"Drug Ballad" as written by and Mathers/bass/bass....
Ooh shit (ooh hey ooh)
Guess what?
I ain't coming in yet
I'll come in in a minute
Ah-yo this is my love song
It goes like this

Back when Mark Wahlberg was Marky Mark
This is how we used to make the party start
We used to mix hen' with Bacardi Dark
And when it kicks in you can hardly talk
And by the sixth gin you gon' probably crawl
And you'll be sick then and you'll probably barf
And my prediction is you gon' probably fall
Either somewhere in the lobby or the hallway wall
And everything's spinnin'
You're beginning to think women are swimmin' in pink linen
Again in the sink
Then in a couple of minutes that bottle of Guinness is finished
You are now allowed to officially slap bitches
You have the right to remain violent and start wildin'
Start a fight with the same guy that was smart eyein' you
Get in the car and start it and start drivin'
Over the island and cause a 42 car pile up
Earth calling, pilot to co-pilot
Looking for life on this planet sir, no sign of it
All I could see is a bunch of smoke flyin'
And I'm so high that I might die if I go by it
Let me out of this place I'm outta place
I'm in in outter space, I've just vanished without a trace
I'm going to a pretty place now where the flowers grow
I'll be back in an hour or so

'Cause every time I go to try to leave (Whoa)
Somethin' keeps pullin' on my sleeve (Whoa)
I don't want to but I gotta stay (Whoa)
These drugs really gotta hold on me (Whoa)

'Cause every time I try ta tell 'em no (No)
They won't let me ever let 'em go (Go)
I'm a sucker all I gotta say (Whoa)
Is drug's really gotta hold on me?

In third grade all I used to do
Was sniff glue through a tube and play rubix cube
Seventeen years later I'm as rude as you
Schemein' on the first chick with the hugest boobs
I got no game and every face looks the same
They got no name so I don't need game to play
I just say whatever I want, to whoever I want
Whenever I want, wherever I want, however I want
However I do show some respect to few
This ecstasy has got me standin' next to you
Gettin' sentimental as fuck, spillin' guts to you
We just met but I think I'm in love with you
But you're on it too so you tell me you love me too
Wake up in the morning like "Yo what the fuck we do?"
I gotta go bitch, you know I got stuff to do
'Cause if I get caught cheatin' then I'm stuck with you
But in the long run these drugs
Are probably gonna catch up sooner or later
But fuck it I'm on one so let's enjoy
Let the X destroy your spinal chord,
So it's not a straight line no more
So we walk around lookin' like some windup dolls
Shit stickin' out of our backs like a dinosaur
Shit six hits won't even get me high no more
So bye for now I'm gonna try to find some more

Cause every time I go to try to leave (Whoa)
Somethin' keeps pullin' on my sleeve (Whoa)
I don't want to but I gotta stay (Whoa)
These drugs really gotta hold on me (Whoa)

'Cause every time I try ta tell 'em no (No)
They won't let me ever let 'em go (Go)
I'm a sucker all I gotta say (Whoa)
Is drug's really gotta hold on me?

That's the sound of a bottle when it's hollow
When you swallow it all
Wallow and drown in your sorrow
And tomorrow your probably gonna want to do it again
What's a little spinal fluid between you and a friend, screw it
And what's a little bit of alcohol poisoning?
And what's a little fight?
Tomorrow you'll be boys again
It's your life live it however you want to
Marijuana is everywhere, where was you brought up?
It don't matter as long as you get where you're goin'
'Cause none of this shit's gonna mean shit where we're goin
They tell you to stop but you just sit there ignorin'
Even though you wake up feelin' like shit every morning
But your young you got a lot of drugs to do
Girls to screw, parties to crash, sucks to be you
If I could take it all back now I wouldn't
I would've did more shit that people said that I shouldn't
But I'm all grown up now and upgraded
And graduated to better drugs and updated
But I still gotta a lot of growin' up to do
I still gotta whole lot of throwin' up to spew
But when it's all said and done before I know it
I'll be forty with a forty on the porch tellin' stories
With a bottle of Jack, two grand kids on my lap
Babysitting for Hailey, while Hailey's out gettin' shmashed

'Cause every time I go to try to leave (Whoa)
Somethin' keeps pullin' on my sleeve (Whoa)
I don't want to but I gotta stay (Whoa)
These drugs really gotta hold on me (Whoa)

'Cause every time I try ta tell 'em no (No)
They won't let me ever let 'em go (Go)
I'm a sucker all I gotta say (Whoa)
Is drug's really gotta hold on me?

'Cause every time I go to try to leave (Whoa)
Somethin' keeps pullin' on my sleeve (Whoa)
I don't want to but I gotta stay (Whoa)
These drugs really gotta hold on me (Whoa)

'Cause every time I try ta tell 'em no (No)
They won't let me ever let 'em go (Go)
I'm a sucker all I gotta say (Whoa)
Is drug's really gotta hold on me?

Drugs really got a hold on me
Really got a hold on me
'Cause drugs really got a hold on me
They really got a hold on me


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"Drug Ballad" as written by Mark Bass Jeff Bass

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is a top tune! i love the lyrics and eminem has such a way with words. my favourite bit is actually the harmonising by the female voice. anyway, never actually dun drugs but i have been around ppl wen they hav. it wasnt funny at the time, for me anyway, but this song has helped me lighten up and see the funny side, even tho i know that "drugs r just bad mkkaaaaaaaay??!!" anyway, just showin my appreciation for em's lyrics. love him, genious!
    PunkiGurlion June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song with some honesty in dealing with drugs pretty funny too
    MorningStaron May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts funny and it's probably alot like being on all those drugs. Fav line: "I'm going to a pretty place where the flowers grow, i'll be back in an hour or so." Eminem really has a way of putting words together and thats why I like him.
    lilbabyjessie02on May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of every good party I've ever been to, and reminiscing about high school years. :)
    superman9kon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti used to listen to his album before goin to a party + this song was the one that floated inside my head when i was...partyin' :)
    tommyfoxon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so true... we're all gunan die eventually... make fun of ur life while u still got it... thats how i live my life but then again my like almost completely sux but then again i was high when i wrote this to u...
    i_live_for_musicon September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a fun song but has a deeper meaning to it. My fav lyric is "It don't matter as long as you get where you're goin, Cause none of this shit is gonna mean shit where we're goin" so true. But it says we have a choice to live it up and that's perfectly fine too.
    banders321on September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has such a great beat! i don't do drugs but this song just consumes me in its beat
    Rosiega1218on April 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am a drug addict.. a clean one now.. and this song helped me to get clean and stay clean.. cause i realized what i was doing to myself with the drugs.. what i was doing to other people... and that Yea i have a choice to not do them... everyone does... this is just the choice that is right for ME!
    airgemmon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenttheres no such thing as a clean drug addict. you shouldve started off with "i was a drug addict but i am clean now" but anyways. his information on X isnt accurate. pure MDMA might have a future in hospital as morphine does. it was first discovered by the germans in 1913/1914's and then in the 70's it was used in america for marriage counseling and then the army actually used it as a truth serum. but anyways his message is do whatever you want because its your life and he says he wouldve done more shit than people said that he shouldnt. if you have ever taken E it is probably the greatest thing ever invented. Molly (pure form of MDMA) is a lot healthier too and neither are addicting. i have tried many drugs and i can not think of too many that would kill you from trying but then again you need a reliable person supplying you with these.
    the green eyeson October 21, 2004   Link

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