I’m like a record player
I keep goin’ round
With a needle in my arm
Makin’ someone else’s sound

And lately I’ve been dreaming of blue and empty skies
But nothing like that ever crosses red and weary eyes

I’ve been traveling with bottles
Workin’ close with cans
Sitting up for hours with my best friends in a van
And they say that there’s a limit
But I don’t know what they mean
'Cos I don’t think that they'll ever be lookin’ after me
It’s the only game that I know how to play

The time, the time to say good-bye
Has passed us long ago
And I would say I've over-stay
My welcome but you know
I don’t think I’m ever goin’ home.

Now I don’t need a doctor
As anyone can see
That I’ve had all of these shots although I’m still as sick as I can be
I think I need to rest my eyes
So baby, come with me.
Lay down here beside me
Keep me warm while I sleep
There’s trouble on the way
Huh.
You best believe.
There always is a worry, sit and have a drink with me
When we go out, we got is these days that we made
And I don’t want to waste them being wishful or afraid
Without all you, I’d be even lower down
You know what I wanna say, but I can’t get it out

The time, the time to say good-bye
Has paseed us long ago
And I would say I've over-stay
My welcome but you know
I don’t think I’m ever goin’ home.
I don’t think we’re ever goin’ home,
Oh no.


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    General CommentHey, thanks for the awesome post. Here are a few corrections I am pretty sure of:

    The time, the time to say goodbye
    Passed us long ago.
    And I would say I've overstayed my welcome,
    but y'know, I don't think I'm ever going home.

    Now I don't need a doctor
    'Cause anyone can see...

    There's trouble on the way
    (Grunt)
    You best believe.

    When we go all we got is these days that we made
    And I don't want to waste them being wistful or afraid

    Okay, those are all. This is one of my favorite Larry Arms songs ever. Great upbeat without contradicting the "apathy and exhaustion" that defines the band's writing style. Awesome, hopefully I can post some more.
    drewlermanon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo add to the corrections...

    I’ve been traveling with bottles
    Workin’ close with cans
    Sitting up for hours with my best friends in a van
    And they say that there’s a limit
    But I don’t know what they mean
    ‘Cos I don’t think that they'll ever be lookin’ after me
    It’s the only game that I know how to play

    Now I don’t need a doctor
    Cause anyone can see
    That I’ve had all of these shots
    But lord, I’m still as sick as I can be
    I think I need to rest my head
    So baby, come with me
    Lay down here beside me
    Keep me warm while I sleep
    There’s trouble on the way
    You'd best believe
    ghoststorieson February 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe first verse is good as
    josh can flyon March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd they say that there’s a limit
    But I don’t know what they mean
    'Cos I don’t think that they'll ever be lookin’ after me

    should be...

    And they say that this aint livin'
    But I don’t know what they mean
    'Cos I don’t feel dead and baby you look alive to me

    There always is a worry, sit and have a drink with me

    actually is...

    There always is don't worry...
    johnnyton June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaaaaaaaa the touring life :)
    taternutson January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's actually singing ´Now I Don't Need MY Doctor´
    Atfehon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"With a needle in my arm"

    Does someone in the band really use needles?
    ikickedagirlon December 14, 2009   Link

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