Monday, July 09, 2007

Under The Bridge













from Wikipedia:

"Under the Bridge" is a song that was written and originally recorded by the rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers. More than two decades into the California band's career, it remains their most successful U.S. hit single, having reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1992.
"Under the Bridge" is an introspective reflection on vocalist Anthony Kiedis' drug addiction. The title comes from the lyric, "Under the bridge downtown / Is where I drew some blood," reportedly referring to an experience in which Kiedis used drugs under a bridge with a member of a Mexican gang, although Kiedis himself refuses to reveal the exact location. The song almost did not make the album, because the lyrics and nature of the song made Kiedis reluctant to show it to producer Rick Rubin and also to record it.


One of my favorite songs ever. Love the down and out realism of it.

Under The Bridge

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner
sometimes I feel like my only friend
is the city I live in
the city of angels
lonely as I am, together we cry

I drive on her streets
'cause she's my companion
I walk through her hills
'cause she knows who I am
she sees my good deeds
and she kisses me windy
I never worry,
now that is a lie

I don't ever wanna feel, like I did that day
take me to the place I love, take me all the way
I don't ever wanna feel, like I did that day
take me to the place I love, take me all the way
yeah, yeah, yeah

It's hard to believe that
there's nobody out there
It's hard to believe
that I'm all alone
At least I have her love
the city she loves me
lonely as I am, together we cry

I don't ever wanna feel
like I did that day
take me to the place I love
take me all the way
I don't ever wanna feel
like I did that day
take me to the place I love
take me all the way

Under the bridge downtown
is where I drew some blood
under the bridge downtown
could not get enough
under the bridge downtown
forgot about my love
under the bridge downtown
I gave my life away

2 Comments:

Blogger willowtree said...

This was the first song of RHCP that I ever heard. I used to wait for it to come on the radio, or for it to come on mtv or something, because I liked it so much. It was around the time when I started to realized that I had a different taste in music than most of my friends at that time. I didnt embrace my taste in music until about 4-5 years later.
15 years later...already??

2:25 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

That song is really deep, which you don't really expect from the Chili Peppers. I think those of us who like it can relate it to our own contexts (i.e. not necessarily drug usage, but just life itself).
15 years - like the blink of an eye, it seems.

10:58 PM  

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