I've, been pissing in the wind
I chanced a foolish grin, and dribbled on my chin
Now the ground, shifts beneath my feet
The faces that I greet, never know my name

Just give me something
I'll take nothing
Just give me something
I'll take nothing

Now the drought, is crippled by the rain
It hammers on my pain, we lose ourselves again
But all we need, is to a find a place to look
A worm is on its hook, our love which dangles free
Lets watch it swim, against the water's flow
In doubt your courage grows, with no guarantee

Just give me something
I'll take nothing
Jive give me something
I'll take nothing

And so it goes, a morale to the tale
As tortoise catches snail, the strong heart will prevail

It keeps on pumping, it still needs something
Just give it something, I'll take nothing
Just give it something, to keep it pumping
I'll take nothing, just give me something


Lyrics submitted by lotamilka

Pissing in the Wind Lyrics as written by Damon Michael Gough

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    Delirium, you're wrong. Pissing means peeing. Getting pissed means getting drunk.

    AgentGabbiton July 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    "Pissing in the wind" is another way of saying that you're wasting your time. A futile effort.

    Similar to what ctanz8711 said, "about feeling alienated and alone," and wanting to change that, but knowing that there is a risk that your efforts won't pay off.

    NorthWriteron May 02, 2008   Link
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    For the single release version of this song, the title was changed to 'Spitting In The Wind' so as not to offend the gentle ears of radio listeners. But it's this version that makes most sense, evident in the first three lines: "I've been spitting in the wind / I chance a foolish grin / And dribbled on my chin...". It's obvious that chancing any kind of foolish grin while spitting (wind or otherwise) will result in chin dribbling. But with pissing? It raises worrying questions. What's that? He pissed on his chin? That... That can't be right.

    Forevergreenon May 02, 2002   Link
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    The music video for this song is nice...although it confuses me.

    NicoleInWonderlandon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i think he can dribble on his chin while pissing. two things going on at the same time- you dig.

    lotamilkaon June 06, 2002   Link
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    i'm pretty sure in britain pissing means drinking alcohol. not sure tho.

    deliriumtriggeron June 12, 2002   Link
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    Agree with lotamilka that he is doing two things at once and not with delirium - pissing means urination not drinking in this context. Anyways, I think this song acknowledges the ups and downs that being in love brings. Finding someone you truly love is full of risks - these risks may lead you the wrong way or to the right person. Despite the risk of being hurt it is about being open, honest, and hopeful and seeing where the natural flow of a relationship goes. This is best captured in the lines "Our worm is on the hook, a love which dangles free. Lets watch it swim, against the water's flow." You never know where a relationship will go when it first begins, but accepting this and being truthful will ensure that a "strong heart will prevail"

    tubesockson June 30, 2002   Link
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    This song is a great climax to the album, when everything simpylfies into this bob dylan-like ballad. So pretty.

    Eelsruleon November 06, 2005   Link
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    Yeah, you can get pissed, or go to a piss-up, but you can't be pissing and be drinking. Doves collaborated with Badly Drawn Boy on this one, and with dissolusion as well.

    louisagiffardon September 13, 2006   Link
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    Why do all his songs upset me so ? ...

    Amalthyaon August 26, 2007   Link

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