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These social drugs
These social drugs
These social drugs
These social drugs

Afraid to address
The reality before me
Too proud to confess
That I'm addicted to a lie
So I seek temporary feeling
To replace reality
Though the truth is telling me I have to die
But I've been taught to numb it
Sedate it don't confront it
I hate it when I found out
That I can't get what I wanted
This emotional tantrum
Has become sort of an anthem playing everytime I need to take a little trip

To hide this condemnation
I'll find a combination
Of a manmande stimulation
To deny my situation
Now this unreality
Is distorting what I see
Reporting back to me
A sense of false security

So in my imagination
I must find a recreation
Desperately in searching ways
To alter my sensations
There's no equilibrium
Inebriated till I'm numb
Intoxicated till I'm dumb
To avoid confrontation

These social drugs
Messing with my mind
These social drugs
Telling me I'm fine

Now this chemical analogy
Is our emotional reality
These political
Traditional
And ethical stimulants
And social ettiquettes
Wont let us be too upset
With the way things really are
You're taught to camouflage regrets
And those religious structures
Tell us GOD want us to suffer
To suppot a situation
We all know is obligation
And if you shun the complication
They'll just gun your repuation
Like mob intimidation
To enforce participation

See they need to keep us fiends
To their lies and broken schemes
And if you find another means
You're told you're being too extreme
And if you wanted to get clean
They'll just pull those social strings
Holding up their social norms
Deifying noble things

Now were all stuck in tradition
Unable to state our position
Too afraid to contradict
The expectations of the system
Oh and the harsh reality
Is they've made Grace for you and me
Instead of saving you and me
They're just enslaving you and me!

These social drugs
These social drugs
These social drugs
These social drugs

Know what I mean?



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