When you're out with your friends
In your new Mercedes-Benz
And you're on drugs
And you show up late for school
'Cause you think you're really cool
And you're on drugs
And you put on your headphones
And you step into the zone
And you're on drugs
But the world don't care
If you are or are not there
'Cause you're on drugs

Give it to me
We are all on drugs
Yeah, never get enough
(Never get enough)
We are all on drugs
Yeah, give me some of that stuff
(Woo)

And you twitch in your seat
'Cause you wanna hit the street
When you're on drugs
And you cause such a fuss
'Cause there's no one you can trust
When you're on drugs
And the best of your days
Will all vanish in the haze
When you're on drugs
And you wish you could quit
'Cause you're really sick of it
But you're on drugs

Give it to me
We are all on drugs
Yeah, never get enough
(Never get enough)
We are all on drugs
Yeah, give me some of that stuff
(Woo)

I want to reach a higher place
Where things will never be the same
Oh

[SOLO]

Give it to me
We are all on drugs
Yeah, never get enough
(Never get enough)
We are all on drugs
Yeah, give me some of that stuff
(Woo)

We are all on drugs
(We are all on drugs)
We are all on drugs
(We are all on drugs)
We are all on drugs
(We are all on drugs)
We are all on drugs
(Woo)


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  • +4
    General CommentOk, This song is not Anti Drugs. It is Irony.
    This song is saying that throughout life we are all on drugs. The stereotypes that people are labelled with as being on drugs is what they are critisizing. Damn people.
    And stop your fucking whining about the Make Believe Album. It is better than the shit that is put out today, and it a great improvement from the last two albums. This Album IS SO WEEZER, and if you cant realize that, then go ahead and buy the new gwen stefanie album and become another sell out.
    SophieEdon May 24, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI got this from the official Weezer steet Team page (weezerjonas.com)

    Strait From the band:

    WE ARE ALL ON DRUGS

    Rivers: I was living in an apartment above the Sunset Strip, and every Friday and Saturday night I’d hear people cruising and partying, and hooting and hollering. And I went to sleep one night and I heard those sounds all through the night, in my dreams. I had this dream about a kid on the Metro bus, blasting hip hop into his brain through his headphones. And the music sounded so decadent and overstimulating, and I woke up in the midst of that dream, in a haze, and immediately said to myself, “Man, we’re all on drugs!” And I instantly knew that would be a cool song.

    Brian: I remember the first time Rivers played it for me, and just felt this, like, ‘can we do this?’ You know, I mean, this is a hit song, without a doubt. Just singing that chorus the first time, when we played these songs acoustically in the office, it was just a riot because it was just so much—it was like I felt like we were doing something illegal by saying that. And there were thoughts like, how are parents going to like this? Or you know, are we going to be banned from kids, you know, listening, whatever, their album collections? I think it’s a great song because it’s not saying anything positive or negative about drugs. It’s one of those ambivalent songs. I’m just glad that my guitar intro got used. [laughs]

    Pat: Yeah, I had to fight for that, man! You guys had this other thing going on, where you wanted it to be all mellow, when it was so obvious to me that it should be the big rock track. I love that intro.

    Rivers [to Brian]: Yeah, I loved your intro from the first time you brought it in. On this album you’ve come up with so many great intros and musical interludes.

    Brian: Well, that’s what great about our music, too, is there’s different ways to interpret it., and I think all of them should be explored, because I actually liked—Rivers had a different version of it that worked equally as well. I think everything should be explored, or else we’re cheating ourselves.

    Rivers: And also, it’s interesting that we’ve found that sometimes one of the other guys will start singing a line that I came up with, and it sounds a million times better. Like on this song, when Scott sings “never get enough” in the chorus, it’s just, it’s so right, it’s obvious that he has to sing that.

