Scar Tissue
Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics


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Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know-it-all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, 'cause
With the birds I'll share

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
Push me up against the wall
Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra
Fallin' all over myself
To lick your heart and taste your health 'cause

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely view

Blood loss in a bathroom stall
A southern girl with a scarlet drawl
I wave goodbye to ma and pa
'Cause with the birds I'll share

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'

Soft spoken with a broken jaw
Step outside but not to brawl and
Autumn's sweet, we call it fall
I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl and

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely view

Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know-it-all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, 'cause
With the birds I'll share

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'




With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely view

Overall Meaning

"Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers tells a story of a man who has gone through physical and emotional pain. He sings of "scar tissue that I wish you saw," referring to the emotional scars that are invisible to others. The opening lines of the song show the singer's disdain for someone he views as arrogant and sarcastic. Despite this person's negative energy, the singer is willing to share a moment of intimacy with them, as he professes, "Close your eyes and I'll kiss you."


As the song progresses, the singer speaks of a sexual encounter with a woman and his willingness to do anything to be close to her, even if it means falling over himself. The lines "lick your heart and taste your health" suggest an intense desire to be with someone physically and emotionally.


The lyrics take a heavier turn when the singer speaks of "blood loss in a bathroom stall" and a "southern girl with a scarlet drawl." The imagery suggests a violent encounter with someone who may have hurt him. However, the singer finds solace in the loneliness he shares with the birds, who he believes to be his only companions in times of emotional turmoil.


The final verse speaks of the singer's resolve to push through his struggles, even with a broken jaw. He looks forward to autumn, a season known for change and renewal. The repetition of "With the birds I'll share this lonely view" conveys a sense of acceptance and a willingness to find comfort in his solitude.


Overall, "Scar Tissue" offers an unflinching look at the pain and isolation that can accompany life's challenges. Despite the suffering, the song finds beauty in the resilience and perseverance of the human spirit.


Line by Line Meaning

Scar tissue that I wish you saw
I have scars that I want you to see, but you don't. You may not understand what I have been through before


Sarcastic mister know-it-all
You think you know everything, but really you don't know anything at all


Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, 'cause
Let's kiss and forget about everything else, just enjoy the moment


With the birds I'll share
I feel lonely and isolated, so I will share my thoughts and feelings with the birds


Push me up against the wall
Let's be intimate, let's have physical contact


Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra
I am attracted to a young girl from Kentucky, who is wearing a push-up bra


Fallin' all over myself
I am losing control and acting foolishly because of my attraction to this girl


To lick your heart and taste your health 'cause
I want to be close to you and share in your experiences and emotions, both good and bad


Blood loss in a bathroom stall
I have been hurt and I am bleeding in a bathroom stall


A southern girl with a scarlet drawl
I am attracted to a southern girl with a strong accent


I wave goodbye to ma and pa
I am leaving my family behind to pursue my own path and make my own choices in life


'Cause with the birds I'll share
Despite leaving my family, I still feel lonely and will share my feelings with the birds


Soft spoken with a broken jaw
I am quiet and reserved, even though I have a broken jaw


Step outside but not to brawl and
I will not fight, even though I could


Autumn's sweet, we call it fall
I appreciate the beauty of autumn and the changing of the seasons


I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl and
I am determined to achieve my goals, no matter how difficult they may be




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

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@yrn_.phillex

[Verse 1]
Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know-it-all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
'Cause with the birds I'll share

[Chorus]
With the birds, I'll share this lonely view
With the birds, I'll share this lonely view

[Verse 2]
Ah, push me up against the wall
Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra
Ah, fallin' all over myself
To lick your heart and taste your health, 'cause

[Chorus]
With the birds (Share this lone—), I'll share this lonely view
With the birds (Share this lone—), I'll share this lonely view
With the birds (Share this lone—), I'll share this lonely view

[Verse 3]
Blood loss in a bathroom stall
A southern girl with a scarlet drawl
I wave good-bye to Ma and Pa
'Cause with the birds I'll share

[Chorus]
With the birds (Share this lonely), I'll share this lonely view
With the birds (Share this lonely), I'll share this lonely view

[Verse 4]
Soft-spoken with a broken jaw
Step outside but not to brawl and
Autumn's sweet, we call it fall
I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl and

[Chorus]
(I will share this lonely)
With the birds, I'll share this lonely view
(I will share this lonely)
With the birds, I'll share this lonely view
(I will share this lonely)
With the birds, I'll share this lonely view

[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 1]
Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know-it-all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
'Cause with the birds I'll share

[Chorus]
(I will share this lonely)
With the birds, I'll share this lonely view
(I will share this lonely)
With the birds, I'll share this lonely view
(I will share this lonely)
With the birds, I'll share this lonely view

[Guitar Solo]



@muhammadoctariano5719

Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know-it-all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, 'cause
With the birds I'll share

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'

Push me up against the wall
Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra
Fallin' all over myself
To lick your heart and taste your health 'cause

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely view

Blood loss in a bathroom stall
A southern girl with a scarlet drawl
I wave goodbye to ma and pa
'Cause with the birds I'll share

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'

Soft spoken with a broken jaw
Step outside but not to brawl and
Autumn's sweet, we call it fall
I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl and

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely view

Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know-it-all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, 'cause
With the birds I'll share

With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely view



@Cukier988

Lyrics:

Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know-it-all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, 'cause
With the birds I'll share
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
Push me up against the wall
Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra
Fallin' all over myself
To lick your heart and taste your health 'cause
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely view
[God's guitar]
Blood loss in a bathroom stall
A southern girl with a scarlet drawl
I wave goodbye to ma and pa
'Cause with the birds I'll share
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
Soft spoken with a broken jaw
Step outside but not to brawl and
Autumn's sweet, we call it fall
I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl and
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewn'
[Another God's guitar]
Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know-it-all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, 'cause
With the birds I'll share
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
With the birds I'll share this lonely view
[Outro God's guitar]



All comments from YouTube:

@TheCarlylePodcast

My Dad’s funeral song. Today is his 58th birthday, the first without him. I miss you Dad.

@cerealkilla8930

I'm sorry. My Dad was 56. I'd like to say it gets easier but the truth is I just learned to live with it. Smile when you can and remember him fondly. ❤

@itssjp1458

This song came on, on my way home from work. RIP life is short.

@xacto5208

Im sorry bro he's smiling down

@przemekkropornicki8845

RIP
In God we trust.
Day by Day is closer. You will see your father again. For ages.
Only LOVE is important :)

@ryankelly9543

Hope your doing well he would be proud of you

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@RichDune

This RHCP song displays the message to enjoy every minute of your life because you never know how much time you have. Ever since the begging of life I thought it was going to be a long experience but now I know how short it is and appreciate it so much more. To anyone who sees this message… I wish you the best in your short incredible journey.

@1wildman397

Thanks rich I wish you the best too ❤

@ingridfarinha07

Thank you

@LambrosGeorgiou-bl4ef

All the best too

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