Album: Let's Face It (1997)
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  • This song is about drugs. It's message is stop using drugs or you'll die: "When you smoke or poke the poison/you lose the chance to be tomorrow." >>
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    Matt - Houston, TX

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  • Bob from Miami, FlIt was really really impressive i learnt a lot from this song
  • Jason from Middletown, NySpecifically, it's about (black tar) heroin, hence the reference to oil.
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