Blood for Poppies

Album: Not Your Kind of People (2012)
  • Salute the sun, I've been sitting here all night long
    Hauling rock over Buddha with the Longhorn
    Got a hole, rip a pocket off my uniform
    With the Blackwatch Boys get your heads down

    Duty calls but it is way too late I'm too far gone
    Waiting for Godot, hell with my pants down
    Cracked the stash sent me crying in the midday sun
    I miss my dog and I miss my freedom

    I don't know why they are calling on the radio
    They know I'm here just out of sight
    I don't know why they're calling on the radio
    He's by my side and I know I'm right

    I don't know why they are calling on the radio
    They know I'm here just out of sight
    I don't know why they're calling on the radio
    He's by my side and I know I'm right

    I hate the things I think about you when I'm all alone
    I know you're tough but I've been gone for so long
    I play the memories of you inside my head
    So all those pictures of us burn and radiate

    Watch the clouds and I'm falling, falling through the cracks
    Head beats and the heart is pounding fast
    Off the ground into the starry dark
    Into your arms I'm falling
    I'm falling, I'm falling

    I don't know why they are calling on the radio
    They know I'm here just out of sight
    I don't know why they're calling on the radio
    He's by my side and I know I'm right

    I don't know why they are calling on the radio
    They know I'm here just out of sight
    I don't know why they're calling on the radio
    He's by my side and I know I'm right

    My brain, my body's fried
    I've got to stay alive
    I've got to take a chance and keep on moving
    Keep on moving

    I don't know why they are calling on the radio
    They know I'm here just out of sight
    Don't know why they're calling on the radio
    He's by my side and I know I'm right
    Don't know why they are calling on the radio
    It's on my side and I know I'm right
    I don't know why they are calling on the radio
    It's on my side and I know I'm alright

    I see your light from miles away
    I see your light from miles away Writer/s: Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Shirley Ann Manson, Steve W Marker
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Smartalek from Boston, MaThank you so much for all the background on what's become one of my most favoritest Garbage tracks ever -- esp the reference to that documentary "Restrepo," which I think I might have heard of, but wld almost certainly never have actually watched. Now it's gonna go near the top of my to-be-tor... I mean, top of my Netflix queue.
    One correction, tho -- w/ total respect (really, no snark) -- cocaine isn't an opiate, and doesn't come from the opium poppy.
    It's derived from the coca plant, and tho it does function as a local anesthetic, it's more of a central-nervous-system stimulant than a depressant. Opiates can knock you out; coke gets you up (as it were).
    Not that I would know any of this from personal experience, mind you...
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