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Blind Melon lyrics

Album: Blind Melon [1992]

Tracks13
 01  Soak the Sin
 02  Tones of Home
 03  I Wonder
 04  Paper Scratcher
 05  Dear Ol' Dad
 06  Change
 07  No Rain
 08  Deserted
 09  Sleepyhouse
 10  Holyman
 11  Seed to a Tree
 12  Drive
 13  Time
all Blind Melon lyrics



Soak the Sin
I've got to buy some shoes
These ones are getting loose
My feet are shrinking in the sun, and it ain't fun
But it looks like rain up ahead in forty miles.
A big rainbow took the blue sky......
I'm gonna tell my momma, I love her so
And thank you for giving me these bones o' gold
I'm gonna run from my home
Jump in the river and let the
Water soak the sin in my soul.
Fine time we all crossed lines
Make the music that makes us feel fine
Rednecks on sun decks hearing a hillside romeo say
Boys this is the good shit, so come on all and eat a little bit.
And if I ever go back home, I'm gonna set......
Don't even say a word, it confuses me.
What he says to do, is that we don't have to.
We don't have to.back to top
Tones of Home
What do you think they would say
If I stood up and I walked away
Nobody here really understands me,
And so I'll wave goodbye I'm fine
And I'm fine

Tones of home

Said you don't like the way I'm living
Tones of home
Tones of home
And so I wave goodbye
I'm flyin, and I'm flyin home

And I always thought this would be
The land of milk and honey
Oh but I come to find out
That it's all hate and money
And there's a canopy of greed holding me down

Tones of home

Said you don't like the way I'm living
Tones of home
Tones of home
And so I wave goodbye
I'm flyin, I'm flyin home

See I'm so high to you, but I'll fade away
I said you're on your own

Your mom and daddy said,
That your sister said,
And your brother's saying
They're saying everybody,
They're saying everybody
Is sayin i, eye..

All my friends patronize me,
And they say yo hey boy!
Have you found what you're looking for?
It seems they don't really know me
Cause it's here, and it's what they can't see

Tones of home

Said you don't like the way I'm living
Tones of home
Tones of home
And so I wave goodbye
And I'm flyin, and I'm flyin homeback to top
I Wonder
All alone the broadening skies
Under the every night I will lie
Scratching claw and grip the rails
Every day my living hell
Oh God you know I've tried
I know how hard I tried
And oh I tried......
Hey I'd like to daze away to a
Place like no one has known
In a state of mind I could call mine
That only I could own
Where I could hum a tune anytime
I choose, and then there is no such thing as time
Where I can feel no pain just calm and sane
What a place for one to find
Now you see I'm watching everything
I do and they're watching everything I say
Why wont they leave me be?
Why am I even here? I wonder
You leave me wondering
Won't you stop watching me
I said they're watching me, watching me, watching me
Now in my corner I got the ceiling in my eyes
Arms holding up my knees
And rocking back and forth my life
I didn't mean to feel this way
When I walked into the door, lord
Then they ripped away my memories
And I cant remember who I was before.
And I only wanted to be 16 and free.
......and I wonder.back to top
Paper Scratcher
Shuffle can to can nobody really gives a damn
For every living day I give myself a hand
Now I'm scroungy as can be
I got all you normals looking at me
I'll scratch a hole in my life
So everyone can see
My mind is a mind that I have come to know
And my eyes can't conceive a world that can not grow
And fridays are always fresh days
Screamin' at the sun, don't really
Know what he has done
He don't believe in God and a world as one
So he rambles through the weeds
And he will sleep beneath the trees
On the day I die, thank God my soul will be released
I've seen all your eyes
And I've seen all your faces
Can you tell me honestly that you wanna be free?
Then look in my eyes
I've been lots of places
Can you tell me honestly that you'd want to be me
Honestly.back to top
Dear Ol' Dad
Come now and listen babe
I gotta reason why I behave
Like a child with a light in eyes
Running naked on a cold winter night
I am like a pigeon that is spreading
it's wings to fly away to better things
Like a hammer that has made
a dent in every little single cent you've spent

Said oh God you've got to help me a little bit
you've got to have a relief file for me

Now I know I'm always right, that's a
thought that never even crossed my mind
Don't touch me there, I've gotta be pure
So smack that hand, and read this verse
So I wrecked your life, what the heck
My new found faith will pay by check
This life's took a toll on my soul

So this is me and that's my song
And I guess that you can see that we don't get along
I've shut the doors on what we had
so now she can sleep with her Dear ol' Dad
my eyes are dry and my hands are clean
and I can't believe all the things I've seen

[Chorus]

