Low

Album: Kerosene Hat (1993)
Charted: 43 64
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  • Sometimes I want to take you down
    Sometimes I want to get you low
    Brush your hair back from your eyes
    Take you down let the river flow

    Sometimes I go and walk the street
    Behind the green sheet of glass
    A million miles below their feet
    A million miles, a million miles

    I'll be with you girl
    Like being low
    Hey, hey, hey like being stoned
    I'll be with you girl
    Like being low
    Hey, hey, hey like being stoned

    A million poppies gonna make me sleep
    Just one rose and knows your name
    The fruit is rusting on the vine
    The fruit is calling from the trees

    Hey don't you want to go down
    Like some junkie cosmonaut
    A million miles below their feet
    A million miles, a million miles

    I'll be with you girl
    Like being low
    Hey, hey, hey like being stoned
    I'll be with you girl
    Like being low
    Hey, hey, hey like being stoned

    Blue blue is the sun
    Brown brown is the sky
    Green green of her eyes
    A million miles a million miles

    Hey hey don't you want to go down
    Like some disgraced cosmonaut
    A million miles below their feet
    A million miles, a million miles

    I'll be with you girl
    Like being low
    Hey hey hey like being stoned
    I'll be with you girl
    Like being low
    Hey hey hey like being stoned

    I'll be with you girl
    Like being low
    Hey hey hey like being stoned
    I'll be with you girl
    Like being low
    Hey hey hey like being stoned Writer/s: DAVID ALLEN FARAGHER, DAVID CHARLES LOWERY, DAVID CHARLS LOWERY, JOHN HICKMAN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Mig from Bidbee, AzI remember hearing this great song on the radio many times in Phoenix, Az. back in 1997 and I remember the version they played was not edited like the album I have, or the version itunes sells. I remember hearing "Hey, don't you want to go down with me" on the radio. My CD version has the two words "with me" edited. I have tried to find out more about this on the internet, but have not had much luck. Has any ones else out there noticed this too? I would like to find the unedited version.
  • Elmer H from Westville, OkBack in 1993 I bought the CD "Kerosene Hat." This song "Low"was played a lot on area radio stations so I am surprised to learn that it only made it to #64 on some charts (Billboard?). It could be about drugs, but heard that some people thought it was about relationship "ups & downs." So I don't know. Could it be about both? I still love the technical skills displayed by the instrumentation & production-work. And I know for sure it is one funky-sounding dude & funky-sounding music I still love.
  • Bubblesk from Memphis, TnI agree, it sure seems like it's about drug-taking. Still, I love the song's melody & haunting instrumental backing. It's still played on alternative rock radio in N.E. Oklahoma/N.W. Arkansas. I wasn't alive when it came out in '93, but first heard it on alternative rock radio in my area, especially when I began college in 2011.
  • Mel from Boyds, MdThis song is definitely about doing drugs.
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