Some people laugh in the dark,
Some people cry alone.
Some people talk without sayin' a thing,
And everything turns out gloomy.

Some people count your money,
Someone is countin' your days.
And somebody got to keep track of your mind.

When everything turns out gloomy.

Brothers'll make you look sideways,
Fathers'll make you look back.
And when you're done talking, you still got to shoot,
Cause everything turns out gloomy.

Oh! oh!


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"Gloomy" as written by John Fogerty

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    General CommentMaybe about depression / just feeling down......... like the psychedelic effects tho! Surprising for CCR

    :)
    Sunnyhillon February 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like he's talking about heroin addiction. The lyrics and the sound effects in the song point to that without really coming out and saying it - except for the "shoot" comment. Maybe Fogerty heard Velvet Underground's "Heroin" and got inspired.
    naiveSimon86on February 09, 2010   Link

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