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Drug (It's Just a State of Mind)
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song by Duran Duran
Released 18 October 1988
Genre Pop
Length 4:38 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Taylor, Rhodes, Le Bon,
Producer(s) Duran Duran
Jonathan Elias
Daniel Abraham
Duran Duran

"Drug (It's Just a State of Mind)" is a song by Duran Duran, released on the album Big Thing by Capitol-EMI on 18 October 1988.

About the songEdit

During demo sessions for Big Thing, the song was first known as "Take Me" .

The song was a live staple of The Big Live Thing Tour in 1988. It was often performed as part of an overlapping medley with "The Wild Boys".

"Drug" is infamous for causing a massive disagreement between John Taylor and the rest of the band. John preferred Daniel Abraham's original mix of the song over the final, released mix, but was outvoted, causing John to nearly quit the band in protest.

The Abraham mix was eventually officially released as a bonus track on all CD versions of the Big Thing album. It also appeared as a B-side to the "Do You Believe in Shame?" single - but only on the versions of the single with the John Taylor picture sleeve, which would seem deliberate given his strong feelings towards the handling of "Drug".

A house-influenced version of the song was remixed by Marshall Jefferson in preparation to release "Drug" as a single, but was never released after plans for the single were scrapped.

The official album version of the song was remixed by Joe Dworniak and Duncan Bridgeman of Moody Productions.

Song versionsEdit

  • "Drug (It's Just a State of Mind)" - 4:38
  • "Drug (Original Version)" - 4:21 (aka "Daniel Abraham Mix")
  • "Take Me" (Extended Demo) - 6:12 (bootleg, Maison Rouge)

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

LyricsEdit

Take me every morning
Take me every night
Take me when you're feeling low
Take me when you want to stay
Take me
Take me
Take me
Take me
Take me, take me, take me

Before you slide
Into the wide
There's something I want you to know (What you see is what you want)
In all your stretch
Of consciousness
You've still got a long way to go (What you want is what you need)
Some make you spin
Some make you sweat
It's only here for you to choose (Choose me)
And if you try
An alternative high
Then tell me
What have you got to lose now?

Take me every morning
Take me every night
Take me when you're feeling low
Take me when you want to stay
Up all night
Up all night

The hit, the hit
The hit to fit reality
Its just a state of mind (What you see is what you want)
And you'll admit
It's more than just
An axe that you've got to grind (What you want is what you need)
We'll make you spin
We'll make you sweat
All you've got to do is use me (Use me)
Some like it hot
But I like it wet
So tell me
What have we got to lose now?

Take me every morning
Take me every night
Take me when you're feeling low
Take me when you want to stay
Up all night
Up all night

A drug, its a drug
A drug, its a drug
A drug, its a drug
A drug, its a drug

(Use me, use me, use me, use me)
A drug, its a drug
(Choose me, choose me, choose me, choose me)
A drug, its a drug
(Use me, use me, use me, use me)
A drug, its a drug (Take, take)
(Choose me, choose me, choose me, choose me)
A drug, its a drug

Take me every morning
Take me every night
Take me when you're feeling low
Take me when you want to stay
Take me every morning
Take me every night
Take me when the beat is slow
Take me when the mood is right
Take me every morning
Take me every night
Take me when you're feeling low
Take me when you want to stay
Take me every morning
Take me every night
Take me when the beat is slow
Take me when the mood is right
Up all night

See alsoEdit

DURAN DURAN
Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell
DISCOGRAPHY
ALBUMS

Duran DuranRioSeven and the Ragged TigerArenaNotoriousBig ThingLibertyDuran Duran (The Wedding Album)Thank YouMedazzalandPop TrashAstronautRed Carpet Massacre

COMPILATIONS and EP's

CarnivalDecade: Greatest HitsGreatestNight Versions: The Essential Duran DuranStrange BehaviourSingles Box Set 1981-1985Singles Box Set 1986-1995

SINGLES

"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down"

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