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Camper Van Beethoven – Pictures Of Matchstick Men lyrics

When I look up to the sky
I see your eyes, a funny kind of yellow
Rush home to bed, I soak my head
I see your face underneath my pillow
I wake next morning, I'm still yawning
I see your face looking through my window
Pictures of matchstick men and you
Images of matchstick men and you
Alls I ever see is them and you
Windows echo your reflection
When I look in their direction, now
There're faces haunting me
Your face just won't leave me alone
Pictures of matchstick men and you
Images of matchstick men and you
Alls I ever see is them and you
You're in the sky
You're with the sky
You make men cry
You are, you're in the sky
You're with the sky
You make men cry
Pictures of matchstick men . . .



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    First of all, let's get one thing straight:.
    At the end the lyric should be "you're with this guy, you make me cry" get it? Not "you're with the sky" that doesnt' even make sense. Kinda like the misquote of jimi "excuse me while i kiss the sky. " many folks goofed on that and changed it to "kiss the sky" however, I truly believe in this case it makes more sense to go my way and say "you're with this guy. You make me cry. " whatchuthink?
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    When someone was involved in the use of heroin circa 1968 they would heat the drug in a spoon. The term Matchstick Men comes from this time as they used paper matches and split them from the bottom up to make them stand like a small tripod. Then the tip of the match was lit and the spoon held over the flame thus cooking the heroin. This is where the term Matchstick men came from.
    The reference to a "funny kind of yellow" in a the eyes may have been the breakdown of the liver from abuse of drugs and alcohol which are synonymous with causing liver failure.
    The references to not being left alone and Matchstick men and you may have been the addiction as it is always haunting and never leaving them alone.
    The original groups did have members that were into drugs although it is not mentioned which members or what type of drug they were using at the time.
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