"The Slow Drug" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Blue now is the color
Love the drug I'm needing
Got to keep this feeling

With the headlights burning
We're looking up for something
Answers on the ceiling

Watching out the windows
Watch the way the wind blows
Soon it will be morning

Still the question lingers
I twist it round my fingers
Could you be my calling?

See this winged boy falling
Falling out of something
Hits the drug I'm needing

Arrows that he's turning
Need to keep this feeling
Slow drug in the morning

With the headlights burning
Looking up for something
Something that we're needing

Still the question lingers
I twist it round my fingers
Could you be my calling?


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"The Slow Drug" as written by Polly Jean Harvey

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has posted comments on this song, 'cause the lyrics are soooo beautiful!

    I love the line - We're looking up for something
    Answers on the ceiling - Like we blame too much of what goes on on our stars etc. it makes perfect sense.

    I just really love this song ! :-)
    *Amy*on March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta very eerie song
    but it's awesome
    B)
    Bambooon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if he is your calling.
    _ellieon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song. It makes me think of solitude, and loneliness, depression, etc... I'm not sure what the "Slow Drug" is, makes no matter to me. I just enjoy this song!
    larryoduncanon January 26, 2009   Link
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    MemoryWhy are so many songs written for us? Word for word this one resonates. Blue now the color of the drug I'm needing. Answers on the ceiling. Soon it will be morning... And of course yes it lingers, could you be my calling.. I wish I could quit this drug, it hurts so much. But it's also so beautiful and what if what if...
    acekittyhawkon March 27, 2015   Link

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