"$300" as written by and James Farmer....
Lifting me up like a garage door
I need to feel it when the drug starts coming on
I know you lord are a jealous lord
I know the tablet is your competition
And I need for you to reasonable
How much? She said for three hundred dollars, I'll do it


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"$300" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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  • +2
    General CommentDefinitely about drugs (herion):

    "Lifting me up like a garage door
    I need to feel it when the drug starts coming on "

    And how he knows god must not be happy with his addiction:

    "I know you Lord are a jealous lord
    I know the tablet is your competition"

    But he still continues in the hope god will forgive:

    "And I need for you to be reasonable "


    I think this line is about buying the drugs:

    "How much? She said for three hundred dollars I'll do it "

    But I think is should be written like this:

    "How much? She said for three hundred dollars. I'll do it "

    Not sure what the last bits about rain and skin mean. Must the H talking.

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    Grisnjamon July 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the sample, "How much? She said for three hundred dollars I'll do it" is part of a joke.

    The joke goes something like this: Dude's walking down the street and a hooker comes up to him, and says, "Hey big boy, I'll do anything you want." The dude thinks, and says, "For how much?" She said "For three hundred dollars". He says, "b*tch, paint my house"

    I think this might be a Chris Rock joke (or even a sample, although it doesn't sound like him)
    IvyMikeon June 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentm. doughty is a crazy mothufucka.. i think he's pretending to be deviant in this tune. not your average freelancer/whiteboy.
    he may have gotten sick of that role.
    yiggie241on July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoughty said that this song was about addiction: that this song was basically him "pleading with God to let me [m doughty] do drugs..."

    the looped clip is chris rock, and i think the joke appeared back-masked somehow on his CD, that is what accounts for the slurred speech.

    what a scary, burning, bubbling, crushing, sad and vitriolic song...a gem
    Dead$yon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I know the skin is a jealous skin." Parallel to "my lord" in the first verse.

    "I know the sky is its competition." Consider sky for heavens of for the academic viewpoint that the Judeo-Christian god fits the paradigm of a sky god.

    I'm guessing the skin is the addiction with intravenous use. The rainstorm in the first two lines of the verse may imply driving rain hitting the skin like needles - you might expect that the conditioned response for a junkie is the need for the high.

    "And I need for you to be reasonable." I.e. how can I quit if the rain you pour down makes me feel the addiction and the withdrawal?
    fission_holeon December 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it just me or am I the only one that can't hear the line "I'll do it"?
    pimaxcon July 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it's just you. The "I'll do it" kind of rolls off near the end of the line and right into the next "How much?"
    drjayphdon September 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like Visiting Angels by Roni Size that came out the same year haha...
    pqhooliganon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got nothin', but I swear the second line is
    "I need to feel it when the girl starts coming on", not "drug". I try and try to hear "drug" but that just doesn't work.

    Perhaps I'm just working from a bad rip. Does anyone else hear this?
    Universalhaton March 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, okay, I was a dumb bastard. I can hear it now.
    Universalhaton March 08, 2008   Link

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