"Hey You" as written by Dennis Joseph Wolfe, Scott Christopher Stevens, David Walsh and Louis Alfred Herrera....
Your life, mislaid
Spoon-fed, well raised

[Chorus]
Hey you you're nodding out
What's this all about
Hey you you're nodding out
What's this all about
Hey you! hey you! hey you!
Hey you what's this now
Going down going down
Are you sorry now
Going down going down
What's your story now
Going down, why do you want to die

Black tar in your veins
Once new, now stained

[Chorus]

Your life, mislaid
Spoon-fed, well raised
Hey you


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"Hey You" as written by Youssou N Dour Habib Faye

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    General CommentI love this song. It's my favorite. I can never get enough of it. Scotts voice is so sexy in here at parts. I think it's about the beginning of the down spiral in someones life?
    graffiti_mysoulon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmmm this song is about heroin don't you think? thats pretty obvious
    thanksagainon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so much fun to play on Guitar Hero >.>
    OrcishIncubuson November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with thanksagain... The line that gives away what this song is about is "Black Tar | Your Veins | Once new | Now stained"... The song is almost definately about heroin... I first heard this on 'Guitar Hero'. Another one of the 100 reasons why that game rocks! Obviously, the version on 'Guitar Hero' is not as good as the real one! For one thing, you can't hear the "Black Tar | Your Veins | Once new | Now stained" line as well, which is sad, since it's my favorite part!
    HELENzon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyep, he said "black tar" in a song so it DEFINATELY cant be taken metaphorically.... when do artists EVER write something that could have a double meaning?!?

    anyways, i believe hes talking about someone who went through life believing everything they were told as in "nodding out" and when it hit them how it was all messed up they were going down.

    black tar in ur veins i believe is metaphorically comparing the damage to ur physical body as it is doing to ur soul. so basically heroin is to ur body as letting in all the garbage in this world is to your soul.
    Caleb0210on May 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^^You have a point, and it can easily be about what your talking about, but it can very easily be about heroin! Aah... I love multiple POV's on a song!
    HELENzon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow that was a fast response after 6 months lol!

    anyways im pretty sure its not about heroin. look up existentialist, which is the exies are. EXIES= EXISTientialist.
    Caleb0210on May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I love playing it on Guitar Hero too.
    FerrisWheelParkingon June 27, 2007   Link
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    Lyric Correction"Black tar/In your veins/Once BLUE/Now stained"
    anyways i think this song is about somebody who took everything for granted, treated everyone like a dick.
    "black tar in your veins"
    possibly saying that now the person is corrupted, and now he is spiraling downward.
    thats my interpretation!
    slapshotsdon June 12, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaningcome on guys... it's obviously about heroin, to think otherwise is just foolish.
    "spoon fed"-cooking up heroin in a spoon
    "black tar in your veins"- meaning shooting black tar heroin into your veins
    "nodding out"- if you've ever seen somebody on heroin, they 'nod out'
    "why do you want to die?"- people die from heroin addiction
    kw61492on December 12, 2013   Link

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