New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Waking up dead, inside of my head
Would never, never do, there is no med
No medicine to take
I've had a chance to be insane
Asylum from the falling rain
I've had a chance to break

It's so bad, it's got to be good
Mysterious girl misunderstood
Dressed like a wedding cake
Any other day and I might play
A funeral march for Bonnie Bray
Why try and run away?

Slow cheetah come before my forest,
Looks like it's on today
Slow cheetah come, it's so euphoric,
No matter what they say

I know a girl, she worked in a store
She knew not what her life was for
She barely knew her name
They tried to tell her she would never be
As happy as a girl in a magazine
She bought it with her pay

Slow cheetah come before my forest,
Looks like it's on today
Slow cheetah come, it's so euphoric,
No matter what they say

Everyone has so much to say
They talk, talk, talk their lives away
Don't even hesitate
Walking on down to the burial ground
It's a very old dance with a merry old sound
Looks like it's on today

Slow cheetah come before my forest,
Looks like it's on today
Slow cheetah come, its' so euphoric,
No matter what they say

Slow cheetah come before my forest,
Looks like it's on today
Slow cheetah come, it's so euphoric,
No matter what they say



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/red_hot_chili_peppers/slow_cheetah.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredDec 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    I think that it is talking about some people who are left out(different). Because i'm pretty sure that cheetahs are the fastest land animals in the world but this one is not like the others. It is slow. I'm not sure, only the writers can really know.
  • s
    -0
    SidCounterApr 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    This song is about Death I think. "Its' a very old dance with a merry old sound" in the medieval literature the death dance is the symbol of the death and the song about the pointless life and the death which was very close.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    u
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×