Mountain Song

Album: Nothing's Shocking (1988)
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  • Comin' down the mountain
    One of many children
    Everybody has their own opinion
    Everybody has their own opinion
    Holding it back hurts so bad
    Jumping out of my flesh
    And I said

    Cash in
    Cash in now, honey
    Cash in now
    Cash in now
    Cash in now, honey
    Cash in Miss Smith
    Cash in now, baby
    Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh

    I was comin' down the mountain
    I met a child, man, she had pin eyes
    We had the same opinion
    Had the same opinion
    She was holding it back
    It hurts do bad
    Jumping out of my flesh
    And I said

    Cash in now, honey
    Cash in now
    Cash in now, baby
    Cash in now, honey
    Cash in Miss smith
    Cash in now, baby
    Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh

    Ooh-ooh, whoa-whoa-whoa yeah
    Ooh-ooh, whoa-whoa-whoa yeah
    Ooh-ooh, whoa-whoa-whoa yeah
    Ooh-ooh, whoa-whoa-whoa yeah Writer/s: David Navarro, Eric Adam Avery, Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Jane from The MountainIt's about coming off of H.
  • Robin from FloridaThe song is about Perry Farrell’s mother’s suicide. Cash in, Miss Smith is referring to her, Smith was her maiden name.
  • Dan from New York, NyActually, the word "mountain" is repeated in the second verse... "I was coming down the mountain, I met a child man she had pin eyes..." -thanks, Dan
  • Willie from Scottsdale, Az"pin eyes" is stoner slang for very small pupils, often encountered during heroin use when the eyes try and limit the light let into the brain. Also, going up and coming down "the mountain" is user slang for getting on a binge, and coming off one. The word is actually used twice in the song, not just in the opening line.
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