After almost 9 years of Falling In Reverse in action, the rock band visits their roots once more. The band released a remix of their classic hit “The Drug In Me Is You” from their debut studio album from 2011. This is the title track of the album and the new remix is titled “The Drug In Me Is Reimagined” aptly so.
“The Drug In Me Is You” single was certified Gold by RIAA in December 2019 and in honor of this Falling In Reverse went on a tour titled ‘The Drug In Me Is Gold.’ A few months later comes the remix with a brand new music video. Upon releasing the song and video on February 13, 2020, the band had a message to the fans on social media; “A new take on ‘The Drug In Me Is You’ in celebration of the album going gold. This was made specifically for the fans that have been here from the beginning.”
The song captures the themes of love, death, and drugs intertwined with each other in crafty lyrics.
Watch the New Music Video for “The Drug In Me Is Reimagined”
At the beginning of the song, FIR ties in the theme of death by saying that death could come to anyone at any time. Just be prepared. It could even arrive at your doorstep.
In the face of death, the singer’s body shivers and trembles. But after a momentary unconsciousness, adrenaline kicks in. Adrenaline is an enzyme that helps humans face stressful situations. It triggers the “fight or flight” response in a person.
These lines could also be equated to love and drugs. Both love and drugs could work in a similar fashion in a person. Both could trigger shivers and goosebumps in a person and produce Adrenaline.
The singer says that this woman’s secrets are what is keeping her alive. She is not the perfect woman to bed with.
“Snake eyes” in board games refer to rolling “one” on either dice so it looks like two eyes of the snake. It is also the lowest score one can roll on two dice. In the context of the song, this could mean that when you play with crooked people, all you get are crooked gifts.
The singer is now running from his past–his ex-girlfriend, his addictions and death. The “darkness” could be a reference to all things bad in his past.
In the chorus of the song, we finally realize that the drug he talks about is “love.” Or rather the love of a crooked woman, that it turns to poison in his body. But he is out of his mind and this might make him more and more addicted to this drug. His “high” is his own misery!
Now the singer is questioning life itself. “If we are born to die and we all die to live” is his recurring nightmare. This is not a question to be pondered upon unless you want to keep your sanity.
From the moment we are born, we keep on dying. But this shall not stop us from achieving greatness. “You gotta live like you’re dying” is our final statement on this aspect.
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Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.