"Adrenaline" as written by Brent Smith and Dave Bassett....
Give me the real
So we can move a little faster
I made you real
I'm not a glorious disaster
What part of living says you gotta die
I plan on burning through another night lost
One more for measure distant from the soul
They never sleeps so are you ready to go

We are trying to get some clear blue sky
Tic toc I think the well is running dry
My my, I cant lie
I need a shot again
My sweet adrenaline
Dead state cause some fears in the head
Burn burn cause the needle is in the red
My my, I cant lie
I need a shot again
My sweet adrenaline
My my
My sweet adrenaline

Cracking the vision
Who said the motivation is all wrong
Not your decision
The detonation of a time bomb
Which way is up when your high is low
Its time to find it are you ready to go

We are trying to get some clear blue sky
Tic toc I think the well is running dry
My my, I cant lie
I need a shot again
My sweet adrenaline
Dead state cause some fears in the head
Burn burn cause the needle is in the red
My my, I cant lie
I need a shot again
My sweet adrenaline
My my
My sweet adrenaline

My my just cant lie
Its the speed in the sound that im dying to try
My my just cant lie
Its the love of the chase that created the ride

We are trying to get some clear blue sky
Tic toc I think the well is running dry
My my, I cant lie
I need a shot again
My sweet adrenaline
Dead state cause some fears in the head
Burn burn cause the needle is in the red
My my, I cant lie
I need a shot again
My sweet adrenaline
My my, I cant lie
I need a shot again
My sweet adrenaline
My my
My sweet adrenaline


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"Adrenaline" as written by Dave Bassett Brent Smith

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  • +3
    My InterpretationIm sorry, but you're wrong. The lead singer(Brent) has been sober for 4 years after the birth of his son, so it can't be about drugs. This is about when all of your energy is gone and you need to find that little bit more to keep going. This can relate to playing sports or just going through a tough time in life.
    gobigblue1995on May 09, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this one is pretty obvious; it's about the love of being high and the feelings it gives you. I'm guessing heroin because he's talking about a "needle in the red". Good song, good album. :)
    xMikelex24on April 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout needing a fix. Could be anything...drugs; sex; gambling; drinkin'; druggin; etc. It's the way s/he gets to "the clear blue sky."
    BornToFightBackon May 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Bloodshot into the clear blue sky" instead of "We are trying to get some clear blue sky"
    gobigblue1995on May 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction[Verse 1:]
    Give me the wheel, so we can move a little faster.
    I make it real, I'm not a glorious disaster.
    What part of living says you gotta die?
    I plan on burning through another nine lives.
    One more for measure, that's ten for the soul.
    That never sleeps, so are you ready to go?

    [Chorus:]
    Bloodshot against the clear blue sky.
    Tick tock I think the well is running dry.
    My my, I can't lie.
    I need a shot again, that sweet adrenaline.
    Dead scared cause I'm fearless in the head.
    Bang bang cause the needle's in the red.
    My my, I can't lie.
    I need a shot again, that sweet adrenaline.
    My my!
    My sweet a adrenaline.

    [Verse 2:]
    Crack in the vision, who said the motivation's all wrong?
    Not your decision, the detonation of a time bomb.
    Which way is up, when your high is low?
    It's time to find it are you ready to go?

    [Chorus:]
    Bloodshot against the clear blue sky.
    Tick tock I think the well is running dry.
    My my, I can't lie.
    I need a shot again, that sweet adrenaline.
    Dead scared cause I'm fearless in the head.
    Bang bang cause the needle's in the red.
    My my, I can't lie.
    I need a shot again, that sweet adrenaline.
    My my!
    My sweet a adrenaline.

    [Bridge:]
    My my, just cant lie,
    It's the speed and the sound that I'm dying to try.
    My my, just cant lie,
    It's the love of the chase that created the ride!

    [Chorus:]
    Bloodshot against the clear blue sky.
    Tick tock I think the well is running dry.
    My my, I can't lie.
    I need a shot again, that sweet adrenaline.
    Dead scared cause I'm fearless in the head.
    Bang bang cause the needle's in the red.
    My my, I can't lie.
    I need a shot again, that sweet adrenaline.
    My my!
    My sweet a adrenaline.



    This song is about THE moment. The moment in life where you need to find your drive. Where it be in a band, a type of sport, an event... Anything. You need that drive to show the world there is no letting up. Even if you have to burn every ounce of energy you have. That adrenaline - that drive. It keeps you strong. It keeps you going. It's about taking control of your life and doing what you want to do. Let no one stand in the way.
    CrypticMessageson May 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is most definitely about drug abuse. Since Brent is sober these days, this song either was written in the past or refers to the past. Here are the obvious reasons why this song is a metaphor for being high:
    A.) "tic-toc, well is running dry" relates to needing a fix
    B.)"need a shot again, that sweet adrenaline" obviously refers to intravenous drug abuse and since Brent is a recovering heroine addict, this assumption is very likely
    C.)"dead scared bc im fearless in the head" I interpret as the way hard drug users are constantly testing their limits trying to catch their high
    D.)"which way is up, when your high is low" is referring to the fact that heroine 'high' is actually a very down, relaxing buzz
    E.)"bang bang bc the needles in the red" I believe is a metaphor for shooting up (or "banging")
    F.)"its the love of the chase that created the ride" refers to the known fact that drug abusers are constantly increasing the amount of drugs they do due to tolerance and therefore, are "chasing" that buzz

    this is just my interpretation, someone else might think I am totally wrong. but I think that is what makes a song a great one-whenever a song relates to many different people in many different ways.
    tbizzle313on November 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi agree that this song could be about drug addiction.
    However it could also be about exactly what it says " Adrenaline " And is referring to adrenaline as a drug, because there is a reason the term " adrenaline Junkies " was invented.
    Nikkiisawesomeon December 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUh just cause he's sober doesn't mean he can't be writing about past experiences. The song is undoubtedly about at the very least. I/ving cocaine possibly even speedballing. Its pretty obvious if you actually pay attention to what is being said.
    Twisted/Trigger_4461on May 29, 2016   Link

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