The Happiest Woman in The World!!! But He was Messaging An Ex Shag and Trying to convince Her We Had Broken up!! JUST AN HOUR AFTER ASKING ME TO MARRY HIM.....I HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING .... Thing is I'm The Broken one On the Mountain .... Paul Victor Young ... The Only Spineless Evil Human Born With A Void For A Heart ..... PLEASE JUST TAKE HIM AWAY.... IVE NEVER HAD HIM ANYWAY!!! (Every Skank In Potters Bar Seems To have Had Though)



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    anonymous
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    Mar 23rd, 3:51pm report


    I hope it's about a lost love because I can relate to it,I knew a girl from another country we shared a house together for two years and become really close friends after two years we date for a month, but she goes back home because im non committal and I start seeing someone else, then out of the blue she turns up, we have a one night stand and she becames pregnant,and she has an abortion,we stay in contact and I travel to her country to persuade us to get married anyway, which she agrees but she changes her mind and we never see each other again even though we loved each other very much, I think about her with a heavy heart and wished that I could show her how much she meant to me



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    anonymous
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    Feb 4th, 2018 2:03pm report


    For me it is about marriage of an empath (who shows love with no remorse and believed in the relationship) to a narcissist who is finally approaching the discard phase. The empath knows it is coming but is to broken after years of devaluing to end things first. Take it away I never had it anyway. Take it away and everything will be OK.



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    anonymous
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    May 31st, 2017 5:17pm report


    This song was written for Hillel Slovak, previous guitarist for band who died of an overdose. The song makes many references to drug use. Read Scartissue (Anthony Kiedis' autobiography), the song had nothing to do with abortion or a girl. One of the most haughtinly beautiful songs...



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    TitaniumTomcat
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    Jan 7th, 2015 1:33pm report


    It's about abortion, see notes below:

    I got dosed by you and
    (a reference to the mother taking poison to kill the fetus)
    Closer than most to you and
    (the closest anyone can get to another person is to be in their mothers womb)
    What am I supposed to do
    (the hopelessness of the fetus situation)
    Take it away I never had it anyway
    (the mothers view that once it’s gone she can pretend the baby never existed)
    Take it away and everything will be okay

    In you a star is born and
    You cut a perfect form and
    Someone forever warm
    (the child feels originally safe secure and that the mother will be a place of warmth forever)

    Lay on lay on lay on lay on
    Lay on lay on lay on lay on
    Way upon the mountain where she died
    All I ever wanted was your life
    Deep inside the canyon I can't hide
    (even though the fetus is deep inside the mother it can’t hide)
    All I ever wanted was your life
    (all the baby ever wanted was to be part of the mother’s life)

    Show love with no remorse and
    Climb on to your seahorse and
    (imagery is suggestive of the unborn fetus which looks like a seahorse in water)
    This ride is right on course
    (the babies life seems to be all planned out)
    This is the way I wanted it to be with you (as if the the baby is imagining the life she could have had with its mother)
    This is the way I knew that it would be with you

    Lay on lay on lay on lay on
    Lay on lay on lay on lay on
    Way upon the mountain where she died
    All I ever wanted was your life
    Deep inside the canyon I can't hide
    All I ever wanted was your life

    I got dosed by you and
    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

    Way upon the mountain where she died (dying on a mountain symbolizes holding a position at all costs, which is fitting considering the fetus has no other place to go)
    All I ever wanted was your life
    Deep inside the canyon I can't hide
    All I ever wanted was your life



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    anonymous
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    Aug 1st, 2014 8:16pm report


    Its about a guy who truly loved and had faith in their relationship. But she had an affair and thought it would be looked over with no repercussions. She had no remorse and therefore,there was no room for forgiveness yet, in her spiritless lethargy she wanted him to just forget it and act as if it never happened. Her thought was totally absurd, she carried out the affair showing herself not to be the woman she had portrayed, thusly, there never was pure love and the woman he had thought died, never being alive in the first place. He could not hide deep in the mountain, so take it away, never had it anyway. Living in reality and not in an absurd charade of some ill fated child.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 11th, 2014 6:49pm report


    @HarrisonPoltorak

    Well , i fucking hate DUMBFUCKS like you teaching people about music , you are a fucking idiot , and that is for sure.

    here's a thought for you people - NOT EVERYTHING ABOUT THE RHCP IS RELATED TO DRUGS

    Dosed is one of the most beautiful songs ever , and i agree about the abortion part for 99% , "Take it away i never had it anyway" , "lay on lay on lay on" is what you sing to a baby , "this is the way i wanted it to be with you" he is singing this song to an unborn baby , NOT TO HILLEL SLOVAK

    and John Frusciante's singing here is probably the best one he ever did on a RHCP song



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    anonymous
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    Sep 24th, 2013 9:32pm report


    I dont know too much about the band except that I love their songs, so I dont want to get too involved here except to say that Dosed is not the song with the gasoline/wolverine lines, so please get that straight before you start having a go at people and getting aggressive about who the true fans are - none of you if you cant remember which songs are which!



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2013 8:15am report


    its about hillel.

    the only confusion is the word she, she refers to his drug addiction. he went away with some friends in the mountains to kick heroin. rehab wasnt working for him then, much later he had a successful rehab with the subject of venice queen (another story).

    read the damn book "scar tissue"

    way up on the mountain where she died (the drug addiction)

    all i ever wanted was your life (hillel)

    deep inside the canyon i cant hide (from his addiction)

    its deliberately vague, music and lyrics are supposed to be open to get your own meaning from and make it mean something to you, otherwise its just noise.

    but to me if you read scar tissue the meaning is apparent :)



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    anonymous
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    Feb 4th, 2013 2:37pm 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



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    anonymous
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    Aug 20th, 2012 8:54pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 27th, 2011 8:43pm 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..!



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    anonymous
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    Feb 14th, 2011 2:38am 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.]



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    hibbart
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    Jul 1st, 2010 7:27am report


    Okay,
    @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



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