"Semi-Charmed Life" as written by and Stephan Jenkins....
I'm packed and I'm holding
I'm smiling, she's living, she's golden
And she lives for me
She says she lives for me
Ovation
She's got her own motivation
She comes round and she goes down on me
And I make her smile
It's like a drug for you
Do ever what you want to do
Coming over you
Keep on smiling, what we go through
One stop to the rhythm that divides you
And I speak to you like the chorus to the verse
Chop another line like a coda with a curse
And I come on like a freak show takes the stage
We give them the games we play, she said
I want something else
To get me through this
Semi-charmed kind of life
I want something else
I'm not listening when you say
Good-bye
The sky it was gold, it was rose
I was taking sips of it through my nose
And I wish I could get back there
Some place back there
Smiling in the pictures you would take
Doing crystal myth
Will lift you up until you break
It won't stop
I won't come down, I keep stock
With a tick-tock rhythm and a bump for the drop
And then I bumped up
I took the hit I was given
Then I bumped again
And then I bumped again
How do I get back there to
The place where I fell asleep inside you?
How do I get myself back to
The place where you said
I want something else
To get me through this
Semi-charmed kind of life
I want something else
I'm not listening when you say
Good-bye
I believe in the sand beneath my toes
The beach gives a feeling
An earthy feeling
I believe in the faith that grows
And the four right chords can make me cry
When I'm with you I feel like I could die
And that would be all right
All right
When the plane came in
She said she was crashing
The velvet it rips
In the city we tripped
On the urge to feel alive
But now I'm struggling to survive
The days you were wearing
That velvet dress
You're the priestess, I must confess
Those little red panties
They pass the test
Slide up around the belly
Face down on the mattress
One
Now you hold me
And we're broken
Still its all that I want to do
Feel myself with a head made of the ground
I'm scared but I'm not coming down
And I won't run for my life
She's got her jaws just locked now in smile
But nothing is all right
All right
I want something else
To get me through this life
I want something else
I'm not listening when you say
Good-bye


Lyrics submitted by flyswatter, edited by White2lip

"Semi-Charmed Life" as written by Stephan Jenkins

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  • +12
    General CommentCrystal meth? Where are you getting that from? The song is obviously about waffles.
    souljamikeon July 12, 2005   Link
  • +9
    General CommentIt's funny how they take a song that's clearly about drugs and oral sex and wrap it up in such a pretty package so that the meaning goes virtually unnoticed to the casual listener.
    thequeenisdeadon July 22, 2005   Link
  • +6
    General Commenti love drugs.
    pablohoney94704on April 04, 2005   Link
  • +6
    General CommentHe's comparing the use of crystal meth with the stages of a relationship with someone and how now he's just chasing the dragon and wishing that it was the way it was in the beginning of his relationship with someone. In the beginning, there is the magical days, then in the end it is all so old and tiring and there's nothing there, there's no sex in the relationship anymore, etc. You're just there. The stages of addiction and dependence are just like friendship, dating, marriage. For example, when you try a drug, it's like acquiantance, then you try it more and more to the point where you're doing it socially and this is the friendship phase, you're in the dating phase when you're doing it alone, this is addiction, marriage is dependence.
    accebereon April 05, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General Commentthey edited it out, apparently coming down off of a meth binge is just to offensive for listneners. the song is about crystal meth, plain and simple. i love the line "she has her jaws locked down in a smile, but nothing is alright" i love this song, favorite song of all time
    StrongerDrinkson January 07, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthe radio edit of this song is terrible. the "crash" verse is like, the most essential verse to the meaning of the song, and they cut it...plus censoring "bump" and "hit" is stupid. Do they really think some kid is gonna hear the word "bump" and 3 days later be a full-blown meth addict? chances are most of them don't even know what it's referring to. If someone knows what the drug references are, they either -already are addicted to drugs, or -are smart enough to avoid them.
    man, fuck censorship. seriously.
    ashowofhandson July 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy did they take that last part out of the radio version? It'a my favorite part.
    yardarton December 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen this song came out i was alot younger and never understood it. i still loved it. for all i knew it was about love, and maybe some homosexual reference in it was all the bad i got out of it. i knew it said crystal meth in it, but he cud have just been mentioning it. then as i got older i thought this song was about about drugs. he did it, liked it and maybe even became a junkie. it messed his life up, and now hes going thru the process of realizing that he cant ever go back to how his life was before he did the drugs. hes also contemplating whether he shud do w/e drug he did, again, since he cant go back and it was good.
    aisha_08on May 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, i love this song. its just another great song that just so happens to talk about drugs. i used to sing this when i was like, seven. loved it then, love it now. funny how i had no idea what any of it meant but still i sang along. what fun. one of my friends said that her favorite part of the song was "how do i get back there to the place where i fell asleep inside you". its so funny how i just agreed without knowing what it all meant...i really just liked the way it sounded...its an awesome summer song for just sitting around and acting stupid, or for getting high.
    angeleyes07on May 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. If you've ever done meth, you'll know what he's talking about in almost every line.

    I would sing it when I was a kid, and didn't know what it meant. Years later I come back and hear it, and suddenly understand. This song always reminds me of the times when I did meth, and I really relate.
    hirotheavitaron July 02, 2005   Link

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