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Soundgarden – Spoonman lyrics
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These interpretations are way too complicated. The song is simply about their spoon player. If you look up actually references of the song, you will find that the guy who played spoons for a couple of their recordings and went on tour with them up and disappeared in the middle of one of their tours, and was never heard again. There might be slight drug references in the song; however, that is not what the song is about.
I'm not really sure what this song means but it makes me think of the times in highschool when I use to sing it and beat on the lockers with my pudding snack spoon. Either way I've been trying to figure it out and have failed at finding the true meaning online. Since this damn thing told me to write at least 50 words so Hopefully I'm at 50 now but maybe not. Another possible meaning could be cooking. Crack anyone?
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UnregisteredOct 24, 2015 at 8:58 pm
It's about loving yourself with your hands and drug use and yes the spoon man who is alive and use to perform with the band live. He was a heroin user so the band is just trying to keep it clean for radio.
It worked as many think it's just about one thing.
This is about heroin. At the time he was pretty much into this drug. "all my friends are brown and red", heroin is rarely white but most often a chalky brown and red is the act of drawing blood into the syringe to mix with the H, "and all my friends are skeletons", this line is self-explanatory, "come on while I get off", self explanatory again and the reference to "all my friends are indians" is an allusion to the destruction of the native americans with 'firewater' that would make them feel good for a while but ultimately killed them. I hope this clears the confusion up.
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