Jimmy Allen told AntiMusic
about this song: "The song 'The Drug I Need' is about a relationship that had gone bad but I couldn't seem to quit seeing this girl. She was like a drug. I knew the girl was a mess from the start and it wasn't going anywhere... but I was so addicted to this girl and her issues and drama that always seemed to follow her in life.
When it did finally come to an end, it felt like I was getting clean and sober. (We both know you can't hate something you've never loved) this was the last song we recorded in Korn's Hollywood studio while working on the Rhyme & Reason
record. It really took on it own life after that. It's one of my favorites to play live. That song is my therapy."