It could be a spoonful of diamonds
Could be a spoonful of gold
Just a little spoon of your precious love
will satisfy my soul

I made lies about a little
Some of 'em cries about a little
Some of 'em dies about a little
Everything's fight about a spoonful
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

It could be a spoonful of coffee
Could be a spoonful of tea
But a little of your precious love
is good enough for me

Made lies about that
Some of 'em dies about that
Some of 'em cries about that
But everything's fight about a spoonful
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

(Fightin' 'bout a spoonful)

It could be a spoonful of water
to save you from the desert sand
Bought a little spoon of a 45
to save you from another man

I made lies about that
Some of 'em cries about that
Some of 'em dies about that
Everybody's fightin' about a spoonful
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful


Lyrics submitted by SonicDM

Spoonful song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe reference is to heroin. Blues men were notorious drug users, much like modern musicians who owe their existence to the blues. The lyrics throw in a few stereotypical blues references like shooting a man over your woman, and some of that "precious love" but the gist is heroin. Wolf was the best blues singer ever. In fact one of the best singers ever period.
    stevebaon August 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah!
    whoshaton June 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionwhen i heard this song it made me go WHOA! holy cow this dudes seen some heavy shit. Great song, love his voice
    pinky5on August 31, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain