"Turpentine" as written by Courtney M Love and Eric T. Erlandson....
It'll come down and look you in the eye
The way you're gonna go with no place to die
My water breaks like turpentine
I sit dead in the sacrifice
You get to watch, you get to watch
Now you get to watch me die
Bless my body and bless my soul
Wrap it in turpentine
I see you standing, whatever for?
All the lads know I like it cold and raw
Who really knows where the ruby rides?
I see all the sick reflections in your ruby eyes
And I know all you devils by your Christian names
And I know all you bitches by your Christian names
You get to watch, I get to watch
Now I get to watch you die
Bless my body and bless my soul
Wrap it in turpentine
Acrid, syphilic coteries
Put your head up over your legs
Count backwards from infinity
Eat the rose and the dirt it grows in
They don't even know what hole that's supposed to go in
And now you're mad and you're slapping me
It stinks up here in the junkie tree
You get to watch, you get to watch
Now you get to watch me die
Bless my body and bless my soul
Wrap it in turpentine
Acrid, syphilic coteries
Put your legs up over your head
I've been walking to your suicide
See the human hometown suicide
I've ceased to exist on the Christmas list
I've ceased to exist in your disease
I lie right down, baby, give it to me
I lie right down
Nowhere to walk, backwards, forwards
Nowhere to walk, backwards, forwards
Nowhere to walk, backwards, forwards
Nowhere to walk, backwards, forwards
Nowhere to walk, black was gold
Nowhere...


Lyrics submitted by ShiverForMe, edited by scottdoesntknow628

"Turpentine [#]" as written by Eric T. Erlandson Courtney M Love

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  • +1
    General CommentFirst recorded Hole song.
    orangesliceon December 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat an awesome song. PRAISE HOLE!
    alex_0203on January 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSweet, sweet, Sweet, Awesomely awesome Song!
    grunge girlon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song
    maggotbrainon March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome correct lyrics:

    "..bless my body and bless my soul
    wrap it in turpentine
    acrid, syphilic coteries
    put you head up over your legs
    i better walk you to your suicide
    and hold him down to his side..."
    alex_0203on January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song.

    i don't know what it's about,

    but i do know that at the end,

    the lyrics -as best as i can tell- actually go:

    "nowhere going backwards walking nowhere going backwards walking..."

    which is actually kind of clever/ironic?
    Mertosaion June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are really wrong
    here they are

    "devil come down and look you in the eyes
    where you gonna go with no place to die?
    my water breaks like turpentine
    while i sit pretty like a sacrifice

    now you get to watch, you get to watch
    now you get to watch me die
    bless my body, bless my soul
    wrap it in turpentine

    i see you standing
    whatever for?
    all abandoned like an old whore

    who really knows where the ruby rides
    i see all the sick reflections in your ruby eyes
    and i know all you devils by your christian names
    and i know all you bitches by your christian names

    now i get to watch, you get to watch
    now i get to watch you die
    bless my body
    bless my soul
    wrap it in turpentine

    acrid, syphilic coteries
    but your head up over your legs
    count backwards from infinities
    and say oh oh woah!!

    we'll eat the rose and the dirt it grows in
    they dont even know what hole thats supposed to go in
    and now you're mad and all snubbin me
    it stinks like metal in the junkie tree

    now you get to watch, you get to watch
    now you get to watch me die
    bless my body bless my soul
    wrap it in turpentine

    acrid, syphilic coteries
    put your legs up over your head
    i better walk into your suicide
    your fear may hold down suicide
    i cease to exist in the christmas list, i
    cease to exist in the old disease, i
    lie right down, baby give it to me,
    i lie right down!!!!

    now we're walking backwards, forwards
    now we're walking backwards, forwards
    now we're walking backwards, forwards
    now we're walking....
    backwards..
    forwards
    iwillbreatheyouinon December 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlways thought that this song made fun of Christianity. I say this as a Christian, this is in my top Hole songs ever!
    drownnsodaon February 17, 2014   Link

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