"Nikorette" as written by Conor Oberst and Nik Freitas....
I'm just trying to stay a human being
Sitting in the sun eating ice cream
Texting my friend about a bad, bad dream
Just had to tell someone who knows me

But I don't got time for this cuckoo clock
And I don't wanna go to your Mason lodge
There's nothing more sad than a lynching mob
Full of rational men who believe in God

But nothing makes sense when the wave rolls through
Nothing makes sense when the wave come through
So it could've been me or it could've been you
Whatever's in me is whatever's in you

My neighbor dreams big 'cause his house is small
Says all he needs now is some capital
It's a pirate world, it's a free-for-all
Just take your bright ideas and they make them dull

Now everyone I see I think I've known before
From the opera house to the grocery store
My love for them I cannot ignore
Like a human voice in a quiet morgue

But I don't wanna wear no dead man's suit
I don't wanna wear no dead man's suit
I don't wanna wait until the moon gets blue
I don't wanna wait until the moon turns blue

It's all just a fix, just one little hit
You'll hold it in

Sitting on a plane chewing Nicorette
Paradise lost, haven't found it yet
Will you talk me down if I get upset?
Be the cool washcloth to my fevered head

Because I don't wanna dream if it won't come true
I don't wanna dream if it don't come true
If there's something in me then I guess it's in you
If there's somewhere in me then I know it's in you
Little baby stone

Well, it's all just a fix, just one little hit
You're holding in, you'll hold it in
You're holding in, you'll hold it in

I don't wanna dream if it won't come true
I don't wanna dream if it don't come true

If there's something in me then I know it's in you
If there's somewhere in me then I know it's in you
Whatever happens to me it's going to happen to you
Whatever happens to me it's going to happen to you




Lyrics submitted by jethrothekid

"Nikorette" as written by Nikohlas Jacob Freitas Conor M Oberst

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm not a great fan of the Mystic valley Band myself but to say this is absolute crap is wrong, he's just taken his writing in a different direction and frankly it would be sad if he were still writing "Letting Of The Happiness" (not that I'm saying it was bad) this diffinatly shows more maturity no more of the lost boy trying to find himself.
    Cyberghoston April 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti strongly disagree with ya, badge
    brandon tautouon April 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is brilliant. I saw him perform it live last week and it was so good. "But everyone I see I think I’ve known before
    From the opera house to the grocery store
    My love for them I cannot ignore
    Like a human voice in a quiet morgue"
    svandaleon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the line "There’s nothing more sad than a lynching mob
    Full of rational men who believe in God"
    joanofarcon October 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuckin masons....... jkjk
    student.mckinneyon November 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsaw him last night and it was amazing
    student.mckinneyon November 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    "It’s all just a fix
    Just one little hit
    You’ll hold it in"

    weed!
    i love that the "chorus" seems to be about
    a hit of marijuana? haha
    cause you know, you hold it in so you get more high
    I love conor.
    yellowbird999on November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've listened to this 928374923874 times
    tyygeron November 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song soo much!
    He talked about it being trying to quit smoking at the show. So that's always how I kind of think of it. Makes sense to me, I guess thats not really my own interpretation though. haha.
    justicecon November 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Tis spelled Nikorette.
    TheStoryIsInTheSoilon November 22, 2008   Link

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