One time weekly rate
12 by 12 foot room
Strapped down to the bed
Now pump up the valium

My mind is wide asleep
My conscience deep awake
The promises I keep
Are not the ones I make
I count the constant causes
I lost count of regrets
A surplus of good intentions
Don't provide me with content
All I want is just a little content

One time monthly rate
still no breathing room
Pressure's building up
So pump up the valium

I choose the beaten path
I've been to where it leads
Why I keep coming back
A mystery to me
I found what I've been seeking
It's too late for me to care
My aspiration's leaking
From a hole I can't repair
Maybe I just don't want it repaired


Lyrics submitted by AtomicGarden, edited by jwax8242o

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    General CommentThis is one of the best NOFx songs! "A surplus of good intentions don't provide me with content all I want is a little content." WOW!
    saves_the_day_girlon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree.One of the best.This one and"release the hostages".
    HCBGon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits "the promises i keep" not "the promises i deep"
    slipknot13891on June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis dude forgot the verses that Eric Melvin sings they are:
    " one time weekly rate 12 by 12 foot room strapped down to the bed now pump up the valium."
    and:
    "one time monthly rate still no breathing room pressure's building up so pump up the valium."
    and one last thing this song is called Pump Up The Valium not Pump Up The Valuum. and its about a trademark drug that is suposed to relax you and gets you wasted if you take too much.
    L.O.S.E.R.on July 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i got it on a punk o rama cd, and every second of is awesome!
    Emo_Kid_on July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentL.O.S.E.R, the spelling that nofx uses 'valuum' is how its spelled on the cd because they cant use the correct spelling 'valium' due to copyright laws or some crap like that
    punkbassplayer20on September 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe SONG title is spelled Valium, but the ALBUM title is spelled Valuum. the song is not on the album of the same title because nofx is just cool like that.
    sincerelyme96on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnevertheless it still rocks
    DrLoveon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah the song is spelled Pump Up the Valium,
    the album is Valuum to avoid copyrights
    nazipunksfuckoffon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits spelt valuum because of some copyright law, read the CD packet on "45 or 46 songs that werent good enough...."
    agxcon July 01, 2004   Link

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