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​Dope Fiend Blues

This song is by Mike Ness and appears on the album Cheating at Solitaire (1999).

In a police car I feel so very small
I see my lovers face and I watch her teardrops fall
And I try to figure out where I'd fallen off the track
I sold my soul to the devil and then I stole it back

And in the end, you know a dope fiend ain't got no friends
And a junkie is a junkie to the bitter end
Hope to die now, 'cause you know I'm better off dead
Hey brother, won't yopu lend me a helping hand?

I tie myself off, shoot it in my veins
I feel like Marlon Brando and I've hid another day's pain
I'm goin' back where it's safe, I'm goin' back to the womb
I find my mother's comfort, here in a needle and spoon

And Christmas for a dope fiend ain't no fun
Waitin' for good times that never seem to come
Goin' out now, gonna get myself a gun
Please stop me, don't you know I'm on the run?

Aren't you tired of the detox and the places in the mind?
Aren't you tired of the misery, aren't you tired of doing time?
And I try to figure out where I'd fallen off the track
You know I sold my soul to the devil and then I stole it back

I'm a dope fiend, I'm a liar, a cheat and a thief
At my funeral, won't you bring me a red rose wreath?
Dress in black now, show everyone your grief
Well, I'm gone now, you can all feel relief!