"Thirteen" as written by Alex Chilton and Christopher Bell....
Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back
I was born to bring trouble to wherever I'm at
Got the number thirteen tattooed on my neck
When the ink starts to itch
Then the black will turn to red

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number
When I was young

Got a long line of heartache, I carry it well
The list of lives I've broken reach from here to hell
Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back
I pray you don't look at me
I pray I don't look back

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number
When I was young

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number
When I was young

They just gave me the number
When I was young


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"Thirteen" as written by Glenn Danzig

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    General CommentFun fact. Bothe singers are gods
    KillerWolfon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFun fact about this song: It was written by Glenn Danzig, the lead singer for Danzig, Samhain, and The Misfits.
    samwaltonon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentboth
    KillerWolfon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBut Bothe singers are gods, too, mind.
    Appers66on January 22, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis song has its equal yet to meet. There are plenty of songs about one's misery, self-doubts and anxiety but none of them just plainly states that oneself is just fucked by nature. There is no asking of what one had done wrong or whether one deserved this, just the realisation that to be a total failure.
    Wastlon November 04, 2009   Link

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