"Lowdown" as written by Ian Stephen Mcculloch, William Alfred Sergeant and Johnny Marr....
It's the twists and turns
Of the cigarette burns
The holes in the mind
Of the nebulous mass
Forget the returns
Or you don't learn
The debt between mine
And the hole in your past


I'm the dust
Of someone's ash
See you in hell
With the rest of the trash


I need love
A love with question
A clean mind
And a pocket of space
I want a map
And a sense of direction
Looking for love
And the thrill of the world


Just spinning round
Trying to burn
But you're melting down
You wanna be out there
When you're underground
Now, now, now
N-now, now, n-now
Do you feel it lowdown


Too many thoughts
Might have twisted my thinking
I just can't think straight anymore
I've got the bends
I can feel myself sinking
Just can't keep on
Keep on coming back for more
In love
There's no need to worry
I've got nails
So hold on hold on
Think back before you started thinking
About the things you were
Sold on sold on


Keep spinning round
Trying to hold on
But you're failing now
You wanna be up there
But you're underground
Now, now, now
N-now, now, n-now
Do you feel it lowdown
Lowdown lowdown lowdown


And the world
Keeps spinning around
Trying to burn,
But you're melting down
You wanna be out there
But you're underground
Now, now, now
N-now, now, n-now
Do you feel it lowdown
Spinning round
Spinning round
Spinning round
Now, now, now
N-now, now, n-now
Do you feel it lowdown
Lowdown lowdown lowdown
Lowdown lowdown lowdown


Lyrics submitted by Lesyeuxdeserpent

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    General CommentI've always thought this song is about depression. Possibly it's a little more detailed than that - maybe depression caused by loss. There seem to be a few references to love in the song, so that could be it, or it could be about realising that you've been lied to, hence the line "think back before you started thinking about the things you were sold on." The second verse is a little more positive and upbeat - I think the second part of the verse: "in love there's no need to worry etc." is another voice, either a different character or a different part of the persona's mind, telling the main persona to hold on.
    Lesyeuxdeserpenton April 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAnyway this song is great, in my opinion better than anything Echo and the Bunnymen ever did.
    Lesyeuxdeserpenton April 10, 2011   Link

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