"The Taste Of Ink" as written by and Robert C./steineckert Mccracken....
Is it worth the can you even hear me
Standing with your spotlight on me
Not enough to feed the hungry
I'm tired and I felt it for awhile now
In this sea of lonely
The taste of ink is getting old
It's four o' clock in the fucking morning
Each day gets more and more like the last day
Still I can see it coming
While I'm standing in the river drowning
This could be my chance to break out
This could be my chance to say goodbye
At last it's finally over
Couldn't take this town much longer
Being half dead wasn't what I planned to be
Now I'm ready to be free

So here I am it's in my hands
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this

Won't you think I'm pretty
When I'm standing top the bright lit city
And I'll take your hand and pick you up
And keep you there so you can see it
As long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
We'll drink and dance the night away
We'll drink and dance the night away

So here I am it's in my hands
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this
Savor every moment of this

As long as you're alive
Here I am
I promise I will take you there

As long as you're alive
Here I am
I promise I will take you there

Won't you think I'm pretty
When I'm standing top the bright lit city
And I'll take your hand and pick you up
And keep you there so you can see it
So long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
So long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there

So here I am it's in my hands
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this
Savor every moment of this
Savor every moment of this


Lyrics submitted by billabong_punk

"The Taste of Ink" as written by Jeph Howard Branden Steineckert

Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP

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  • +1
    General Commenti cant find this album !!!! ;_;
    disturbed_childon July 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...from what i've heard from a close friend of mine, this song is really about the band. you can have your own interpretations of it from being about love or bert's ex or drugs or whatever but the main gist is that the taste of ink is about the band's rise to success. This song was the last song they made in the album from what i know and it was the first song released or at least the song that made them famous. It's about finally, after the hard work put thru the album, they've reached fame. and true enough, they had the spotlight on them. great band, beautifully written. the song's classic for our generation.
    pageperpageon April 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best song by The Used that I have heard, although I like all that I have heard. Everyone should check these guys out.
    TakingBackSunday711on May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, exactly. This is a really good song. I think misplaced memories is the best, but this comes close.
    Iamthekilleron May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha..I was thinking of MxPx. I always get those 2 song names mixed up. What I ment was Maybe Memories. There we go
    Iamthekilleron May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you like Bert's screaming the best wait until you hear the song so crazy if you haven't yet.
    takingbacktheusedon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this band, they are so hip
    whyistheskybleedingon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, at theused.net, they say that this song a song about the band. Like, the ups and downs to being a band and touring.
    Btw, I see just one mistake in the lyrics. Instead of
    "as long as you're alive
    i promise i will take you there
    we'll drink and dance the night away"

    it should be

    "as long as you're alive and care
    I promise I will take you there
    We'll drink and dance the night away"
    billabong_punkon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the mixture of the crisp voice and the scream...so aweeeeeeosme
    thatsteveguyon July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song from the best band u can find this album at interpunk.com
    TheTruEmoKidon July 25, 2002   Link

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