"The Drugs Not Working" as written by and Ryan Adams....
I was shooting int he back of the car
When the windows smashed on the police cars
I was swimming through the streets of New York
With my cocaine dagger and throats to cut
And it was making her cry
But it was making me high

She was a hooker at the age of sixteen
All she wanted was the money, she didn't need an I.D.
She was a junkie, and I know it's a cliche
Cut then so was her life, I mean, she lived in L.A.
And it was making her cry
But it was making her high

And it was making her cry
And it was making her high

Riot in my skull
The demons are coming
Los Angeles is dead
These drugs ain't working
Painted it all black
The chains are jerking
Los Angeles is dead
The drugs ain't working

Riot in my skull
The demons are coming
Los Angeles is dead
The drugs ain't working
Los Angeles is dead
The drugs ain't working
Los Angeles is dead


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"The Drugs Not Working" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentChanelling the spirit of Lou Reed (presumably from a time in the future in which Lou Reed is dead). How brilliant is the lyric, "She was a junkie and I know it's cliche/But then so was her life, I mean, she lived in LA"? Pretty brilliant, right?
    polkablueson March 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou can definately tell this one was written underneath the bar in new york- coked out.
    rescueblueson March 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnothing worthy to add but i crack up when ryan sings "ID". love the guitars on this one, great ending track to probably my favorite album of ryan's.
    politicson May 30, 2009   Link

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