Beetlebum
What you've done
She's a gun
Now what you've done
Beetlebum
Get nothing done
You beetlebum
Just get numb
Now what you've done
Beetlebum

And when she lets me slip away
She turns me on then all my violence is gone
Nothing is wrong
I just slip away and I am gone
Nothing is wrong
She turns me on
I just slip away and I am gone

Beetlebum
Because you're young
She's a gun
Now what you've done
Beetlebum
She'll suck your thumb
She'll make you come
'Cause, she's your gun
Now what you've done
Beetlebum

And when she lets me slip away
She turns me on then all my violence is gone
Nothing is wrong
I just slip away and I am gone
There's nothing wrong
She turns me on
I just slip away and I am gone

He's on, he's on, he's on it
He's on, he's on, he's on it
He's on, he's on, he's on it
He's on, he's on, he's on it
He's on, he's on, he's on it
He's on, he's on, he's on it
He's on, he's on, he's on it
He's on, he's on, he's on it


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by tpfang56, Hancockenstein

Beetlebum Lyrics as written by David Rowntree Steven Alexander James

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  • +7
    General CommentDamon said it was about his at-the-time girlfriend Justine (from Elastica) and her growing heroin habit.
    bradleybon January 07, 2005   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis song is about Damon's experiences smoking heroin with long-time Justine Frischmann (of Elastica) and having sex with her.
    Mackernion June 15, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentHeroin. Thats about it really.
    dougievileon September 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentits the bum of a beetle init!
    joeytheboyon July 03, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOh god, how I love this song. It makes me feel so good...kind of melancholic, but happy for sure. I've never felt like that before while listening to a song. It's genius.
    CandyDazedon March 15, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commentshe'll make you come? or cum?
    elodieon September 20, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBeetlebum is about Heroin. Users say that when they shoot up, its orgasmic, hence "she"ll make you come". Acid makes users feel very weird and can make them violent, rendering the line "All my violence is gone" useless.
    bobby82on May 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentomg, what is wrong with you people, its obviously about herion or speed...pretty easy to figure out...whats on the bum of a beetle....a needle...hes refering to this girl making him more relaxed and easy going, like what herion does to you...and blur wouldve been on so many different drugs, i mean look at how skinny they all were, still love em tho
    cowelly1991on January 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow can a shaven pussy be a beetlebum...i love this song, its their best!

    but yeah, another word for 'chasing the dragon', is chasing the...yes - the beetle. when you heat up junk on tin foil, it melts, and you chase the beetle round with a tin foil straw, the lyrics really sum the rest up.
    ant in the carpeton October 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just googled it and i've come up with this- im sure you all googled it too like. " The song is about heroin and the drug experiences that Damon Albarn had with his then girlfriend, Justine Frischmann of Elastica.[1] In the 2010 Blur documentary, No Distance Left to Run, Albarn confirms this song is about heroin use and implies that he was personally involved.[2] The song's title is a reference to the phrase "Chasing the beetle" (Chasing the dragon) which refers to inhaling the smoke from heated heroin, morphine, or opium that has been placed on a piece of tin-foil. Albarn has stated in an interview with MTV that the song describes a complicated emotion, sort of 'sleepy' and sort of 'sexy'."
    kimbles1981on January 12, 2012   Link

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