''Scar Tissue'' was another song where you open up the top of your head and it comes dusting down from outer space. Rick Rubin and I had been talking about sarcasm a lot. Rick had read a theory that it was an incredibly detrimental form of humor that depresses the spirit of its proponents. I guess I was also thinking of Dave Navarro, who was the King of Sarcasm, faster and sharper than the average bear. All those ideas were in the air when John started playing this guitar riff, and I immediately knew what the song was about.'' - Anthony Kiedis
''The song was a playful, happy-to-bealive, phoenix-rising-from-the-ashes vibe. I ran outside with my handheld tape recorder and, with that music playing in the background, started singing the entire chorus to the song. I’ll never forget looking up at the sky above that garage, out toward Griffith Park with the birds flying overhead, and getting a dose of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I really did have the point of view of those birds, feeling like an eternal outsider.'' - Anthony Kiedis
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