Who Sang Heroin? Joseph Arthur

Joseph Arthur Lou cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-5-13
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Indie Rock
length: 5:52
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 you 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 now, you guys
And all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess that 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
In a sailor's suit and cap
Away from the big city
Where a man can not 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 mainer to my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off and 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 making crazy sounds
And everybody putting 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 Ithank God that I'm as good as dead
Then I 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

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, be the death of me

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Walk on the Wild Side
  • 2 Sword of Damocles
  • 3 Stephanie Says
  • 4 Heroin
  • 5 NYC Man
  • 6 Satellite of Love
  • 7 Dirty Blvd.
  • 8 Pale Blue Eyes
  • 9 Magic and Loss
  • 10 Men of Good Fortune
  • 11 Wild Child
  • 12 Coney Island Baby

  • Release information
    label: Vanguard
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin