I'm trying hard to understand
I'm trying hard to do the things it takes to be a man

Life's slipping away from me
It's not the way I thought it'd be

I'm trying hard to understand "and to know just who I am"
I'm trying hard to get a break or just to give a damn

I'm trying hard to get away "but I always seem to stay"
I'm trying hard to understand a fucking word you say

Life's slipping away from me
It's not the way I thought it'd be

Somebody help me
I' in this mess and I'm slipping away

I'm trying hard to understand "but I don't know if I can"
I'm trying hard to make the best of this mess I'm in

Life's slipping away from me
It's not the way I thought it'dbe
Life's slipping away from me
I can't hold on I can't belive it
Life's slipping away from me
It's not the way I thought it'd be

Somebody help me
I'm in this mess and I'm slipping away

I'm trying hard to understand


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Slipping Away Lyrics as written by Brian Ebejer

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    hey nicki i just sent you an email about this i was able to join the site after i sent the email so ill just put what i said in here................

    I am friends with this band and i can tell ya that this song is not about heroin or coke. Edsel writes about what he knows he does not use heroin or coke so he wouldnt write about it. It's basicly about dope in its early stages of life. not knowing if dope would be big and if anyone would like them music is his (edsel's) life if he isnt doing music then his life is slipping away.

    jessica_dopeon June 20, 2004   Link
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    I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!! It totally rocks....Let's hear it for DOPE!!! (And don't you just love thier name...?!) :D

    Sapphireon April 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    fucking beautiful....Edsel is the best...and he's hot 0:-)

    MuDvAyNeFrEeK420on April 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    this song is totally excellent dude! i love it!! (teeheehee!)

    no_remorse0on April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    I fucking love this band!!!! Dope kicks ass! :)

    RawkerChicon May 04, 2002   Link
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    Yeah, Dope is so dope! Slipping Away's about finding out who you are. One of those identity songs. The best one. Huzzah for Dope!

    Emmelstoneon September 07, 2002   Link
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    I HAVE TO WAIT TWO MINUTES TO ADD A COMMENT, WHAT THE FUCK, anyway, what you all said , eccept the hot part and yeah, dope is the shiz

    Penixon September 23, 2002   Link
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    Yeah, this song is pretty much the only song I have heard from Dope and I love it.

    kurtcobainon March 03, 2003   Link
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    I heard this song was either about heroin or coke, anyone know?

    Nicki_Hickion April 19, 2003   Link
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    Really nice lyrics but this song is about having a hard time coping with life and trying to go some were but just cant . I dont believe drugs are a factor at all

    kirttrikon February 24, 2006   Link

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