Otherside Lyrics by Red Hot Chili Peppers


Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics

Otherside Lyrics
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How long, how long will I slide
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; it brought up the past
Once you know you can never go back
I've got to take it on the otherside

Centuries are what it meant to me
A cemetery where I marry the sea
Stranger things could 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
Separate my side; I don't,
I don't believe it's bad
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 wants to know am I still a slut
I've got to take it on the otherside

A scarlet starlet and she's in my bed
A candidate for my soul mate bled
I push the trigger and I pull the thread
I've got to 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
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
Slittin' my throat
it's all I ever had (how long)
I don't,
I don't believe it's fair
Slittin' my throat
it's all I ever...

Otherside Info:

• The song is about junkies and addiction. Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, & John Frusciante share writing credits on the song. Rick Rubin produced the track for the album 'Californication'. The music video was directed by fashion photographer/director Stephane Sednaoui, who also directed the videos for 'Give It Away', 'Scar Tissue' & 'Breaking The Girl'

• The single was released in January of 2000 and peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

• The black-n-white music video was directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris and was inspired by influenced by German Expressionist art.




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