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Little Things That Kill Lyrics

I bleach the sky
every night.
Loaded on wrong,
and further from right.
Spinning around,
to howling moons,
cos there always there,
whatever i do..


The river is loaded,
i've been there today.
Took it some questions,
she does me...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 9th, 2018 9:33am report


    Fucking meth addiction. "Spinning around" Spun out. Bleaching the sky every night to me is just a total reference of being in deep and you are getting high every day and night. All the time. "Loaded on wrong and further from right," knowing you shouldn't be doing what you're doing, but you won't or can't or don't want to stop. Struggling with your own addictions while watching someone you love do the same. It's tearing at your brain. It's destroying your mind
    It's killing you. Everything you love. "Cupboard is empty, we really need food.." You ain't eating if you're tweaking. "We're starving and crude," you get so hungry in the end and very crude. "I killed you once, I'll kill you again." Shit will burn you time and time again until you realize you don't wanna lick the stove anymore. Spent the past month going through a very hard relapse after being clean for a long time. No song has ever so clearly described every aspect of what I was going through.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 25th, 2014 7:51am report


    its about opiate(heroin) addiction.
    my interpretation of the song goes like this:

    1st Verse:
    Every time he uses it makes the (night) better, but also further from actually feeling right(sobriety)...he's feeling great again knows the dope is always there for him.

    Chorus:
    Going up and coming down just describing how you feel when you take opiates...going up but down and then just scratching away while you nod off.
    the little things that kill is like an all encompassing reference for not just the drugs/needles, but also how the little things in life push you back to using again. its like this fight inside your head(tearing at his brain).

    Verse 2:
    The needle is loaded, he's scored more drugs. he knows he shouldn't use and thinks he can maybe control his habit, but he loses the battle even though he knows the only true ending to his path, is eventually ODing with the needle in his arm. then he throws out a nice paradox self referencing statement, here comes a lie we will always be true. basically saying he knows what hes doing to himself and still does it.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 26th, 2013 9:12pm report


    Seems to me it's about a poor relationship that's filled with drugs and alcohol abuse....



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    anonymous
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    Apr 6th, 2013 4:23pm report


    Little Things Lyrics
    Bush

    A piece of sky every night
    Loaded on wrong and further from right
    Spinning around two howling moons
    'Cause they're always there whatever I do

    The river is loaded, I've been there today
    Took it some questions, she does me again
    I'd die in your arms if you were dead too
    Here comes a lie, we will always be true

    Going up when coming down
    Scratch away, away, away, away, away
    It's the little things that kill
    Tearing at my brain again
    Oh, that little things that kill
    The little things that kill

    Bigger you give, bigger you get
    We're boss at denial but best at forget
    Cupboard is empty, we really need food
    Summer is winter and you always knew

    Going up when coming down
    Scratch away, away, away, away, away
    It's the little things that kill
    Tearing at my brain again
    Oh, that little things that kill
    Tearing at my brain again
    Oh, that little, little, little

    Little, little, little
    Little, little, little

    I touch your mouth, my willy is food
    Addicted to love, I'm addicted to fools, shit
    I kill you once, I kill you again
    We're starving and crude, welcome my friends to

    The little things that kill
    Tearing at my brain again
    Oh, that little things that kill
    Tearing at my brain again
    Oh, that little, little, little

    Little, little, little
    Little, little, little

    Here come the little things
    Here come the little



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    anonymous
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    Jan 16th, 2012 1:49am report


    all in one this song "the river is loaded" may be heroin in your veins "i would die in your arms if you were dead too" love and drugs all the way, or love for the drug. the "brown eyed girl" b-man from spokane wa.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 15th, 2011 8:53pm report


    Heroin.



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    anonymous
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    May 24th, 2011 5:21pm report


    Song is about opiate addiction..."scratch awayyyyyy" ".



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    Tyree Sean Lewis
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    Feb 3rd, 2011 2:14am report


    This song to me is about emotional detachment, starving for your partners affection. Little things like a touch, or a word. Things that kill a relationship



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    parawizzard
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    Dec 23rd, 2008 12:07pm report


    This song is about being poor and genuinly unhappy.Also looking for meaning in life and coming up empty, the drugs are also not helping the situation.

    Richard

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    anonymous
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    Oct 2nd, 2008 10:26am report


    Back in the day I had a friend who was really into Bush. He told me that this was about an overeating disorder. This totally makes sense if you listen to the lyrics. "The bigger you kill, the bigger you get." Those little things add up really quickly.

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    anonymous
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    Oct 16th, 2006 10:23pm report


    Drugs and alcohol.

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