all the while you were fighting in your head
we thought you were dead
at least that's what they say

you held your ties with drugs and lies
you missed the note with all your wives
life's a joke with no punchlines
but you're all right, you're all right

don't belong, you'll only escape for a little while
but it's nothing
you're fighting for something

you held your ties with drugs and lies
you missed the note with all your wives
and life's a joke with no punchlines
but you're all right,
yeah, you're all right


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    General CommentLOVE this song and we all have hooks for hands.
    thanks so much for the lyrics, since no one else has them. :]
    JACKIE THE HOBOon November 21, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationGreat song! I have this album; it's worth it to buy the whole thing. (Yes, I ate the whole thing!) I can't really confidently decipher the meaning, especially as it applies to the title, which is tough to connect to the lyrics.

    But let me take a stab here. It sounds like it has something to do with a non-repentant drug user who basically uses and abuses his true friends, and buys fake 'party' friends with drugs: "you held your ties with drugs and lies."

    There's also the line "you'll only escape for a little while," as in a drug trip.

    The rest of the lyrics, though, are tough to pin down. "But it's nothing; you're fighting for something..." Unless that line is sarcastic, I have no flippin' idea here folks and I could use some help god darn it thanks
    FunkyFastFreddyon March 24, 2009   Link

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