When I'm out walking
I strut my stuff
And I'm so strung out
I'm high as a kite
I just might stop to check you out

[chorus]
Let me go on like I
Blister in the sun
Let me go on
Big hands, I know you're the one

Body and beats,
I stain my sheets
I don't even know why
My girlfriend, she's at the end,
She is starting to cry

Let me go on like I
Blister in the sun
Let me go on
Big hands, I know you're the one

When I'm out walking
I strut my stuff
And I'm so strung out
I'm high as a kite
I just might stop to check you out

When I'm out walking
I strut my stuff
And I'm so strung out
I'm high as a kite
I just might stop to check you out

Body and beats,
I stain my sheets
I don't even know why
My girlfriend, she's at the end,
She is starting to cry

When I'm out walking
I strut my stuff
And I'm so strung out
I'm high as a kite
I just might stop to check you out

[Chorus]



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"Blister in the Sun" as written by Gordon Gano

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  • +5
    General Comment:This song is about masturbation, ie: Body and beats I stain my sheet I don't even know why.
    And: Big hands I know you're the one...
    Come on! You can't say you didn't pick that one!
    PunKinDrubliCon February 07, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:I always thought this was a song from a penis's point of view...
    seethransomon September 02, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:This song is obviously not about masturbation. You guys are acting like morons. It's not about anything. Gordon Gano didn't write songs with definite purposes like that (with a few exceptions). Like, what's "Add It Up" about? Frustration. "Black Girls"? He's horny. He likes black girls. The guy's not Lou Reed.

    "Blister In The Sun" is about a mood, like a certain kind of feeling. Walking around, struttin' your stuff, not knowing why. Going wild in the sun. That's what it's about.
    theeman0000on February 21, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I originally thought this song was about the singer being attracted to another man. He goes on like he "blisters in the sun" because he won't come out of the closet. He knows 'Big Hands' is the one... his girlfriend is at the end because their relationship isn't real (because he's gay).

    Then someone told me that it was about the singers girlfriend. Apparenlty she came up to him on the street and he said something like "hi there tiny hands"... the song is from her perspective calling him "big hands".
    qbert592on December 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think it's about masturbation. I've always thought that.
    Then when I heard it playing on a car advertisment here in Australia, I nearly died laughing...imagine if they knew they were advertising their four wheel drive with a song about masturbation :)
    Arianrhodon April 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:
    I kinda think it sounds like hes confused about his sexuality....

    "When I'm out walking
    I strut my stuff
    And I'm so strung out
    I'm high as a kite
    I just might
    Stop to check you out"

    It starts off and he's high. He's walking around not really thinking too clearly but feeling good and hes checking someone out but its not a definite thing, like if a girl's walking by its something like "I'm checking them/her out" or whatever, but this time its like hes doing something unusual in the fact that hes checking someone out meaning like since hes high hes for some reason checking out a dude and hes telling himself that he might check them out like talking to himself (he's high after all).


    "Let me go on like I
    Blister in the sun
    Let me go on
    Big hands, I know you're the one"

    Big hands kinda sounds like a reference to men since men stereotypically have bigger hands


    "Body and beats
    I stain my sheets
    I don't even know why
    My girlfriend
    She's at the end
    She is starting to cry"

    This one could either be him having sex with the guy and not really even sure why hes doing it and his girlfriend finds out or catches him and starts crying or he goes to sleep after being high and ends up having a wet dream about a guy and he isnt really sure why now that hes sober but he tells his girlfriend and she thinks it means hes gay and so shes crying

    But to be honest the from the point of view of a penis sounds pretty legit too. Not to mention all the masturbation ones. And yes I have read all the comments about the real meaning but I'm just saying what it sounded like before I read them.
    JoshMahurinon October 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Try premature ejaculation. "I stain my sheets,I don't even know why" "My girlfriend, she's at the end, she is starting to cry" He can't finish the deed with the girlfriend, thus her tears of frustration. the plea/prayer to "Let me go on" Anthem of a man who can't keep it going on long enough.
    SuzySixon June 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:no posts on this song? hehe this song reminds me of when i was younger...o well good song rock on
    KDCurly87on January 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Well, "Blister in the Sun" does rather imply swelling, does it not?

    :)
    tehanuon February 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Hahaha. . That's the most hysterically funny thing I've ever heard... Masturbation?? The funny thing is.. is that it actually fits! hahaha :) It's awesome nonetheless.
    anna118kon March 22, 2002   Link

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