I'm packed and I'm holding
I'm smiling, she's living, she's golden
She lives for me, says she lives for me
Ovation, her own motivation
She comes round and she goes down on me
And I make her smile, like a drug for you
Do ever what you wanna do, coming over you
Keep on smiling, what we go through
One stop to the rhythm that divides you
And I speak to you like the chorus to the verse
Chop another line like a coda with a curse
Come on like a freak show takes the stage
We give them the games we play, she said

I want something else, to get me through this
Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby
I want something else, I'm not listening when you say good-bye

The sky was gold, it was rose
I was taking sips of it through my nose
And I wish I could get back there, someplace back there
Smiling in the pictures you would take
Doing crystal myth, will lift you up until you break
It won't stop, I won't come down
I keep stock with the tick-tock rhythm, I bump for the drop
And then I bumped up, I took the hit that I was given
Then I bumped again, then I bumped again
I said
How do I get back there, to the place where I fell asleep inside you
How do I get myself back to the place where you said

I want something else, to get me through this
Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby
I want something else, I'm not listening when you say good-bye

I believe in the sand beneath my toes
The beach gives a feeling, an earthy feeling
I believe in the faith that grows
And the four right chords can make me cry
When I'm with you I feel like I could die
And that would be all right, all right

And when the plane came in, she said she was crashing
The velvet it rips in the city, we tripped on the urge to feel alive
Now I'm struggling to survive, those days you were wearing that velvet dress
You're the priestess, I must confess
Those little red panties they pass the test
Slide up around the belly, face down on the mattress
One
And you hold me, and we're broken

Still it's all that I wanna do, just a little now
Feel myself, head made of the ground
I'm scared, I'm not coming down
No, no
And I won't run for my life
She's got her jaws now, locked down in a smile
But nothing is all right, all right

And I want something else, to get me through this life
Baby, I want something else
Not listening when you say
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye
Good-bye

The sky was gold, it was rose
I was taking sips of it through my nose
And I wish I could get back there
Someplace back there, in the place we used to start
I want something else


Lyrics submitted by flyswatter, edited by White2lip, PrinceHarming

"Semi Charmed Life" as written by Stephan Jenkins

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  • +20
    General CommentCrystal meth? Where are you getting that from? The song is obviously about waffles.
    souljamikeon July 12, 2005   Link
  • +17
    General CommentIt's funny how they take a song that's clearly about drugs and oral sex and wrap it up in such a pretty package so that the meaning goes virtually unnoticed to the casual listener.
    thequeenisdeadon July 22, 2005   Link
  • +12
    General CommentHe's comparing the use of crystal meth with the stages of a relationship with someone and how now he's just chasing the dragon and wishing that it was the way it was in the beginning of his relationship with someone. In the beginning, there is the magical days, then in the end it is all so old and tiring and there's nothing there, there's no sex in the relationship anymore, etc. You're just there. The stages of addiction and dependence are just like friendship, dating, marriage. For example, when you try a drug, it's like acquiantance, then you try it more and more to the point where you're doing it socially and this is the friendship phase, you're in the dating phase when you're doing it alone, this is addiction, marriage is dependence.
    accebereon April 05, 2010   Link
  • +8
    General Commenti love drugs.
    pablohoney94704on April 05, 2005   Link
  • +6
    General Commentsorry about that.

    YES this song is about crystal.

    NO thats not all it's about people. just listen to it. It's about how crystal has ruined his life, but he can't stop. He loves his girl so much, but can't get his mindset back to before he started meth.

    "And I wish I could get back there
    Some place back there
    Smiling in the pictures you would take"

    Easy, he looks at pictures before his life went upside down and he just needs to get back to that point, but meth is so overwhelming, he just can't for the life of him.

    "I'm scared
    But I'm not coming down, no no
    And I won't run for my life
    She's got her jaws just locked now in smile
    But nothing is all right"

    he's so addicted at this point he doesn't believe in himself that he can be sober, and she's still somewhat in his life, but obviously , nothing is alright.


    Just like everyone else on here, I never new what the song was really about until a few years ago. I don't think one can truly appreciate this song unless you've been here. I have. I really connect with this song. I lost the love of my life to drugs and I'm still hurt by it.
    The song is about what a wreck his life has become, and it really is just so sad.


    How do I get back there to
    The place where I fell asleep inside you?
    How do I get myself back to
    The place where you said?


    vwayfan123on September 14, 2009   Link
  • +6
    General Commentthe radio edit of this song is terrible. the "crash" verse is like, the most essential verse to the meaning of the song, and they cut it...plus censoring "bump" and "hit" is stupid. Do they really think some kid is gonna hear the word "bump" and 3 days later be a full-blown meth addict? chances are most of them don't even know what it's referring to. If someone knows what the drug references are, they either -already are addicted to drugs, or -are smart enough to avoid them.
    man, fuck censorship. seriously.
    ashowofhandson July 30, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthey edited it out, apparently coming down off of a meth binge is just to offensive for listneners. the song is about crystal meth, plain and simple. i love the line "she has her jaws locked down in a smile, but nothing is alright" i love this song, favorite song of all time
    StrongerDrinkson January 07, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think one thing people miss when they analyze this song, is that the speaker is not glorifying sex and drugs, he is saying that thats what he does, but he is tired of it and he feels like he is half living "i want something else, to get me through this, semi-charmed kinda life", he wants to stop, to get something more out of his life, but its hard for him because their are good parts about it too.
    deepmusic13on December 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy did they take that last part out of the radio version? It'a my favorite part.
    yardarton December 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen this song came out i was alot younger and never understood it. i still loved it. for all i knew it was about love, and maybe some homosexual reference in it was all the bad i got out of it. i knew it said crystal meth in it, but he cud have just been mentioning it. then as i got older i thought this song was about about drugs. he did it, liked it and maybe even became a junkie. it messed his life up, and now hes going thru the process of realizing that he cant ever go back to how his life was before he did the drugs. hes also contemplating whether he shud do w/e drug he did, again, since he cant go back and it was good.
    aisha_08on May 01, 2005   Link

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