"Not An Addict" as written by Sarah Bettens and Gert Bettens....
Oohoo (19x)

Breath it in and breath it out

and pass it on it's almost out

We're so creative and so much more

We're high above but on the floor

Chorus1: It's not a habit it's cool

I feel alive

If you don't have it your on

the other side

The deeper you stick it in your vein

The deeper the thoughts there's no more pain

I'm in heaven I'm a god

I'm everywhere I feel so hot

Chorus2: It's not a habit, it's cool

I feel alive

If you don't have it your on

the other side

I'm not an addict (maybe that's a lie)

Oohoo (8x)

It's over now, I'm cold, alone

I'm just a person on my own

Nothing means a thing to me

Oh, nothing means a thing to me

Chorus2

Free me, leave me

Watch me as I'm going down

Free me, see me

Look at me I'm falling

And I'm falling.........

It is not a habit, it is cool

I feel alive I feel.......

It is not a habit, it is cool

I feel alive

Chorus2

I'm not an addict, I'm not an addict, I'm not an addict.


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"Not an Addict" as written by Sarah Bettens Gert Bettens

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    General Commenti remember when i saw the video for this on mtv, once upon a time long long ago.... i love this song. it always makes me feel pity though, for whoever its about or whoever can relate to it. its like they love the feeling they get from it but hate it when its gone... they think they might have a problem (which they do) but dont want to admit it... i also love the singers voice in this song... she just sound so cool... hehe
    blinkbomberon August 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a great song
    I think it's funny that any time I've ever done drugs with people, there's this whole attitude of being better than the rest of the world, feeling more, being truer. She mentions this when she says "we're so creative, so much more" and talks about non users being on the other side.
    She's just kidding herself, though. She knows that no matter how high they are, they're on the floor. She's not doing shit with her life but getting high, she's imprisoned by herself and her own need. What a sad song. The lines with the layered voices "It's not a habit, it's cool, i feel alive" almost sound like the voices of those she uses, trying to keep her there with them. Or the voices in her head, trying to deny the truth.
    mango1560on April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery nice, Mango. Could not have said it better myself.
    penguinjeffon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definitely a drug song.. i think it is talking about an experience with drugs.. and maybe a state of denial that one goes through before they have to actually realize that they are addicted.. "im not an addict.." and the beginning.. then she realizes.. "maybe thats a lie.." :)
    blowpop51on June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI used to be the person in this song, i used to use and use and deny to my family and friends that it was hurting me, and that i was addicted, until i had a spiraling downward fall with it, and i woke up one day and realized what it was really doing to me and my body and my head for the most part. I think realizing and admiting that i had a problem saved my life. And i'm thankful for that everyday. I look back at this song and remember how much in denial i really was, and couldn't see it at the time. I couldn't and didn't want to see or hear what my friends and family were telling me.
    miss_opinion101on June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere are they from? i've only heard this song (which is wicked!) thanx to my mate telling me 2 dld it.
    natashaon July 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey're from belgium
    roxleton April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful and honest. I've never done drugs, but when I listen to this song I feel like I've been there, am there, and can understand exactly what its like.
    shaerryon May 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe meaning of this song is pretty obvious, really.

    It's so beautiful, though. I originally heard it because I was downloading Jane's Addiction songs from Limewire, and someone had labelled this song as JA. I've never done drugs, but I think this song really somehow says how it is.
    Cineon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song cronicles the downward spiral into drugs. Starting with pot "breath it in and breath it out and pass it on" most people share joints, taking a hit and passing it. "So creative so much more" many people feel more creative when high, it's a thing.

    The next part is definantly herion. "The deeper you stick it in your vein the deeper the thoughts there's no more pain" Many people use to escape the pain of living.

    The last part is about coming down and realizing that you're life is down the toilet because of what you're doing. "I'm cold, alone, I'm just a person on my own" She's realized that she has nothing left, no friends or anything because of her using.

    All through it she's asserting that she doesn't have a problem. And asserts that nobody who hasn't tried drugs wouldn't get it, a common thing that addicts say.
    ErinsEmoTearson August 24, 2006   Link

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