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 CommentPlastic bed... That has another meaning. Bradley often compares artificial drugs to plastic meaning that they are man-made. Rastafarians denounce 'plastic' drugs but they believe in the power of natural herb. He's broken, in pain, and lying in a bed of this powerful 'plastic' drug.
    One of the most moving songs of all time... RIP Brad.
    i think sno182 is right, but i see it as Brad comparing his hobbies with hers. She shoots pool to have a good time while he is strung out in his room, naked and alone.
    silent_thunderon March 02, 2006   Link

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