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Does it go from east to west
Body free and a body less
Come again just to start a fresh
Once again to find a home
In the moment of the meantime

Dropping in coming through the mesh
Checking in just to get it blessed
Hard to leave...


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    Jul 8th, 2012 7:53pm report

    So, I know that this song is about an nurse that took care of the chili peppers in the time when they were taking drugs, but when I listen to it, it makes me think of my ex boyfriend. We recently broke up, and I am avoiding this song, cause it makes me think of him. It's not the goodbye that hurts, it's all that flashbacks that follow. We broke up once before, and he was constantly listening to this song, especially the part: We all want to kiss her, tell her that we miss her. And this song brings me so much pain, knowing that we will never be together again. And I know this is not the meaning of the song, and probably no one will ever read this, but I need to relieve my soul. Blitva, I love you, and I hate that I love you, I will try to forget.


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    Dec 31st, 2011 12:17pm report

    Anthony wrote this song about his drug counselor Gloria Scott. she herself was addicted to heroin and overcame her addiction. she divoted the rest of her life to helping people with addictions. Because Anthony was so greatful for her help he bought her a house along the sea, and wrote this song for her.


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    May 6th, 2011 5:12pm report

    No interpretation. Just want to say that this song moves me like nothing else they've ever written. I would dare say its the song they love the most as well as least. So much love in this song. I can feel it in my soul. Thanks Gloria.


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    Dec 15th, 2010 12:53am report

    The song is about Kiedis's rehabilitation counselor Gloria Scott. She had drug problems of her own, but later became a huge inspiration to him by supporting him throughout his issues. The band loved her, and bought her an apartment on Venice Beach in California to help her recover from cancer. However, she died soon after, and Kiedis wrote this song as a tribute to her. They described her near her death as having "a stylish mess of silver hair" and honored her with the verse "a woman of your kind is rare". The band wrote Venice Queen because they thought it was the best way to say goodbye as Gloria fades into the "waves she made".


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    Apr 4th, 2009 4:19pm report

    If you actually read Anthony Kiedis's autobiography, "Scar Tissue," you would know that this song is about one of their close friends named Gloria who died of cancer. She moved to a house close to the ocean to die, and they stayed with her until she died and wrote the song for her afterwords.


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    Dec 25th, 2008 12:01pm report

    In the book scar tissue it mentioned him writing this song for Gloria who passed away from some disease I can't tell you the rest READ THE BOOK


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    Jul 19th, 2007 7:34pm report

    My interpretation of Venice Queen, is Anthony's battle with heroin. In the beginning he talks about how the drug makes him feel, "Body free and a body less" an how addicting it is, "Hard to leave when it's picturesque." In the last verse of the first part he talks about a recommendation for rehabilitation and how hard it is, “Take a chance on a recommend, Hard as hell just to comprehend."

    The second part of the song I interpreted as Kiedas' attempt to rehabilitate. "We all want to kiss her, Tell her that we miss her" I interpreted as Antony’s urge to have the drug. In Mellowship Slinky in B Major the lyric "Can I get another kiss from you, Kiss me right here on my tattoo" can be interpreted as Kiedas shooting heroine, as he has a tattoo on his right wrist. This may hint to Kiedas' urge for the drug.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Jul 13th, 2007 7:44am report

    Yea your all correct is about a rehab counselor and long time friend of AK who had a disease and died in her seaside home in Venice (hence venive queen) which the band bought.


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    Jun 9th, 2007 6:29pm report

    It also says in Scar Tissue that he first met Gloria in one of countless Rehab groups that he attended before finally becoming clean. She was a big inspiration to him, supporting him despite his relapsing into addiction again and again. He recalled she always sent him postcards, never was mad at him if he did do bad things, and she in fact had a post of the RHCP on her wall as well as Niel Young. That was touching to Anthony to be placed on the wall with him.


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    Jan 6th, 2007 1:06am report

    Most of what you said was correct, and it is in the book "Scar Tissue". Gloria was a wise lady who he went to see for counselling. She had a poster on the wall of Neil Young. When she died of cancer, AK called Neil Young to come and play a tribute concert, to which he said "no problem". And I think, they played the tribute concert. Brilliant Song (By the Way, Jimmy)


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    Jan 6th, 2007 1:36am report

    Wow!! I haven't read Anthony's Bio although I consider myself as a fan... That's a very sad story...

    I've got a lot of interpretations about this song, but real life is shocking...

    Well, I suppose that's all...


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    Dec 10th, 2006 12:07pm report

    The interpretation for this song is in Anthony Kiedis Bio Scar Tissue. Its about a friend of his who has cance(I think, its either that or some other fatal diease) called Gloria. AK and the other red hot chili pepper people buy her a house by the sea so she can get better, but she dies anyway. Thats why there's the G.L.O.R.I.A bits and'I see you standing by the see
    The waves you made will always be
    A kiss goodbye forever you leave
    G.L.O.R.I.A' is about her dying in her seaside house. I have a feeling Gloria was a nurse who treated AK when h was all drugged up, but I can't remember.
    Sad - isn't it?
    Yeah, anyway read Sacr Tissue for the full story.

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