'yeah, I really, um, I really, I really wanted to kind of like, to capture some kind of like moment, but maybe it's better if I'm sober...'

Wake up in the morning, I look at my clock
it's way past noontime, I'm late for work.
Tell me what have I done wrong?
nothing can go right with me it must be that I've been smoking
too long

Go to fix me some breakfast, I ain't got no food
take me a shower, the water don't feel no good.
Tell me what have I done wrong?
and nothing can go right with me must be that I've been smoking
too long

I got opium in my chimney, no other life to choose
nightmares made of hash dreams, the devil in my shoes.
What have I done wrong?
yeah nothing can go right with me it must be that I've been smoking
too long

When I'm smoking, smoking, put my worries on a shelf
try not to think about nothing, don't wanna see myself
What have I done wrong?
and nothing can go right with me it must be that I've been smoking
too long

In this blues I'm singing, there's a lesson to be learned
you go round smoking, you're gonna get burned
Fuck me what have I done wrong?
nothing can go right with me must be that I've been smoking
too long
too long.


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    General CommentIs this a Nick Drake cover? :/ I'm sure it is, unless Nick didn't originally sing it
    niennaon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me want heroin
    hastalavictoriaon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah it is a nick drake cover.
    sublime lyrics really.
    x
    divinerosie.on January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentY'crazy, hastalavictoria.

    My opinion's that Nick Drake sung it better, but eh.
    mechon February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, i love this song!

    i found a site where you can get every placebo b-side (free) and am sorting my way through all of them.
    zodinon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh jesus, do tell us of this site...please?
    Mrs.Molkoon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell, i havent actually herd this song yet.. by reading the messages you have all put im guessing it's a good song but who is this erm... nick drake?? o well
    anyway, il try and get this song so i can have a listen i havent hurd a rubbish placebo song yet and i have 5 out of 6 albums so...
    .:placebo:.on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's on Limewire too...
    (if Limewire decides to work when you want it too)
    papillon de nuion April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLimewire sucks... beemp3 and torrent are good though.
    teenagewifeon May 18, 2009   Link

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