Big Salty Tears

Album: Ignore Amos (1996)
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  • Big salty tears
    Are what I tasted
    As I drove
    Past your house tonight
    And now they're resting
    On my burger
    As I start to fry
    Big salty tears
    Here in line
    Even those young fresh fellows
    They don't sound too good tonight
    And all those break lights
    That are in front of me
    They leave a watery red design
    I'm at the age when I realize
    The liquor store won't bring you back
    I must be getting old
    I'm at the drive thru
    And I'm making my face
    More fat fat fat fat fat
    A big salty tears
    I'm at the age where I realize
    Nothing actually
    Just do what I'm supposed to do
    Two Seventeen
    First window please
    A big salty tears

Comments: 7

  • Erin from Sioux Falls, SdIs 2.17 just a random dollar amount for his order at the drive-thru, or is there some other significance with the number and sublime?
  • Kyle from Barrie, Onyo bluejay, im not correcting you to be a dick or any thing, just cool knowledge, but the original lyrics was "salty jiss running down to her chin"
    but i think the producer changed it, its pretty funny.
  • Stephen from Grand Rapids, MiIn the Youtube video it's actually 2 songs.. ones called "Mary" and then when it changes it becomes "Big Salty Tears".
  • Liz from The Town That Never Sleeps, NvI think this songs about a guy having a crsh on a girl and realizing he cant have her. Like the line " big salty tears is what i taste as i drive PAST your house tonight.." kinda like hes scared to stop and ring the doorbell so he keeps driving ya know...
    -Liz
  • Mike from St.catharines, CanadaAnother great song Sublime covered. Well Technically Brad covered it acoustic at the firecracker lounge. Definately another sad song that relates to a breakup from the perspective of the guy writing the song. He keeps reminising about the girl he was seeing such as when he drives past her house. He realizes his drinking wont helpo him get over her. The part "Making my face all fat fat fat" obviously refers to the look of people when they cry with there cheeks scrunched up.
  • Bluejay from Kearny, Njthe phrase 'big salty tears' appears in the song 'Wrong Way', also by Sublime.
  • Michael from Tega Cay, ScThis song was taped onto the lead singer of the ziggens answering machine from a show in florida(brad was signing it)
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