"Brothers and Sisters" as written by Damon Albarn, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
Brothers and sisters
Rebuild your lives
We're all drug takers
Give us something tonight

A cartoon in a ketamine
Jelly mixed with margarine
White doves from the war machine
Every body movin
Cocaine is for murderers
Codeine for the jurors
Caffeine been through all of us
All the people horny
Crackwhores back in town again
Eggships sniffing benelyn
Burning all the oil again
Smoking makes you holy
Textin abbreviates the brain
Aspirin takes away the pain
Rock on, everyone the same
That's the way it is

Brothers and sisters
Rebuild your lives
We're all drug takers
Give us something tonight

Rohypnol like a chloroform
Sugar from the day you are born
Washed out like a dinosaur
Really don't believe it.
Sticky sniffing superglue
sulphates keep you in a zoo
Monkeys turning into you
Everybody horney
Acid good up on the moors
Gimpo stops you getting bored
Beta's busy making laws
Procaine stops you screaming
Librium for anxiety
Drinking it our society
That's the way it is
that's the way it is even when we're pissed

Lyrics submitted by U2takemehigher, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Brothers and Sisters" as written by Damon Albarn David Rowntree

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    General CommentPeople have become too dependant on manufactured chemicals or drugs. It echoes
    the lyrics of Chemical World.
    Pedro49on April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat's exactly what I thought, that this was covering similar ground to chemical world!
    teapoton December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah and it is reggae :). It is great song. Too bad they've split.
    Painbeareron March 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove it.

    funny he is tough on Cocaine.....guess he'd know.
    pton March 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat means I am not CHEMICAL-FREE...
    I use drugs, though(paracetamol)
    bear_hug20on May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe's saying don't take or do drugs because it will hurt you Even in the song he says: brothers and sisters REBUILD your lives we're all drug takers give us something tonight. He even makes it clear What he means by rebuild is to get off the drug addiction and MAKE SOMETHING OF YOUR SELF DON"T SIT AROUND DOING DRUGS BECAUSE it's NOT HELPING!!!
    Sergant123on August 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about being born into a world that automaticaly creates this addiction to these "drugs". "Sugar from the day you are born"; our parents feed sugar to us when we are young.. and verything pretty much has sugar or some sort of artifical sweetening or flavouring, we cannot help it when we're babies. Blur refers to hard drugs like "cocaine for murderers", watch any movie with a cocaine dealer.. it usually entales some sort of mafia or gang. They are relating not drugs but the substances that make this society go around with everyday things that we do not even notice. The songs not nessisary about drugs but just things that we are so use to.. Just like addictions. We crave life and fun but everyone is merely the same and will get into work after their education.."Caffine been through all of us". We don't notice how brainwashed we are in this society, and how addicted we are to living the way we do. We are hooked on the life that was given to us, not the life that we never chose.. "Sugar from the day you are born" my friends!

    Blur is brilliant, they're so controversial but in the most charming way possible. Just love, love, love them!
    sexigurl69on October 11, 2011   Link

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