I'm free now to direct a movie
Sing a song or write a book about yours truly
How I'm so interesting I'm so great I'm really just a fuck-up
And It's such a waste to burn down these wall around me
Flexing like a heartbeat we don't like to speak
Don't talk to me for about a week I'm sorry it just hurts to explain
There's something going on that makes my guts ache
I got guilt I got fear I got regret
I'm just a panic stricken waste I'm such a jerk

I was honest I swear the last thing I want to do
Honest I swear the last thing I want to do
Is ever cause you pain

I'm free now
Free to look out the window
Free to live my story
Free to sing along

I'm free now to direct a movie
Sing a song or write a book about yours truly
How I'm so interesting I'm so great but I'm really just a fuck-up
It's such a waste to burn down these wall around me
Flexing like a heartbeat we don't like to speak
Don't talk to me for about a week I'm sorry it just hurts to explain
There's something going on that makes my guts ache inside

I got guilt I got fear I got regret
I'm just a panic stricken waste I'm such a jerk
I was honest I swear the last thing I want to do
Honest I swear the last thing I want to do
Is ever cause you pain


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    General CommentThis song is clearly about drugs, as most of Sandman's songs were. This song is about quitting drugs and being free to do anything he absolutely wanted to. When one quits a powerful substance, there is a liberating feeling. A feeling similar to that of having handcuffs taken off. "There's something going on that makes my guts ache inside,"is a reference to the stomach aches that dope sickness induces. It literally makes your guts ache and your stomach feel like knives are stabbing it. He's got "guilt, fear, regret,"etc., because of the things he did when he used the drugs, but now he is free to do as he pleases. He feels like he was trapped by the drugs, and the last thing he wanted to do was cause his REAL woman pain... but he couldn't help it bc of his addiction. It's a sad song but it is undoubtedly about addiction
    MOSES06on October 05, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite morphine song. it has gotten me through some very difficult times. RIP mark sandman... i'm so fortunate to have seen them live @ lollapalooza '97 in phoenix. i love all of their music. morphine kicks ass.
    carokson March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree. I saw them at the Trocadero in Philly. A very small venue, and one of the greatest shows I've seen. Such an amazing band.
    Pagan93on April 15, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationHe screwed up, they split up. Now he is free from the relationship but feels pretty bad about himself.

    The one thing I find interesting is that "the last thing I want to do is cause you pain" is present and not past tense.
    filRon March 30, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a feeling of being so close with a woman that you don't have to pretend to be someone you are not deep in your soul and then you become free.
    alexanderyon March 20, 2016   Link

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