"Methamphetamine Blues" as written by and Curtis Mayfield....
Wake up
Wake up
Children don't ya hear me comin'
Get up
Get up
Because I got to have the honey
And I don't want to leave this heaven so soon
Rollin' children keep on rollin'
Rollin' children keep on rollin'
Keep the light turned low and the back door open
My love rain down like sugar so sweet
(got what you want, so come and get it)
Yes children I will
Tall lawman rides
With his uniform clean, shine on his shoes
My radio plays
Methamphetamine blues
And tell all the news
I'm rollin' just to keep on rollin'
Wake up
Children
Get right soul church, keep a lock on the kitchen
Do risks for your daddy
(I'll do it daddy)
Keep your eyes wide open and my shotgun loaded
Cause I don't want to leave this heaven so soon
Rollin' just to keep on rollin'
Rollin' just to keep on rollin'
Rollin' just to keep on rollin'
My love rain down like sugar so sweet
(got what you want, so come and get it)
Yes baby
Tall lawmen rides
With his uniform clean, shine on his shoes
My radio plays
Methamphetamine blues
And tell all the news
I'm rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
I don't want to leave this heaven so soon
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
I don't want to leave this heaven so soon


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"Methamphetamine Blues" as written by Mark Lanegan

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    General CommentSounds and is written like a meth-high madman who is riding high in every way. Feels like he can conquer the world and feels that for the moment he is king (hence the "Daddy" business). He's also very paranoid (shotgun and lock on the kitchen).

    What interests me is how the music is very jangly and on edge, yet barrels forward relentlessly---the music mimics the high.
    Mendalusa77on June 26, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLanegan sounds to me in this song like a cross between tom waits and nick cave. The song sweeps like a boozy southern prayer.
    Birdyon December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song!!! this is my favorite mark lanegan song! and is that pj harvey in the background?
    bruisevioleton June 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNever wanting to leave the heaven of a drug high. Living to stay that good, that's all.
    Eskimo_8on December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, brilliant lyrics...but it isn't "only" about drugs...
    Ocean Soulon January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat Lanegan, what a bluesy fellow. One of the best.
    mark laneganon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBruiseviolet -> I think it's rather Molly McGuire singing.
    Sinsearon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPj Harvey makes this song so sweet! Yeah he's watching out for the law to come and kill his buzz.
    cecilforesteron January 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song Comparisonphilosophy of lanegan has remained the same about drugs as in the screaming trees song "shadow of the season"

    where he choose drogs just to move on the path of life

    "to find a reson to carry on ,to carry home"
    grungeboyon May 21, 2011   Link

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