"My Morphine" as written by Gillian Howard Welch and David Todd Rawlings....
I looked around and all up and down
I never wasted time on two or three
There's only one girl for me

There was a time she used to treat me fine
But lately she's been acting awful stoned
Makes a man weep alone

[Chorus]
Eye dee oh lay ee tee
Eye dee leeldle odle ay oo ee tee
Eye dee oh lee tee
Lee tee
Deedle ohdle lee tee
My morphine be the death of me

You should have seen me and my morphine
When we used to go dancing in the war
Spin me right off the floor

[Chorus]

Morphine, morphine, what made you so mean?
You never used to do me like you do
Where's that sweet gal I knew?

[Chorus]

My morphine


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"My Morphine" as written by Gillian Howard Welch David Todd Rawlings

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    Song MeaningThis song is about a soldiers addiction to morphine. During the civil war soldiers where given large amounts of morphine for there pains and many became addicted. The narrator is romanticizing there addiction to drugs. Great song too.
    Firstnameisdanielon April 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti've never been able to confirm whether the morphine is a metaphor for a woman or whether the song is personifying an addiction. anyone any idea?
    jameskendallon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really think this song is about addiction. Getting high was good for a while, but then it just turned into a disease that ruined his life.
    reinvent_the_normon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought the line that followed, "You should have seen me and my Morphine" was, "When we used to go dancing in the wall". I thought so because the line that follows, "Spin me right off the floor". It made sense. "War" does not make sense.
    EyCharlieon December 15, 2009   Link

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