as a recovering junlie, i believe the line "i can shake but not bleed" is referring to him being dope sick. you get the shakes when ur dope sick and he probably is talking about...
Lying in my plastic bed
Thinkin' how things were so cool to me
My baby likes to shoot pool
I like lying naked in my bedroom

Tying on the dinosaur
Tonight it used to be so cool

Now I've got the needle
And I can't bleed, but I can't breathe
Take it away and I want more and more
One day I'm gonna lose the war

Lying in my plastic bed
Thinkin' how things were so cool to me
My baby likes to shoot pool
I like lying naked in my bedroom

Tying on the dinosaur
Tonight it used to be so cool

Now I've got the needle
And I can't shake
But I can't breathe

Take it away and but I want more and more
One day I'm gonna lose the war


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"Pool Shark" as written by Bradley Nowell

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    General Commentbrad quit and relapsed on herion 11 times. by listening to this song, i think he knew that he was eventully going to die if he didn't stop using herion. if a herion addict keeps using herion with no ambition to quit, they will die sooner or later. i'm just sorry it had to happen to brad. out of all of Sublime's songs, this one has the most meaning.
    mditty129on January 27, 2002   Link

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