Turnpike Lane, Turnpike Lane
You spiked my arm
But you missed the vein
Now it's all gone
But the scars remain
Junkie doll, I was stuck on you
My junkie doll

Turnham green, Turnham green
You took me high
As I've ever been
Now it's all gone
And now I'm clean
Junkie doll, I was stuck on you
My junkie doll

And a little bit of this'd get you up
And a little bit of that'd get you down
A little bit of this'd get you up
And a little bit of that'd get you down
And a little bit of this'd get you up
A little bit of that'd get you down
A little bit of this'd get you up
A little bit of that'd get you down

Turnpike Lane, Turnpike Lane
You took my heart
Pan American
Now rain or shine
It's all the same
Junkie doll, I was stuck on you
My junkie doll

And a little bit of this'd get you up
A little bit of that'd get you down
A little bit of this'd get you up
A little bit of that'd get you down
And a little bit of this'd get you up
A little bit of that'd get you down
A little bit of this'd get you up
A little bit of that'd get you down


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Junkie Doll Lyrics as written by Mark Knopfler

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    this is somehow related to drugs, whetehr someone he knew on drugs, or him playing someone on drugs, or more specifically, someone who is now off drugs, "and I'm clean." spiked my arm (needles), and took me high (to that sense of euphoria they talk about), and other lingo in the song, primarily stuck on you (addiction). the addiction is broken.

    Rodan2000on October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think it is about drug (first I though it was about a girl who's trying to seduce him, but doesnt love him), but rodan is right. Great song btw, I like it a lot.

    Tyrant00on October 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    i think its (specifically) about heroin... "you spike my arm, but you missed a vein"

    Also, Turnpike Lane and Turnham Green are both places in London, Knopfler's original hometown, so it could be about memories of shooting up with his buddies back in the day.

    dpatt712on February 25, 2010   Link

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