well I want to get messed up again the fact that you need to’s a man
and I want to get all out on somebody where does it get you out of
I could be underground I could be back upstairs with you
And that could be me up there standing around
I could be faking it all but you would never
because I need you I loved you I’m down
and that’s a wet piece of wood for the fire tonight
yeah I need you I loved you I’m down
I’m underground


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    General CommentMy favorite Spoon song ever. I believe the line above "need to's a man" has always been need to's enough. I've probably been singing that to myself so long I've forgotten how it really sounds.

    This song is about having love in your grasp and not knowing what to do with it or how to keep it.
    joylessloveon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is also on drake tungsten's ep (britt daniel's side project) and the first line of the other version is "Well I want to get messed up on drugs." I think that reveals that this song is about a drug addiction and the real-life problems one faces when struggling just to survive through the addiction. I guess it's just a criticism on the complications of maintaining a relationship when so many other tempting things are trying to lure you away from her. I think "I Could Be Underground" is talking about how he is contemplating doing drugs in his basement and being in his room with his girlfriend.
    rossismadon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of the hidden gems in the Spoon catalog. It definitely strikes me as a song about wanting desperately to shake a drug addiction and be with the person you love.
    fungusboy09on April 25, 2008   Link
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    Lyric Correction(Well, I went and got messed up again.)
    The fact that you need to's enough
    (And I went and took it all out on somebody.)
    Where does it get you out of?

    And I could be underground,
    I could be back upstairs with you
    Well that could be me
    Up there standing around
    I could be fakin it all

    But you would never
    because I need you
    I loved you I'm down
    (And that's a wet piece of wood for the fire tonight)
    Yeah I need you
    I loved you
    I'm down
    I'm underground
    dreamsofpavementon February 16, 2010   Link

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