One time weekly rate twelve by twelve room
Strapped down to the bed now pump up the Valium
My mind is wide asleep my conscience deep awake
The promises I keep are not the ones I make
I count the caustic causes I lost count of regrets
A surplus of good intentions don't provide me with content
All I want is just a little content

One time monthly rate still no breathing room
Pressures building up so pump up the Valium
I choose the beaten path I've been to where it leads
Why I keep comin' back a mystery to me
I found what I've been seeking but it's too late for me to care
My aspirations leaking form a hole I can't repair
Maybe I just don't want it repaired


Lyrics submitted by AtomicGarden, edited by jwax8242o

Pump Up The Valium Lyrics as written by Micahel Burkett

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    This is one of the best NOFx songs! "A surplus of good intentions don't provide me with content all I want is a little content." WOW!

    saves_the_day_girlon May 13, 2002   Link
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    I agree.One of the best.This one and"release the hostages".

    HCBGon June 11, 2002   Link
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    its "the promises i keep" not "the promises i deep"

    slipknot13891on June 29, 2002   Link
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    this dude forgot the verses that Eric Melvin sings they are: " one time weekly rate 12 by 12 foot room strapped down to the bed now pump up the valium." and: "one time monthly rate still no breathing room pressure's building up so pump up the valium." and one last thing this song is called Pump Up The Valium not Pump Up The Valuum. and its about a trademark drug that is suposed to relax you and gets you wasted if you take too much.

    L.O.S.E.R.on July 14, 2002   Link
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    i love this song. i got it on a punk o rama cd, and every second of is awesome!

    Emo_Kid_on July 24, 2002   Link
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    L.O.S.E.R, the spelling that nofx uses 'valuum' is how its spelled on the cd because they cant use the correct spelling 'valium' due to copyright laws or some crap like that

    punkbassplayer20on September 04, 2002   Link
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    the SONG title is spelled Valium, but the ALBUM title is spelled Valuum. the song is not on the album of the same title because nofx is just cool like that.

    sincerelyme96on March 06, 2003   Link
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    nevertheless it still rocks

    DrLoveon April 16, 2003   Link
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    yeah the song is spelled Pump Up the Valium, the album is Valuum to avoid copyrights

    nazipunksfuckoffon April 27, 2003   Link
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    its spelt valuum because of some copyright law, read the CD packet on "45 or 46 songs that werent good enough...."

    agxcon July 02, 2004   Link

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