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(Verse 1)
He was my best friend, I tried to help him,
But he traded everything, for suffering,
And found himself alone.
I watched the lying, turn into hiding,
With scars on both his lips, his fingertips...
Were melted to the bone.

(Chorus)
But I can still remember what his face looked like,
When I found him in an alley in the middle of the night.
Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Gonna do the trick, get it over with,
You're better off...
To take all you've got and burn it on the spot,
To get high-igh, igh, igh (high-igh, igh, igh).

(Verse 2)
Three days no sleeping, he gave up eating,
He sold his mother's rings, she said nothing,
And pretended not to know...
He started stealing, to supply the feeling,
Found out he pulled a knife, on someone's wife...
And held it to her throat.

(Extended Chorus)
But I can still remember what his face looked like,
When I found him in an alley in the middle of the night.
Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Gonna do the trick, get it over with,
You're better off...
To take all that you've got and burn it on the spot,
Just to get high-igh, igh, igh (high-igh, igh, igh).
Tell me what did, where you gone and hid?
Show me...!
What you really want, was it what you got?
Slowly...!
Circle in the drain, throw it all away,
Just to get high-igh, igh, igh (high-igh, igh, igh).
High-igh, igh...oooooh!

(High-igh-igh-igh, high-igh-igh-igh)
Hiiigh
(High-igh-igh-igh, high-igh-igh-igh)
Hiiigh

Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Gonna do the trick, get it over with,
You're better off...
To take all that you've got and burn it on the spot,
Just to get high-igh, igh, igh (high-igh, igh, igh).
Tell me what did, where you gone and hid?
Show me...!
What you really want, was it what you got?
Slowly...!
Circle in the drain, throw it all away,
Just to get high-igh, igh, igh, igh
Just to get high-igh, igh, igh, igh
Circle in the drain, throw it all away,
Just to get high-igh, igh, igh, igh.



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  • Chronix
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    ChronixDec 7, 2008 at 1:10 am
    It's about meth... not drugs in general...

    He was my best friend, I tried to help him,
    But he traded everything, for suffering, (because meth won't bring happiness)
    And found himself alone. (no one likes a meth addict really)
    I watched the lying, turn into hiding, (so they wouldn't knew he did it)
    With scars on both his lips, his fingertips...
    Were melted to the bone. (from smoking through a lightbulb)

    Three days no sleeping, he gave up eating, (can't sleep on meth)
    He sold his mother's rings, she said nothing, (stealing to buy more meth)
    And pretended not to know...
    He started stealing, to supply the feeling,
    Found out he pulled a knife, on someone's wife...
    And held it to her throat. (you lose control of yourself)

    But I can still remember what his face looked like,
    When I found him in an alley in the middle of the night.
    Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
    Gonna do the trick, get it over with,
    You're better off...
    To take all that you've got and burn it on the spot,
    Just to get high-igh, igh, igh (high-igh, igh, igh).

    (saying he'd be best to get it over and done with)

    Tell me what did, where you gone and hid?
    Show me...!
    What you really want, was it what you got?
    Slowly...!
    Circle in the drain, throw it all away,
    Just to get high-igh, igh, igh (high-igh, igh, igh).
    High-igh, igh...oooh!

    (throwing everything in his life away to do meth the point of the songs)

    good ol Mary J won't fuck you up like that and destroy your life... so don't bunch all drugs into one because meth is man made and is made with shit like antifreeze, Mary J is picked and burned
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    UnregisteredJan 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    I love this song it reminds me of my mom cause my mom does drugs to so don't live with my mom no more so
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    I love this song, the first time i heard it i imagined him finding his friend ,who got addicted to drugs, in an alley.this was obviously about a friend, or just in empathy.
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    UnregisteredDec 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    This is the most awesome song
    i have never seen better one before you know ( so almost lol)
    but anyway it has the deep meaning
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    crackedstarrAug 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    luv this song reminds me of my freind * (true storie )*we got drunk i got realy drunk kept trying to leave bearfoot in the snow they got me to try crack to calm me down it tasted like burnt plastic or burned garbege i didnt get adicted but this song reminds me how lucky i am that iv cleaned up my life and other then cigeretts im clean of any other drugs : )

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