Wake up
Wake up
Children don't ya hear me comin'
Get up
Get up
Because I got to have the honey
And I don't want to leave this heaven so soon
Rollin' children keep on rollin'
Rollin' children keep on rollin'
Keep the light turned low and the back door open
My love rain down like sugar so sweet
(got what you want, so come and get it)
Yes children I will
Tall lawman rides
With his uniform clean, shine on his shoes
My radio plays
Methamphetamine blues
And tell all the news
I'm rollin' just to keep on rollin'
Wake up
Children
Get right soul church, keep a lock on the kitchen
Do risks for your daddy
(I'll do it daddy)
Keep your eyes wide open and my shotgun loaded
Cause I don't want to leave this heaven so soon
Rollin' just to keep on rollin'
Rollin' just to keep on rollin'
Rollin' just to keep on rollin'
My love rain down like sugar so sweet
(got what you want, so come and get it)
Yes baby
Tall lawmen rides
With his uniform clean, shine on his shoes
My radio plays
Methamphetamine blues
And tell all the news
I'm rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
I don't want to leave this heaven so soon
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
Rollin just to keep on rollin'
I don't want to leave this heaven so soon


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Methamphetamine Blues Lyrics as written by Mark Lanegan

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    General Comment

    Sounds and is written like a meth-high madman who is riding high in every way. Feels like he can conquer the world and feels that for the moment he is king (hence the "Daddy" business). He's also very paranoid (shotgun and lock on the kitchen).

    What interests me is how the music is very jangly and on edge, yet barrels forward relentlessly---the music mimics the high.

    Mendalusa77on June 26, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Lanegan sounds to me in this song like a cross between tom waits and nick cave. The song sweeps like a boozy southern prayer.

    Birdyon December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i LOVE this song!!! this is my favorite mark lanegan song! and is that pj harvey in the background?

    bruisevioleton June 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Never wanting to leave the heaven of a drug high. Living to stay that good, that's all.

    Eskimo_8on December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    great song, brilliant lyrics...but it isn't "only" about drugs...

    Ocean Soulon January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    That Lanegan, what a bluesy fellow. One of the best.

    mark laneganon January 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Bruiseviolet -> I think it's rather Molly McGuire singing.

    Sinsearon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Pj Harvey makes this song so sweet! Yeah he's watching out for the law to come and kill his buzz.

    cecilforesteron January 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song Comparison

    philosophy of lanegan has remained the same about drugs as in the screaming trees song "shadow of the season"

    where he choose drogs just to move on the path of life

    "to find a reson to carry on ,to carry home"

    grungeboyon May 21, 2011   Link
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    General Comment

    It's not PJ Harvey in the song. She was only in Come to Me and Hit the city. I prefer the other version of this song (When It's In You...), but this one is really good as well.

    brigmillon June 20, 2023   Link

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