Mescaline in the sun
You try so hard to find someone
I used to be your hero
Blood on my saddle
Fighting every battle
I used to be alone

Well, you shoot up then you go to class
It's funny how nobody asked
'Cause all your teachers love you
Everybody loves you
Everybody loves you
The same way that I do.

What a wonderful world
That we live in

You're a love disaster, your heart beats faster
When it's with mine
You're a likely story, morning glory
On the vine

There are holy ghosts pushing past the time
They let me know every time you cry
You're burning in some back street
Burning in some room
Burning is the one thing
That you should know how to do

But I can't put out the fire
When it looks like you
You didn't do the same
When I asked you to

What a wonderful world
That we live in

You're a love disaster, your heart beats faster
When it's with mine
You're a likely story, morning glory
On the vine
(x2)

Mescaline


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    General Comment"But I can't put out the fire
    When it looks like you"

    God, what an awesome song.

    All about a love lost to drugs.
    The first stanza, with "I used to be your hero", is about how the singer used to try to protect his love (The one he calls 'Mescaline', which is a natural psychedelic found in peyote) and how he used to be the only one fighting for her.
    In the second stanza, the singer wonders why other people who supposedly care haven't confronted Mescaline about her drug use (It's funny how nobody asked).

    What a wonderful world that we live in... yeah...

    In the chorus, the singer basically says he knows she still loves him ("Your heart beats faster when it's with mine). Then he mentions that she's not the only one in that position (you're a likely story). He also says that she's still young and still growing (Morning Glory on the vine). Morning Glory could also be a reference to the Victorian Language of Flowers, in which a Morning Glory represents love in vain.

    I'm not too sure about the third stanza's first lines, but 'burning' definitely has to do with the suffering of 'Mescaline'. It's what she knows how to do.

    "But I can't put out the fire when it looks like you"
    The singer can't bring himself to show 'Mescaline' what she's doing to herself because he doesn't want to hurt her.
    "You didn't do the same when I asked you to."
    Even when he tried to get 'Mescaline' to help herself, she never followed through.

    Probably my favorite off this album, right next to Mid-Twenty Nothing.
    sobeliz24on June 02, 2012   Link

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