I never thought you'd be a junkie
because heroin is so passe.
But today,
if you think that I don't know
about depression and
emotional pain,
you're insane, or your
a fool who hasn't paid attention
to a word that I say.

In a way, I can't
help but feel responsible.
I always knew that you were insane
with your pain.

But I never thought you'd be a junkie
because heroin is so passe
now a-day.
You never thought you'd get addicted,
just be cooler in an obvious way.
I could say, shouldn't you have got
a couple peircings and decided
may-be that you were gay.

In a way
I can't help but feel responsible,
I always knew that you were insane
with you pain

But I never thought you'd be a junkie
because heroin is so passe hey.
heroin is so passe hey.

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    General Commentthis song is ironic, and yes, it could possibly be influenced by their relations with the brian jonestown massacre, who dabbled in dope quite frequently. this song is about someone who does heroin "just to be cooler in an obvious way". so they began shooting up to be cooler, and now they are addicted, which wasnt the plan, and now, the fad is over and it's passe. so the person who originally did heroin because it was "in" is now addicted to it, and now it's "out". it's really quite funny.
    s8m17yon April 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the funniest song, but its so true. haha, "..shouldnt you have got a couple piercings and decided maybe that you were gay!" this song so reminds me of lame pop culture trends of the late 90s.
    ihatedangeron June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah i got that this song was directly influenced by their relations with anton newcombe and the rotating door of the brian jonestown massacre
    chemistry05on February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaa! that's great! insane with your PAAAAAIN! hehe.
    heroin IS so passe. gotta love that.
    no0dleon September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a great song. <3 the dandy warhols.
    thexfullxeffecton March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol this song is soooo random! God knows what its about, maybe something along the lines of teenage rebellion and experimentation? Is that even a word?!
    princesskateon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI say this documentary a couple months ago which was basically followed The Dandy Warhols and this other band, The Brian Jamestown Massacre as they were kind of starting out. The Dandys and the guys from Brian Jamestown came from the same area, really admired each other, and were good friends, especially Courtney and the Jamestown lead singer. They fell apart as the Dandys became more mainstream, and the Jamestown members fought with each other and became addicts.
    This song is probably the relationship falling apart.
    lilybarton January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song!!
    Is it just me or does anyone else think that chemistry05 is just trying to sound smart?
    MunkyManon March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentum. I don't know MunkyMan, but Lilybart cmon.. The Brian Jamestown Massacre. ...Brian JONEStown Massacre is the correct bandname. At least get their name right before you agree with the totally slanderous editing choice for the documentary. You should check their music thought because it will take you to places you never knew you could go. And this isn't Anton.
    shoegazinon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti believe mr taylor-taylor said at a show once that it was about an ex-girlfriend of his who was all fine and dandy (no pun intended), then the dandy's went off on tour, and when courtney got back, she was a junkie. but i dunno... i'm merely parroting something i heard. but shoegazin is correct... you should allllll listen to the BJM.... they are amazing. and i dunno about DIG! being about when BJM were just starting out either, they've been around since like 1990 or something.
    NickMizenon April 17, 2005   Link

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