"Detox Mansion" as written by Warren Zevon and Jorge A. Calderon....
Well, I'm gone to
Way down on Last Breath Farm
I've been rakin' leaves with Liza
Me and Liz clean up the yard

Left my home in Music City
In the back of a limosine
Now I'm doin' my own laundry
And I'm gettin' those clothes clean

Growin' fond of
And this quiet life I lead
But I'm just dying to tell my story
For all my friends to read

Well, it's tough to be somebody
And it's hard to keep from fallin' apart
Up here on Rehab Mountain
We gonna learn these things by heart

Well, I'm gone to
Way down on Last Breath Farm
I've been rakin' leaves with Liza
Me and Liz clean up the yard

What goes on in
Outside the rubber room
We get therapy and lectures
We play golf in the afternoon

Well, it's tough to be somebody
And it's hard not to fall apart
Up here on Rehab Mountain
We gonna learn these things by heart


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"Detox Mansion" as written by Jorge Calderon Warren William Zevon

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    Song MeaningWell in 1984 in Minnesota Warren was in treatment, I happened to be in his group, some of the lyrics were about himself... left my home in music city (LA)
    and doing my own laundry and getting those clothes clean... other lyrics were about other group members me and Liz clean up the yard was a guy who knew Liza and talked about her, some were about what happened to me, I love golf and was able to go play a round after group with permission of counselor, i also had some mental health things going on with me and while in treatment was transferred for a few days to the psychiatric unit hence ... what goes on at rehab mountain outside the rubber room, we have therapy and lectures and play golf in the afternoon was about me
    thomasron January 03, 2014   Link
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    General CommentJust think these are some brilliant lyrics, especially the lines about "rakin' leaves with Liza/Me and Liz clean up the yard." Also like the part where he shouts "Hot dog!" That Zevon, whatta character!
    mark36on June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentY'know what, mark36? Zevon's always wrote some oddball lyrics. But would you listen to that guitar? This song's great.
    Enjolrason August 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Well, it's tough to be somebody
    And it's hard to keep from fallin' apart
    Up here on Rehab Mountain
    We gonna learn these things by heart"

    What a great line. Warren is a great rhymer. There's nothing that can kill a song more
    Than a rhyme that is obviously a huge and unapologetic stretch, and Warren has never
    Allowed this kind of lazy approach into his music. His rhyming is impecable and brilliant

    He will truly be missed.
    TheThornBirdson March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUnbeatable: killer lyrics enhanced with excellent session musicians.
    Zevon seldom fell into the trap of cliched love song-style lyrics.
    bigglesworth99on May 11, 2012   Link

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