Oh My God!back to top
Change
I don't feel the suns comin' out today
Its staying in, it's gonna find another way.
As I sit here in this misery, I don't
Think I'll ever see the sun from here.
And oh as I fade away,
They'll all look at me and say, and they'll say,
Hey look at him! I'll never live that way.
But that's okay
They're just afraid to change.
When you feel your life ain't worth living
You've got to stand up and
Take a look around you then a look way up to the sky.
And when your deepest thoughts are broken,
Keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die.
And as we all play parts of tomorrow,
Some ways will work and other ways we'll play.
But I know we all can't stay here forever,
So I want to write my words on the face of today.
And then they'll paint it
And oh as I fade away,
They'll all look at me and they'll say,
Hey look at him and where he is these days.
When life is hard, you have to change.back to top
No Rain
All I can say you know my life it's pretty plain
And all that I can do, is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view, but it's not sane
No it's not sane
No it's not sane
No it's not sane
It's not sane
And I don't understand why I sleep all God damn day
All that I do, is read a book to stay awake
It rips my life away
It rips my life away
And it rips my life away
And it will rip your life awayback to top
Deserted
Grab my knee and look at me
And try to tell me I'll be home soon
Asleep in my bed and unstoned
I'm tired of me this way
I don't know what I've gotten into
But I'm glad it's now instead of sooner
This desert heat has crowded me strong
With a wish I had for winter
It's not as gentle as it sounds
As though it sounded yesterday
When I heard a leaf of my life hit the ground
And as a bottle cap flew from my fingers
I don't know what I've gotten in to
But I'm glad it's now instead of sooner
This desert heat has crowded me strong
With a wish I had for winter
..and the sands blew in my eyes
I stood on the edge and looked down to see
The light of a new life, shinning up on me
...with a wish that I had
The sand blew in my eyesback to top
Sleepyhouse
No time frame, for what I need to do today
Here at the yellow house. I think I'm gonna play
With free livin' lads down the street aways away
As I feel the moon rise
The time that all feels is the right time
Here in our sleepy house
As I wipe eye bugs away, the candle flickers at me to say
And in my head I sometimes pray
Hey aren't ya feeling fine
As I was as a little child
And I'm feeling better when I'm high
With a red light shinning on a little unity
The mistakes that I've made
No they don't seem to bother me
I sure as hell don't feel like
I missed any kind of train
If I could only show you how I feel
Then you wouldn't bother me
And then maybe you'd see why we don't mind being blind
As I was as a little child
And I'm feeling better when I'm high
With a red light shinning on a little unity
I'll probably be in a little while.back to top
Holyman
I was born on the banks off a hot muddy river
The child of one stupid steamy night
Born to roam beneath the sun
What do you think of me, I'm better left alone
I met a holyman that said that he knew the way
And he'd like to show me so my life won't go astray
Take my hand child now little boy don't you be afraid
I'll take your soul and walk on water
Holyman, ya don't understand
The cuts on me they run much deeper
Holyman, you righteous man
I've been shown the way a thousand times
Not one a keeper
Older man he said I'll tell you boy
You've planted rotten seeds
And in a land of happiness
They'll grow us evil trees
Guided minds, and eyes that will never see
Holyman I'll tell you
Just what it is that I believe
Holyman I tell you man you gotta
Believe in what you see
Cause it's you that corrupt us man and
Deep throat philosophy
I don't need your spells or the little
Games you try to pull on me
Come to think of it I don't need your religion
Gotta get away
I wish you would understand
Everybody prays
Let me find my own wayback to top
Seed to a Tree
As I shit, I sit and wonder why
My floor is so cold and my back broken tired
But life is good, even though it won't be long
With a candle comes emotions that
Dance with the shadows on my wall
What were you thoughts, as they
Were flying through your mind
Compared to what you feel from
The bars your now behind
If they could speak, what do you think
They would say to you?
I do believe you'd been better
Off if you'd just told the truth
Never had a problem till I stood face to face with me
And I wish there was a way for me to go inside so I could see
All the faces of the people who have torn a piece of me
As I grew from a seed to a tree
Can you feel the power of the eye
That's hidden away 5 feet from where we lie
What do you taste, when you take a drink of me
Is it to much for me to ask if I asked you to leave
Please just leave 'cause I want to be alone
There's a fine line between love and my feelings for you
High time I washed it all away
Unkind, I watch your future burn before you
Denied, a chance of any love in your life
And I ask you one time..why?back to top
Drive
His feet are dirty
And his face, his face is long
And while he's peeking out
Through his hair he hides the pain
Till that lennon song comes along
He'll turn it off and say can you drive?
Jimmy, we need to borrow this for a minute
Cause we need to escape
Now there's so many things that
He's gonna do in 5 lifetimes
Hell I could do 'em all
Yeah and while he's rolling his own smokes
He says to me he's buying a new ride today
A classic deal the boss will give
He said the same thing two weeks ago
You've seen that sweaty jet rag
Feeling come over him, and i've
Seen that boy nod into a dream a time or two
And on his way out his glazed stare
Will make you stop and wonder
Hey william is that the last time
I'm gonna look at you?
But the next day phone will ring
And it will be him
Can you drive?
Jimmy, what would you say
What would you do
Oh should I pray?
Or do you think that this blind mind
Would listen to me, anywayback to top
Time
Said all these people they won't leave me alone
And we need, a little time to ourselves
And half the reasons why
I'm sketchin' all the time
The result of a life in this hell
But oh well, I think it's time
My faith is falling like the leaves from a tree
The pockets both take it away
The sun warms my body as i'm
Sittin' on a swing watching
Columbus clouds bring in the rain
Oh well I think it's time
Its time to go
My mind is playing tricks on me all the time
To let you know that I am real
And all the worries you build
Up inside your soul
The ones that make your world stand still
Mean you can feel, that it's time to go..
Are you fed up, are you fed up with me?
Do you think you could do better?
Do you think that I know better?
Do they think that they know better?
Five fed up faces with the itch to kill a king
Blood red sunshine, and a breath to air that's clean
I drink from the faucet
From the porch I take a pee
I look at you through the bushes
Where you can't see me
I laugh and slip into another state of mind
To let you know that I am real
And all the worries you build up inside your soul
The ones that make your world stand still
Means you can feel, that it's time to goback to top
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