"Cold Turkey" as written by and John Lennon....
Temperature's rising
Fever is high
Can't see no future
Can't see no sky

My feet are so heavy
So is my head
I wish I was a baby
I wish I was dead

Cold turkey has got me on the run
My body is aching
Goose-pimple bone
Can't see no body
Leave me alone

My eyes are wide open
Can't get to sleep
One thing I'm sure of
I'm at the deep freeze

Cold turkey has got me on the run
Cold turkey has got me on the run

Thirty-six hours
Rolling in pain
Praying to someone
Free me again

Oh I'll be a good boy
Please make me well
I promise you anything
Get me out of this hell

Cold turkey has got me on the run


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Cold Turkey" as written by John Winston Lennon

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    General CommentThis song is awesome, but it would make an excellent remake!
    Missykiwizon July 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt amazes me how heroin can inspire so many songs.
    levonon December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe acoustic version of this song rips it up. The one with the Plastic Ono Band is okay, but it's much better raw with just a lone guitar.
    crazymoseson April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobviously about withdrawel from drugs or alcohol...i think it's about john's own experience so then it probably is drugs
    appypollyloggyon August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about kicking the heroin habit.
    tripperfreekon October 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIve always wondered what the end lyrics look like wrote down. Id spell em huh huh waaaaaaaauuu uu uu uu ar no no nononono ah huh uh ah huh uh ahah arrrrggg rrrrr!!! uhhhh!!!! rrrrrrrrrrrr!
    Detectiveon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, the original one is kinda poppy.
    Eatcarpeton June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment....compared to the acoustic version.
    Eatcarpeton July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't heard the acoustic version! Detective! You're kinda funny, but I agree! I think my beloved John Lennon got crazy at the end of the song!

    pJ ;p
    handsdown4dbeatleson February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe end sort of freaks me out. But it's pretty cool I guess
    heyjude55on May 21, 2006   Link

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