    Scott: Right on! It’s funny, and I remember you talking about - when you were living in that apartment—it’s like, ‘I always hear these people going, ‘WHOOO! WHOO! All night long, a whole car full of girls are like, ‘WHOO!’’ and that’s exactly what we sing in that song. [laughter] It’s really cool. After the first chorus at these shows, even though nobody knows the song yet, people are so into it. Out of all the new songs, that song seems to hit people the fastest, to me.

    Pat: Yeah, Kevin and Bean talk about that song all the time, I guess. They’re like, ‘that’s the best title ever!’
    SMUSER17010578on August 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow i couldnt disagree more. this is probably my favortuie song on the album besides Pardon Me. The first time i head the album i didnt think it was that good but then i went back the other daya nd listened to it again a few times and i gotta say its awesome. The same thing happebned with the other albums for me, i didnt like it at first but if you give it some time and go back to it its just amazing. This song is just so fun and i love the simple ryhme scheme. its just classic simple weezer
    AshBlackon May 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is one of the BEST =w= songs to date!
    Freakin' Awsome!
    Tempus Fugiton May 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"CortlandShanks is a freakin genius"
    accept his whole interpretation of the song is wrong
    whybother737on June 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt amuses me so much when people who are guessing turn their guesses into facts, and say with a smart tone, "Rivers had a drug addiction problem, but now he quit... blah blah." Interesting, interesting. Yes, Rivers tried a lot of drugs, He's just one of those rock stars. I guess it doesn't hurt to read interviews, or perhaps Rivers' Edge, but if you don't have time, or stuff like that, which is understandable, just don't say things like that. You're just wring, stop pretending you know.
    Anyway, this is not Weezer's greatest song. It's weird that people would think so, Rivers wrote stuff that's much better. It's not their worst song either, it's catchy and it's fun. They say that people love this song when they play it live, too.
    And as for how Rivers wrote it, this is what he said, "I was living in an apartment above the Sunset Strip, and every Friday and Saturday night I’d hear people cruising and partying, and hooting and hollering. And I went to sleep one night and I heard those sounds all through the night, in my dreams. I had this dream about a kid on the Metro bus, blasting hip hop into his brain through his headphones. And the music sounded so decadent and overstimulating, and I woke up in the midst of that dream, in a haze, and immediately said to myself, “Man, we’re all on drugs!” And I instantly knew that would be a cool song."
    And maybe I can add that Brian said, "I think it’s a great song because it’s not saying anything positive or negative about drugs."
    :)
    music_signon July 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wish people would stop complaining about this album, like Weezer is "done for" and nothing is ever going to sound like Pinkerton or the blue album. But these whiners need to realize that nothing is ever going to sound like those albums again. If it did, it would suck because it would be like they were copying the same material. It's not that Make Believe is inferior to the blue album or Pinkerton, it's just different. It always has to be different. The next Weezer album will be different than this one.

    Also, even if a Weezer album is labeled as "awful" by die-hard fans, it's still far better than the typical mainstream crap out there. Go to cdnow.com and see for yourself. Make Believe, Maladroit, and the green album all received 4 stars out of 5. That's not bad, in my opinion.

    As for this song, I like it. Are the lyrics pretty ordinary? Yeah, I would say so. But it's the most rocking song on here, and it's got some great guitar work. It's definitely not bad enough that you should skip it.
    majestikmoose9on July 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdrugs can be anything. It's just an addiction, a high that makes you do the things you do. For those who don't like the song, why the fuck are you commenting? idiots.
    kornandmilkon December 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love weezer. im a uk fan, and i think its better to move with the times, rivers now is not rivers then, live with it , get over it, get on with it, its a cool, catchy, power pop punk song, end of.
    toxicdeleriumon December 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningGet over it. This song is far from the best put out by weezer, but youre crazy if u think its the worst. Its actually pretty good.

    It's saying that we all criticize the people in society who have drug addictions or alcoholism, but really WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN DRUG that we are addicted to. We all have something that we can't let go of, and that's what this song is about.
    FaithfulDogon April 08, 2010   Link

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