Top Ten Songs About Space Travel, The Universe, & Alien Life Forms (page 2)

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9. “On Mercury”-[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/lastfm]

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While Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers might have some alien-like facial expressions, it’s hard to think of a band that embraces earthly pleasures more than Red Hot Chili Peppers.

However, they are pretty infamous for their hippie notions and we suspect that when Anthony Kiedis sings about “lemon trees on Mercury,” it’s more of a personality metaphor than a story about space travel:

Memories of everything/Of lemon trees on Mercury and/Come to me with remedies/From five or six of seven seas and/You always took me with a smile/When I was down/Memories of everything/That blew through

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