All you found is another back door
And no-one see's a reason for
At the heart of the travelling band
You have to understand, there's
A drivin' need to hit the yellow line

And the joke is, when he awoke, his
Body was covered in coke fizz
And the joke is, when he awoke, his
Body was covered in coke fizz

Hey you!
You've been around for a while
If you admit that you were wrong
Then we'll admit that we're right

Hey you!
Come along for the ride
We'll hit the Money City
If it takes us all night

And the joke is, when he awoke, his
Body was covered in coke fizz
And the joke is, when he awoke, his
Body was covered in coke fizz

[Solo]

Hey you!
You've been around for a while
If you'll admit that you were wrong
Then we'll admit that we're right

You take the heart of the travellin' band
You'll never understand that
All they know is the yellow line, yeah

Whoo!

And the joke is, when he awoke, his
Body was covered in coke fizz
And the joke is, when he awoke, his
Body was covered in coke-fizz
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Joke is, when he awoke, his
Body was covered in coke-
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Joke is, when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke fizz..


Lyrics submitted by Cleanupinaisle3, edited by joerav, TorontoRob

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    General CommentIt's just simply about how a touring band has a need to be on the road. It's the strong urge that takes them on the road, to play to new people, see the sights, get new crowds interested, and maybe make a little money on the side.

    The joke is... when he awoke his body was covered in coke fizz. You can't tell me you've never been on a road trip and pranked your sleeping car- or bus-mates :)
    Savioloon June 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNobody's commented? This song kicks ass!
    muphinon December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always wondered whether they were referring literally to a guy spilling coca cola on himself or whether it meant freebase mixing spilling all over?
    libuxxon October 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSO ROCKIN
    when I first heard this on the radio yeeaaars back, before I knew who Sloan was, I thought it was like classic rock or something.
    deadeyeduckon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song and of these back a few years back when the Dresden Dolls were on "rage" (Oz music show) and showed the vid. I thought they were saying "body was covered in coke fizz", but thought that can't be right.

    The first verse seem to be speaking to a fan/groupie of a band hanging around the backstage entrance to get some action. Then it kind of says how they're only in town on tour and we'll be hitting the road onto the next town, so like what are you expecting to happen that we'll fall in love and just stop and settle in wherever the hell we are?

    The second verse in saying that if you understand what we said in the first verse and are aware that it's only going to be a one night thing, then let's go for it.

    But then the chorus suggests that despite the possibilty of those scenarios happening, it's more likely the members of a band will wind up falling asleep with a can on coke in between their legs than another person because being in the band dominates their life, kind of.

    Anyway that's how I interpret the lyrics.
    whitenerdymikeon June 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the coke fizz bit: you think touring in a rock n roll band is going to be all "sex, drugs, and rock n roll", but the joke is that it's not so much partying and doing drugs(coke), as much as it is spending another night on the bus and waking up to find you've spilt coke(a cola) on yourself. Perception vs reality.
    JayDP123on July 25, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAfter further thought I believe there isn't actually a can of coke at all and that "coke fizz" is a metaphor or play on words for "cock jizz". It's saying that the although this guy in a band has others that want to sleep with him, he winds up "sleeping" with himself for reasons like he has no time to form relationships or just no time to go thru the rituals of sex with another.
    whitenerdymikeon July 01, 2008   Link

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