do away with people blowing my mind
do away with people wasting my precious time
take me to a simple place
where I can easily see my face
baby, baby I can see that you're fine
know I love you baby, yes I do
know I love you baby, yes I do

do away with people laughing at my hair
do away with people climbing on my precious prayers
take me to a circus tent
where I can easily pay my rent
and all the other freaks can share my cares
know I love you baby, yes I do
know I love you baby, yes I do

do away with things that come on obscene
like hot rods real clean real fine nicotine
sometimes the price is 65 dollars
prices like that make a grown man holler
'specially when it's sold by a kid that's only 15
know I love you baby, yes I do
know I love you baby, yes I do
3/5's of a mile in 10 seconds...

Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by Mellow_Harsher

3/5's of a Mile in 10 Seconds song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentWell I know that the one part "Sometimes the price..", I forget which member of the band said it, but if you read the inside booklet from Surrealistic Pillow, he claimed $65 was the price of a Kilo of marijuana at the time lol
    TheAcidSoundon July 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLife changing at a fast pace and trying to cope with those changes while at the same time "digging" the whole trip. Know I love you baby, yes I do.
    brumuson November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment216 MPH. Maybe it has something to do with Funny Cars.. lol
    palealienon February 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment3/5ths of a mile in 10 seconds is 216 miles per hour. This is probably a reference to Judeo-Christian mysticism and numerology:

    "As six cubed (6*6*6), 216 is also symbolic of the Mark of the Beast in Christianity."

    "216 is the numerical value of Gevurah, the fifth sephirot in the kabbalistic tree of life, and the sum of the letters in God's 72 hidden names."
    mruleon January 12, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationMaybe it's a love song to marijuana. He says he wants to do away with all people (and probably just get stoned since people irtitate). He also says how the price is just $65 (probably the rate of a huge amount of weed or something) and it's cool when you see even little kids selling it. The name of the song (and the last line) could maybe mean that the person (singing the song) is just so high he feels he is travelling at 216 miles hour.
    aagamjit11on April 22, 2017   Link

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