"Amazon" as written by and Johnny Mercer Harold Arlen....
by the time you're natural
by the time you die
I'll take my head and spin it for you i'll just look around
and caught you lyin'
and I caught you dead
you come and poisoned all the things that i once set upon

everybody's hungry
everybody's high
we'll sit around and mess ourself with it was all a lie
and I already told you
and I already did
but you have got to know yourself and so i let it slide

can you be too careful
can you hold my hand
we'd sit forever for the sound to get around
and I already love you
and I alredy walked
but will we of you saw(?)


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AMAZON (Part I & II) song meanings
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    General CommentOkay, the actual lyrics are a bit different: (also please note, there are two Melvins songs with this very similiar name. This one is AMAZON (all caps) the other is amazon (all lower case)

    AMAZON by the Melvins

    By the time you're natural,
    By the time you die,
    I'll take my head and spin it for you
    I'll just look around.
    And I caught you lying
    ANd I call dead
    You come and poison all the things that I once said were god.

    Everybody's hungry
    Everybody's high,
    We'll sit around and ask ourselves if it was all a lie
    And I already told you
    And you already did,
    But you have got to know yourself and so I let it slide

    Can you be to careful?
    Can you hold my hand?
    It takes forever for the sounds to get around
    And I already loved you
    And I already saw
    But were we all. .. just sore. ..

    I think that this song has both meaning and setting. The setting is the young-group-sitting-around-hanging out. The meaning is about when you find out that you've been betrayed. (probably by love?) and can't believe that you did so much for so little, or for it all to come out ot nothing.
    pentalarcon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song should strike some kind of amazing chord with it's audience. These 4 Melvins songs are so fucking genius. Shame their not as popular as they should be. IT TAKES FOREVER FOR THE SOUND TO GET AROUND ;)
    SaviorSalvation213on May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBTW, here's the other one with the title, the all lowercase one, "amazon"


    Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song
    Okay. . .

    Understand that the colors are given midnight
    I got nothing, but the numbers are killing you
    Every night when my pocket is a stairway
    It could feel like the numbers are beating you
    Feel the cold when the numbers are going nowhere

    Understand that the colors are given midnight
    I got nothing but the numbers are killing you
    Every night when my pocket is a stairway
    It could feel like the numbers are beating you
    Feel the cold when the numbers are going nowhere
    pentalarcon July 15, 2011   Link

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