A.D.H.D
Kendrick Lamar Lyrics


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Fuck that, eight doobies to the face
Fuck that nigga twelve bottles in the case nigga, fuck that
Two pills and a half, wait nigga, fuck that
Got a high tolerance when your age don't exist

Man, I swear my nigga trippin off that shit again
Pick him up, then I set him in
Cold water, then I order someone to bring him Vicodin
Hope to take the pain away
From the feeling that he feel today
You know when you part of section 80
And you feeling like no one can relate
'Cause you are, you are
A loner, loner
Marijuana, endorphins make you stronger, stronger
I'm in the house party trippin' off
My generation sippin' cough syrup like its water
Never no pancakes in the kitchen
Man, no wonder our lives is caught up in the daily superstition
That the world is bout to end who gives a fuck? we never do listen
Unless it comes with an 808, a melody and some hoes
Playstation and some drank, technology bumping soul
Looking around and all I see is a big crowd, that's product of me
And they probably relatives relevant for a rebel's dream
Yep, the president is black
She black too purple label on her back but that dap
is light blue, she take it straight to the head
Then she look at me, she got ADHD

Eight doobies to the face
Fuck that nigga twelve bottles in the case nigga, fuck that
Two pills and a half, wait nigga, fuck that
Got a high tolerance when your age don't exist like whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

And then she started
And then she started feeling herself like no on else in this apartment
Beg you pardon oh I rap baby, how old are you?
She say 22, I say 23 OK then we all crack babies
Damn, why you say that?
She said where my drink at?
I'mma tell you later, just tell your neighbors have the police relax
I stood up, shut the blinds closed the screen, Jumbotron
Made it to the back, where she reside
Then she said, read between the lines
Yep, hope that I get close enough when the lights turn down
And the fact that she just might open up when the new flow start to drown
Her body and I, know the both of us really deep in the move now
It's nothing we can do now
Somebody walked in with a pound
Of that Bay Area kush
She looked at me then looked
At it, then she grabbed it then she said, get it understood
You know why we crack babies
Because we born in the 80s that ADHD crazy

Eight doobies to the face
Fuck that nigga twelve bottles in the case nigga, fuck that
Two pills and a half, wait nigga, fuck that
Got a high tolerance when your age don't exist like whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

You can have all my shine
I'll give you the light
Double cup, deuce, four, six
Just mix it in Sprite
Ecstasy, shrooms, blow, dro, hoes
Whatever you like




You can have all my shine
I'll give you the light

Overall Meaning

In the song "A.D.H.D" by Kendrick Lamar, the lyrics touch upon issues such as addiction, mental health, and the struggles of modern-day youth. The song begins with the lines "Fuck that, eight doobies to the face, Fuck that nigga twelve bottles in the case nigga, fuck that, Two pills and a half, wait nigga, fuck that, Got a high tolerance when your age don't exist like whoa." These lines refer to the singer's use of various drugs- weed, alcohol, and pills- to cope with the difficulties of his life. The singer suggests that he has a high tolerance for these drugs, indicating that he is not merely an occasional user but may possibly be addicted to them.


The song also addresses mental health, which is brought up when the singer talks about his friend who seems to be in distress. The singer suggests that he will help his friend by giving him Vicodin, even though he is aware that this type of medication is addictive and can cause other problems. The lines "Hope to take the pain away, From the feeling that he feel today, You know when you part of section 80, And you feeling like no one can relate, 'Cause you are, you are, A loner, loner" express the isolation and loneliness that the singer and his friend feel, which are likely contributing factors to their addiction issues.


The song also touches on generational issues, with the lyrics "My generation sippin' cough syrup like it's water, Never no pancakes in the kitchen, Man, no wonder our lives are caught up in daily superstition, That the world is 'bout to end, who gives a fuck? We never do listen unless it comes with 808, a melody, and some hoes." These lines speak to the singer's disillusion with his generation and their tendency to indulge in unhealthy behaviors rather than taking steps to improve their lives.


Line by Line Meaning

Fuck that, eight doobies to the face
I'm not interested in the small talk or conventional methods of blowing off steam, give me eight joints in a row to smoke


Fuck that nigga twelve bottles in the case nigga, fuck that
Drinking with friends is too tame for me, I'll take twelve bottles to myself and leave everyone else behind


Two pills and a half, wait nigga, fuck that
Even two and a half pills are not enough for me, I need more to feel something


Got a high tolerance when your age don't exist like whoa
I've been taking drugs for so long that my tolerance is high, and it seems like I've been doing it forever, age doesn't matter in this world


Man, I swear my nigga trippin off that shit again
My friend is having a negative reaction to drugs again


Pick him up, then I set him in
I'm used to dealing with this, I'll help him out and take care of him


Cold water, then I order someone to bring him Vicodin
I know how to treat a bad reaction, I'll give him cold water and medicine to help with the pain


Hope to take the pain away
My intention is to make him feel better


From the feeling that he feel today
From the negative physical and mental effects caused by the drugs


You know when you part of section 80
When you're part of a group of people raised in poverty and bad living conditions


And you feeling like no one can relate
Feeling isolated and disconnected from others who don't understand the struggles and experiences of growing up poor


'Cause you are, you are
The feelings of loneliness and alienation are real and valid


