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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh)



This song is about cocaine and China White heroin, two of lead singer Anthony Kiedis' drugs of choice. Both are a white powdery substance, which looks like snow. The lyrics, "So white as snow... Privately divided by a world so undecided," refer to dividing the coke/heroin into lines, so as to deal them or snort them. The line, "The more I see, the less I know, the more I'd like to let it go," means the deeper Kiedis was immersed in these drugs, the less he knew what was going on, and the more he wanted to kick the habit.


Anthony Kiedis explained:


"It's about the repeated failure to start your life anew and how difficult it can be to get rid of old ways of thinking, and destructive ideas we become so attached to."



Lyrics


Come to decide that the things that I tried


Were in my life just to get high on


When I sit alone, come get a little known


But I need more than myself this time


Step from the road to the sea to the sky


And I do believe that we rely on


When I lay it on, come get to play it on


All my life to sacrifice



Hey, oh


Listen what I say, oh


I got your hey, oh


Now listen what I say, oh


(Oh)



When will I know that I really can't go


To the well once more time to decide on


When it's killing me, when will I really see


All that I need to look inside?


Come to believe that I better not leave


Before I get my chance to ride


When it's killing me, what do I really need


All that I need to look inside?



Hey, oh


Listen what I say, oh


Come back and hey, oh


Look at what I say, oh


(Oh)



The more I see, the less I know


The more I like to let it go


Hey oh, whoa-whoa



Deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder


Where it's so white as snow


Privately divided by a world so undecided


And there's nowhere to go


In between the cover of another perfect wonder


And it's so white as snow


Running through the field where all my tracks will be concealed


And there's nowhere to go


Ho!



When to descend to amend for a friend


All the channels that have broken down


Now you bring it up, I'm gonna ring it up


Just to hear you sing it out


Step from the road to the sea to the sky


And I do believe what we rely on


When I lay it on, come get to play it on


All my life to sacrifice



Hey, oh


Listen what I say, oh


I got your hey, oh


Listen what I say, oh



The more I see, the less I know


The more I like to let it go


Hey oh, whoa-whoa



Deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder


Where it's so white as snow


Privately divided by a world so undecided


And there's nowhere to go


In between the cover of another perfect wonder


Where it's so white as snow


Running through the field where all my tracks will be concealed


And there's nowhere to go



I said hey, hey yeah (Ooh)


Oh yeah, tell my love now (Ooh)


Hey, hey yeah (Ooh-ooh-ooh)


Oh yeah, tell my love now



Deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder


Where it's so white as snow


Privately divided by a world so undecided


And there's nowhere to go


Deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder


Where it's so white as snow


Running through the field where all my tracks will be concealed


And there's nowhere to go



I said hey, oh yeah (Ooh)


Oh yeah, tell my love now (Ooh)


Hey, hey yeah, oh yeah (Ooh-ooh-ooh)


Ooh-ooh


Ooh-ooh

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