The history of the song Snow ((Hey Oh)) by the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers

Vocalist and founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers rock band Anthony Kiedis made many mistakes, many of which could well send him to another world prematurely. But the musician managed not only to stay in this world, but also radically change his idea of ​​the right way of life. Kiedis gave up drugs and alcohol, became a vegetarian and took up yoga.

The history of creation and the meaning of the song Snow Hey Oh

About how he started everything from scratch, Anthony sang in Snow ((Hey Oh)), which, however, many fans interpret a little differently. Kiedis claimed that Snow ((Hey Oh)) is about trying to get out of a difficult situation, trying to get on with life again:

I messed up everything, but now I have a blank slate – a sheet of snow – and I have to start all over again.

He also admitted that he had tried to do this many times before, and understands like no one else how difficult such a task can be.

Given the rich experience of the members of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers in the use of various illegal drugs, it is not surprising that many music lovers see references to drugs in literally every song of the band. Snow ((Hey Oh)) is no exception in this regard, especially since many lines from the text (and the very name of the songs) really evoke certain associations.

Some fans believe that even the exclamation “Hey oh” refers to heroin. Allegedly, in some regions of the United States, drug addicts address dealers on the street with such a phrase if they want to buy powder from them.

Release and achievements

Snow ((Hey Oh)) was the third of seven singles released in support of the double album Stadium Arcadium (2006). Prior to the release of the single, it reached number 53 on the UK iTunes Top 100, and the song later climbed to number 16 on the UK Singles Chart and topped the Billboard Modern Rock chart, staying at the top for five weeks.

Clip Snow Hey Oh – RHCP

The music video for Snow ((Hey Oh)) – Red Hot Chili Peppers was directed by Nick Wickham. We offer you to watch online music video in high quality.

Interesting Facts

  • In the video for the song, John Frusciante appears for the last time with long hair.

Snow Hey Oh Lyrics Red Hot Chili Peppers

Come to decide that the things that I tried
Were in my life just to get high on
When I sit alone come get a little known
But I need more than myself this time
Step from the road to the sea to the sky
And I do believe that we rely on
When I lay it on
Come get to play it on
All my life to sacrifice

Hey oh listen what I say oh
I got you
Hey oh now listen what I say oh

When will I know that I really can’t go
To the well once more time to decide on
When it’s killing me
When will I really see
All that I need to look inside
Come to believe that I better not leave
Before I get my chance to ride
When it’s killing me
What do I really need
All that I need to look inside

Hey oh listen what I say oh
Come back and
Hey oh look at what I say oh
The more I see the less I know
The more I like to let it go…hey oh

Deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snow
Privately divided by a world so undecided
And there’s nowhere to go
In between the cover of another perfect wonder
And it’s so white as snow
Running through the field where all my tracks will
Be concealed and there’s nowhere to go oh!

When to descend to amend for a friend
All the channels that have broken down
Now you bring it up
I’m gonna ring it up
Just to hear you sing it out
Step from the road to the sea to the sky
And I do believe what we rely on
When I lay it on
Come get to play it on
All my life to sacrifice

Hey oh listen what I say oh
I got you
Hey oh listen what I say oh
The more I see the less I know
The more I like to let it go…hey oh

Deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snow
Privately divided by a world so undecided
And there’s nowhere to go
In between the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snow
Running through the field where all my tracks will
Be concealed and there’s nowhere to go

I said hey, hey yeah oh yeah tell my love now
Hey, hey yeah oh yeah tell my love now

Deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snow
Privately divided by a world so undecided
And there’s nowhere to go
Deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snow
Running through the field where all my tracks will
Be concealed and there’s nowhere to go

I said hey oh yeah oh yeah tell my love now
Hey yeah yeah ooh yeah

Snow Hey Oh Lyrics

I realized that everything I’ve tried in my life
Was just for the thrill
When I sit alone, slowly sort myself out
But this time, my own company is not enough for me
Step from the road to the sea, to the sky,
And I really believe in something you can rely on
When I go overboard
Let’s play a joke
All my life in sacrifice

Hey listen to what I say
I understood you
Hey now listen to what I say

When will I realize that I really can’t
Turn life for the better again? Time to decide
When it kills me
When will I truly understand?
All I need is to look inside myself
Realize that I better not leave
Before I took my chance to stay
When it kills me
What do I really need?
All I need is to look inside myself

Hey listen to what I say
Come back and
Hey listen what I say
The more I see, the less I understand
The more I want to score…

Deep under the cover of another perfect miracle
Where everything is white as snow
Secretly divided by such an indecisive world
And nowhere to go
Between the veil of another perfect miracle
And everything is white as snow
I run across the field where all my footprints will be
Hidden and there’s nowhere to go!

When to go down to convince a friend
Restore lost connections
Now you’re trying to make things right
I will definitely call
To hear your voice
Step from the road to the sea, to the sky,
And I really believe in something you can rely on
When I go overboard
Let’s play a joke
All my life in sacrifice

Hey listen to what I say
I understood you
Hey now listen to what I say
The more I see, the less I understand
The more I want to score…

Deep under the cover of another perfect miracle
Where everything is white as snow
Secretly divided by such an indecisive world
And nowhere to go
Between the veil of another perfect miracle
And everything is white as snow
I run across the field where all my footprints will be
Hidden and there’s nowhere to go!

I said hey hey tell my love
Hey hey tell my love

Deep under the cover of another perfect miracle
Where everything is white as snow
Secretly divided by such an indecisive world
And nowhere to go
Deep under the cover of another perfect miracle
Where everything is white as snow
I run across the field where all my footprints will be
Hidden and there’s nowhere to go!

I said hey hey tell my love
Hey yeah yeah oh yeah

Song quote

It’s about repeated failed attempts to start life anew, about how hard it is to get rid of the old way of thinking, and about harmful ideas to which we are so strongly attached.

Anthony Kiedis

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