"Makes Me Wanna Die" as written by William Griffin, Eric Barrier and Adrian Thaws....
Follow where Mary goes
Cherish the things she knows
Says if I change my stride
Then I'll fly
She makes me want to die
Change my stride
Then I'll fly
Look to the sun
See me in psychic pollution
Walking on the moon
How could you dare?
Who do you think you are?
You're insignificant
A small piece, an ism
No more no less

You try to learn the universe
Can't even converse in human verse
You know its ironic smoking hydroponic
She makes me want to die
Change my stride
Then I'll fly
She makes me want to die

Can't even converse in universe
(but leave out fifth line: She makes me want to die)

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"Makes Me Wanna Die" as written by Eric Barrier Adrian Thaws

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    General Commentthis song is gloomily mellow yet beautiful. it contains intriguing tones & the melody sends me into another world. it is unexpected & has an air of cold intimacy, almost claustrophobic. troubled yet soothing, mind blowing.

    one interpretation which i only thought of a short while back is that this whole song may in fact be about marijuana. "she" being marijuana. it seems to work.
    "then i'll fly"/"walking on the moon" are common feelings associated with getting high, floating away.
    "you try to learn the universe/can't even converse in uni-verse" one of my favourite lines because it is so true. 'stoners' are truly innovators & they come up with some of the most amazing philosophies, but sometimes being stoned makes your conversation structure disjointed & slurred & all over the place.
    "follow where mary goes" was what set off this instant mary-jane, marijuana connection in me.
    was just a though though…

    regardless of what this song is actually about, it is so tragically brilliant in its remote dance with simplicity that i can’t help but become entranced every time i listen to it.
    fascistbabyon June 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti had never thought about this song being about marijuana. but it makes sense.
    it's a great song
    googoogooon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen you guys talk about this song, are you discussing the Tricky original, or the Stereo MCs Weekend mix, which is loads better, imho? I first heard it during the credits of The Replacement Killers, and have loved it for the past five or so years, but that was the remix.

    Great song. If its about marijuana, well, that makes it even more pertinent to my life probably! I hadn't thought of that meaning before, but then I hadn't googled the lyrics yet, either. I did think that I heard Hydroponic in there, though, but I wasn't yet sure...
    BigDaddyChaChaon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTricky wrote this song for Martina Topley Bird who read the lyrics and agreed to sing it.
    So she is actually singing about herself while Tricky is in the backround, it sounds like he is whispering the words in her ear before she sings them.
    twilight2007on February 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree, it should be about Martina Topley Bird...

    he's like some kid and Martina trying to raise her.. it's a well known phenomenon for Tricky listeners.. guess it's valid for many relationships.... not mine anyway :)
    deliibrahimon June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read an interview where he said the song is about his daughter with Martina.
    Shotgunnon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that the singer was singing/talking to herself...like letting the part of herself that can't "converse in universe" die so she can "change her stride". That or she's pissed off at a psychic b/c what she expected to come true didn't. This was the first trip-hop song I heard and I love the beat.
    brokentelephone78on January 21, 2010   Link

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