Red Hot Chili Peppers: Scar Tissue

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Who didn’t trip out over this song when it came out? No pun intended! The guitar riff is just amazing, the melody is as laid back as they were cruising in that convertible & the lyrics were as debatable as they come. I remember having dinner with friends and one of them swearing that he heard “with the buzz I share, it’s a lonely view” which actually could have worked! The real lyrics speak about birds sharing the same view. Appropriate, right? Birds fly really high!

Lyrics:

Scar tissue that I wish you saw.
Sarcastic Mr. Know-It-All.
Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you cause with the birds I’ll share.
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view yeah.(x2)

Push me up,
Against the wall.
Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra.
Falling all,
Over myself to lick your heart and taste your health ’cause.
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view yeah(x2)
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view….

Blood loss in a bathroom stall;
A Southern girl with a Scarlett drawl,
Wave goodbye to Ma and Pa ’cause with the birds I’ll share.
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view yeah.(x2)
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view yeah.

Soft spoken with a broken jaw;
Step outside but not to brawl.
And autumn’s sweet;
We call it “fall”.
I’ll make it to the moon if i have to crawl
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view yeah.(x2)
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view….

Scar tissue that I wish you saw.
Sarcastic Mr. Know-It-All.
Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you cause with the birds I’ll share.
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view yeah.
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view yeah.
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view….

English: "Anthony Kiedis (lead singer). R...

Vocabulary Boost:

  • Scar Tissue: connective tissue that forms a scar
  • Mr. Know-it-all: A person that thinks he knows everything
  • Push-up bra: a bra that lifts breasts to make them give cleavage
  • To lick: to pass your tongue over a surface
  • A bathroom stall: a closed area for one person in a bathroom
  • A Scarlett drawl: speaking while pronouncing vowels longer than usual like  an accent from  the Southern States of the US.
  • A jaw: bone on the face where teeth grow
  • A brawl: a noisy fight in a bar or public place

Fluency Builder: Discuss the following questions with a teacher or friend.

  1. What do you think this song speaks about?
  2. What’s your favorite song by RHCP?
  3. Have you ever seen them in concert? What tour was it?
  4. Have you ever been in a brawl?

Lem..xo!

p.s. this one goes out to MS…a promise is a promise!

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