How did I get here
What song did I sing
Just what have I done to deserve such a thing
(You say I've heard all that before)
(So won't you give it up and stop using me)
(I've heard all that before)
So bring me an apple, I'm crying
I been persecuted, like a lying man
The spirit provides me
Its what I am today
This spirit it gives but also can take away
(And you say I've heard all that before)
(So won't you give it up baby and stop using me)
(I've heard this all before)
So come bite the apple, I'm run down
Like sodom to gommorah, all dead now
So please stop to laugh and pity me
My soul means well but I'm sorry
My skin it is withered and I'm nervous
My future was in my hands, 'til I washed it all away
Get along little sister I heard your doing well
Doing well said get along little sister
Heard your doing well
Etc, bla, bla, bla


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Come Bite the Apple Lyrics as written by Bruce Ian Fairweather Andrew Wood

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    Yeah this song is about heroin most likely, as he knows it's killing him but he also needs it, depends on it. great song, but has anyone noticed how aic's choruses for a lot of their songs have the same effect the choruses in this one has? with the higher-pitched and droning kinda wail? i dunno, i just noticed it earlier.

    grungemonkey1990on March 19, 2005   Link
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    he went of smack to record this album but wanted one more bite of the apple, so to speak

    AaronXIIIon March 31, 2005   Link
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    Stone Gossard plays two an excellent solos on this song. The ending is easily as intense as anything Pearl Jam ever recorded...

    temple of the jam87on April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Lyrics here are incomplete and wrong

    Corrected Lyrics

    how did i get here

    WHAT SONG DID I SING

    just what have i done to deserve such a thing

    (you say- i've heard all that before) (so won't you give it up and stop using me)

    (i've heard all that before) so bring me an apple, i'm cryin'

    i been persecuted, like a lying man the SPIRIT provides me IT'LL SURE ENOUGH LEAD MY TODAYS this spirit it gives but it also can take away

    (and you say- i've heard this all before) (so won't you give it up baby and stop using me)

    (i've heard this all before) so come bite the APPLE, i'm run down

    like sodom to gommorah, all dead now so please stop to laugh and pity me

    my soul means well but i'm sorry

    my skin it is weathered and i'm nervous

    my future was in my hands till i washed it all away get along little sister- i heard you're doing well...

    doing well...said get along little sister. heard you're doing well

    piyushpieon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Has anyone else noticed a relatively good amount of songs, especially from around '85 to '95 [so it'd make sense], where "apple" could easily be replaced with "heroin"? Does anyone know anything about that?

    I was looking on the songmeanings page for "Rotten Apple" by Alice in Chains and the biblical reference of "apple" with the loss of innocence was brought up - that would make sense in the context of heroin maybe, too.

    darksparkleson June 19, 2004   Link

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