He's been in and out of rehab several times over the past decade.He's since cleaned up.i think that iin the begging city of angels=los angelos and he is talking about how much he loves there (Sometimes I feel like my only friend Is the city I live in, the city of angels &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)then later at the end when he says :under the bridge downtown;is where I drew some bloodunder the bridge downtown;i could not get enoughunder the bridge downtown;forgot about my loveunder the bridge downtown;i gave my live awayi think he is talking about his addiction and how that effected him possibly losing the people he loves and giving his life away to drugs!possibly getting into fights also (where i drew some blood?
AND WILL ALWAYS RULE NO MATTER WATMash Melbourne I don't know how you could be more wrong. Secondly John Frusciante was even in the band when they made One Hot Minute and thirdly One Hot Minute was released after Blood Sugar Sex Majik which Under the Bridge was on.Although he often went under a bridge to where he had to cover as a Mexican to do many of his drugs, he knew he was bonded to the city. He had wanted the song to be for himself but his manager Rick pushed him to show the band, in the end he did.After he presented it different ways they went to their interments to find the beat without saying a word.)in their singing with kiedis, (kiedis's part in brackets)this is a beautiful song, it makes me feel so at home in my city, and i didn't know it was about heroin at first.was (is still just) a song about Los Angeles and its interesting kind of beauty,and I can relate to how he feels at home in the city and all that.. I always think of it when I hear a "Peps" song.1981 under the bridge in L. homeless living with my family in a rented pontiac.Thank you for the song that helped me deal with the fear and repressed memories.