If I stay then I'd need for a reason
But you're a ghost, you're a ghost in the rain
And I'm a barrel, I'm a barrel of batteries
I'm a barrel, I'm a barrel of batteries

Put ice on the floor
She wants to hear more
But I'm losing my soul
You little whore

Laughter strikes, laughter strikes in the morning
Laughter burns, laughter burns all day
'Cause if you knew what the river holds
And you won't go where the river flows
Then I will stay, I will stay, had it coming

Put ice on the floor
She wants to learn more
I'm sleeping alone, you little whore
I'm sleeping alone, you little whore


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Barrel of Batteries song meanings
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    General CommentThese lyrics look mostly correct, with the exception of 'I'm sleeping alone, you little whore'. I just can't hear it in the song, to me it sounds like he's saying 'I'm sleeping all along in a new world war'. However, that doesn't really make sense in the context of the song so I don't know.
    AZLon September 27, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionMostly correct, but I think this is closer:

    If I stay then I'd need for a reason
    Children(?) ghosts, coming close in the rain
    I'm a barrel, I'm a barrel of batteries
    I'm a barrel, I'm a barrel of batteries

    With ice on the floor
    She wants to hear more
    'bout losing my soul in the new world war

    Laughter strikes, Laughter strikes in the morning
    Laughter burns, Laughter burns all day
    Cuz if you knew what the river holds
    And you won't go where the river flows
    And I will say, I will say I had it coming

    With ice on the floor
    She wants to learn more
    'bout sleeping alone in the new world war
    'bout sleeping alone in the new world war
    janeaparis1on October 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm hearing "But you're a ghost, you're a ghost in the rain." for the second line.

    He might be saying "with eyes on the floor." That makes more sense to me.

    And like you guys, I have no idea what the last couple of lines are.
    amk320on November 21, 2012   Link

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