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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside


Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside - Meaning of the song


In the book Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis explains how far he will get back into his drug addiction, since he would stop doing drugs for a time, then get right back into it. "I don't believe it's bad" is a refrence to how he doesn't regret doing drugs.

The problem of drug addiction mentioned in the lyrics refers mainly to the band in general, from the fallout of Anthony to the black period of Frusciante, passing through Slovak’s overdose. The interpretations given to this song are multiple and apply to every aspect, from the title to the video. “Otherside” is written in one only word, depicting good and evil as one thing, two sides of the same coin, two inseparable bodies. The good part is what the song seeks for, while evil is what spins around drugs.


Otherside - Lyrics


How long, how long will I slide? Well, separate my side I don't, I don't believe it's bad Slittin' my throat, it's all I ever I heard your voice through a photograph I thought it up and brought up the past Once you know you can never go back I gotta take it on the otherside Well, centuries are what it meant to me A cemetery where I marry the sea The stranger things that never change my mind I gotta take it on the otherside Take it on the otherside Take it on, take it on How long, how long will I slide? A-separate my side I don't, I don't believe it's bad A-slittin' my throat, it's all I ever Pour my life into a paper cup The ashtray's full and I'm spillin' my guts She want to know am I still a slut? I gotta take it on the otherside A scarlet starlet and she's in my bed A candidate for my soul mate bled Mmm, push the trigger and I pull the thread I gotta take it on the otherside Take it on the otherside Take it on, take it on How long, how long will I slide? Separate my side I don't, I don't believe it's bad A-slittin' my throat, it's all I ever Turn me on, take me for a hard ride Burn me out, leave me on the otherside I yell and tell it that it's not my friend I tear it down, I tear it down, and then it's born again How long, how long will I slide? Separate my side I don't, I don't believe it's bad A-slittin' my throat, it's all I ever had (How long?) I don't, I don't believe it's sad A-slittin' my throat, it's all I ever


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