All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm comin' down

And I hope you're thinking of me
As you lay down on your side
Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

But I know I'm on a losing streak
'Cause I passed down my old street
And if you wanna show, then just let me know
And I'll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

'Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead

All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm comin' down

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

'Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead

But if you wanna show, just let me know
And I'll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again

I'm never going down, I'm never coming down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more
I'm never coming down, I'm never going down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more
(Repeat and Fade Out)


NOTE: This is a cover by Adam Gontier of the song, 'The Drugs Don't Work' by the Verve.


Lyrics submitted by Fallen Leaves

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    General CommentI think the song meaning is pretty obvious: the drugs won't work. It seems that the narrator got out of a relationship he didn't want to get out of, so he is on drugs, but they won't work. Then he keeps encouraging himself that "he'll see your face again", so he knows that he will see the person he lost again. The narrator is obviously suffering serious depression if he is on drugs, because of the relationship, so he just keeps using them as a replacement of the person he lost until he sees that person again.
    soccerfairypon April 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyoutube.com/…

    That's the link for the song. I really recommend that you listen to it if you are a general fan of Three Days Grace, slow songs, Adam Gontier's voice, or depressing music.
    Fallen Leaveson January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics say it all
    3dglovergurlon February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat album is this on?
    TayControlon February 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAdam Gontier has such an amazing voice, he made this song so beautiful.
    balvancaon January 23, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's simple: The drugs don't work. He felt lost in life, and he needed something - anything to help him cope. He found escape in drugs, became addicted, and realized (too late) that the drugs didn't work, they simply made it worse. Hint "The Drugs don't work, they only make you worse." Toward the end of the song, he's fighting his addiction and the love he feels for his better half. He can't let go of the drugs, and he can't let go of her. If he had to choose, he'd rather be dead.

    -Favorite line-

    "Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too. Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead."
    TheNobleJayon June 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a good cover! You can really tell that he feels the lyrics!!
    HELENzon March 10, 2013   Link

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