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She looks to me like heaven sent
No lullaby kid no 5%

Any way you want to cut that cake
She's dyin' from the likes of abandonment

Lost in the valley without my horses
She need somebody to hold

It looks to me like heaven
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    dnauge01
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    Mar 31st, 2009 3:13am report


    This song is a song based on his struggles with women, and the multiple relationships he was in with women who seemed to depend on him. (Claire Essex, Carmen Hawk, Jaime Rishar) Anthony Kiedis falls for women so easily but is good at catching the co-dependent ladies. I'll break it down.

    "She looks to me like heaven sent
    No lullaby kid no 5%"

    She looks like an angel. She isn't the typical kid listening to lullabies and drinking 5% juice.

    "Any way you want to cut that cake
    She's dyin' from the likes of abandonment"

    Any way you look at it, it's bad. Referring to his estranged lovers who more often than not were previous victim of abuse or neglect growing up.


    "Lost in the valley without my horses
    She need somebody to hold"

    In the middle of no where. Without my horses means no way out. He's in a sticky situation and only a long journey will get him out of it. She needs to hold means she needs somebody to depend on.

    "It looks to me like heaven
    Sent this for your roughest night
    She looks to me
    She looks to me all right"

    In this piece of the chorus, AK is saying a higher power is testing her. Giving her a rough night testing both her mentality and emotional endurance. And she is depending on him for help.

    "Who's going to take you home
    And hold you when things aren't so bright
    She looks to me
    She looks to me all right"

    He's saying she can leave but he'll be the one she can always depend on.

    "It's a long walk down those tracks
    It's a dirty walk in
    It's a dirty walk back
    Gonna learn awe way too much
    Shootin' dope in the back
    Of a cadillac jack"

    She can run back to drugs, but it's going to be terrible both going in and out of them. She'll find herself unable to quit.

    "Slow down the road to my back 40
    She needs somebody to hold"

    She needs somebody to help her get out of the drug mess.

    "Down in the south seas
    Give me your mouth please
    Resuscitation
    Is the way I find these
    I give you major
    You give me minor
    Don't fade away
    Like an ocean liner
    Now"

    This is a reference to his Mexico retreats to clean up before touring or recording. He wants to take her there and help her clean up as well. Resuscitation, he's referring to reviving her by protecting her in that Mexican retreat. Otherwise she'll remain trapped in drugs and drift herself away.

    "Lost in the valley
    Without my horses
    No one can tell me
    What my remorse is"

    Once again referring to being trapped in that problem without an easy way out. No one can tell him what he should feel sorry for, he's trying to help.

    "God made this lady
    That stands before me
    She need somebody to hold"

    A higher power created this beautiful woman standing before me who is strung out, she needs help. A powerful line.

    "She shows the world up with a smile
    And then she throws the fight
    She looks to me she looks to me
    All right"

    The song is progressing and she's finding help. The world (people she knew, strangers who saw her) thought she could never clean up. But she shows them up by smiling. She threw the fight with drugs and continues to look to Anthony Kiedis for help.

    "Down on the bathroom floor
    She's searching for another light
    She looks to me she looks to me
    All right"

    Even in relapse, searching for another lighter to cook her heroin, she looks to Anthony Kiedis for assistance.

    This a progressive song that is very compassionate and it takes some time to really see the true meaning behind the songs. It's terrible that the vast majority of Red Hot Chili Pepper songs are usually interpreted as drug related but in a lot of cases that is the truth. The fact is they were a large part of life, but aside from the drugs there is a lot more within these songs. Dig deep.
    David Auge



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    lebron4
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    Mar 31st, 2009 3:49pm report


    I think this song is about drug addiction and reliance. The song is written from the perspective of a drug.

    "She looks to me
    Looks to me like heaven sent
    No lullaby kid no five percent"

    This drug is the real deal and is powerful

    As far as the heart of the song goes (the chorus and bridge) it speaks to the heart of drug addiction and reliance.

    "Lost in the valley without my horses
    She needs somebody to hold
    It looks like me like heaven
    Sent this for your roughest night
    She looks to me
    She looks to me alright

    Who's going to take you home
    And hold you when things aren't so bright
    She looks to me
    She looks to me alright"

    When she is all alone, she looks for these drugs for comfort. When she has nothing left, she looks to the drugs for relief because they will always be there for her no matter what.

    At some points, the girl actually is doing drugs. Shes looking for relief.

    "Gonna learn awe way too much
    Shootin' dope in the back
    Of a Cadillac Jack"

    "Down on the bathroom floor
    She's searching for another light
    She looks to me she looks to me
    All right"

    "Down in the South seas
    Give me your mouth please
    Resuscitation
    Is the way I find these"

    "Resuscitation" sticks out. I believe it's about gaining new life from the drugs. "Give me your mouth please" also is about inhaling/ingesting a drug, and then the resuscitation occurs.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 30th, 2008 6:15am report


    "Lost in the valley without my horses"
    "...she looks to me she looks to me alright"
    she calerly looks up to him and looks to him for support and without him she is a mess.

    "Dont fade away like an ocean liner now.."
    he doesn't want her to dissappear or die or anything

    "she shows the world up with her smile then she throws the fight"
    "down on the bathroom floor she's searching for another life"
    she commits suicide



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    anonymous
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    Mar 12th, 2008 3:24am report


    I'm not a native speaker of English and I just can't figure out what the lullaby thing is with the 5%. Could anyone help to clarify the first two lines. (The rest of the song is quite clear and it's one of my favs, so I just would like to understand it completely.)



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    luke
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    Dec 29th, 2006 12:10pm report


    yeh, also, in 'Scar Tissue' (Anthony's Biography) there was this girl Anthony meet named Clair, she fited that description.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 30th, 2006 11:41am report


    This song is about a girl with a lot of problems ("Shootin' dope in the back of a Cadillac Jack") who meets this person and looks to him to help her. I think he is trying to help her get clean (where the roughest night comes in) but she looks to him to fix all of her problems without her doing a thing.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 22nd, 2006 10:20pm report


    "it looks to me like heaven sent this for your roughest night, she looks to me she looks to me alright." I think its saying that "she" looks up to "me" meaning, she looks to him for support and help. That she needs him. "she need somebody to hold" saying that he's gonna be the one for her to hold.




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