Mommy's in the kitchen cooking up something good
And daddy's on the sofa, pride of the neighborhood
My brother's in the ballet, it seems he's got it set
And I'll be up at midnight with my cigarette

Oh, when life moves this slowly
Oh, just try and let it go
Oh, when life moves this slowly
Oh, just try and let it go

Daddy's in the basement cooking up something fine
While Rick's out on the pavement, flipping it for dimes
If there's anything redeeming I haven't seen it yet
And I'm still up at midnight chewing Nicorette

Oh, when life moves this slowly
Oh, just try and let it go
Oh, when life moves this slowly
Oh, just try and let it go


Lyrics submitted by TheWrongGirl

"Cooking Up Something Good" as written by Macbriare Samuel Lanyon Demarco

Lyrics © SC PUBLISHING DBA SECRETLY CANADIAN PUB., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +3
    Song Comparisonsecond verse, first two lines - a nod to Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues.

    "Johnny’s in the basement
    mixing up the medicine
    I’m on the pavement
    thinking about the government"

    just realized this. I'm 100% convinced marijuana makes you smarter.
    KentuckyThunderon January 15, 2015   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningSongs about cooking meth
    PhantomPooon February 07, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Song's about smoking meth" - Mac after playing it in Buenos Ares.
    minicuotason March 16, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"this songs about my fathers methamphetamine habit"
    edaloboon April 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems to me like young Mac wasn't very happy living in his house so he kept to himself and smoked/played guitar
    smilescarton June 16, 2015   Link

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