This Velvet Glove

Album: Californication (1999)
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  • This song is about Anthony Kiedis' battle with his drug addiction and also his girlfriend at the time Claire Essex. >>
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    Liz - The Town That Never Sleeps, NV
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  • AnonymousClaire Essex is just a pseudonym for Yohanna.
  • John from Pittsburgh, Pawhat does a velvet glove have to do with anything?
  • Jill from Dumfries, Vathis song is keidis's way of showing frusciante how much he meant to him. john was anthony's confidant and most influental source of inspiration to kick his bad drug habits (which resulted in his hepititus c diagnosis).
    you can tell how much respect and love anthony has for john in the very fist line of the song (close to my skin, i'm falling in, someone who's been.)
    i think it's a sweet way to show that your friendship to someone can even withstand serious problems.
  • Kyle from Fresno , CaAnthony Keidis wrote this song about guitarist John Frusciante and how happy and grateful he was to have him back in the band.
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