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Red Hot Chili Peppers City of Angels Lyrics

Last updated: 03/20/2013 10:49:51 AM


Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner
Sometimes I feel like my only friend
its the city I live in, the city of angels
Lonely as I am, together we cry

I drive on her streets cause she's my companion
I walk through her hills and she knows who I am
She sees my good deeds and she kisses me windy
I never worry, now that is a lie

I don’t ever wanna feel like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way I don’t ever wanna feel like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way, yea yea yea

It's hard to believe that there's nobody out there
It's hard to believe that I'm all alone
At least I have her love the city, she loves me
Lonely as I am, together we cry

And I don’t ever wanna feel like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way
And I don’t ever wanna feel like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way yea yea ye-yea
Oh no no no
Yea ye-yea
Love me I say yea ye-yea

Under the bridge downtown
Is where I drew some blood
Under the bridge downtown
I could not get enough
Under the bridge downtown
Forgot about my love
Under the bridge downtown
I Gave my life away
Yeah yeah ye-yeah
Oh no no no
Yeah ye-yeah
Oh no no
I said yea ye-yea
I’ll stay

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a feeling of loneliness associated with a city | Reviewer: Kiljo | 3/20/13

Sure, this song applies for many lonely people out there who live in a city for a long time and build a relation with the city they live-in. No matter god or bad its a bond created with the city.

Why so serious? | Reviewer: mystery | 5/11/12

IF you feel the music, and if it touches your soul then why put so much into what it 'truly' means? Music is poetry with beat. The reason this song doesn't have one set meaning is because it applies to everybody in a different way. Yes, I do have to agree that it is mostly about drug usage of some type but I don't feel as if that is the ONLY point. So, just remember, ENJOY the song. Don't spend to much time over analyzing. Just let the music touch you.
I love RHCP.

Perspective | Reviewer: Adrian | 1/9/09

Everyone can have a different perspective of what this song is about. I lean towards the heroin idea that in fact his love for the city is actual his addiction to heroin and that in the end his love is replaced by his obssesion and therefore the love is forgotten. it sounds desperssing but the rhcp make this song perfectly as we can all relate to it in some way. Living in manhatan as I do I do feel alone as I am surrounded by millions of people and at times I feel like the only thing that I know is the city itself. This is just my opinion pls nobody hassle me for my opinions but always look at things from different perspectives. RHCP rock!!!!!!!!

little note. | Reviewer: J D | 10/15/08

The song is about a day when he was shooting up under a bridge that was a Mexian hideout. He felt terrible because he should have been with his girlfriend Ione. Not about Hillel. and it's Under The Bridge, not Under a Bridge.
An awesome song, btw.

DUH | Reviewer: jimbob | 10/3/08

you people are fuckin stupid....people percieve things differently and to try and take music and say you can't relate to that cause you have never been there....Grow is the one thing that never lets you down....

sad | Reviewer: vera | 9/24/08

While I don't do heroin or anything, I relate to this song so much. It reminds me of my own city, how sometimes it feels like I'm all alone despite millions of people all around. Like the city itself is the only thing I have.
Amazing song.

blue and the shark | Reviewer: alex | 7/1/08

got it right.... it's about heroine... if anyone knew anything about drugs, drug references, and Anthony, im sure most of you idiots could figure it out... the last stanza to the song couldnt help but throw the heroine theme to the song in your face... "Under the bridge downtown/is where i drew some blood/ Under the bridge downtown/icould not get enough/Under the bridge downtown/forgout about my love/Under the bridge downtown/I gave my life away...."..... how much more obvious could it get?

u dont know | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/12/08

the song is about him losing everthing he cares for,but his city still loves him ,he didnt ever want to feel like he did that day im sure ive been there the day he is talking about is when he brokedown the h-RON will ripp ur heart out and you cant do nothing about it

under the bridge | Reviewer: krissy | 1/27/08

until you have been there and done that; you cant truely appreciate this song. he wrote this because he didnt understand why his body and mind put drugs before everything else that was once more important in his life. he had soul searching to do, and warning people of this was the first step.

OMG | Reviewer: Blue | 12/6/07

Um, you guys know nothing about RHCP and it's sad. Anthony Keidis wrote this about his bestfriend and band mate that died from a heroin addiction, that Anthony also had too. Pick up a book. Scar Tissue. Oh, and it's Under a Bridge, moron.

Under the bridge downtown | Reviewer: The Shark | 10/22/07

This song is about heroin... Under the bridge downtown... "her" "love"...

"It's hard to believe that there's nobody out there
It's hard to believe that I'm all alone" ...

At least I have "her love" the city, she loves me
Lonely as I am, together we cry

Heroin is bad but this song is amazing.

means something | Reviewer: lincoln morris | 9/14/07

This song is one of the few that actually means something to me. Thank you for the lyrics. I appreciate it. Take care everyone.

about the song city of angels performed by red hot chili peppers | Reviewer: jojo | 6/6/07

whatever you called this song, still its one of there best!!!!

some of the ppl that reviewed this | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/3/07

clearly know anything about the song
1. This song did not save his life, he wrote it because he felt left out of the band.
2. Its nothing to do with a shattering betrayel

and the name is wrong as well

city of angels | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/27/07

well it's called under the bridge yes, not city of angels.. even if u go on the internet to download it.. everywhere u can read "City of angels" .. :S