[Chorus 1]
It's (it's) be (be) cause (cause) of (of)
these drugs I do; that's why I do the things, I do
Be.. cause.. of..
these drugs I do; that's why I do the things, I do

[Eminem - speaking over Chorus 1]
It was like.. whoahh and then the fuckin room started spinnin and shit
And my friend came in he was like, "Yo! Yo! Em! Em!
You puttin that shit up your nose again?"
And I was like, "Naw" nuttin like - everything was just spinnin
I couldn't even see and like, he started to look like a monster n shit
Then I just started laughin and threw up all over the fuckin floor
It's crazy

[Chorus 2 - over last two lines of Chorus 1]
It's because, of these drugs, that I do, that make me
do these things, that I do, do these things, that I do

My music is therapeutic for whoever's there to use it
It's like, Lucifer's here to influence listeners through it
You probably do what it said to do just from listenin to it
It's got the power to get you to do it (c'mon)
So when the shit comes on, I wanna see some shit jump off
Some bitch get slapped, some motherfuckin kid get stomped
So get this song, go run out and buy this disc
And try this shit, as much coke as I just did
Cause times like these, got me doin lines like these
Plus I grab a pencil every time that I light weed
It's probably because of the drugs Shady does what he does
and is what he is, I'm dizzy Bizzy visit these kids

Hey Stephanie (hi!) Let's take some ecstasy (okay!)
Now pull your pants down bitch and have sex with this dog next to me
(huh?) 'Til I'm dead I'm takin blunts to the head
Needles in my broken leg, listen to Grateful Dead
These mescalines got me sure
that I can fuck any whore with genital warts on the Warped Tour
Who slipped this downer in my Snapple?
Cussin out Interscope (Bizarre, you're signed to Capitol!)
Fuck it, I was born with half a brain
Sniffin 'caine, at celebrity basketball games
You motherfuckers think I'm a gimmick
cause I got a Cash Money tattoo and roll with No Limit (UNNNNGGGHHH!)
The last time I sniffed blow
I ended up in Denver, Colorado at an Iggy Pop show
Bizarre be smokin a half a pound
Fuckin the engineer's wife, while he's mixin my song down

[Chorus 1]

[Eminem - speaking over Chorus 1]
It's like, back when I first went on tour
I like, went crazy I was like out of control
And - just was fuckin wasted every night, like
wakin up the next morning like - where the..
Where the fuck am I at, what the fuck is goin on
you see what I'm sayin? I was just like, out of control

[Chorus 2 - over last two lines of Chorus 1]

[Swifty McVay]
These Benadryls got me stiffer than a mannequin
Eight years old swallowin Anacins, standin over my bannister
Laughin with a chromed out caliber (hahahahaha)
The weed that I'm sellin this (?) look like the back of a tarantula
I keep a substantial amount of aspirins in my Acura
Smashin it, after framin a nigga with smack and dust
I'm scandalous, drugs been ran for months
Crackin capsules to expand our blunts
I rolled it up and take the pressure to the head
Now I'm lookin like a extra on "Night of the Living Dead"
until they find me on a stretcher
I'm quick to sample anything, bitch you got a tester?
This crank'll have me blowin up banks like Uncle Fester

Ahhhh.. watch tonight, you'll admit that I'm a fiend
Pop beans, 'scalines, along with amphetamines
Ghetto kings, meddling with the smell of greens
Got a Jell-o spleen, and see yellow rings (ohhhhhh)
Blue pills, and purple mushrooms
(Hey little girl, you got a curfew, don't you?)
Missin since yesterday, perfect just for rape
See I'm on judgment day, numb from special K
Two tabs of X and vitamin C
Swallow Hennessey along with Tylenol 3
Grindin the teeth at the signs of the E
I lost six days at a time in the week
The crime in the street hold your parents for ransom
while D-12 gang rape Marilyn Manson
In twelve hours we blow a pound of the chronic
Barf up my stomach linin, drown in my vomit

[Chorus 1] - 2.5X

[Eminem - speaking over Chorus 1]
Cause I like, I always tell people - yknowhatI'msayin like
If you got an addiction, don't admit, to nobody, yknowhatI'msayin?
Keep that shit to yourself; because if anybody sees that, yknahmsayin
when you're out in the public eye and shit
they're always gonna think that you're on that shit even if you're not
That's why I always tell my friends, knowhatI'msayin but
I mean, like for me, I don't give a fuck
I'll probably end up, dyin from this shit one day
Probably pick up a newspaper in the morning and it's like
"Eminem dies from, drug overdose" - youknowhatI'msayin? And
And my friends, they ain't no fuckin better, yknowhatI'msayin?
They ain't nothin but influences, bad influences to me, y'know
It's peer pressure, shit is like all peer pressure
That's what it boils down to - and, I give in to it
So do they..

[Chorus 2 - over last two lines of Chorus 1] - 2x

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    General CommentI think its one of his BEST songs and the talking with the song makes it better.
    shlokenflokon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEminem is quite the humanitarian for his role on this song.


    I was amazed at the number of comments on here that were in support of what a great message this song is sending and how amazing Eminem is. I'm not here to disrespect anyone's opinion. And if you find some greatness in this man's work, then good for you. Personally though, I have no sympathy for Eminem based on the issues presented in the song (or any other song, for that matter). This was touched on in an earlier post, but it's pretty ironic how one can trump themselves up to be such a "bigger man" when they've caused so much unprovoked drama to start with. And no, I don't really care if you can name instances where Eminem was 'victimized' into "drag them in battles that...he absolutely [has] to" participate in. And if this whole song is about stepping up and letting drama go, does Eminem "absolutely have to" battle anyone? Maybe I'm lacking the logic that undertakes a vengeance as such.

    Regardless, I just can't be swayed into agreeing with anything Eminem writes. Moby summed it up well in an interview responding to his diss from "Without Me": he basically said that he couldn't take Eminem's new approach seriously when just a few videos back, he was running around in a Bin Laden costume.

    I'm also really sick of the whole playing up the "Hailie" deal. Criticizing Ja Rule for mentioning his daughter's name on a track is understandable. However, with lyrics like "bitch I'ma kill you" and "you gonna hate me more when you find out you can't escape me, whore", I again, have trouble empathizing with his so-called morality and maturity, especially as a parent.

    "em is the best thing that happened to rap, anyone who cant see that is just plain stupid"

    This poster (and many others) may be right about plain, but not stupid. If you think songs like "Kill You" and "Shit On You" are epitomes of the greatness in hip hop culture, you sure are missing out. Have some pride in what you listen to and represent. It's crazy how an artist like this is idolized while lyrical geniuses (with TRUE messages) like Talib Kweli and Common are left ignored.

    Open your eyes, people.
    kneeohsoleon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is hot! i jus dont like tha part wit stefanie and the dog lol
    babygrl814on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdrugs are good; that's why i buy um, classic d12 and eminem, RIP PROOF.
    zsocceron April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus with Eminem's voice in a kind of echo format is like my favorite part of the song.
    Soldier1288on July 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a good song... and eminem is a great person... he writes lyrics like that bc it sells records hes not ALWAYS serious about the shit he writes.. this song however is great if u been in that postion and been there.. its funny...

    ppl hating have no fucking clue what it feels like...

    u didnt live his life.. u dont know him.. dont hate.. if u dont like him them dont listen to him...

    i grew up in detroit n the same fuckin areas doin the same shit..

    i get wut he means and i know how he feels...

    sexiibiiattchh12on August 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmost of that comment was in reply to kneeohsole... not rly to this song
    sexiibiiattchh12on August 03, 2009   Link

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