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Dosed - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Meaning?)


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Hi all,

It is undoubtly that Dosed is my most played Chili Pepper song and may even be my favorite. Yet there are no clear definition or explanation given by Anthony Kedis on what Dosed really means.

I've searched over the internet and some sites claim it is a measurement for medication and being lovesick.

Does anyone know or speculate what Anthony Kedis mean for the word Dosed in this song ???

Thanks,

sonyxmd

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Back in the 80's, "dosing" was taking a hit of LSD.

I am not familiar with this song, but after reading the lyrics, it sounds like a love song in which the girl dies in the mountains, possibly by the story tellers hand. I am probably wrong. The lyrics made me thing of "Moonlight Drive" by The Doors and "Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots.

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these are the lyrics:

Dosed

I got dosed by you (and)

Closer than most to you (and)

What am I supposed to do

Take it away I never had it anyway

Take it away and everything will be okay

In you a star is born (and)

You cut a perfect form (and)

Someone forever warm

Lay on Lay on Lay on Lay on

Lay on Lay on Lay on Lay on

Way up on the mountain where she died

All I ever wanted was your life

Deep inside the canyon I can't hide

All I ever wanted was your life

Show love with no remorse (and)

Climb onto your sea horse (and)

This ride is right on course

This is the way I wanted it to be with you

This is the way I knew that it would be with you

Lay on Lay on Lay on Lay on

Lay on Lay on Lay on Lay on

Way up on the mountain where she died

All I ever wanted was your life

Deep inside the canyon I can't hide

All I ever wanted was your life

I got dosed by you (and)

Closer than most to you (and)

What am I supposed to do

Take it away I never had it anyway

Take it away and everything will be ok

Way up on the mountain where she died

All I ever wanted was your life

Deep inside the canyon I can't hide

All I ever wanted was your life

personally i would take more the lovesong approach to interpreting this song. i think that being dosed refers to the intoxicated feeling of being in love.

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