"A.d.d." as written by Dennis Steven Jagard, Steven Thomas Carnan, Peter Douglas Newbury and Tony Palermo....
Mommy, what does hyper mean?
Teacher says I'll never read
She says I need to take a pill
So I can learn to sit real still

The microwaves did something to our brains
We need to take these pills to help us change

Please, let me take them; I don't want to be an idiot
Ritalin will make me smart
At least that's what my teacher said
All the other kids take them; I think I am the only one
I need something to slow me down
I talk too much 'cause I am dumb

Mommy, what's a deficit?
I think it means that I can't sit
Disorder of attention
And I don't learn the lesson

Mommy, please, help me see the light
Don't you know my teacher's always right?
Joey's starting on week four
He's not in trouble any more
Susie's ending up week nine
Now she's never out of line

Please, let me take them; I don't want to be an idiot
Now Mommy takes my Ritalin
There's not enough for me, she said
All the other moms take them; I think it's not just mine
I don't know if she's smarter now
But at least she's feeling fine


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"A.D.D." as written by Peter Douglas Newbury Dennis Steven Jagard

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    General Commentattention deficit disorder or something along those lines... it's an ace song (i heard it on a punk-o-rama) and easy to play 2
    urethane_demonon January 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthahahaha this song is so awesome, i've never heard it but the lyrics are just great. it's sending a message i guess about our youth and how so many kids have ADD these days, which i think they do. from what i've heard kids are more likely to get it when they aren't given enough attention when they are young. i'm not a doctor though, i'm just 17.
    aniotaon February 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song....when i first heard it was like they were singing about me. whos needs drugs when u have a.d.d
    sarzaon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIMO, the song isn;t just about ADD, it's about how parents, doctors, and the rest of the world, thanks to our gov't, are drugging kids up if they get a little out of hand, trying to make the perfect race of people. Now that I write that out, it sound's like our gov't is arian. Oh well.
    darkLIGHT313on May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdarklight it right it's about adults telling the kids that they are right and not to question them.
    GarySonVilleon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's possible, but this song is for the overexcited, talks about takin' ritalin haha. Topic is unthought of :D
    BigWillyStyleon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe part of the song that I think is hilarious is when his mom starts taking ridilin and he's like "All the other mommys do" makes me laugh my ass off

    Good song
    MestMXPXNOFXon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentRAD RAD RAD RAD RAD RAD RAD RAD RADICAL..song. majorly kickass :)
    RUFIOis1HELLofAbandon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is funny its funny too cuz my friend has add but its kinda sad too that the poor kids have to take ridalin id try it though dosent seem all that bad calm my ass down thats for sure hahah neways good song
    badreligionpigeonon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the over-diagnosis of A.D.D. It's a real disorder, but not THAT many kids hace it. It's a funny satirical song about Doctors making money from prescribing Ritilin to kids who don't need it, and are creating a bigger problem.

    There are people who GENUINELY have A.D.D. and for them, Ritilin seems to help, but for others, it seems like it's more a recreational drug.
    sage_of_lighton November 10, 2007   Link

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