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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Throw Away Your Television Meaning


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Throw Away Your Television Lyrics

Throw away your television
Time to make this clean decision
Master waits for it's collision now
It's a repeat of a story told
It's a repeat and it's getting old

Throw away your television
Make a break big intermission
Recreate your super vision...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2019 report

    I believe this one is based off of actually doing things with your life rather than watching other people do it instead on tv. Like, instead of watching people better at something than you do it on the tv, get up and do it yourself. Don’t let what you see online/on the tv change your outlook on life and if you really want to do something, commit to it and work towards your goal.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2017 report

    I think Throw Away Your Television By RHCP means
    look at what your life has in store for you and turn over a new leaf.

    Do something you are determined to do and stick to it have dreams and relate your life around them and do them!!!

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2013 report

    I think this song is about following your dreams. Kiedis is telling the listeners that they must stop watching TV, and get off their asses and put themselves in the spotlight, as opposed to the people they are watching on television. "It's a repeat" I think has two meanings, referring to a repeat of a tv show, "getting old", and also how television is not the first thing that has impeded people from achieving their dreams.
    "Slay the plague for its contagious" is a way of saying how children will go over their friends house and watch tv, or even parents under this spell, and their children follow their lead.

    The breakdown about 2:30 into the song, I think that is meant to be representative of TV static. "Alleviate this ill condition" - break the spell.

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