Dope sick girl
Hit & run
She took my money
87 dollars gone
Now she's running

How was I - I to know
That a girl could take my heart everywhere she go
Dope sick girl


A rig & a ride
She's got no freedom
Little demon gonna hide inside
She's gotta feed 'em


How was I - I to know
That a girl could take my heart everywhere she go
Everywhere, everywhere she go
Dope sick girl


There she was at the methadone clinic
Drunk a cup
She called it a base coat
Swore not to get back in it


How was I - I to know
That girl could take my heart everywhere she go
Dope sick girl


Gotta rig & a ride to New York city
Gonna run away
Gonna watch it burn in the heart of New York City


How was I - I to know
That girl could take my heart everywhere she go


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    General CommentI'm not sure if this was inspired by someone Tim really knew or not, but this song is about a girl that he was in love with but it turned out she was only using him for money. Very sad, but it has one of the greatest intros in the history of punk rock. Rancid used it again when they covered NOFX's "Vanilla Sex" on the split.
    freehat17on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this isn't really about a girl who was only using him, exactly. Rather I think it's about how the need for drugs can be so strong that it can even cause people you know and trust to turn against you.

    It doesn't sound like he blames the girl, it sounds like he pities her and still likes her (she takes his heart everywhere she goes) even though she took his money, because he knows she was so desperate and being controlled by the "demon" of her drug addiction, and that she had "no freedom."

    I find this song very sad... Way too many people become drug zombies like that.
    orangefriendon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it said "I was high, too high to know"
    but now I hear it.

    And the intro is:
    This song is about a girl, who ripped me off
    She was dope sick
    JaymeEatWorldon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is a girl who pretended to love him. she just wanted something to gain
    missmurder233on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentno, i agree with orangefriend. he still loves her, although her addiction caused her to turn against him and take his money.
    it's not so much a song against the girl, but more a song against drugs and addiction.
    KC.punxon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentain't this song the truth...anybody who's ever dated a girl who was a heroin addict will understand....like myself.
    STCN0B0DYon September 11, 2009   Link

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