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And when I wake up in the morning
To feel the daybreak on my face
There's a blood that's flowin'
Through the feeling, with a knife
To open up the sky's veins

Some things will never change
They stand there looking backwards
Half unconscious from the pain

They may seem rearranged
In the backwater swirling
, there is
Something that will never change

And when I shoulda been gone a long time
Laughs and says, I find ways
Just when we're sheltered under paper
The rockets come at us sideways


Some things will never change
They stand there looking backwards
Half unconscious from the pain

They may seem rearranged
In the backwater swirling, there is
Something that'll never change

Hey,
I'm blind
Good, fine
Roll the time
On whose dime


And when I wake up in the morning
To feel the daybreak on my face
There's a blood that's flowin'
Through the ceiling, with a knife
To open up the sky's veins

Some things will never change
They stand there looking backwards
Half unconscious from the pain

They may seem rearranged
In the backwater swirling, there is
Something that'll never change

Some things will never change
They stand there looking backwards
Half unconscious from the pain

They may seem rearranged
In the backwater swirling, there is
Something that'll never change



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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 6:57 am
    I think curt's point in the feelings of waking to another day looking to stop the pain of the addiction. With a point, rig, knife to find the vein. Was made pretty straight out. And be again sky high. Back pulling on a rig is to register the vein was hit. The blood in the rig shows it was. The search for the high after coming down is ever present. "some things that will never change. " standing looking backwards to better days without addiction. Half unconscious from the pain of being down and sick. "they may seem rearranged in the back water that is swirling" lost track of days and time, that seems to just go around in circles. A metaphor well made in a backwater pool. To the hopelessly addicted it seems these things will never change.
    "and when i should have been gone a long time, laughs and says, i find ways. Just when we're sheltered under paper the rockets come at us sideways. "
    The constant search for cash to pay for the habit and when finally theres money in pocket, comes the suppliers with more rockets or rigs full of highs.
    But most misunderstood in my oppinion is
    " hey, i'm blind, good, fine, roll the time, on who's dime. " i think it was the standard answer curt gave everyone. Yeah, i'm blind to what this is doing to me. Ok i get it. Good great fine i get it. So go ahead and roll up a jay. Oh and who's buying this time anyway.
    Since it was widely reported that both brothers got high anyway they could. I don't think for a heroin user this song is hard to understand. To hard a life style in my oppinion for such a talented man. The song is wonderfully done and shows the heart behind such strong feelings.

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