"I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" as written by Kasseem/warner Dean and Jeordie White....
Norm life baby
"We're white and oh so hetero
And our sex is missionary."

Norm life baby
"We're quitters and we're sober
Our confessions will be televised."

You and I are under dosed and we're ready to fall
Raised to be stupid, taught to be nothing at all

I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me
I don't like the drugs, the drugs the drugs

Norm life baby
"Our god is white and unforgiving
We're piss tested and we're praying."

Norm life baby
"I'm just a sample of a soul
Made to look just like a human being."

Norm life baby
"We're rehabbed and we're ready
For our fifteen minutes of shame."

Norm life baby
"We're talk shown and we're pointing
Just like Christians at a suicide."

You and I are under dosed and we're ready to fall
Raised to be stupid, taught to be nothing at all

I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me
I don't like the drugs, the drugs the drugs

"There's a hole in our soul that we fill with dope
And we're feeling fine."

I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me
I don't like the drugs, the drugs the drugs


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"I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" as written by Jeordie White Brian Hugh Warner

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is way cool. For those people who can't see past the surface of anything, this song is about marilyn mansons addiction to drugs. ha but really. it's a bash on people who are "raised to be stupid, and taught to be nothing at all" everone who is just "normal" has a norm life (baby).
    "we're white and oh so hetro. our sex is missionary" any normal white person is DEFINATLY straight. ask him and he'll deny sort of homosexualism that may run through him. and any sort of sodomy is unheard of to him. missionary only. ha
    "we're quitters and we're sober." we HAVE to stop smoking. stop using drugs. we HAVE to be sober. Then, when we are, we can go on tv and talk about it.

    I think that the part "you and I are underdosed and we're ready to fall" is about manson himself. and whoever the 'you' is to. (probably fans, lovers, anyone who doesn't have a norm life) we're not high enough. we're being pulled into sobriety by all the stupid, nothing, normal people.
    The coolest thing about mansons lyrics (in my opinion) is how well he can use drugs as metaphors. this song pretty much has nothing to do with drugs. it's more about people. but, he uses drugs as a cover up so it shocks those normal people into what they think now ("manson is a bad person who only preaches drugs, sex, violence and suicide") the moral of this song; don't strive to be normal. raise yourself to be smarter, if you're only being raised to be stupid. and teach yourself to be something, if society and teachers only tell us we're going to be nothing.

    that's just what i take from the song.
    mrsupers7aron September 10, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationIMO this song is about how boring society is and how everyone's taught to be the same.

    "You and I are underdosed and we're ready to fall
    Raised to be stupid, taught to be nothing at all."

    We're not "drugged" up enough to do what people want us to. We're raised to believe lies, and taught that we can't do anything.

    "Norm life baby
    We're rehabbed and we're ready
    For our 15 minutes of shame."

    You have to be "normal", follow everyone else to be famous.

    "I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me
    I don't like the drugs, the drugs the drugs
    I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me
    I don't like the drugs, the drugs the drugs

    There's a hole in our soul that we filled with dope
    And we're feeling fine."

    He's comparing God to drugs while saying that drugs fill his soul rather than God, and he's feeling fine.
    AshleyJ26on January 17, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis is one of the 7 songs on mechanical animals that are a satire on rock stars.

    This song, in particular, glorifies the abuse of drugs and justifies it through his "rebellious" attitude toward the system. Its especially nihilistic among the other 6 in this group, being defeatist and pessimistic in a kind of "might-as-well" kind of message and giving ascent to drugs as the only thing people can resort to in order to escape from their problems.
    TryingToBeHumanon April 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlisten to The last tour on earth.
    There before he sings the song, he says:
    "...and it was soo beautiful that God came down from heaven.He said to me Marilyn Manson we will no longer spell the word GOD G-O-D.I said how do you wanna spell it God?He said gimme a D,gimme a R, gimme a U, gimme a G gimme an S!And what does that spell?DRUGS!"
    And when he sings i don't like the drugs, but the drugs like me.
    It think that this Intro means:i don't like the GOD but the GOD likes me.Just a thought anyway...
    Suicide_queenon April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my favourite of all of Manson's songs, though more for meaning than for content. One note: I think Manson sings the word "our" prior to "God" when the second verse begins. In any case, the song is a statement about the hypocrisies present in mainstream society ('Norm Life Baby: We're white and oh so hetero and our sex is missionary'...'Our God is white and unforgiving', etc.. Beyond that though, I love the way that he uses drugs as a symbol for that which is thrust down the throats of people who become of the lower tiers of society (raised to be stupid, taught to be nothing at all). Although drugs in the story could be a literal escape from hypocrisy, I view them as figurative, standing for that which is forced to be swallowed by the disenfranchised of society. Any other ideas?
    Akashaon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is hot.
    King Nothingon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat it is.
    Akashaon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTRUE STORY
    Roseon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTRUE STORY
    Roseon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song.......
    undisturbedon June 11, 2002   Link

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