The common cold
A love affair
You’re either dead or you’ve gotten old
There’s nothing fair
There’s nothing just
It’s either them or it’s one of us
But in the end who you gonna trust?
Who do you love?
Who you gonna fuck?
Who do you cheat and steal from broke when you’re out of luck?
Where will you hang your hat?
Where will you lay your head?
So sick and tired that you stay in bed
There’s something going around
Babe you’re not looking so
Looking so good

You’re coming down with a
Common cold
A cough and a snotty nose
Fever burning hot but your body’s cold
There’s no drug no shot for a rotten soul
You can’t run can’t walk but you gotta go
The common cold
The symptoms you probably know
Immune system and head hangs kind of low
You look different
Your mind thinks kinda slow
The common cold is a bitch but you’re not alone

There’s something going around
Babe you’re not looking so, looking good
You’re coming down with a….

You’re the coldest but your temperature rose
When you woke up in a cold sweat
You’re burning with fever

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    General CommentThis seems like Rustic returning back to territory they've visited before (in Girl Germs and Sugar Coat). Sounds like the speaker in the song is calling out someone (presumably a woman, since he calls her "babe") who has been screwing people over in relationships as a habit, and is making two points: one, that this person fell in love ("you're burning with fever") and knows what that pain is like now; and two, that this person isn't the hot young thing who could jump from bed to bed anymore ("where will you hang your hat? Where will you lay your head?").

    junkmaleon April 14, 2010   Link

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