"Bombed" as written by and Mark Lanegan....
Love there are flowers hanging in the vine
So high you cannot see
Now my mind must go on holiday, torn from it's hook, a broken valentine
I see the smoke from a revolver, will I get hit, I hardly care
When I'm bombed I stretch like bubblegum
And look too long straight at the morning sun
Love there are flowers along the avenue, all things perfectly in place
I build a shrine
I set a monument
Because you're fire
Because you're a fire escape


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"Bombed" as written by Mark Lanegan

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    General CommentI think this is about a man who lost his wife and is now buried. And he wants to get past the sadness. Hence the my mind must go on holiday. But he can't, he doesnt even cares what happens, cant get out of bed. Instead he keeps looking at the morning sun. Well, this is just my guess

    Great song
    Lord Pembrokeon April 28, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationPretty sure this is about drug use and the state of mind in conduces.
    gescob6on February 24, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song seems like a follow up to "when your number isn't up": this man is in a small hotel or motel room wasting in bed, doing drugs feeling sorry for him self. He has an imaginary conversation with his lover, telling her what he sees through the window,- the flowers as symbol of the fallen grace and the lost romance-, then he states that he has to do drugs, to beare reality (the reality of their break up "a brocken valentine"), the western ambient of the song makes the shooting reference a sort of fill up to describe the character and his indifference. Then we've got the description of being stoned (the mind that streatches). When he comes back to himself and thinks of his loved one as the thing that coursed him and at the same time, his only possible saviour (she is "fire and fire escape".
    troncoson July 29, 2012   Link

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