Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth
Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth
I'll tell you right now that it ain't no use
Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth

Pain was hunting me down but I gave him the slip
I left the city through a tunnel and I headed for the skids
With a-rain or oil in the morphine drip
Pain was a-hunting me down but I gave him the slip

And I fell in love with identical twins
And there's thirty-four summers between the two of them
I gave one my ego, I gave one my id
Yeah, I got to get back to my pretty little twins

Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth
Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth
I'll tell you right now that it ain't no use
Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth

I was lost for a year in those almond trees
The sun was rising in the south and setting in the east
I was a half awake, I was half asleep
I thought I'd never get out of those almond trees

And don't think too slow in circling the sun
You'll get buried alive when the caterpillar comes
Tapping your time on congo drums
Just don't think too slow in the circling sun

I met a black-skinned man with an ice cream grin
And a blonde afghan with some heroin
And we moved to the mountains where the highway ends
And I got myself that ice cream grin

So don't search too hard for that Aztec gold
Well, like old Cortez, you'll lose your soul
Turn an honest man into Diablo
Yeah, don't trade your soul for no Aztec gold

Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth
Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth
You look in my eyes, you can (and you'll) see the proof
Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth

Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth
Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth

Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth
Don't ever buy nothing from a man named Truth


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    General CommentI'm glad somebody got these lyrics down. I saw him last month in Columbus, Ohio, and he played this. Said it was only the second time he'd played it live before. It really amazed me. I've found some videos of it on YouTube, but the sound quality is sub-par. I hope he makes a recording of this sometime soon, it's an amazing song.
    Colosimoon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^_^ i was there the first time he played it...and i was the first one to get this song online too...it was just so amazing.
    Kaideshon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was lucky number two, Kaidesh beat me to it.

    Somehow I got more views, although I don't know why, because they have the story at the beginning of the song.

    I really don't know what this song is about, it's very cryptic, but I'm glad someone got the lyrics down.


    One thing though, I think it's identical twins, not biblical twins.
    Cxbon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone have/know how to get an mp3 of this song? it's fantastic.
    SavesTheNighton September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentiknow this is incredibly delayed, but i have been listening to this alot..the version the mystic vall band
    played at the 400 bar..
    i find it interesting, the line
    "I gave one my ego, I gave one my id"
    ego means "I" in latin and "id" means him i think
    interesting...
    also wonder what an ice cream grin is..
    cocaine.. i hope not
    love ya conor
    ParkerEloiseon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't mean to be annoying. But, i don't think he says "biblical twins" i think it's "identical twins." and possibly "Serpent's sun" not "circling"
    formsendmeon August 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUm,ego and id are these terms that freud cam up with...thought everybody knew that... look them up its kinda complicated. Anyone when this will be released on cd?
    Beenion August 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti took this from a live version, its pretty different to the version above, i dont know what version that is... i didnt wana put up the live version so ill just show a couple inaccuracies in the tab here


    this line is "I left a city through a tunnel and I headed for the sticks" not skids

    and this line is "With oregano oil in a morphine drip"

    oregano oil is apparently stronger than morphine as a pain killer or bloody effective at least
    adom!on November 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthat ego and id line is bugging me... i swear sylvia plaths the bell jar mentions ego and id... i cant find my copy of it though.... thats what sucks with awesome books.. you want to lend them to everyone
    adomon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think it's "oregano oil"

    homeremediesweb.com/…
    Nice_Heartxon September 14, 2009   Link

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