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Sometimes I feel
Like I don't have a partner
Sometimes I feel
Like my only friend
Is 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
'Cause she knows who I am
She sees my good deeds and
She kisses me windy and
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 want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all that way (yeah yeah yeah)

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

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 want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way (yeah yeah yeah)
Ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
Love me I say yeah yeah

Under the bridge downtown
Is where I drew some blood
Under the bridge "
I could not get enough
Under the bridge "
Forgot about my love
Under the bridge "
I gave my life away (yeah yeah yeah)
Ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
Here I stay yeah yeah

Here I stay...



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    seansiarNov 25, 2008 at 2:14 am
    It's a poem Kiedis wrote when he was depressed and roaming the city after shooting up under the bridge in L.A. with some gangbangers. He initially refused to show the band members the song because he felt it made him seem weak but John Frusciante made him read it and instantly came up with the guitar riff, thus the song was born.

    -Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
    is his autobiograhpy which details this
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    SLIPKNOT_FREAK666Apr 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    the song is about him shooting up "under a bridge" and he woke up the next morning then wrote it. seansiar is totally right.
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    UnregisteredNov 20, 2011 at 11:15 am
    Under the bridge is about how he felt when his life was at its lowest point. How all he had was the loneliness and the city and the fix. And how being that alone really felt. I wonder about the ending because if all i knew was the song i would have to say that his answer at that time was the drug and that was all that he had that could make him feel any different. It was a choice between feeling "under the bridge" or the fix and he took the fix.
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    UnregisteredSep 7, 2012 at 9:26 am
    Sometimes i feel
    like i don't have a partner
    sometimes i feel
    like my only friend
    is 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
    'cause she knows who i am
    she sees my good deeds and
    she kisses me windy and
    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 want to feel
    like i did that day
    take me to the place i love
    take me all that way (yeah yeah yeah)

    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

    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 want to feel
    like i did that day
    take me to the place i love
    take me all the way (yeah yeah yeah)
    ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
    love me i say yeah yeah

    Under the bridge downtown
    is where i drew some blood
    under the bridge "
    i could not get enough
    under the bridge "
    forgot about my love
    under the bridge "
    i gave my life away (yeah yeah yeah)
    ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
    here i stay yeah yeah

    Here i stay...
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    rockerbaby95Jan 2, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    the song is about anthony keidis' battle w/ drugs. he is sober now and still rox lyke he's 20-something.

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