It's been dead for years.
I must have been a victim of my peers.
One is for my happiness,
The other for my health.
The last is something bigger than myself.

I ain't the only one, I ain't the only one.
I ain't the only one to say.

I'm talkin' to myself again,
I'll just start a fight.
When nobody can prove me wrong, I'm right.
Anti-hero idol
With a suicide excuse.
A thousand other suckers will try and fill your shoes.

I ain't the only one, I ain't the only one.
I ain't the only one to say.

Little pictures in my head,
Are turnin' inside out again.
This fuckin' up takes practice,
I feel I'm well rehearsed.
Because the past is a bully,
And the futures even worse.
You tell me what you fear,
'Cuz I can feel it like a curse.

I used to be a folk singer, now you're just a joke singer.
Ain't no smokin' dope singer, swingin from a rope singer.

I ain't the only one, I ain't the only one.
I ain't the only one to say.



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    ::is in shock::

    No one has commented yet!! Good tune. Quite different from the rest of their stuff. I love the part where it slows down...and there's snapping...and then...

    "Little pictures in my head, are turnin' inside out again. Cause fuckin' up takes practice, I feel I'm well rehearsed. Because the past is a bully, and the futures even worse. You tell me what you fear, 'Cuz I can feel it like a curse. You used to be a folk singer, now you're just a joke singer. Ain't no smokin' dope singer, swingin from a rope singer."

    ..::UnKnownFace::..on July 06, 2003   Link
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    Awesome song... definetely refreshing to go back and here the rougher side of the Dolls

    woodendogzon April 17, 2004   Link
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    I love the line "if fucking up takes practice, I fear I'm well rehearsed".


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    Jakeberton December 22, 2004   Link
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    I really love this song but i love most of their music.

    zim77on March 10, 2005   Link
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    Contrary to popular belief, Rzeznik did NOT write this song about Kurt Cobain (although it would seem to make a lot of sense). It's about another rockstar killing themselves--probably some sap in Buffalo--and John isn't telling.

    Chiggon May 01, 2005   Link
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    I'd never reall thought about it, but it would make sense to be about Kurt Cobain though. I guess there are probably others like him. Scizophrenic "talking to myself again". Deadhead? "its been dead for years". Smoking dope, suicide. Don't get me wrong, Kurt Cobain and others like him, have been great musicians. But he had a bit of a messed up life.

    bobtheflobon June 15, 2005   Link
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    They made a video for this song.

    samwaltonon August 07, 2007   Link
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    When the album came out, they toured for something like a year and a half. They were more or less done touring for the album when "Name" hit and they had to go out and tour again to support the song. Anyway, on one of their passes through, they had an opening band called the "Smoking Popes." Not sure if John was annoyed with them or not, but he definitely changed the line near the end of the song to "ain't no Smoking Pope singer" that night.

    rktktvion October 17, 2007   Link
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    lol the vid for this song is pretty great very wierd:0 but ilove it :D i wish i could see them live :( they never come to australia:(

    xxbrokenimagexxon November 29, 2007   Link
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    "Cause fuckin' up takes practice, I feel I'm well rehearsed. Because the past is a bully, and the futures even worse." That is my favorite part of the song.

    Gravity56on December 22, 2008   Link

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