Oh
Mmm

Feel the rhythm with your hands
(Steal the rhythm while you can)
Spoonman
Speak the rhythm on your own
(Speak the rhythm all alone)
Spoonman

Spoonman, come together with your hands
Save me, I'm together with your plan
Save me, yeah
Save, oh

Well, all my friends are Indians
(All my friends are brown and red)
Spoonman
And all my friends are skeletons
(They beat the rhythm with their bones)
Spoonman
Oh, hmm

Spoonman, come together with your hands
Save me, I'm together with your plan
Save me
Save
Save me
Save me, yeah
Save
With your

(Come on, come on, come on)
(Come on, come on, come on)
(Come on, come on, come on)
(Come on, come on, come on)

With your hands
With your hands
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Hands

(Come on while I get off)
(Come on while I get off)
(Come on while I get off)
(Come on while I get off, yeah)
(Come on while I get off)
(Come on while I get off)
(Come on while I get off)
Come on while I get off

Spoonman, come together with your hands
Save me, I'm together with your plan
Save me
Save, yeah
Save me
With your, with your hands
Feel the rhythm with your hands
(Steal the rhythm while you can)
Spoonman


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Spoonman Lyrics as written by Chris Cornell

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  • +8
    General Comment

    it's about Artis the Spoonman, a guy from seattle who plays spoons around the world... and he plays the spoon solo in this song

    aldeayeahon June 08, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General Comment

    you guys are all drug crazy...do you have any idea how many times i've seen a song interpreted as being about drugs? some chick thought that because in the song control by puddle of mudd he says "I love the way you smack my ass" it was about smack (heroin). This song is simply about Artis the Spoonman just like aldeayeah said. The band is from the seattle area. actually one of my friends cousin used to party with them all the time till they broke up. so yeah... It's not about white domination, or herion, or jacking off...sorry to burst your bubble tylenol.;)

    MissChuckleson September 06, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General Comment

    From a 1994 interview with chris cornell

    Interviewer: Getting back to Superunknown, the first single was "Spoonman." The song is superficially about Artis the Spoonman, but the underlying sentiment is that rhythm and music have healing properties.

    Chris: It's more about the paradox of who he is and what people perceive him as. He's a street musician, but when he's playing on the street, he is given a value and judged completely wrong by someone else. They think he's a street person, or he's doing this because he can't hold down a regular job. They put him a few pegs down on the social ladder because of how they perceive someone who dresses differently. The lyrics express the sentiment that I much more easily identify with someone like Artis than I would watch him play.

    aza9999on October 15, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General Comment

    i don't know what's worse, everyone thinking it's about heroin, or everyone spelling it as "heroine".

    kelaron December 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    hence all the references to the hands and beating the rythm... nothing to do with heroin, by the way

    aldeayeahon June 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Spoonman is about the dominance of "white man" in indian culture. Many years ago we killed the indians off of their land and took it as the USA. Look at the lyrics....the white man "stole" the indian's "rhythm." The song is written in the perspective of an indian who is crying out to the dominant white man, the spoonman, to save him and spare him because he is "together with" the white man's "plan" to dominate North America. "All my friends are Indians..." "all my friends are skeletons." This shows the instant morphing of indians to skeletons with white dominance. The song is definitely about what I say.

    And even if I'm totally off the map, my guess is way fucking closer than "doing heroine."

    TakeOnSnakeon July 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning

    This song is about masturbation.

    Feel the rhythm with your hands, <- Feeling his penis, getting the "rhythm" right Steal the rhythm while you can, Spoonman <- because he is horny as fuck Speak the rhythm on your own <- It's a solitary habit Speak the rhythm all alone, Spoonman <- don't want people watching

    Spoonman, come together with your hands <-obvious Save me, I'm together with your plan Save me

    All my friends are Indians <- fetishes All my friends are brown and red, Spoonman All my friends are skeletons <- fetishes They beat the rhythm with their bones, <- "beating" the rhythm on his bone(r) Spoonman

    Feel the rhythm with your hands Steal the rhythm while you can, Spoonman

    Thank you, good night people <- he's finished for the night

    Supah Dudeon April 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
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    WAHTTHE FUCK?? about heroine.. IM SICK OF SEING SONGS INTERPRETED AS BEING ABOUT DRUGS... FOR FUCK SKAE UR THE CUNT ON HEROINE...

    Bort_The_Greaton March 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this is a great song, im not sure what its about but i dont think its heroine. it really bothers me that some people here think EVERY song is drugs.

    sugarmagikon June 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Me Seven

    Oh Peaon July 02, 2003   Link

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