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Good morning dear, I think im losing it
Can't find my way and I'm, I'm getting used to it
Sun refuses to shine on this side of the street
I'm not recognizing anyone I meet
Trying to hide in the shadow of the sun
[But] your not fooling anyone

Oh, acetone
Won't you ever leave me alone
Oh, acetone
Oh, acetone

Look at me and answer truthful now
[Where] did you drink that last spoonful down
She drinks from the bitter cup
I'm trying to get her to give it up
Oh lord what have we become
We're not foolin' anyone

Oh, acetone
Why can't she leave you alone
Oh, acetone
Oh, acetone

My feet are dragging down on this dusty old road
My throat is dry and I'm all alone
I remember when we walked side by side
When I was [parched] I would drink in your sight [sink???]
I never meant to make you run
I never meant to hurt anyone

Oh, acetone
Why couldn't you leave us alone
Oh, acetone
Oh, acetone

Oh, acetone...


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    General Commentthis is a beautiful song and one of my favorites...it kind of reminds me of that song "glycerine" by bush but it was written quite some time before glycerine. anyway...i'm a huge fan of both
    ilikefoodon June 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat does it mean though? i've always wondered if he's talking about acetone as a drug..
    The_Reynoldson October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAcetone is nail polish remover, they're getting high somehow
    Rathatespeopleon January 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenta guy and a girl are spiraling deeper into being druggies (can't find my way/and I'm getting used to it)
    indie10on July 11, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about 2 people falling deeper into drug addiction. Particularly heroin.

    Good morning dear, I think im losing it
    Can't find my way and I'm, I'm getting used to it
    Sun refuses to shine on this side of the street
    I'm not recognizing anyone I meet
    Trying to hide in the shadow of the sun
    [But] your not fooling anyone

    this verse doesnt really have any drug references, just the general feeling someone has when in the depths of an addiction (which blows cock i might add)

    Oh, acetone
    Won't you ever leave me alone
    Oh, acetone
    Oh, acetone

    Basically this part is just saying, will i ever be free from you? (the drugs)


    Look at me and answer truthful now
    did you drink that last spoonful down
    She drinks from the bitter cup
    I'm trying to get her to give it up
    Oh lord what have we become
    We're not foolin' anyone

    This is the part that really convinces me its about drug addiction (heroin). Did you drink that last spoonful down? part, heroin is often cooked in a spoon when preparing it (not always, but for black tar heroin, which is the type in seattle, where mudhoney are from) Also, heroin has a bitter taste.


    My feet are dragging down on this dusty old road
    My throat is dry and I'm all alone
    I remember when we walked side by side
    When I was parched I would drink in your sight
    I never meant to make you run
    I never meant to hurt anyone

    Same old feeling of hopelessness in these verses, another drug reference (in my opinion) in the line "When i was parched i would drink in your sight" meaning, when he needed his drugs, he would do them in front of whoever the song was written talking to. The next part is talking about how that may have scared the person away from them, because the average person doesn't see somebody shoot up heroin in front of them really ever...
    This is just my interpretation though, and i believe it may be right. I don't think mark arm wrote it about himself, because i've never heard about him having a heroin problem. But, being part of the whole seattle music thing, a lot of his close friends did. (he was friends with people like kurt cobain, layne staley ect..) So he could have wrote it about one of his friends that were in a disfunctional relationship with a significant other.
    kyleluther72on October 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure mark arm was addicted to heroin at one point, and that interpretation totally makes sense. plus whenever they mention a spoon in a grunge song i just think drugs
    Furthest1on November 20, 2009   Link

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