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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue



Scar Tissue is the third track and the lead single from the band's seventh studio album, Californication. The song was the band's first single after Dave Navarro's departure in 1998, with John Frusciante on guitar for the first time since 1993 single "Soul to Squeeze".


Anthony Kiedis, the band's lead singer, published his autobiography, Scar Tissue, in 2004. Some of the lyrics are explained in the book:


"Sarcastic Mr. Know-it-all" is Dave Navarro, whom Anthony refers to as "the King of sarcasm." "With the birds I'll share this lonely view," Anthony says, was inspired by birds he saw while singing outside Flea's house, and the line also refers to how he felt like an outsider looking in. Anthony was introduced to weed at the age of 12, but he first got high at the age of four. He was walking down the street with his father when his father blew marijuana smoke in his face.


Lyrics


Scar tissue that I wish you saw Sarcastic mister 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 viewin' With the birds, I'll share this lonely viewin' Ah, push me up against the wall Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra Ah, fallin' all over myself To lick your heart and taste your health, 'cause With the birds (Share this lone—), I'll share this lonely viewin' With the birds (Share this lone—), I'll share this lonely viewin' With the birds (Share this lone—), I'll share this lonely view Blood loss in a bathroom stall A southern girl with a scarlet drawl I wave good-bye to Ma and Pa 'Cause with the birds I'll share With the birds (Share this lonely), I'll share this lonely viewin' With the birds (Share this lonely), I'll share this lonely viewin' 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 and (I will share this lonely) With the birds, I'll share this lonely viewin' (I will share this lonely) With the birds, I'll share this lonely viewin' (I will share this lonely) With the birds, I'll share this lonely view Scar tissue that I wish you saw Sarcastic mister know-it-all Close your eyes and I'll kiss you 'Cause with the birds I'll share (I will share this lonely) With the birds, I'll share this lonely viewin' (I will share this lonely) With the birds, I'll share this lonely viewin' (I will share this lonely) With the birds, I'll share this lonely view

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