I don't care ‘bout the state of my hair
I got something out of nothing
that just wasn't there
and your kiss kiss kiss
is never gonna blow me away

Dreams of escape keep me awake
I'm never gonna get out and make it away
I'm a stone dead tripper
dying in a fantasy

Like a cracked open sky it helps you to die
don't split it - scrape it
you're screaming automatic pain

Too young kid you're gonna get hit
looks like your never gonna make it
off the government list

I don't mind about the state of my mind
but you know it's good for nothing
and I left you behind
it's a sick sick city
but it's never gonna make me insane

If you're talking for real
then go cut a deal
you're facing up to living out
the way that you feel
and you shake shake shake
'cause you know you'll never make it away

Like a cracked open sky it helps you to die
don't split it - scrape it
you're screaming automatic pain

Too young kid you're gonna get hit
looks like your never gonna make it
off the government list

Well I guess that's why I've always got the blues (x11)


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  • +2
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    This was my last favorite song by the JMC. After this album, I lost much of my interest in the band, and their stuff seemed to lack what drew me to them in the first place. Blues From A Gun never fails, however, to ring true to my (occasionally) bitter edged look on the life outside my door.

    Major Valoron July 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    Favourite song from my favourite JaMC album. Of course it means nothing serious. It just rocks hard as fuck.

    carcrashkisson January 18, 2014   Link
  • +1
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    It is a very cool song from a great album by a great band...actually, in retrospect the Marychain artistically developed with this album and their material afterwards became well produced and sublime...before this lot of their material and the band itself was regarded as "hype"....afte rthis they had the following and maturity and lot of bands regarded them as an influence..ie: The Pixies and all the "shoegazer" bands...so Major Valor go check out their albums after "Automatic" and I think you will appreciate The Marychain even more.

    hemlockroadon March 24, 2007   Link
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    In my opinion is about dreaming about being successful and being able to move from your hometown.

    "Dreams of escape keep me awake" "It's a sick sick city But it's never gonna make me insane"

    But it seems that he speaks in a pessimistic tone

    "I'm never gonna get out and make it away I'm a stone dead tripper Dying in a fantasy" "Too young kid you're gonna get hit Looks like your never gonna make it"

    Maybe he's talking about another person or himself when he was young. I don't know ha ha. Sorry for my english!

    gaby.bluron March 02, 2017   Link

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