Some kind a strange kind of feelings coming over me
I bled from the back to the front for the world to see

You gotta run
You gotta stay
Cause I'll be screaming to have had my way
I got my head in the gutter
and it looks as if it's gonna stay

I, just can't take it
I, don't you say it
I, I can't take it, oh

I, fuck me down now
I, run me down now
I, run around now, oh

I now have hit the ground
And just look at what I found
Everything is alright when you're down, hey hey

Strange as it can seem
Like livin' in a scream
Everything is alright when you're down, hey hey

Everything I say is going wrong


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Everything's Alright When You're Down Lyrics as written by JAMES MCLEISH REID, WILLIAM ADAM REID

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    It's about oral sex. That much should be obvious, but if you need evidence, see: "I bled from the back to the front for the world to see," "I got my head in the gutter and it looks as though it's gonna stay," "I, fuck me down now," "Everything is alright when you're down"--actually, what I meant to say was, see: every line in the whole song.

    owennnnnnnnnnon January 19, 2006   Link

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