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warped adj : used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture; "the floors were warped and cracked"

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  1. Distorted by warping; twisted out of shape
  2. Of a person's mind, attitude, humour etc, perverse, strange, aberrant or deviant.

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distorted by warping
in figurative sense


  1. past of warp

Extensive Definition

"Warped" is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers from their 1995 album One Hot Minute. It was released as the first single from the album, alongside a music video which met controversy over frontman Anthony Kiedis' kiss with guitarist Dave Navarro at the end. "Warped" is a departure from the songs of preceding album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Instead the song is closer to a heavy metal sound with psychedelic influences. Both lyrically and musically, it is one of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' darkest songs. The hard riff that goes through the most part of the song is a very energetic and fast riff, similar to that of "Give It Away", and definitely defines it as one of their harder songs.
It is the first track on One Hot Minute, beginning with an unusually quiet intro, before suddenly kicking into a very heavy, crunching riff. The song notably ends with a mellow, melodic outro that seems to come out of nowhere. Kiedis' vocals are distorted and echoed throughout, and contrast dramatically with the rapping present on the band's previous material, especially on their more fast-paced songs such as this; short lines are stretched to fill an entire bar. The musical style is of an unpredictable and unsettling nature, which is generally maintained throughout the entire album. The overall structure of "Warped" can be associated with a drug-induced trip. The lyrics describe Anthony's confused feelings about drugs, starting already in the first lines with: "my tendency/for dependency/is offending me".
Despite being the album's first single, neither the song or the accompanying video were included on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits compilation, probably due to guitarist Dave Navarro's departure from the band following One Hot Minute (his only album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and John Frusciante's subsequent return.
During live performances of "Warped", the band sometimes played a sample from the song "Three Days" by Jane's Addiction (former band of Dave Navarro) at the end of the song.

Track list

CD single (1995)
  1. "Warped (Edit)"
  2. "Pea (Album)"
  3. "Melancholy Mechanics (Previously Unreleased)"
warped in Spanish: Warped (canción)
warped in French: Warped
warped in Italian: Warped
warped in Polish: Warped

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