Amphetamine Annie-dog
Has her leash and a face
Her velvet spleen her shackle spine
Her diamond curse
It comes with mine

A vessel she
For violent I
Confession arms a wake
Mine, mine you were always mine
Possessed by my taste

And below the angel dog
Combs her hair and sings her psalms
The bombs go off
She doesn't notice
It all goes wrong
She sets things tragic
She is Venus
She is mars
She's electric
And the struggle of

Upon my face we leave no trace
But in her stomach mercury aged

She holds the blood
She carves the knives
She digs the wives in our babies

Amphetamine Annie-dog
Pulls her trash
And her stories
From place to place
And bed to bed
Gives of herself and the magnet head

Another floor another ceiling
Counting stairs with double meanings

Is it wrong to be swallowed whole
To disappear in her
To give her the priceless peace
Of giving up control

We tumble out into the streets
And Annie-dog she drags her leash
Pretty face
Ugly mouth
Bitter bred and so released

And by the no
And by the yes
Annie goes if you couldn't guess

A simple man
A sycophant
Her elephant with the laughing call
She wants clean sheets
And fresh flowers
And dental shots
And the Hong Kong glue

Amphetamine Annie-dog
Has her leash and a face

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Annie-Dog Lyrics as written by William Patrick Corgan

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  • +2
    General Commentjust wanted to point out that cocaine is not an amphetamine... and there is of course an old song called "amphetamine annie"
    darrenron July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti know they eat dogs in hong kong, so it may some sort of reference to that, but i remember when 'adore' came out there was an interview where Corgan claimed most of the album was written about women he had known at some point of his life. annie, if i can remember this correctly, used to be a prostitute who billy met fleetingly at a gig or something and her boyfriend/pimp called her his annie-dog. he also went on to talk about how most of the album is about his relationship with his mother, who i think died around the same time. i think these songs are 'once upon a time', 'crestfallen' and 'for martha'. this song is one of the best off the album though. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston June 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe drumming in this song is fantastic. go matt walker.
    sadmachineon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of a drug addict in some ways, but overall a girl who has no home. she has stories about where she's been what she's done, and somehow ends up with a boy who knows hes not supposed to hang around her, (is it wrong to be swallowed how) boy finds girl's odd habits intriguing, but the girl is still nuts. the prostitute thing defintaly makes alot of sense.
    antisoapon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI read in an interview that Billy said this was a befuddled tribute to his girlfriend.

    This is about the only SP song I can't get into though. I always skip it.
    gdson August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen and read the lyrics to the song in this context: there's two songs.

    Seriously, listen to it. You'll discover something odd.
    Nuphoron April 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard, dont know where, that this song was about courtney love. seeing as courtney love is alot of things the song describes, drug addict & prostitute. i dont know if theres any truth behind it but i do beleive the dated for awhile too.
    ultraviolet420on October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly did date Court.
    I also believe it is about a prostitute.
    Rocklovinggirlon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI would never name a dog Annie because of this song. Billy wrote this song thinking about women who sleep with guys for money. I'm not sure if it's about any girl in general, but xpankfrisst's comment makes sense about him meeting a prostitute named Annie.
    Duielon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI defintiely think that this song is about Annie being a prostitute and about being drawn into her game ("is it wrong to be swallowed whole, do disappear in her). I also think that this part is about abortion:
    she holds the blood
    she carves the knives
    she digs the wives in our babies
    The end of the song is about how she wishes that her life were different (she wants clean sheets and fresh flowers) but she is also a drug addict so she is stuck. I think that hong kong glue might refer to opium or something. Who knows? This song is haunting but has always caught my attention. I like it.
    Alicat06on November 23, 2004   Link

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