Jane's Addiction Lyrics


The summer of 1985 found Perry Farrell searching for a bass
player to help him keep his then current band Psi Com
alive. Perry was hoping this new bassist would keep Psi Com
moving, but he was considering forming a new band as well.
Bass player Eric Avery had been playing the same L.A.
circuit as Psi Com had, with his band Flower Quartet.
Following the demise of that band, Eric continued on with
one former member of Flower Quartet in a new group entitled
Scrunge. In 1985, Scrunge eventually came to end as well,
and Eric was left More...


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07/03/2014 | Reviewer: Nina
    ------ About the song Of Course performed by Jane's Addiction

Lou Reed seems to have gotten writing credits for this album on this site.. Only he didn't write any of it! Writing credits for the whole album should be Farrell/Navarro/Avery/Perkins

Thanks!

The mothers of guitarist Dave Navarro and lead vocalist Perry Farrell | Reviewer: T.J. Worthington
    ------ About the song Classic Girl performed by Jane's Addiction

I think this song is also about Navarro's and Farrell's mothers. Perry's mom committed suicide when he was 3 years old. And, Navarro's mother, Constance Navarro, was murdered by her boyfriend, John Riccardi, on March 3, 1983 when Dave was 15 years old. So, I think this inspired Farrell and Navarro to write the song, Classic Girl, about there moms as well.

Excellent Composure of a Song | Reviewer: ShakeSodaReviews.net
    ------ About the song True Nature performed by Jane's Addiction

The first single on their 3rd album, Strays, 'True Nature', was one of the best alternative rock songs i've heard in years. This album made me want to start listening to alternative rock before metal started to catch my eye. Again, I don't think I've could have heard a better song from an excellent album for it's time.

Jane's still kicking | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Jane Says performed by Jane's Addiction

I wrote a paper on this song and did a lot of research on it so here is the real story coming from Perry and Jane herself. That's right, she is still living in California and is 46 years old now. Her real name is Jane Bainter. She was a roomate of Perry's and a friend of Eric Avery's. She did have an abusive boyfriend/dealer named sergio. If I remember right, there were about 8 or twelve living in the house. Everytime something went wrong in the house or something came up missing, the other roomates would attribute it to "Janes Addiction" by virtue of the unsavory characters that would come to see Jane, ie... dealers, junkies. They eventually kicked Jane out of the house with Perry being one of the sole dissenters in the group. Perry always liked Jane, not romantically, but also saw her as a tragic figure. Jane is what you would call a "white collar" junkie, having graduated from college. She would put on a suit by day and work a professional job, by night she put on a wig, went to the clubs and was usually almost always high. She was a functional heroin addict, if there is such a thing. She was not a prostitute. The song is only about the promises an addict makes to themselves and others. Going to kick tomorrow, save the money to go to Spain starting tomorrow. Everything is tomorrow. The trip she takes to St. Andrews is not to trick. Anyone with knowledge of that area knows that was the place to cop any drug you may ever need. This is not my interpretation. I thought the shit meant something else too for the first 15 years I heard the song. But through tons of interviews with the band as well as reading the book "Whores." which is the History of Janes Addiction, I discovered the real story. If anyone would like to see what the actual Jane looks like now, you can find her MySpace page at whatever that fucking mySpace prefix is with URL Jane_Bainter. Oh by the way, she did eventually make it to Europe and has been clean for years. So for all to rejoice in, the story of Jane has a happy ending.

jane says | Reviewer: j
    ------ About the song Jane Says performed by Jane's Addiction

Sergio was her dealer. She only really needed him for a fix. He knew that, so he would fcuk her then beat her when she was high. In those moments she was so numb she didn't care as long as she was high.
If Serg came over when she was out doing her tricks on her small patch in St Andrews, she would ask her housemate Perry (another Sergio customer) to tell him to stay, so that she could borrow her next fix. Often Serg would advance her, but would always later need the money. When Jane didn't have it, Serg would make threats that he would pawn her TV (her only means of escape). At dusk in her patch, wigged in a hidden persona and eating a stable diet of candy bars, she always felt a sense of belonging amongst the other girls and hobos,
Being part hispanic, Jane constantly talked of going to Spain to discover her heritage and for-fill a yearning to visit Salvador Dali's Gallery in Barcelona. She always felt that she was apart of his each and every paint stroke.
She never made it to Spain and like so many others, on the needle she was crucified to become just another Jane Doe


About Jane | Reviewer: j
    ------ About the song Jane Says performed by Jane's Addiction

Sergio was her dealer. She only really needed him for a fix. He knew that, so he would fcuk her then beat her when she was high. In those moments she was so numb she didn't care as long as she was high.
If Serg came over when she was out doing her tricks on her small patch in St Andrews, she would ask her housemate Perry (another Sergio customer) to tell him to stay, so that she could borrow her next fix. Often Serg would advance her, but would always later need the money. When Jane didn't have it, Serg would make threats that he would pawn her TV (her only means of escape). At dusk in her patch, wigged in a hidden persona and eating a stable diet of candy bars, she always felt a sense of belonging amongst the other girls and hobos,
Being part hispanic, Jane constantly talked of going to Spain to discover her heritage and for-fill a yearning to visit Salvador Dali's Gallery in Barcelona. She always felt that she was apart of his each and every paint stroke.
She never made it to Spain and like so many others, on the needle she was crucified to become just another Jane Doe


good song | Reviewer: morgan
    ------ About the song Jane Says performed by Jane's Addiction

It reminds me of my first romance in junior high. I was pretty young then but I could tell it was obviously about drugs and prostitution. It makes you feel for Jane and that's why its a powerful song. It has a romantic sound but it is not a love song, more a portrayal of their Hollywood surroundings. This was the band's backdrop and source for much inspiration. The song "Whores" is a good example, too.


Interpretations | Reviewer: rar
    ------ About the song Jane Says performed by Jane's Addiction

She was a roommate of Perry Farrell's, I think. You're right about drug addiction (I mean, the band's NAME is Jane's Addiction, how much more obvious can it get), but everything else, I'm not sure. And I don't think he loved her.

I would for you. | Reviewer: Mary
    ------ About the song I Would For You performed by Jane's Addiction

I absolutely love this song and all the disfunction it reveals about the artist - he's my kind of man, and this is my kind of song. Yes, I'm disfunctional too.

god is dead! | Reviewer: William Cauley
    ------ About the song Had A Dad performed by Jane's Addiction

the whole point of the song, the second time it comes aroudn, "got that funny feeling, God is dead" dead, the whole song he is using an anology of family to describe the human confusion with the existence of God. If that is not true, than this is a stupid song, and the fact is, this is a good song, so that must be true. Peace.


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