"I Hope I Didn't Just Give Away The Ending" as written by and Gregg Alexander....
She wanted to be a nun
Until that fateful day we met
I beat the crucifix
In a game of Russian roulette
I burned my Beatles records
Because she hated number nine
She licked rock cocaine suckers
Laughed, said her mom's doin' mine

Well, are you an illusion
Or am I just getting stoned
Because I can't take it alone
I can't take it alone
I hope I didn't just give away the ending

We started limping
Caught the handicap shuttle to town
And yelled, ?God's healed us?
As we ran off the bus the driver just frowned
By the way this girl was sexy and she wouldn't touch you
This may not be true
But I said it so you'd feel involved with this song

Are you an illusion
Or am I just getting stoned
Because I can't take it alone
I can't take it alone
I hope I didn't just give away the ending

We caught a fey taxi driver
I smiled the ride was free
I felt like Amsterdam
She wanted more drugs and maybe me
I told her dealer I was broke
He hired a cameraman
We did a porno film for coke
I hear I'm big in Japan

Are you an illusion
Or am I just getting stoned
Because I can't take it alone
I can't take it alone
I hope I didn't just give away the ending

We went back to her kitchen
Put the coke in a can
Tied up a TV minister
In walked her dad
He started drinking coffee
Too much sugar on the go
He fell dead on the floor
He thought the coke was sweet ?n low

Well are you an illusion
Or am I just getting stoned

Boy she was upset but then just stole her dad's wallet and
I drove him to the hospital
To sell all of his donatable body parts
And this is when she dies
They brought a depressed junkie in
She shot his cyanide up
I guess she thought it was Errol Flynn
I'm blamed in the confusion
The police being phoned
I don't even love you
We weren't even friends

It's just that I can't take it alone
I can't take it alone
Uh huh
I can't take it alone
I hope I didn't just give away the ending
I hope I didn't just give away the ending
I hope I didn't just give away the ending
I hope I didn't just give away the ending
I hope I didn't just give away the ending
I hope I didn't just give away the ending
Aw Jesus, ah shit
I think I just gave away the ending


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"I Hope I Didn't Just Give Away the Ending" as written by Gregg Alexander

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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, it really close to home. Having just pulled out of downward spiral like a fighter pilot on his way to doom, I had spent/lost/gained days/weeks/months to a flurry of life; entwined with a girl who didn't love me but I couldn't let go of and drugs that hated me as much as I needed them. Reality leaves and mundane things are forgotten, you are so bored with the everyday you strive to make an adventure of the everynite. Your ultimate goal is to lose yourself in the moment, once that moment is over you feel emptier than ever & reach for a hand to hold. She is there, but for every comforting minute she gives you 18 more reasons to lose yourself again. The vicious cycle, the downward spiral. I guess I emerged ok, a little disoriented with my life in a mess, but it coulda been worse. would I trade the time for anything else? what do you think?
    richgooseon June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI- I like it.
    Nick Tonicon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the best songs of all time. And its one guy who is an absolute genius. ANd he only made one CD because he didn't like the life of a musician, so they say. And if it is i applaud the guy i'm just sad he didn't make more great music.
    revzxr5on January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe may think he gave away the ending, but sadly I still don't know what it is.

    Great song, though.
    oNeMore_LASTchanceon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGregg Alexander is a genius. This song is one of the many pieces of music that give proof to that statement. This downward spiral drug/sex/madness song is painful, silly, and profound at the same time. Drugs kill, kids. If you don't believe me, picture yourself in his shoes in this situation.
    CautionarySongon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMost bizarre song on the entire album. I love it, though. About thinking you know what you're doing throughout an entire relationship, doing drugs and speeding through life like none of it really matters - but that's the truth, none of it did. He was only in it because he didn't want to be alone.

    The ending, in my mind, is the fact that at the start of the song he seems like he's happy and couldn't be better, but starts to doubt it as he goes on and on.. is this real? Is anything I'm doing worth it? Well, it wasn't. And he realizes this by the end of the song, still the same lonely wreck he was before.
    shikonaorion September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song! One of the best on the album!!!

    I kinda agree with shikonaori.

    To me this song is summed up in the lines:

    "I don't even love you
    We weren't even friends
    It's just that I can't take it alone"

    That's my favorite part!

    I also like the part about her dad taking the coke because he thought it was sweet 'n low and dying. It is sad and humorous at the same time.
    strangersatelliteon July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGregg Alexander is just a brilliant story teller. Not to say this is necessarily fact or fiction, but it's just... engrossing. Not many lyrics can claim to have that quality.
    nehemiah553on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOf course I agree this guy is a genius, and his record, which he mostly produced and wrote and played everything on is probably one of the greatest albums of our generation.

    But about this song, I take it as more humorous than some of the others above. There are parts of this song that to me are fantasy, and are really just an imagination going wild about what could happen with a girl like this.

    Either way you take it, there's a lot to digest here in these brilliant lyrics. I have always laughed when I hear this song - having even had run-ins with "Drug days" in my past. To me, this is about having a friend who has no control over her life, but you yourself having no ability to say no or distance yourself from something where you already know how it will end. The whole song it's obviious to him, and he expects the listener, how this mess will end - so it's sort of a sarcastic - "I hope I didn't just give away the ending." And of course, it ends with her death and his life ruined.

    But did this ever actually literally happen? Come on, I really doubt it. It's just too over the top, and I believe intended to make you laugh, and at the same time connect with the realities of these types of relationships which some of us have experienced.

    Thanks - David
    doctorebelon April 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteverytime i listen to this (which is the highlight of this album) i look back on a past relationship. i didnt do a porno film for a coke but that line kinda reminds you of everything you would do when your with someone you really like. although theres that thought stemmed in the back of your mind that tells you this wont work out and will end soon, the truth is you cant take it alone and will take anyone that makes you feel good. i think the main theme here is sex and drugs. sex and drugs are fun and all but eventually you gotta grow up because shit starts going bad. very much a complaint song (as is the whole album) but it is telling us a story of some crazy shit and how he is upset and angry looking back on it. i think this is obviously about a girl but the story seems complete nonsense that gregg alexander just wrote in 15 minutes. you cant help but feel related to some of the lyrics on here.
    mysteriosoon May 11, 2011   Link

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