"Thirteen" as written by Alex Chilton and Christopher Bell....
Bad luck wind been blowin' on my back
I was born to bring trouble wherever I'm at
With the number '13' tattooed on my neck
That ink starts to itch
Black gon' turn to red

I was born in the soul of misery
And I never had me a name
They just give me a number when I was young

Got a long line of heartache
I carry it well
The list of lives I've broken
Reach from here to Hell
And a bad luck wind been blowin' on my back
Pray you don't look at me
And I pray I don't look back

I was born in the soul of misery
And I never had me a name
They just give me a number when I was young

Found me with a preacher man confessin' all I done
Catch me with the devil playing 21
And a bad luck wind been blowin' on my back
I was born to bring trouble wherever I'm at

I was born in the soul of misery
And I never had me a name
They just give me a number when I was young
When I was young
When I was young
When I was young


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"Thirteen" as written by Glenn Danzig

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    General CommentActually, there is a fallen angel with the symbol on his neck and it's a 13. I think that's what this song is referencing. A guy with the 13 on his neck is demon. Lost his way. Damned.
    Ladysonomaon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanother classic slow sad song by danzig he has an incredible way of writing lyrics i recommend everyone to get this song
    Raven_Phoenixon November 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a person who is Bad Luck. He's had a hard life, and life's been hard with him. He may also be a bit more than human and got totally screwed up by having no one to help him figure out what or who he is.
    morgueon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentactually this song Danzig wrote to give as a gift to Johnny Cash.
    sk8erpezon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have a tatoo dedicated to this song in some ways i relate to it
    thetaterman78on September 10, 2009   Link

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