"Lemonade" as written by Thomas Rogers Stevens, Christopher John Thorn, Shannon Hoon, Brad Smith and Glen Graham....
There's such a thing as self opinion
And this far down South I have no self control
If anbody else feels like a nobody
Well then your gonna have to look out for you
I'll colour green verything believed in
But I keep screaming for my glass of lemonade

I walk around and it feels good to be movin'
The breeze that's blowin' through cannot be found
Jump on the trolley that's headed for all the hollering
And then you're gonna have to look out for you

In desperate need of a little more religion
To nurse your God like point of view

Fool on the sheetroof you gotta lay down in your ruins
The river flowin' by, is way too big to bound
If I should speak up, and say hello Mr. Uppercut
Oh, how nice to have avoided you

I'll bloody bleed on everything I'm seeing
But I keep screaming for that glass of lemonade

Too much, too much, too much lemonade


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"Lemonade" as written by Shannon Hoon Glen Graham

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    General Commenthaha this is an odd song. it reminds me of some guy in a mental hospital, whos always asking for lemonad. and he ran away adn still asks for his lemonade. im sure theres deeper meaning but thats what i thought it sounded like at the moment.
    punkiebruster21on June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI always interpreted this song as Shannon's battle with drugs (Lemonade). So, I think he's talking about how he's got no self-control to stop using drugs when he really wants to. And he's also saying that you are the only one that can look after yourself when you are an addict. The third verse, "Fool on the sheetroof..." talks about how his life has been turned to ruins, but there is nothing to do to fix what has already been destroyed. Etc... you can figure out the rest.
    Lithium94on July 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI always interpreted this song as Shannon's battle with drugs (Lemonade). So, I think he's talking about how he's got no self-control to stop using drugs when he really wants to. And he's also saying that you are the only one that can look after yourself when you are an addict. The third verse, "Fool on the sheetroof..." talks about how his life has been turned to ruins, but there is nothing to do to fix what has already been destroyed. Etc... you can figure out the rest.
    Lithium94on July 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDamn blind melon is tight, how come they weren't more popular? It's weak how No Rain is the only song I've heard before checking them out a couple months ago. Anyways, Lemonade is so badass, I love the trumpets and lemon beverage mucho.
    teibeston April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone ever heard a rock song composed like this? there are like 3 different time changes at least. The horn section at the end is great.

    I think "lemonade" is just like Curleys finger in City Slickers...it symbolizes that one thing.

    Fans of Blind Melon should find the "Letters from a Porcupine" DVD and see them play this stuff live!
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, I'm pretty sure it's about his heroin problem. Lemonade is a slag-term for heroin.

    I just found that out the other day.
    tr.ashley.rxon August 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentanybody else every think of "this far down south I have no self control" as a reference to sex drive?
    it does seem a little far fetched 'cause i can't tie it into anything else in the song, but the thought has crossed my mind more than once.

    and Bellyful of swans, while this song is impressive in more ways than one, and is a wonderful arrangement, there are pleanty of other rock songs i can think of that have multiple time changes.
    quite a few with more than 3.

    i hope no one thinks i'm knockin' the brilliance of this song at all.
    but it's not unique in the area of time changes.
    FreeJigsawEarthon March 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe Quote 'This Far down south, and i have no self control' is (TO ME) him saying something about his drug problem AND New Orleans. im sure he knew deep down insdie him that that place what not a great place for him to be. a town full of toxicity. that mixed with his ways already, somewhat took him down if you ask me. The culture, the beauty, the art, the electricity of that city pulled him down...
    .."The river flowing is way too big to bound"... This song's meaning is loud and clear to me, personally. i am a writer and i really disect lyrics to peoples song without even realizing it.. HA

    I really enjoy Blind Melon and Shannon Hoon quite a bit :)
    Thank you :)
    mrleavesagainon July 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a bar fight obviously. Shannon said that all people from indiana are only good at getting drunk and fighting each other
    mackey138on April 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm probably wrong, but....

    There's such a thing as self opinion (and this is Shannon's of himself)
    And this far down South I have no self control (no control over the drug, but he knows it)
    If anbody else feels like a nobody
    Well then your gonna have to look out for you (People with low self-esteem and self-worth may be more susceptible to falling into addiction)
    I'll colour green verything believed in
    But I keep screaming for my glass of lemonade (I'm not sure about the color green. It could be money or weed, but doesn't make perfect sense either way. Regardless, he going to keep yelling for the lemonade, aka heroin)

    I walk around and it feels good to be movin'
    The breeze that's blowin' through cannot be found (affects of the heroin, either on or a brief respite off - I'm not sure which he's conveying here)
    Jump on the trolley that's headed for all the hollering
    And then you're gonna have to look out for you (if you jump into the rock 'n' roll scene, good luck keeping off the heavy drugs, It'll be all around and nobody will tell you no.)

    In desperate need of a little more religion
    To nurse your God like point of view (as a rock star, you feel like a god. The religion is most likely another reference to the drugs - people on powerful narcs can "find religion" in the drugs, not literally, but it feels like it)

    Fool on the sheetroof you gotta lay down in your ruins (I think he coined a new term for sheetrock on a ceiling and is commenting on how if you stand on sheetrock, you're going to crash down eventually)
    The river flowin' by, is way too big to bound (you're going to get swept up in the current of the drug scene, you can't keep it away)
    If I should speak up, and say hello Mr. Uppercut
    Oh, how nice to have avoided you (hasn't fallen yet)

    I'll bloody bleed on everything I'm seeing
    But I keep screaming for that glass of lemonade (he's dying, he's falling, he spinning out of control and he knows it, but he's going to keep on asking for and getting the heroin)

    Too much, too much, too much lemonade
    normynullon November 27, 2013   Link

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