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The Drugs

The lyrics in the song “The Drugs” by Mother Mother describe the extensive impact that addiction can have on an individual and the cumulative toll that drug-dependency can have on relationships. The lyrics suggest that the speaker has previously battled with substance abuse and depression and has overcome the debilitating effects of both disorders. He wishes to strengthen his lover’s willpower through reminders of their strength and suggests that, for him, sobriety can also produce ecstasy. The lyrics illustrate the sacrifices he would make for their love to remain as he explains that he can no longer associate with the lifestyle he narrowly evaded. The words in this indie-hit are carefully selected to motivate both those suffering from addiction and their loved ones, as the artists’ sensitively address this unfortunately common reality by emphasizing with those who are substance-dependent, and reassuring them that they are loved and accepted.   

 

‘Cause you’re hotter than the sun
And you’re better than the drugs I used to love

I would lose my decadence
I’d do away with all the dirtiness for your love
I would become innocent
I’d listen to everything mamma said for your love

‘Cause you’re hotter than the sun
And you’re better than the drugs I used to love
And you’re deadly like a gun
Yeah you’re deadly like the drugs
Oh the drugs, I used to love

Send me down an angel
And let it pull me up from my own hell
We could float around this space
We’d be above all of the pain in ecstasy

‘Cause you’re hotter than the sun
And you’re better than the drugs I used to love
And you’re deadly like a gun
Yeah you’re deadly like the drugs
Oh the drugs, I used to love

Give my best to the mess I’ve had my fill of it
And give my worst to the curse I’ve had my fill of it
And give my blessing to depression I’ve had enough of it
Had e- had e-
Had enough of it

‘Cause you’re hotter than the sun
And you’re better than the drugs I used to love
And you’re deadly like a gun
Yeah you’re deadly like the drugs
Oh the drugs, oh the drugs, I used to love

 

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