So Much I

Album: Stadium Arcadium (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • This song came from the feeling you get not when you tell somebody that you love them, but when you say, "I love you so much." >>
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    Spencer - Equinunk, PA
  • Stadium Arcadium, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' ninth studio album, was praised for encompassing the different styles the band have explored throughout their career, which started as a funk-styled, rap-rock outfit in 1983. The upbeat rocker "So Much I," which appears on the album's second disc, Mars, is a necessary component in the band's music. "We need that in part of the repertoire," Kiedis said. "We need that motion, that locomotion."
  • Although he wasn't part of the writing process for the track, guitarist John Frusciante thinks of this as a tribute to his friend Guy Picciotto of the band Fugazi because the tune immediately reminded him of Guy's guitar playing.
  • Kiedis thinks the driving nature of the verse is reminiscent of the '80s punk-rock band the Minutemen.

Comments: 5

  • Martin from Prague, Czech RepublicOne of the few songs on Stadium Arcadium that originated from Flea's bass line. However, the "Please don't turn away..." chorus is John's piece of work.
  • Alec from Mechanicsburg, SdThe Chili Peppers played this song during Al Gore's Live Earth concert in 2007.
  • Elizabeth from Fort Worth, Txwow i really do believe this song is about head now!!! its makes since! haha its def. changed that song forever for me
  • Sanja from Zabok, Croatiainteresting, derek... :)
    i like the way he's trying to say something that's realy hard to say...so his performance to those words is realy original.
  • Derek from Appleton, Withis song is about head. when they say "I wanna show you what your head is for
    I I, I I, I I, I I I I, I" is refering to head.
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