“The Drug In Me is Reimagined”

Why you need to go listen to the new version of this 2011 hit!

“The Drug In Me is Reimagined”

Right now, all former emos are rejoicing for Falling In Reverse (including myself), and the newest version of their 2011 hit!

Back in December, Radke and the band announced “The Drug In Me Is You Tour” , to celebrate the band’s debut record “The Drug In Me Is You” going Gold! Recently, Falling In Reverse released a special version of the song entitled “The Drug In Me Is Reimagined” specifically for their die- hard fans! The band did an amazing job of turning the original upbeat song into a haunting orchestral ballad. It is a far cry from the original that takes fans deeper into the meaning of the lyrics! The song starts with a slow tempo that builds into this amazing crescendo, which inexplicably includes fire. Who wouldn’t love that?

Radke notes in a recent interview:

“I wanted to give the fans something special, This song was not made with the hope of gaining new fans — this was made specifically for the fans that have been here from the beginning. I wanted to strip down the music to show you how raw the lyrics actually are. So you can feel the song in a completely different way.”

And feeling the song differently is exactly what we did! They made a haunting and elegant video. (who ever thought the word elegant could be used the describe FIR?) The video jumps right in with Ronnie at the grand piano singing, while mysterious masked women dance in the snow. They even thought ahead and brought back the gorgeous blonde that graced the album cover oh so many years ago! Oh, the nostalgia!

While the song may be Reimagined, they left the lyrics exactly the same. Here they are below for reference along with the original upbeat video!

Lyrics:

I heard a knock upon my door the other day

i opened it to find death staring in my face

the feel of mortal stalking still reverberates

everywhere i go i drag the coffin just in case

my bodies tremblin’ sends shivers down my spine

adrenaline kicks in shifts into overdrive

your secrets keep you sick your lies keep you alive

snake eyes every single time you roll with crooked dice

i felt the darkness as it tried to pull me down

the kind of dark that haunts a hundred year old house

i wrestle with my thoughts i shook the hand of doubt

running from my past im praying feet dont fail me now

I've lost my god damn mind

it happens all the time

i cant believe im actually

meant to be here

trying to consume,

the drug in me is you

and im so high on misery

cant you see

i got these questions always running through my head

so many things that i would like to understand

if we are born to die and we all die to live

then whats the point of living life if it just contradicts?

i felt the darkness as it tried to pull me down

the kind of dark that haunts a hundred year old house

I wrestle with my thoughts, I shook the hand of doubt

running from my past im praying feet dont fail me now

**guitar solo**

I've lost

myself

you tried to reach me but you just cant help me

so long

goodbye

you tried to save me it wont work this time

cause now

I’ve lost my fucking mind

and theres no fucking time

i cant believe im actually

meant to be here

trying to consume,

the drug in me is you

and im so high on misery

cant you see.

After listening to the new version of the song, you can re-read them and get a taste for how real they are and how raw they have always been.

Looking back at the original song, it makes me proud to think about how far Ronnie has come and even how far the band has come since then. What did you think about the new version? For me this was something I didn’t even know I needed until I heard it!

Falling In Reverse are currently on “The Drug In Me Is Gold tour” And below are the dates! Thanks for reading and go check out my other stories!

The Drug In Me Is Gold Dates

02/14 — Richmond, VA @ The National

02/15 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall

02/16 — New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

02/18 — Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

02/19 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

02/21 — Louisville, KY @ The Mercury Ballroom

02/22 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

02/23 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

02/24 — Kansas City, MO @ The Truman

02/25 — Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live

02/28 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

02/29 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

03/01 — Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre

03/03 — Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

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