"You Make Me Wanna Drink Bleach" as written by David James Ford, Jo Louise Taylor and Glenn Russell Hooper....
so you're sad
and you're right
kill yourself
if you like

cos it sucks
so do i
see your day
crawling by

and you know
when you're just
hanging on
that's enough

and if it helps
carry on
be content
you don't belong

oh i know...

you make me want to drink bleach
you make me want to bite stars
though you're losing yourself
still i know who you are

it's a beautiful pain
as the sun in my eyes
and i want to drink bleach
to let me feel i'm alive

i'm so sorry
little one
you know i said
i'd protect you from

the evil world
that you despise
cos it sucks
so do i

and you know
when you're just
hanging on
that's enough

and if it helps
carry on
be content
you don't belong

so how does it feel
to choke on happy
drown in joy

choke on happy
drown in...
oh and i want to drink bleach


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    General Commentreminds me of the lightning seeds
    nbrunwinon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe censors made them change the title to Bleach for the re-release... Ok, what nutjob is going to drink bleach because of a metaphor in a song? If they did you could hardly blame the band now, could you? But then it's fine for videos full f nearly naked women to be aired at 2 in the afternoon... ok, rant over.
    Purplestarduston June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI saw them perform this song at middlesbrough music live and it was really cool. They are a good band!
    what_it_is_to_burnon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the scream of "you make me want to drink bleach" at the start of the song just makes you not want to take the rest of it seriously, although there are some really deep lyrics though like "it's a beautiful pain
    as the sun in my eyes"
    Lets_kill_musicon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood stuff
    go10gton August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful... all the lines about pain and suicide... yet theyre so happy... theyre painfully happy... and even though they know the worlds a state and its awful, theyre going through it together... and ther suicidal pains are just happiness pains... i dno whatever it is i relate to it in a lot of ways... the lines about the evil world and the way the person ther talking about depises it, yet ther still content in ther own life to carry on... its a bit like that for me, i h8 the state of the world, the way we'cve ruined it, yet im happy and i like my own life... its just beautiful
    Princess |\/.\/|on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think hes saying even tho they sometimes can't stand life, thats the only way they'll get thru it is if they stick together, hate it together
    emoabzon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree. It's not the actual meaning of it obviously but It makes me think of really pathetic half-assed emos who tell everybody there gunna kill themselves cuz everythings so bad. get over yourself- lol I used to try and comfort them but they do it for attenion so now I just say- "oh cool. how ya gunna do it?"....
    kernkrafton April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about trying to purify yourself and not about self harm.
    wedgewoodon February 23, 2006   Link

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