With the cornfields as my witness
I've run out of brain
Come on down to the place where I'm drinking
Come on down like the rain

And if you don't come quick
I'm gonna dry up in this world
I think it's all coming down
All cause of a girl

And it's coming to me
Like a baseball to a bat
I'm only hitting .118
And I'm wondering where you're at

And the oak on the bar
Is like the oak in my heart
And like the oak buried deep down in the sand
I got a water at heart...

And it goes in through my mouth
And it slides into my veins
And it takes away my head
I don't have to feel the same

And my eyes go red
And my skin goes warm
And at the end of the night
I'm just cryin' in my bed

Some call it sick
Some call it pain
Some just laugh at it
But honey, it's like the rain
It's like when thirsty
And there's none in the well

It's like bringing darkness
When darkness has already fell
It's like breaking dreams of a broken man
And nothing makes it come on down
Like the rain came...


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    General CommentThis song seems like he is waiting for the girl to come meet him but she hasn't come..

    ''With the cornfields as my witness
    I've run out of brain
    Come on down to the place where I'm drinking
    Come on down like the rain''

    Here he is saying he's going to the cornfields and the 'cornfields' know he's not thinking straight. He asks the girl to 'come on down to the place where I'm drinking come down like the rain' he means come and see me, come really quickly. You can see he's asking her to come quickly because he says 'come like the rain' and the rain comes down quickly.

    'I'm only hitting 1.18 And I'm wondering where you're at'. He's saying it's only 1 O'clock but he's already wondering where she is and why she isn't with him. He says if she doesn't come soon hes going to be really sad, you can see this when he says ''And if you don't come quick I'm gonna dry up in this world''.

    ''And it goes in through my mouth
    And it slides into my veins
    And it takes away my head
    I don't have to feel the same

    And my eyes go red
    And my skin goes warm
    And at the end of the night
    I'm just cryin' in my bed''

    But this bit, I think he's talking about drugs, just because he says 'it slides into my veins' and 'it takes away my head I don't have to feel the same'. He's saying it (the drug) takes away the pain so he doesn't have to feel how he's feeling.

    When he says 'and my eyes go red and my skin goes warm' I think he's just describing what the drug is doing to him. But when he says 'and at the end of the night I'm just cryin' in my bed', He means at the end of the night the drug has worn off and the effect has too, he's just left there feeling hurt like he did at the beginning of the night.

    ''Some call it sick
    Some call it pain
    Some just laugh at it
    But honey, it's like the rain
    It's like when thirsty
    And there's none in the well''

    I think this verse is saying that he knows some people think drugs are bad but he wants to explain why he does it. When he says 'some call it sick, some call it pain, some just laugh at it' he's describing different people's attitudes to drugs. 'But honey, its like the the rain, its like when thirsty and there's none in the well', here is explaining to the girl that taking the drug is just a substitute for something else he wants, probably the girl in this context. He's saying he wants her but she isn't there so he'll just have to create happiness by using the drug. He's comparing the feeling to 'drinking the rain' because he means it is the same as being thirsty but there isn't any water so you have to drink the rain. In his position, he needs the girl but the girl isn't there so he has to take the drug. A very clever metaphor.

    'It's like bringing darkness
    When darkness has already fell
    It's like breaking dreams of a broken man
    And nothing makes it come on down
    Like the rain came... '

    Here he is just explaining what the drug is like again. When he says 'it's like bringing the darkness when darkness has already fell' he's saying the darkness is sadness, he means it's as if you're bringing sadness but sadness is already there, so it doesn't matter that he is bringing the sadness. It is the same kind of thing with the line 'it's like breaking dreams of a broken man', he means he is making himself feel broken but he already feels like a 'broken man', so it isn't as bad.

    I think the whole song is about him waiting for a girl to come, but she doesn't so he ends up taking drugs to numb the pain. At the end he finds out that the drug only numbs the pain for a while and then he's left feeling hurt again.
    lfcxxxon August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyric "I'm only hitting .118" is obviously a reference to baseball batting averages (that being a very low batting average) but as for what exactly is coming to him like a baseball to a bat, I'm not so sure. Whatever it is, he is not making a strong connection. So, if it represented the ideas of how to keep this girl in love with him, and the ideas were coming to him like a baseball to a bat, then he wouldn't be retaining these ideas very well since he's only hitting .118. Make sense?
    paulrinnon June 28, 2011   Link

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