"Dead Meat" as written by and Gavin Rossdale....
Your dead meat from former days
I am your crisis
Blue asbestos in your veins
I'm your broken fingers
I've killed you twice
I will again
Revenge is eager
See first you'll crash
Then you'll burn

Dorothy died for your pleasure
It's hard to get along in this car crash weather
Your dead meat
Your dead meat
Your dead meat


Your dead meat formaldehyde
Didn't phase me
I soon returned to track you down
For your confession
I'll be your poison and your pain
I'll be your struggle to be sane
Exploited lament
And the places you never went

Dorothy died for your pleasure
It's hard to get along in this car crash weather
Car crash weather
Dorothy died for your pleasure
It's hard to get along
Car crash weather
Car crash weather, weather

I'm doing you in tomorrow
That's why I'm dressed
In all this sorrow
I'm doing you in tomorrow
I'll burn before I mellow

Dorothy died for your pleasure
It's hard to get along, it's hard to get along
Your dead meat from former days
Your dead meat from former days
Your dead meat from former days
Your dead meat from former days


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"Dead Meat" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General CommentI heard it was about ex Playboy model Dorothy Stratten who was murdered by her abusive ex boyfriend. I had the misfortune of watching a movie based on it starring a young Jamie Lee Curtis, & it seems to go well with that theory.
    Also, "I'll burn before I mellow" Gwen's at it again, seemingly dissecting Bush lyrics & taking them too personally. Not all songs have to be about the person writing them, Gwen :P "You say you're gonna burn before you mellow, I'll be the one to burn you".
    DisclaimerGirlon July 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdude this is such a creepy song and i love it. its really cool. Every one of their Cd's has a mood and i think that this song sums up the mood of this cd. Its creepy, different and just has this aura that i cannot explain about it. its awesome.
    Dr Fishopolison June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentla la love this song. They played this song live in Holland 2000, absolutely awesome
    leeunardoon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, one of the underappriciated songs on the science of things. love the slow, brewing verse before he explodes into the chorus. just awesome.
    gmazcaon July 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"It's hard to get along in this car crash weather"

    I just love that line.

    Not sure what the song's about, but the idea that there's 'car crash weather' just tickles me.
    WendyPopson March 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me think of a scientist who creates multiple prototypes for some sort of artificial human, and keeps killing them when they "fail" in some way.
    Atagamay41on May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe "Dorothy died for your pleasure" line always did remind me of Dorothy Stratten, too. XD
    exacerbatingon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk, I am a Bush and No Doubt fan; odd as that may be. I honestly don't know if he is referring to Gwen when he says"first you'll crash and then you'll burn" and "i"ll burn before I mellow", however, it was kinda cool on storytellers when she said"those lyrics always gotto me , so I turned them around." b$ introducing ex-girlfriend(no doubt's version). I think the coolest part is they r 1 of the only famous couples still married with 2 adorable boys after all the drama! Go gwen and Gavin!!!
    lilmissidon April 11, 2011   Link

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