Staying high and dry’s
More trouble than it’s worth
In the sun
Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Trying to act all proper isn’t all that it’s worked out to be; sometimes you just need to get away and dive into the water.

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These smiling eyes are just a mirror for
These smiling eyes are just a mirror for
Your smiling eyes are just a mirror for
Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

The group is happy knowing that they’re all just there to reflect the sun’s beauty.

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It’s time to steal away
Let’s go get lost
Right here in the U.S.A
Let’s go get lost
Let’s go get lost
Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

A different lyric from earlier, now instead of “anywhere” they know where they’re staying.

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Now let us check our heads
And let us check the surf
Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

This line hints at them choosing the natural beauties over drugs in attempt to stay sober. They “check their heads” as in making sure that they do the right thing, and then go on to just go surfing.

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Now let us drink the stars Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Some nights on the Highway there are more stars in the sky than you would think are possible.

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We three hunky dory’s got our snakefinger on Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

The three “hunky dory’s” are the trio of John, Flea, and Anthony, but it is also most likely a reference to the David Bowie album Hunky Dory, since the band was known to be a fan of his work. Snakefinger is the name of another British guitarist, who interestingly played in the band called Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers. This line is just Anthony combining some of the names of the music they’re listening to to describe their trip.

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So much as come before those battles lost and won
This life is shining more forever in the sun
Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Despite all the issues the band has gone through, and the superficiality going on in their own city (the theme of this album), everything still seems beautiful once they got away from it all.

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In Big Sur we take some time to linger on Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Big Sur is the end of the highway where the surfing goes on, so they have reached their destination. But it was so beautiful that they just want to stay a little longer.

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These smiling eyes are just a mirror for Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

This line puts the whole trip in perspective. What it means is that when you think of it, one person isn’t a huge force in the universe. You might think highly of yourself, but when it comes down to it you are just a reflector of light for some gigantic star million of miles away. So that’s why they need to just get away from it all sometimes, to make the most of life.

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Sparkles light with yellow icing
Just a mirror for the sun
Just a mirror for the sun
Just a mirror for the sun
Road Trippin' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Apparently when the sun is shining on a windy day, the white caps that you see resemble yellow icing.

Sunset on the Pacific Coast Highway:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/veganstraightedge/4198744248/lightbox/

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