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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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    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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    Jul 1st, 2010 7:27am report

    @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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    Apr 7th, 2010 4:33am report

    YOU GUYS ARN't REAL CHILI PEPPERS FANS!! First of all the dude who read scar tissue didn't pay attention because Anthony Kiedis explains that this song "Dosed" from the "By The Way" album is about Hillel Slovak the first guitar player of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, also the best of the 9 guitar players that have played with the chili peppers over the years. Hillel Slovak was also Anthony's best friend. Then Hillel Slovak died from a heroin overdose. So get your facts right. Oh and the dude who said it's about a abortion, your a fucking dumb ass. just leave this shit to the people who appreciate music and actually understand the meaning of things.


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    Nov 6th, 2007 11:47pm report

    Guys, it`s about a lover he had that got pregnant but his lover was married so she had an abortion.
    Let me explain:
    "In you a star is born someone forever warm" - a child, no?
    "Climb on your seahorse this ride is right on course" - OK, what do we no about seahorses? They mate for life with there partners. The lover goes back with here lover and doesn't change here course.

    From the rest of the lyrics it's easy to see that they are lovers and it's only logical that "take it away I never had it anyway" refers to an abortion.


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    Sep 24th, 2007 9:39pm report

    Thank god for that last submission...has no one ever read scar tissue? look people, I love the chili peppers I've meet keidis and flea and in no way shape or form is the song about hillel. The song is about a girl he met that dies of a drug overdose (I think) that he fell madly in love with (his first) and never had the chance to say it. READ THE BOOK


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    Aug 10th, 2007 8:51am report

    I think there is a lot of confusion going on here. "This is the Place" is the song where he says "Can I get some vaseline/Step into a modern scene." "Dosed" is where Anthony sings "I got dosed by you/closer than most to you..." The former seems to be the Hillel song with its drug references but Dosed seems to be about love lost.


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    Jul 13th, 2007 7:49am report

    Yea that guy is right there is nothing to do with gasoline wolverines modern scences or any of that and first guy your thinking of this is the place


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    May 18th, 2007 5:28am report

    It's about hilell dying and your all wrong there's nothing to do with vaseline gasoline or wolverines!

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    Feb 22nd, 2007 2:34pm report

    i only listens to the firth 41 seconds of the song and I think from that that it is about a first lover

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    Dec 10th, 2006 12:45am report

    This song is so sad. Um one point, why does anthony refer to hillel as a girl? is he gay or is it just you no best friend kinda thing? Also you no the bit about 'climb onto your seahorse', I think that's about surfing - not sure though.

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    Nov 13th, 2006 11:00am report

    God man! You both have it wrong! Its:

    can I get some vasaline
    step into a modern scene

    and then later on in the song:

    can I smell your gasoline
    can I pet your wolverine!

    Some people! God. It's about hillel dying and drugs.

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    May 7th, 2006 5:45pm report

    Uh dude! Wrong song! This is DOSED! 'i got dosed by you...' ring any bells? Got nothing to do with wolverines! Besides you got those lyrics mixed up! Its 'can I get some vaseline'
    'can I pet your wolverine' fool

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    Apr 3rd, 2006 4:12pm report

    This song is about the death of his best friend that used to be in the band when it first got together. He died of a drug overdose and Anthony swore he would never touch drugs again but in the end he actually couldn't-

    'can I be your gasoline
    could I be your wolverine

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