Written by Lemonheads leader Evan Dando, "My Drug Buddy" tells an opaque tale of a couple who take a friendly stroll, making arrangements for drugs along the way. In a Songfacts interview with Dando
, he said that his drug buddy was his friend Nicole, and the lyric was inspired by a night they spent together in Sydney, Australia.
"That's a really good story of a night back in the day when we used to do speed," said Dando. "She was actually my friend Tom's girlfriend. I was trying to tell the story as forthright and as normal as possible, without many rhymes or anything."