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​Rotten World Blues

This song is by Eels and appears on the album Souljacker (2001) and on the compilation album Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased (1996-2006) (2008).

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Hey Man, What?
Hey Man, What?
Hey Man, What?

Hey man, What?
Dig this

Well I went walkin' out yesterday
A man was carryin' a sign that says
"The world is gonna end tomorrow
Hey buddy, got a nickel I can borrow?"

This rotten world's gonna chew you up
Swallow you whole and then spit you back out
The sooner you recognize this simple fact
Then this rotten world gives you what you lack

Old Miss Headtrip she's gettin' down
You don't see her much walkin' 'round town
Well you could say that she needs a little lovin'
Lookin' for a light with her head in the oven

This rotten world's gonna chew you up
Swallow you whole and then spit you back out
The sooner you recognize this simple fact
Then this rotten world gives you what you lack, let's rock

Miss Kovalov she's lookin' good
Walkin' her ass through the neighborhood
She knows somethin' that you don't know
Somethin' she learned about a long time ago

This rotten world's gonna chew you up
Swallow you whole and then spit you back out
The sooner you recognize this simple fact
Then this rotten world gives you what you lack

This rotten world's gonna chew you up
Swallow you whole and then spit you back out

Written by:

Mark Everett

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