"My Little Needle" as written by and Glenn Porter Daniel Michael Andriano....
I'll come down to get you high
Or maybe sing you a lullaby
Sing you to sleep, a sleep you'll never wake from
Sing you to coma so to speak

When I fall down I'll fall apart
Trade in my bike for a shopping cart
And beg change from a world that needs some
Like I need someone
So where are you my little needle?
The stack's been burned away
But I'm so inebriated that I cannot see
Three feet in front of me
Between the moon and you, lunacy is setting in

Lately I've been feeling dead inside
Like my guts have dried up and died
But every night I water them back to life
Yeah every night I water them back to life

When I fall down I'll fall apart
Trade in my bike for a shopping cart
And beg change from a world that needs some
I'm tired of sleeping alone
So where are you my little needle?
The stack's been burned away
But I'm so inebriated that I cannot see
Three feet in front of me
Between the moon and you, lunacy is setting in


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"My Little Needle" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentThis one guy told me he thinks this song is about doing drugs, but to me it toally means something different. I totally think it is about finding the one person totally right for you. Finding your little needle in a hay stack of people,lol. I know it sounds dumb, but oh well. Thats what I think it means.
    Katers5315on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe's feeling lost and confused, and basically disappointed with the life he leads and the world in general. He believes life is like a huge haystack, and his one soulmate (the little needle) is somewhere, and he needs that one person. And he believes that finding her will be the equivalence of the world finding peace.
    CarrieWithoutSoundxon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's totally about heroin. your other theories are interesting or whatever, but if you've ever been close to a heroin addict, you know what this song is about...

    "I'll come down to get you high
    Or maybe sing you a lullabye
    Sing you to sleep - a sleep you'll never wake from
    Sing you to coma so to speak"

    sing you to coma = heroin is kind of like a warm blanket of calmness, but if you OD, you'll go into a coma and die.

    "Trade in my bike for a shopping cart" - junkies will sell anything to be able to afford a heroin fix. often they end up homeless (shopping cart is metonymy for homelessness).

    "So where are you my little needle?" needle = shooting up
    "The stack's been burned away but I'm so inebriated that I cannot see
    three feet in front of me" enough said

    "Lately I've been feeling dead inside
    Like my guts have dried up and died
    But every night I water them back to life
    yeah every night I water them back to life"

    heroin tends to make you feel pretty dead. when you're addicted to it, you can't feel well unless it's in your system. otherwise you get really sick. so when he's shooting up, he's watering his dried up guts back to life...
    nineagainon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first alkaline trio song i had ever heard, and it started my love affair with this band + their incredible lyrics. the metaphors on this song + just the way they word things blows my mind!
    Bella00on April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod don't ge tme started here. I love this one so much....
    thelespaulon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalkaline trio are awesome. their lyrics mean so much more than what is said
    ice5098on May 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly fuck..... this song is way too fucking good. I honestly do not understand how Matt Skiba can be so fucking incredibly talented and intelligent. Fuck.
    hangovervon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI was thinking about this song and I totally agree with you Katers. I think it is about finding the right person for you. The reference to the stack being burned away and being to drunk to see 3 feet in front of him is saying that even when you find that person you might just let them slip away.
    hangovervon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, I used to think that 'needle' meant something else, but after reading Katers' message, I totally agree. This song is about finding the right one for you -- the needle in the haystack -- but for a multitude of reasons, not being able to find her.
    greenmtnsteveon July 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe odd thing is I dont think that Matt intended for all of that to mean what you guys said it dose. I do agree with you however
    Hands_Downon July 24, 2002   Link

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