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My mouth fell open
Hoping that the truth
Would not be true
Refuse the news

I'm feeling sick now
What the fuck am I
Supposed to do
Just lose and lose

First time I saw you
You were sitting
Backstage in a dress
A perfect mess

You...

  1.  

    grayson
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    Nov 16th, 11:39am report


    It's a tribute to Kurt Cobain. great song. this album is VERY under-rated in my opinion.



  2.  

    latifah.azmie
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    Dec 27th, 2014 12:08pm report


    A hard song, deep meaning,uniqui.



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    dnauge01
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    Mar 30th, 2009 3:04am report


    This song is a tribute to Kurt Cobain, a man Anthony Kiedis truly admired but that love never proved to be reciprocal. Nirvana opened for RHCP in the early nineties and the first time he saw Kurt, he was in a torn dress backstage, strung out on heroin.

    "My mouth fell open
    Hoping that the truth
    Would not be true
    Refuse the news"

    He was called in the middle of the night by the band manager and close friend to inform him of Cobain's death. He denied it and refused to beleive it.

    "I'm feeling sick now
    What the fuck am I
    Supposed to do
    Just lose and lose"

    When it really started to hit him, he was throughly upset and felt lost. The world lost a man he really admired and wished he was closer to.

    "First time I saw you
    You were sitting
    Backstage in a dress
    A perfect mess"

    Like I said the first time AK saw Kurt Cobain, he was backstage in a torn dress strung out on heroin, right after opening when they toured together.

    "You never knew this
    But I wanted badly for you to
    Requite my love"

    He always wanted to be closer to Kurt Cobain.
    Requite my love- He wanted Kurt to love him like he did.

    The Chorus
    "Left on the floor
    Leaving your body
    When highs are the lows
    And lows are the way
    So hard to stay
    Guess now you know
    I love you so"

    Talking about his dead body found on the floor. The heroin highs were low points in life, but they were the way and hard to stray from. Now Kurt knows of AK's love for him.

    "I liked your whiskers
    And I liked the
    Dimple in your chin
    Your pale blue eyes"

    AK continuing to admire Kurt Cobain.

    "You painted pictures
    Cause the one
    Who hurts
    Can give so much
    You gave me such"

    He found Kurt Cobain inspirational. The ones you love you hurt the most...but this time it worked the other way around.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 6th, 2008 9:57pm report


    This song is about how much Anthony loved Kurt Cobain, about how he first met him, and it's basically an all out tribute to Cobain. A wonderful song, very deep.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 5th, 2007 11:13am report


    It's about his love for the late Kurt Cobain,he wrote this after Cobain's suicide.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway



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