Dopeman dopeman's got another big plan
to sell it to you or anyone he can
because this is much better than minimum wage
no matter how things work he's still gonna get paid
think about it for a minute more -
it's either work at McDonalds or the corner store
a quick money fix from a deal or 2
when a decision comes down
what would you do?

you take - take a welfare state
or a dopeman's fate
and keep the cycle spinnin' round

dopeman dopeman's got the upperhand
people wanna get as much as they can
because those reasons they'll always stay the same
and for some people it's the only way to stay sane
and think about it for a minute more -
a life of crime or hangin' round the liquor store
a quick drug fix to get you through
when the decision comes down
what would you do?

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    General CommentAnother thing that i don't think anybody gets, is that they are saying that...ultimately..we're no better than dopeman, and he's really the one with the "upper hand"
    because, we all know, if we were in dopeman's situation, we'd either "take a welfare state, or a dopeman's fate"...and well...welfare is getting a sum of money for simply existing..whereas, at least dopeman is working for his money. kinda makes you think...because of this song, i realize that i have no right to frown on dopeman because of his principals...because on a baser level, they are no better or worse than yours and mine.
    PunkEmoCA19on May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song. its meaning is straight forward. (lmao no shit eh?) Dopeman's smart. ;-)
    MorbidAngelon January 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLess than jake is touring w/bad religion and mang o mang thats just awesome!
    meezyfeezyon January 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn, this song rocks. But putting yourself in Dopeman's place, it really get syou thinking about the risks you'd have to take.
    PS kids: Drugs are good, and they make you cool!
    Master_Bateson June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgh. Drugs are so friggin' pointless and disgustamaing. Good song though =P
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell what can i say, this songs Rich's theme song
    he plays it when he's scorin the sack, smokin the sac, and when hes lookin for another
    hardcorestraightedgeon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song from an awesome band, rock on ltj
    pvpunkeron August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is shweet. straight forward no difficult metaphors to deal with. thats pretty cool and its still kinda deep i dig that.
    shryan135on September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this would have to be one of LTJ's worst songs. Its not ALL that bad...but if you listen to the other stuff its just a waste of track space. I guess i am saying this based on the re-release on the Goodbye Blue and White cd. I wish i could program my CD player to skip over it every time. Excellent band, though. My fav and always will be.
    thirdnobletruthon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoh man, i love this song, how can you call it a waste of space? nothing better than a song telling you why not to do drugs... Straight Edge all the way
    superskamasteron June 30, 2003   Link

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