"Drugs" as written by Brian Eno and David Byrne....
And all I see is little dots
Some are smeared and some are spots
Feels like a murder but that's alright
Somebody said there's too much light
Pull down the shade and it's alright
It'll be over in a minute or two.

I'm charged up...don't put me down
Don't feel like talking...don't mess around
I feel mean...I feel o.k.
I'm charged up...electricity

The boys are making a big mess
This makes the girls all start to laugh
I don't know what they're talking about
The boys are worried, the girls are shocked
They pick the sound and let it drop
Nobody know what they're talking about

I'm charged up...I'm kinda wooden
I'm barely moving...I study motion
I study myself...I fooled myself
I'm charged up...it's pretty intense.
I'm charged up...don't put me down
Don't feel like talking...don't mess around
I feel mean...I feel o.k.
I'm charged up...electricity.


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

"Drugs" as written by Brian Eno David Byrne

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  • +4
    General CommentIt's self explanatory, but nevertheless, it's amazing!!! I just love to turn all the lights off in my apartment, lay down, close my eyes, and listen to this song. It's so entrancing! David Byrne is a genius...
    cmh2943on March 14, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General Commentthe words are totally irrelevant, though the lyrics are quite good. the delivery is impeccable. the instrumentation is unlike anything eno or byrne has ever done before or since. a completely original, beautiful experience. i'm rather upset it receives so little mention amongst so-called talking heads connoisseurs and others. i claim nothing, except that this song is remarkable
    johnsonvilleon April 19, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI attended a lecture Eno gave in Davis, CA years and years ago. He talked about how, after having recorded a bunch of instrumentation for this song, during mixing they decided to try removing things. So, for example, they'd take out three snare hits and leave the fourth. He said it was really difficult taking away stuff after having gone through the effort of putting it on tape. He played a clip of the original, comparatively busy arrangement, then played what they release; the difference was really impressive.
    skoughton February 07, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSome of these comments are insightful, and others are from obvious children. Music does not depend on being high or not being high...what matters is the quality of the music. After the mid 80's or so music stopped having an identity. Why?
    MoreTontoon January 11, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS FREAKY AS. IM CURRENTLY DOING A CONTEMPORARY DANCE TO IT. MUCH FUN
    productofthe80son October 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'll get right on it
    Shep420on July 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, I don't do drugs, never have... but this song pretty much fits my imagination of what it must be like....under the best circumstances. It's enough for me.
    doodadon March 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA man freaking out while on drugs trying to convince his fellows that he's not loosing it.
    Cynothoglyson March 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe ending gets pretty trippy and menacing on this. What kind of drugs could those be? Maybe LSD? Well's that's not really important I guess, but I was just thinking. I've had that freaky/fearful sensation while drunk, though I've never done drugs.
    Marquezon October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone tried putting this song on while they're really high?
    majestikmoose9on June 20, 2006   Link

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