A loner, loner
Feeling like a loner and an outsider in society


Marijuana, endorphins make you stronger, stronger
Marijuana and the chemicals it produces can make you feel stronger and more powerful, but it's only a temporary feeling


I'm in the house party trippin' off
I'm at a party, but I'm more focused on my own high than socializing


My generation sippin' cough syrup like its water
The youth of my time are abusing cough syrup like it's a common drink


Never no pancakes in the kitchen
Growing up in a household with no food or proper nutrition


Man, no wonder our lives is caught up in the daily superstition
It's no wonder we are superstitious and hopeless due to our lack of resources and opportunities


That the world is bout to end who gives a fuck? we never do listen
We are so consumed in our own struggles and addictions that we don't care about the bigger picture, even if it leads to our own downfall


Unless it comes with an 808, a melody and some hoes
Unless there's some good music and women, we don't bother with anything else


Playstation and some drank, technology bumping soul
We escape our harsh reality with entertainment and alcohol, listening to music or playing video games


Looking around and all I see is a big crowd, that's product of me
The big crowd is a result of me and the social and cultural influence I've had on my community


And they probably relatives relevant for a rebel's dream
The crowd is probably made up of people similar to me, who are struggling and have big dreams but are often rebellious


Yep, the president is black
The fact that the president of the United States is black is a significant milestone


She black too purple label on her back but that dap
The girl I'm with is also black, wearing a purple label that represents her social status


is light blue, she take it straight to the head
She takes the drug directly and aggressively to feel the effects as quickly as possible


Then she look at me, she got ADHD
She looks at me with a wild and unfocused look in her eyes, like someone with ADHD


And then she started
She begins to act out and become more erratic


And then she started feeling herself like no on else in this apartment
She's feeling herself, acting in a self-centered and entitled way


Beg you pardon oh I rap baby, how old are you?
Excuse me, I'm a rapper, may I ask your age?


She say 22, I say 23 OK then we all crack babies
She says she's 22, and I tell her I'm 23, then I joke that we're all crack babies because of the drug culture we grew up in


Damn, why you say that?
She questions my joke


She said where my drink at?
She changes the subject, asking for her drink


I'mma tell you later, just tell your neighbors have the police relax
I'll explain later, but for now, let the cops relax and don't attract attention


I stood up, shut the blinds closed the screen, Jumbotron
I blocked out the outside world and focused on the moment with her


Made it to the back, where she reside
We go to the back where she lives or where she's staying


Then she said, read between the lines
She hints for me to understand her without her explicitly saying it


Yep, hope that I get close enough when the lights turn down
I hope to get closer to her when the lights are low or when the moment is more intimate


And the fact that she just might open up when the new flow start to drown
She might become more vulnerable or open when she's high on drugs


Her body and I, know the both of us really deep in the move now
We're both fully consumed in the moment and the feelings that the drugs and music give us


It's nothing we can do now
We've reached a point of no return where we're both fully invested in this experience, so we can't turn back


Somebody walked in with a pound
Someone enters the room with a pound of marijuana


Of that Bay Area kush
A specific strain of marijuana that's popular in the Bay Area


She looked at me then looked
She gives me a look of mutual understanding


At it, then she grabbed it then she said, get it understood
She takes the marijuana and tells me to understand the culture and the significance behind it


You know why we crack babies
The reason why we're like this or the way we are is because of drug abuse and addiction


Because we born in the 80s that ADHD crazy
Our upbringing and environment in the 80s and our excessive drug use has led to the ADHD craziness we experience now


You can have all my shine
You can have all the attention or the spotlight on you


I'll give you the light
I'll share my drug use and culture with you


Double cup, deuce, four, six
Drinking from two cups at once, or mixing various drugs in a drink or blunt


Just mix it in Sprite
Mixing vodka, cough syrup or other drugs with Sprite


Ecstasy, shrooms, blow, dro, hoes
Various drugs and sexual experiences that are part of the culture


Whatever you like
You can indulge in any of these things that you desire




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MARK ANTHONY SPEARS, MATTHEW MARTIN, KENDRICK LAMAR

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Ruff Prophet Productions

real ones know that this song would always play when you connected your phone to the car radio cause it was first in the library lol a classic

Chris Nichols

Had it on a CD in my 2002 expedition 😂 but yeah ALWAYS the last song that was on 🤣

Antonio Mitchell

@Chris Nicholsespecially on GTA V

Whiskerprince

Facts haha!

Witch King of Angmar

Shit almost blew my eardrums out every time too 🤣

Joshua D

Man fuck i thought I was the only one!!!!!! Every time I started the civic, this was the first song on my iPod at the time lmaoooo

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Maher Nurhussen

I was like 13 when I listened to this in GTA. This song is like a fine wine the older it gets the more I understand it. Too much nostalgia and meaning behind this song.

This is Kendrick's best song in my opinion.

Масон

Wow! Today you age 23?

Ste233

Me too, I was about the same age as you when I first heard it and now I’m about to turn 24 and i can’t seem to grasp how fast time flew by. It’s crazy I feel like I was just in my bedroom yesterday with the turtle beach headset on my head vibing to this song playing story mode… the nostalgia and memories are strong with this song

Helmy Thalib

Im 16 years old when first time playing GTA V. And Know 26 years old and have a baby 😂

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