Better Than Drugs

Artist: Skillet

Album: Comatose

I’m not a big crazy Skillet fan, and I actually used to not like this song very much. But sometimes songs have this way of sneaking up on me and before I know what happened, a song I didn’t care for becomes a favorite. “Better Than Drugs,” as you can tell, did the same–I found that as I listened to the lyrics more and let myself fall into the punching beats of the guitars and drums, I loved it all the more. I enjoy identifying with the song’s comparison of God’s love and drugs, which I feel creates a very relevant picture for the band’s target audience.

And the line “Feel you comin’ on to get me high”? So wonderfully “religiously” incorrect.

Feel your every heartbeat
Feel you on these empty nights
Calm the ache, stop the shakes
You clear my mind
You’re my escape
From this messed up place
‘Cause you let me forget
You numb my pain

How can I tell you just all that you are
What you do to me

[Chorus:]
You’re better than drugs
your love is like wine
Feel you comin’ on so fast
Feel you comin’ to get me high
You’re better than drugs
Addicted for life
Feel you comin’ on so fast
Feel you comin’ on to get me high

Feel you when I’m restless
Feel you when I cannot cope
You’re my addiction, my prescription, my antidote
You kill the poison
Ease the suffering
Calm the rage when I’m afraid
To feel again

How can I tell you just all that you are
What you do to me

[Chorus]

Feel your every heartbeat
Feel you on these empty nights
You’re the strength of my life

[Chorus]

Feel your every heartbeat
Feel you on these empty nights..
(feel you comin’ on so fast,
feel you comin’ on to get me high)
Feel your every heartbeat
Feel you come to get me high..
(feel you comin’ on so fast,
feel you comin’ on to get me high)

To get me high…..

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2 thoughts on “Better Than Drugs

  1. Very good analysis Jenn jenn! I totally agree about the religiously non-circumspect lyrics. They totally make you pay closer attention to the analogy. It’s a great album as a whole: but Yours to Hold and The Older I Get are the best! :)

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