"Better Than Drugs" as written by Brian Howes and John Cooper....
Feel your every heartbeat, feel you on these empty nights
Calm the ache, stop the shakes -- you clear my mind
You're my escape from this messed up place
'Cause you let me forget; you numb my pain

How can I tell you just all that you are?
What you do to me

You're better than drugs
Your love is like wine
Feel you comin' on so fast, feel you comin' to get me high
You're better than drugs
Addicted for life
Feel you comin' on so fast, feel you comin' on to get me high

Feel you when I'm restless, feel you when I cannot cope
You're my addiction, my prescription, my antidote
You kill the poison, ease the suffering
Calm the rage when I'm afraid to feel again

How can I tell you just all that you are?
What you do to me

You're better than drugs
Your love is like wine
Feel you comin' on so fast, feel you comin' to get me high
You're better than drugs
Addicted for life
Feel you comin' on so fast, feel you comin' on to get me high

How can I tell you just all that you are?
What you do to me

Feel your every heartbeat, feel you on these empty nights
You're the strength of my life

You're better than drugs
Your love is like wine
Feel you comin' on so fast, feel you comin' to get me high
You're better than drugs
Addicted for life
Feel you comin' on so fast, feel you comin' on to get me high


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"Better Than Drugs" as written by Brian Howes John Cooper

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    General Commentyou can... but you have to willingly admit your are not the god of yourself, that something else out there is worth living FOR. it's an amazing freedom you can receive, and i hope you find it. if you don't have an outlet, go read the Bible, and if that's too intimidating, then Mere Christianity by CS Lewis, or Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper... Find Truth
    poffey21on October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst the comment by Belmagus2: He's talking about himself, how God feels his every heart beat -- not vice versa. And, a girl better than drugs? Love is like wine? Coming up so fast? You seem unlogical.

    I've personally seen and talked with Skillet at their concert at Aquire the Fire in Hamilton last year. It's about the experience of breaking down, and overing it all over to Christ.

    Letting everything go, and trusting in the fact that you have somebody watching over your back.

    Not just a numbing feeling, that comes and passes making you feel worse than you were before.
    voldckon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentheadbangforjesus, wut do u mean it annoys u that they're trying to reach non christians? thats wut God calls us to do, go out and make disciples among the nations, i mean its awesome that they're tying to reach the non christian crowd. and theyre just using drugs as an example, but there is a lot of ppl that this song would make sense to even if it doesn't make sense to u.. i love their heart in this song, plus the song just rocks so hardcore, lol
    godspunk89on February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am a christian. And I'm sorry, but when I hear this song, I think about my ex and cry. Because he was truly better than drugs. Yes, I sin, I've replaced God by fixating on someone else more.
    But this truly was better than drugs, and his love is like whine. And I disagree with many of the opinions that "this is a christian band and all of the songs are about God!" NO! They don't have to be that! Because we humans can feel sush love among us too, believe me.
    Ronyahon December 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI was told, but Im not sure if it's true, but I heard that John Cooper really was on drugs but he found God. Does anyone know if that's true? Anyways, I believe it's about how he compares drugs to God, and that God is always better than drugs.
    nikkinonsenseon August 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell from a non religious view the song could mean that someone ur in a relationship with can give you a emotional high drugs cant
    ConallanFieldson September 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSkillet being a christian band, im assuming that this is about god. and how a life with god gives a high of it's own. i'm not very religious but i wish i could have that level of conviction. cheers.
    RUFiO_PuNkon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not religious at all. Religion is just like a routine. I'd rather have a relationship with Jesus Christ. And yes this song is talking about how God is way better than drugs. It sounds very pretty and I like it!
    RachelAFSon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHis love is BETTER THAN DRUGS! :D Meaning is in the title!
    RaWk4ChRiSton January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJesus Rox!
    Aerofrogon February 10, 2007   Link

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