"Split Myself In Two" as written by and Curt Kirkwood....
The man laid his hat on the table
Hung his coat up on the wall
Sat down to dinner said as soon as I am able
I'll say something nice to you all

Then he took a deck from his pocket
Spread 'em so I saw 'em all
Then he turned his back to me shuffled 'em and drew me
The card that said I never would fall

Oh Mary Lou won't you tell me what to do
I got a dollar on the corner and a laser in my shoe
If I don't get an answer gonna split myself in two

He spun 'till a ton was glistening
Turned to me and gave me a smile
He said I'm leaving now but I want what you owe me
I'll be back in a little while

That was the last time I saw him
Hope I never see him again
I know it sounds funny but I owe him some money
And I really don't want him for a friend

Oh Mary Lou won't you tell me what to do
I got a dollar on the corner and a laser in my shoe
If I don't get an answer gonna split myself in two


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"Split Myself in Two" as written by Curt Kirkwood

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    General CommentI think he's waiting to hear from his dealer.
    MaybeImJustTreedButon June 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSurrealism . Pure , surrealism. If "Split Mice Elf In Two" has a meaning, it is simply the feeling of dealing with the stress of reality's stupid games and rising above them or just avoiding them all outright.
    wooden1164on June 15, 2018   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, a wonderful way to open up II. and im the first to comment. its my lucky day.
    notthatguysomeoneelseon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI remember reading this song is about having children. I was written before Curt knew he was gonna have twins ironically.
    octopuseyeson January 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'd just like to say that as a very blunt way of looking at it, it's about playing poker...
    plus its one of my favorite songs buy the meat puppets
    nirvanasam112on July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRumpelstiltskin?
    azkmon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. When Curt sings the "shuffled em and drew me" part the second time I could swear he was singing "she offered him a doobie". It's pretty obvious that it's about playing cards with a guy you don't really want to be around, at least to me.
    octopuseyeson August 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwho is mary lou?
    robopatroloon January 29, 2009   Link

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