Got that crankshaft stickin'
Straight into your center line
When the piston goes sown
Your blood is sure to poison your mind

Got a broke down engine
But you're not losin' any speed
Goin' downhill so fast
You're sure to burn, sure to burn
Sure to burn and bleed

Fully cranked weeks at a time
Believin' you're some kind of machine
she gave you water
When you asked for gasoline

Got a broke down engine
But you're not losin' any speed
Goin' downhill so fast
You're sure to burn, sure to burn
Sure to burn and bleed

Got a mess of problems
You insist on tellin' everyone
Too bad, too bad, too bad
Your motor mouth still runs and runs

Got a broke down engine
But you're not losin' any speed
Goin' downhill so fast
You're sure to burn, sure to burn
Sure to burn and bleed


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    My InterpretationSounds like it's about drug addicts. In the first verse, they start using ("When the piston goes down, Your blood is sure to poison your mind"). In the second verse, they get addicted ("Fully cranked for weeks at a time") while thinking they still have things under control ("Believin' you're some kind of machine"), and finally, in the third verse, they start whining about how difficult their addictions are when they aren't strong enough to admit their troubles are mostly self-inflicted.

    Perhaps it's about someone Mark knew, or perhaps it's just generally written. Could be either, really.
    F2B&Gon June 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about drugs, hence the title "Crankcase Blues".
    NeverXMindon January 05, 2011   Link

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