I'm on E
I'm on E
I'm on E
Got nuts' to say
I used to have a car of my own
I'm on E
I'm on E
I'm on E for easy
Laid out for maybe a week
I've walked my feet to the bone
I'd give my life for a car of my own
I'm on E
I'm on E
Two weeks ago Saturday I was on TV
I'd like a show of my own
But you see I'm still on E
Even though everything is happening to me
So when your driving' on home, don't regret your loan
I'm on E
I'm on E
I gave my car to a guy named Vinnie
I feel like gassin' my feet
They've totaled your bill and you skipped a beat
I used to have a car of my own
Twenty eight or fifty eight
Walking to refrigerator
To the pump do the bump
Still on E I'll think of something
I'm on E and I'm on E
I'll never have to stop my feet
Twenty eight or fifty eight
Walking to refrigerator
To the pump do the bump
Still on E I'll think of something
I'm on E and I'm on E
I'll never have to fill my feet up


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I'm on E Lyrics as written by Deborah Harry Chris Stein

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  • +3
    General Comment

    You'd think that the song was about ecstasy but it isn't. It's about the economy and how Debbie couldn't afford paying for gas so she had to sell her car. Now she walks everywhere. Quite obvious when you read the lyrics.

    teenageriot-1on December 08, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    I'm on E, on empty, like when a car's fuel gauge is on E.

    omgomghaleyon December 06, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Thanks for your comments, they are both eye-opening and disappointing. But "on empty" sounds 100% logic. Also it was rather the late 80s that E hit the scene, so I guess Blondie weren't even aware of any ambiguosity, back then in the late 70s...

    Hansen147on September 28, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I always thought it was about her being broke and needing to take the E train(subway) cuz she gave her car to a guy named Vinny...

    Jnez2006on November 27, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Is it in the key of E also, I wonder...

    feufolleton February 19, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Her car got repossessed. She's all over TV and Magazine covers and she can't pay a used car note.

    Yikesyon August 23, 2022   Link
  • -5
    General Comment

    clearly about ecstasy (mdma) and how it fucked people up when it hit the scene back in the late 70's. kind of an anti drug song, like just showing how bad addiction is

    Atlecon December 18, 2007   Link

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