Strolled up to the counter
Slammed my hand down on the cashier
And said, "Cuse me, please
But I bought this can of pineapple
The other day
When I got it home
It was a can of peas, Goddamn
If I'd wanted those I'd picked my nose
And thrown 'em in the back
To the vegetable freeze, uh huh"
Just then the supermarket manager
Hit me from behind
Brought me to my knees, y'all

I got the supermarket blues
And it's really much more
Than I can ever use, yeah (yeah)
I got the supermarket blues
If I could choose
It's really them I'd like to lose

When I came to
Sirens were wailin' away
When I touched my face my hand turned red
As I struggled from the floor
The crowd called out for more
Some old lady
Kicked me in the head, Goddamn
"For God's sakes, lady
I only wanna trade a can of peas
For a lousy loaf of bread, uh huh"
Just then a cop rushed in
And joined the fun
Threatened my life with some lead, y'all"

I got the supermarket blues
And it's really much more
Than I can ever use, yeah (yeah)
I got the supermarket blues
If I could choose
It's really them I'd like to lose

Vaguely remember rantin' and ravin'
And quatin' my constitutional civil right
I think I got one left, uh huh
The old lady who kicked me in the head
Called me a communist jerk
And just generally got uptight, y'all
She said, "How can a savage like you
Know anything, boy
You ain't even white!" Goddamn
Really wish I'd stayed home
And gotten high
'Stead of comin' into this street
And havin' this awful fight

I got the supermarket blues
And it's really much more
Than I can ever use, yeah (yeah)
I got the supermarket blues
If I could choose
It's really them I'd like to lose

I got the supermarket blues
If I could choose
It's really them I'd like to lose

I got the supermarket blues
If I could choose
It's really them I'd like to lose


Lyrics submitted by AsianSon

Supermaket Blues song meanings
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