Oh well oh well so here we stand
But we stand for nothing
My heart calls to me in my sleep
How can I turn to it
'Cause I'm all locked up in this
Dark place -
And I do not know
I'm as good as dead
My head aches -
Warped and tied up
I need to kill this pain

My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
Until I'm dead and gone
My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
Until I'm six feet underground

How long I'm tied up
My mind in knots -
My stomach reels
In concern for what I might do or
What I've don
It's got me living in fear
Well I know these voices must
Be my soul
I've had enough I've had enough of being alone
I've got no place to go

My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
Until I'm dead and gone
My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
Until I'm six feet under ground

Six feet under
In y grave
Lying wired and shut and quiet in my grave
Leave me here
Leave me here to waste here
So young and here I am again
Talking to myself
A T.V. blares
Oh man
Oh how I wish I didn't smoke
Or drink to reason with my head

But sometimes this thick confusion
Grows until I cannot bear it at all
Needle to the vein
Needle to the vein
Take this needle from my vein my friend
I said

My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
Until I'm dead and gone
My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
Until I'm dead and gone

In my grave
Lying
Lying cold in my grave
The reason -
My reason
Take my head off this terror
The fearing won't come back
I can't see
My mind's all wiped clean
The needle
Make my great escape
I seem caught in time
My head leaves me behind
Body fall cold
And I see heaven


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    General CommentI agree, I think this song expresses something that goes deeper than drugs, because it says he wishes that he didn't smoke or rink to reason with it. he says the voices in his head were his soul, so it might be an effect of his obvious struggle with his faith.
    Whiskeyprieston April 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfact: this song is about dave and his addiction to heroin:
    "But sometimes this thick confusion
    Grows until I cannot bear it at all
    Needle to the vein"

    "My mind's all wiped clean
    The needle
    Make my great escape"

    also he close to the beginning he says his head won't leave him alone until he's six feet under (meaning dead), and then in the last "verse" of the song he says he's lying in his grave because of the terror in his head that would be fixed when he was high, but continuing to do heroin could lead him to his grave.
    bubaluie56on January 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the negative sides of drug abuse and what can happen to your body...all he's looking for is a little help through it..."But sometimes this thick confusion Grows until I cannot bear it at all, Needle to the vein Needle to the vein, Take this needle from my vein my friend, I said..."
    MnOvrboard182on May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats the best part of the song, all the emotion of the song is brought to the best part there
    sean7711on July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt Deals with your problems and overcoming drugs to solve those problems, its an internal struggle that must be overcome
    UNCWDMBfanon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, I think this song expresses something that goes deeper than drugs, because it says he wishes that he didn't smoke or rink to reason with it. he says the voices in his head were his soul, so it might be an effect of his obvious struggle with his faith.
    Whiskeyprieston April 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has so much energy and power... Its a great song
    Ilsedoreon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been addicted to drugs, I love this song because it explains that addictions never really go away. It explains the pain you go through for your entire life after having an addiction. I mean my head won't leave my head alone is a key phrase if you've ever been trying to tell yourself why you know it's better not to do drugs, but you really can't get over the feeling that you need to. I wish I didn't smoke or drink to reason with my head... I mean there are so many things you do to avoid the real problem and thats a perfect example. But I also know when he says needle to the vein, needle to the vein, please take this needle from my vein my friend, it is him asking for help, but it could be from god, a friend, anyone or thing really. I also enjoy that live he sometimes change that to please leave this needle IN my vein because you can't win every battle, and that's the real war with an addiction.
    jemini83on July 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe needle
    Make my great escape
    I seem caught in time
    My head leaves me behind
    Body fall cold
    And I see heaven

    --seems to be describing an overdose... what an amazing way of describing death...
    InsanityIsBlisson October 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti luv this dmb song! it's sad but it makes me happy!
    _DeFyInG_GrAvItY_on January 14, 2005   Link

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