"Haunt You Down" as written by and Stephen Malkmus....
I got a leaf
And a spleef
Light that spleef
God bless that spleef in my mouth
Or should I say ja baby
Spin Doctors are crazy
Take it Butch

I got a life complete with my love
I got a wife, she fits in my leather gloves
I got a knife and I keep it above my heart for you
Rock on

It always sets me down
The way you tremble when you're down
And all the lies you tell
Come back to haunt you baby
Back to haunt you down
Come back to haunt you baby
Haunt you down
All right

Look Out

I've been to Christmas in France
I don't wanna have no pants
I've had Christmas in France
Where they don't wear any pants
I've had Christmas in Detroit
How do you think that feels?
I've been married in Cincinnati too
Hold Off

All you need your fill is waiting for your man to come home
All your deets undecided boxes
Are coming out
I'm coming out
I'm hungry for you
I can smell you on my hands
And it smells really good
Oh yeah

Hold me down and love me
Hold me down and love me
Keep that knife above me

I'll teach you how to look my age
If you wanna look old
I'll teach you how to look my age
If you wanna look old
I'll teach you how to look my age
I'll teach you how to act like over age, over age


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    General Commentwell, the leaf could mean marijuana, and spleef could refer to "spliff", which is a joint. and thats my input.
    velvu124on February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst off he's threatened, "I got a knife and I keep it above my heart for you." That along with the title, "Haunt You Down" gives the feeling that he's lost control to something... but what?

    Sure there's definite references to weed, I mean it's hard to argue, he says "spliff" three times.

    There has to be more to it though. Let's consider the "I've been to Christmas in France where they don't wear any pants" part. What could this possibly mean? I'm tempted to take it at face value and say he's talking about banging whores. "I can smell you on my hands. And it smells really good. Oh yeah," could make a lot more sense applied to pussy instead of weed.

    He could even mean to imply he's controlled by both women and weed.
    CockDemocracyon November 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentreally? was it you who deciphered the rosetta stone too?

    this song is obviously a rehearsal goof-off, but still features some lovely liquid guitar for brief beatific appreciation refreshment.
    a m droneson February 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can smell you on my hands
    And it smells really good
    Oh yeah!
    clockwriston October 21, 2008   Link
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    Lyric Correction...or should i say 'jah,' baby...

    ...all you new york phillies waitin' for your man to come home...

    ...undecided foxes(?)....




    song definitely seems to reference marijuana -- 'i can smell you on my hands, and it smells really good'
    smcoscion June 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLet's roll with that (no pun intended), he is asking for love, to be held down, and for the knife above him, the loss of control of which you speak is precisely what he desires, what he needs sexually...
    venom2in2denimon August 21, 2011   Link

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