I miss the warm embrace I felt
First time you touched me
Secure and safe in open arms
I should have known you'd crush me

A snake you were when me met
I loved you anyway
Pulling out your poisoned fangs
The venom never goes away

Serpent swims free in my blood
Dragons sleeping in my veins
Jackyl speaking with tongue
Roach egg laying in my brain
Once stalked beneath your shadow
Sleepwalking to the gallows
I'm the sun that beats your brow in
'Til I finally threw the towel in
Never knowing if I'd wake up in a whirlpool got redundant
My brain was just some driftwood in a cesspool, I became dead
From a rock star to a desk fool was my destiny, someone said
Love's a tidepool, taste the waters, life's abundant
Taste me

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    This song is about cocaine, and how it damages you no matter how much you think you need it.

    CJFon June 08, 2002   Link
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    If Dave is talking about any kind of drug, it is definitely heroin. Not only was he a heroin addict, but the lines

    "Pulling out your poisoned fangs The venom never goes away Serpent swims free in my blood Dragons sleeping in my veins"

    reinforce that. Not only that, but it might not be about drugs. Notice the line "Love's a tidepool". He could be talking about a woman.

    scorpon May 06, 2003   Link
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    it's either about drugs or women

    ceramic_elephanton May 05, 2004   Link
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    Why would this song be about cocaine, its obvoisly talking about using a needle and shooting up, "pulling out your poisoned fangs". I say it's about heroine, not a chick because of the title, Poison Was The Cure

    rockrockson November 28, 2004   Link
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    I'd say its about heroin, judging by what dave had been through. Whatever, it's a kickass song, shows that thrash doesn't just have to be open e strumming, u just have to be a damn good guitarist to play it otherwise.

    dogboggleron May 03, 2005   Link
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    it sound like he was fucking a drug addict just kidding...actually drugs do sound a little too easy for this one. now i would call it a woman because "I should have known you'd crush me A snake you were when we met I loved you anyway Pulling out your poisoned fangs" talking about when they met she was a bitch but he loved it they broke up and he can't spend a waking minute not thinking about her....just my take on it loves a bitch aint it?

    blink182suxon September 24, 2005   Link
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    Could very easily be comparing heroin to a woman, although probably not all women...

    daekfireon July 31, 2006   Link
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    The actual song content seems to be about herion and how fast it hooked him but I think the name itself relates to methadone being the poison used to cure herion addiction/overdose.

    waycoolratton September 08, 2006   Link
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    heroin addict

    HomerunHenryon September 16, 2006   Link
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    I think either heroin or women can apply

    washburn647on October 26, 2007   Link

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