Naked in the bathtub
Sittin’ on the porcelain
Waiting for that little hurricane to pull your torso in
The water don’t run, just drips like rain
Still drips like a painkiller drips to the veins
Fill it up
With a bag of that happy stuff
Cuz the way she runs out, you can tell she ain’t had enough
Good times goddess
My goodness
Got finger nail polish autopilot foot prints
With a smile that’s stitched to the fabric of bedtime tales and
Keep them tits out of the attic
The mouth of madness
Loud and manic
The motive of the bird going south on the Atmos’
Picture a hole
Put your hero in
Envision the gold
Now zero in
Been watching your night train track for the last few stops
With no desire to hop it
How did we end up in your apartment
Pocket full of gossip says this ain’t smart
When it’s all said and done, can’t get restart
But I’ll be damned if I don’t wanna kiss you--
Hard

[chorus]
Shoulda known better not to fuck wit’ you
Ain’t got nothin’ but too much to lose
Lost in the rush don’t know what to do
That drug got you like I want you

Shoulda known better not to fuck wit’ you
Ain’t got nothin’ but too much to lose
Lost in the rush don’t know what to do
That drug got you like I want you

I’ve got a restraining order
Against Satan’s daughter
And I keep it at the bottom of this Jameson and water
And when we get there
You can sit there and stare
From behind your mascara and your thick hair
I’m aware of that pain you harbor
The same negative game to the names you martyr
Apart from the details and substance and whatnot
That hunger of love pistol and gut rot
Bloodshot
Give me one shot, my shot
Hopped up on enough talk to make time stop
The lines of chalk that Benjamin might cop
Killed the illustrations on the neighborhood sidewalks
Then all of a sudden she got silent
Pupils like marbles, hide behind the eyelids
Get away sticks go limping hole place
The smile sucked up most of her face
Truly you beat the scene so surreal
And each criticism becomes redeemed

Swallow my words
No more judgment it’s true
Cuz you look like what I feel like when I’m with you

Shoulda known better not to fuck wit’ you
Ain’t got nothin’ but too much to lose
Lost in the rush don’t know what to do
That drug got you like I want you

Shoulda known better not to fuck wit’ you
Ain’t got nothin’ but too much to lose
Lost in the rush don’t know what to do
That drug got you like I want you


Lyrics submitted by KingPum, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +1
    My Interpretationtheres lots of references to childhood-

    With a smile that's stitched to the fabric of bedtime tales that
    Keep them kids out of the attic
    -her smile is formed out of the stories she grew up on, that formed her morals, "her inner compass" that kept the kids from doing things simply out of fear

    Picture a hole
    Put your hero in
    -prince charming, all that stuff, shes looking to the drugs as something that will save her


    The lines of chalk that benjamin might cop
    Killed the illustrations on the neighborhood sidewalks
    -reference to coke probably, comparing the amount of drugs you could get for $100 to the negative effects they have, replacing other forms of happiness, such as the simplicity of children playing with sideway chalk

    -could also be their future if the drug use continues- chalk outlines of their dead bodies



    The motive of the bird holdin' south on the atlas
    -birds migrate because its their instict, they do it to surive- the drugs control her to the degree she believes she needs them, that its part of her natural life and necessary


    Then all of a sudden she got silent
    Pupils like marbles, hide behind the eyelids
    Get away sticks go limping hole place
    The smile sucked up most of her face
    Truly *beauty* the scene *serene*
    And each criticism becomes redeemed
    Swallow my words
    No more judgment it's true
    Cause you look like what I feel like when I'm with you

    - they have a moment- getting silent perhaps because the drugs are wearing off, or their burnt out from them. but he sees the truth in her eyes, the pain perhaps, and all the shit he was thinking about her, based on her reputation and whatnot, dissolves. he sees himself, and the pain we all have at some level, on her face, in such a raw form. the fact he is there in the first place, not knowing how he ended up at her apartment shows that he is in just as deep of a situation as she is, just a different form. he shoulda known better because he has been in that state before, but he loves her or something of that sort. he wants to help but cant, has been watching her train wreck but has no desire to abandon it regardless of the destruction it could cause.
    poopoo1on December 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeroin
    Somephucon April 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentword, i second that. way too commercial. not that that's bad, but it just ain't atmosphere!! the sad clown releases were all pretty dope tho leadin up to this album...
    digonthison May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite lines (are incorrect here and should be):
    goodtimes goddess
    my goodness
    goth finger nail polish
    autopilot footprints
    with a smile that's stitched to the fabric of bedtime tales that keep them kids outta the attic
    the mouth of madness
    loud and manic
    the motive of the bird holdin south on the atlas
    alovelyfadeouton June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitly Heroin
    Brad1097on July 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"this is a really weak single, from a really weak album.
    Im disapointed. "

    are you serious?, yeah it may be different, but this album comes off really strong to me, it shows that they can pull off different styles, and Slugs lyrics are just as strong.
    xRealityon July 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou guys are tripping. He's just growing as we all do. I'm sure Slug doesn't expect you to like every song he writes so stop being so fuckin' critical. If you don't like it don't waste space by typing a bunch of asshole remarks
    convinceon November 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe motive of the bird going south on the Atmos’

    ^^^

    Did anybody catch on to that line? This ties to how Slug refers to girls as birds (Bird Sings Why the Caged I Know). This just talks about the girl going down on him. Its a heavily sexual song, but this girl is drugged up.

    Picture a hole
    Put your hero in
    Envision the gold
    Now zero in
    Been watching your night train track for the last few stops
    With no desire to hop it
    How did we end up in your apartment
    Pocket full of gossip says this ain’t smart
    When it’s all said and done, can’t get restart
    But I’ll be damned if I don’t wanna kiss you--
    Hard

    Basically a description of putting his dick in this chick and "going for the gold" which is to get off. And then "pocket full of gossip" might mean that this sexual encounter is kinda controversial. Maybe they are cheating on their partners with each other? But Slug doesnt care because he has wanted to fuck her so bad...
    fLuiDLiQuiDFLoWon January 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat but these lyrics are fucked...
    JasmineBirdon February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh dude who let this guy post lyrics?? they should ban him.

    great song great lyrics, and the beats never let me down
    xximmortal1xxon March 31, 2009   Link

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