Well my friends hate me, for what I’ve become. You see I’ve been trying love, and not focusing on my life.
But this morning, I took off all of my clothes and cleaned my skin clear, but the stench of you, no it doesn’t disappear,
So I just wait, in my lonely house, no no no I have no clout to put your pictures up in an art gallery.
So I go out, and place my feet downtown, and the people watch me drink myself to bars and death constantly.

And then, ask "why you’re doing this boy? When there’s so much more to prove"
Well, she's never coming back, but I have to finish this half, because I paid four bucks a glass.
And it's also the only thing that could be, sticking around.

And I bought cocaine from my friend just the other day, you know just to let my memory fade so when you come to my place....
My heart will beat, just as loud as a kick drum; cause you know when you talk to much it's like music playing.
And it only crossed in my thoughts when you left; you see I get so depressed, when you’re lying to my face. And I think we'd be were cheap
If you just let me hold you then we could spell out the truth.

And if you do this to me again, I might have a childish fit.
And you won’t find me attractive as you did; no you need a man, someone on their feet, with high self esteem...
And never blames depression, for the way he's feeling... because that's how I’m feeling.

So if I, told you... I found another love... well you know, just this once it was right after you ran to his heart wire house.
We were dancing or drinking downtown, the lights were blinking so loud, that for once I couldn’t hear what a girl adored.
and I collapsed, into the gutter of K street... that’s when I knew my mistakes made me, and I found you’re more than incomplete.
So if all this lie was just all a bit of truth, would you still chase me like I do, when you’re constantly wrapped in the sheets?

We are a fairy tale that failed, and I constantly keep reading it.
So I am the ugliest thing that could ever grow up to be of some kind of thing...
And you know how perfect we could be...

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    General Commenta less talented conor oberst.but still enjoy listening but in the back of my mind cant help thinking...you're just not him even though you try your hardest.
    kykylazzaraon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI just got their whole album and i like what i've listened to so far. it does sound a lot like bright eyes, but i still like it a lot. i just close my eyes and pretend conor's having an off day. ha
    reoccurringkindon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand by the way, it's clout.
    "i have no clout to put your pictures up in an art gallery."
    reoccurringkindon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood God... someone, PLEASE tell this guy that he's not Conor!
    plasticflowerson December 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat a blatant rip off.

    i can't believe drive thru signed this wannabe.

    and his lyrics are poor.
    pinkpandaloveon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone has the lyrics to "Did You, Did You, Did You" it'd be great if you could im me-iheartpinkcons. Yes, a bright eyes ripoff, but some of it is worth listening to. It'd be nice if the cd jacket had some damn readable lyrics,though. He got too caught up in copying fevers and mirrors..
    promisexkepton February 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpromisexkept: "Did You, Did You, Did You" = "You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will.", right?
    plasticflowerson March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe first time I heard this song, I was like, wow awful conor oberst ripoff. but as I continued to listen, it started to remind me less and less of conor, and more of his own sound. I love this song now, and it doesn't remind me of bright eyes nearly as much, the sound or his voice.
    brokenspoonson March 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentplasticflowers: right.
    promisexkepton March 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentholy craptastic. this is thee most intense ripoff i have ever heard. and i agree, his lyrics are much poorer. and hes yelling off in the background... but doesn't sound like conor. i think this guy needs some therapy.
    pocket caton March 20, 2005   Link

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