Heroin Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Lou Reed
Original Band
Velvet Underground

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US December 01, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & Steve Kilbey Melbourne Arts Centre Playhouse Melbourne Victoria Australia May 03, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock & Steve Kilbey The Metro Sydney New South Wales Australia May 10, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock & Steve Kilbey The Gov Adelaide South Australia Australia April 25, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Neptune Seattle Washington US June 04, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Caprichos de Apolo Barcelona Spain June 19, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Hotel California Todos Santos Baja California Mexico January 10, 2013

Lyrics

I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein

And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same
When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I have made the big decision
I'm gonna try to nullify my life
'Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death

And you can't help me, not you guys
Or all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sail the darkened seas
On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
On a sailor's suit and cap

Away from the big city
Where a man cannot be free
Of all of the evils of this town
And of himself, and those around
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a mainline to my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off than dead

Because when the smack begins to flow
I really don't care anymore
About all the Jim-Jim's in this town
And all the politicians makin' crazy sounds
And everybody puttin' everybody else down
And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds

'Cause when the smack begins to flow
Then I really don't care anymore
Ah, when the heroin is in my blood
And that blood is in my head

Then thank God that I'm good as dead
Then thank your God that I'm not aware
And thank God that I just don't care
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess I just don't know