Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Jandek – Only Lover lyrics

You never smoke a cigarette when you are doing something
Only when you are half doing it
You are a teenage runt with a lot of cream, Sparky
Gone floating down a river to Madrid
And a car pull in softly
Waiting for the footsteps
How has she followed me here
The tent I went to wasn't mine
It was a cantaloupe's
Cantaloupes are so good to eat
When you dream of your Johnny in a shower
Gone floatin' down a river to Madrid
I love you my lady
I love you like I do
Why you make me so blue
A-kill me, kill me, kill me
Kill me, kill me
I think I'm a goner
When I see one of your shoes
Gone floatin' down a river to Madrid
You're the reason I live
You're the cause of my death
I love what I can't help
You took my success
Will you take my failure
After Arnie took a pill from the bottom
He wasn't ne'er the same
You ought to be gone floatin' down a river to Madrid
I hear you bought a new dress
A red the color of your kiss
Darlin' are you with me now
A-kiss me, kiss me, kiss me, kiss me, kiss me
Ohhh it's my time to die
When I think of your black lips
Gone floatin' down a river to Madrid
Found a painted pony in your breast
Can I tell you the rest
I love you goddess
Listen mister can you be my monkey
Feel my pulse take a stab at my arm
I wasn't meant to have a garden
Gone floatin' down a river to Madrid
Jezebel, you're my favorite
In your country I roam
Listen to me now, lady
Worst I had to tell you was I followed you here
First you made me promise that I wouldn't leave
Then I found my freedom
Gone floatin' down a river to Madrid
Lost some lovely on the way
You gave them back I heard you say
You're my only lover
Like a kangaroo I'm only half doing what I do
Jesus stares at me from the wall
And I think I like your bosom
Aw gone floatin' down a river to Madrid
Ahh, you hear my music
Oh, lord I think it's hard to tell
How she followed me here

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.



      [an error occurred while processing the directive]