"Deadwood" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
Deadwood if you care to listen
It's the same but there's something missing
It wears me out
Stripped bare I'm the same old savage
How in His name did we ever manage
It's not enough

Look me in the eye
I'm about to dive
Can you live your life
Without me

I don't need you anymore
I can't use you anymore
Killing the fire
And you kill my desire
I don't need you anymore

Loud and clear but you still don't get it
I call you up and then I regret it
It gets me down
You want the truth but you look right through it
Deadwood but you hold on to it
It's such a shame

Look me in the eye
I'm about to dive
Can you live your life
Without me

I don't need you anymore
I can't use you anymore
Killing the fire
And you kill my desire
I don't need you anymore

First comes love
Then comes marriage
Then comes baby in a golden carriage
First comes love
Then comes marriage
Then comes baby in a golden carriage

I don't need you anymore
I can't use you anymore
Killing the fire and you kill my desire
Killing the fire and you kill my desire
Killing the fire and you kill my desire
Killing the fire and you kill my desire

Symptomatic of what we've become
I used to think you were the only one
First comes love
Then comes marriage
Then comes loneliness


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"Deadwood" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

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  • +1
    General Comment
    I love this b-side of their's. The whole band is influencal to me. I wish more groups/artists put out b-sides so frequently as Garbage does. I love them to death.
    killthedesireon August 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell it is obvious that it's about a relationship heading to its end
    CharlesMansonon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Hand-cuffed in the present tense
    Variations in your violence
    Mind games and pretty girls
    A cracked song in the universe
    I think it's time that I showed you what I'm made of"
    Yeah...that about sums it up. And that's not even the only good part of the song! Wow...just a REALLY good song.
    AliceInVelveton September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think at the end of the song it's

    "Symptomatic of what I've become, I used to think you were the only one"
    Dirtywhoremouthon June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favourite Garbage songs. A shame it's so underrated (it should be on an album, anyway). And it's awesome how Garbage has AMAZING b-sides.
    DassJenniron June 10, 2011   Link

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