Otherside
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


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How long, how long will I slide?
Separate my side, I don't
I don't believe it's bad
Slit my throat, it's all I ever

I heard your voice through a photograph
I thought it up and brought up the past
Once you know you can never go back
I gotta take it on the other side

Well, centuries are what it meant to me
A cemetery where I marry the sea
A stranger thing could never change my mind
I gotta take it on the other side
Take it on the other side
Take it on, take it on

How long, how long will I slide?
Separate my side, I don't
I don't believe it's bad
Slit my throat, it's all I ever

Pour my life into a paper cup
The ashtray's full and I'm spillin' my guts
She wanna know am I still a slut?
I've got to take it on the other side

A scarlet starlet and she's in my bed
A candidate for the soulmate bled
Push the trigger and pull the thread
I gotta take it on the other side
Take it on the other side
Take it on, take it on

How long, how long will I slide?
Separate my side, I don't
I don't believe it's bad
Slit my throat, it's all I ever

Turn me on, take me for a hard ride
Burn me out, leave me on the other side
I yell and tell it that it's not my friend
I tear it down, I tear it down and then it's born again

How long, how long will I slide?
Separate my side, I don't
I don't believe it's bad
Slit my throat, it's all I ever had
(How long) I don't




I don't believe it's bad
Slit my throat, it's all I ever

Overall Meaning

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"Otherside" by Red Hot Chili Peppers is a song that deals with themes of addiction, loss, regret, and the struggle to overcome them. The song's lyrics suggest a struggle with addiction, what it means to be an addict, and the harmful consequences that come with it. The line "Slit my throat, it's all I ever had" could be read as an expression of how the singer feels completely consumed by his addiction or dependency. The line "I gotta take it on the other side" suggests that the singer has had enough of the way his life is going and wants to make a change.


The song also delves into themes around love and loss. The line "A scarlet starlet and she's in my bed" may refer to a partner or lover who is no longer present in the singer's life, and he is grappling with the memories of the past. The lines "Once you know you can never go back" and "Pour my life into a paper cup" also suggest a longing for a time when things were different.


Overall, "Otherside" is a powerful and emotional song that explores the intricacies of pain, addiction, and the desire for change. The lyrics and melody of the song evoke a sense of longing and desperation, especially in the repeated chorus of "How long, how long will I slide?"


Line by Line Meaning

How long, how long will I slide?
How much longer can I continue on this destructive path?


Separate my side, I don't
I am divided into different parts, unable to find coherence in my thoughts and actions.


I don't believe it's bad
I am in denial about the severity of my situation and cannot see the harm I am causing myself and others.


Slit my throat, it's all I ever
I am so consumed by this pain and addiction that I cannot see a way out.


I heard your voice through a photograph
Memories of the past continue to haunt me and keep me stuck in my destructive patterns.


I thought it up and brought up the past
I keep revisiting painful memories, unable to let go and move forward.


Once you know you can never go back
Once I realized the harm I am causing myself, I cannot undo what has been done.


I gotta take it on the other side
I need to make a change and find a different path.


Well, centuries are what it meant to me
My pain and struggle feels like it has been going on for hundreds of years.


A cemetery where I marry the sea
I feel like I am slowly killing myself and becoming one with the darkness of my addiction.


A stranger thing could never change my mind
No external force, no matter how bizarre, could force me to change my ways.


Take it on the other side
I need to find a new path and make a change.


Pour my life into a paper cup
I have wasted my life and now have nothing but emptiness.


The ashtray's full and I'm spillin' my guts
I am so consumed by my pain that I cannot contain it any longer.


She wanna know am I still a slut?
The people around me are questioning my choices and behavior.


I've got to take it on the other side
I need to leave behind my destructive habits and find a new path.


A scarlet starlet and she's in my bed
I have attracted someone who represents the same negative patterns that brought me to my current state.


A candidate for the soulmate bled
I have continued to choose partners who reinforce my negative patterns and keep me trapped.


Push the trigger and pull the thread
I am stuck in a cycle of self-destruction that I cannot break free of.


Turn me on, take me for a hard ride
I am seeking stimulation and excitement, even if it means risking my wellbeing.


Burn me out, leave me on the other side
I am willing to risk destruction in order to experience something extreme and powerful.


I yell and tell it that it's not my friend
I continue to use drugs or other harmful habits even though I know they are not good for me.


I tear it down, I tear it down and then it's born again
Even though I try to quit and move on, the cycle of addiction and destruction continues.


Slit my throat, it's all I ever had
I have defined myself by my addiction and self-destructive behavior for so long that it is all I know.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Michael Peter Balzary, John Anthony Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Gaylord Smith

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On this day in 2000, the music video for “Otherside” was released.

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

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