When IanDury sang about [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll]] he covered not only the Rock n Roll lifestyle but also the majority of musical lyrics. There are [[IntercourseWithYou songs about sex]], [[OdeToIntoxication songs about drugs]] and songs about [[InDaClub dancing to]] and [[HeavyMeta appreciating music itself]].

However, it seems Dury was getting into the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because so many songs treat sex or love as though it is a drug. Well after all there are only so many appropriate metaphors out there so the ones that work will turn up a lot.

Certain lines recur in these songs. The love gets the person high, it elates them, being away from it will make them crave it, they will be addicted to it, they feel like they are floating, they have a loss of appetite and so on. A bit of TruthInTelevision, as the early stages of romantic infatuation ''will'' mess with the brain's dopamine levels in much the same ways opiates will.

Sometimes these songs can throw the interpretations into a tailspin with people thinking that songs that are actually about drugs are this and vice versa.
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!!Examples:
* "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer is laden with this trope from top to bottom.
* "Kiss From A Rose" by Music/{{Seal}} uses it straightforwardly in several places with lines like "Love remained a drug that's the high not the pill" and "you're like a growing addiction" as well as the uncertain interpretations of his eyes getting large and what a kiss from a rose actually is.
* "Your Love Is My Drug" by [[{{Kesha}} Ke$ha]].
* The similarly named "Your Love's A Drug" by Leighton Meester:
--> I like it, I want it, the way you make my body move\\
I think I'm addicted, I'm high off everything you do\\
(...)\\
I need it, that feeling, rushing through my veins again\\
Whenever you're leaving I feel withdrawal kicking in
* "I Want A New Drug" by {{Huey Lewis and the News}} implies that no drug compares to the feeling of being 'alone with you'.
* RoxyMusic has "Love Is the Drug", later covered by Music/{{Divinyls}} for the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' soundtrack.
* "Bad Medicine" by BonJovi.
* "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" from ''[[FortySecondStreet 42nd Street]]'' makes this OlderThanTheyThink.
* "Love Is Like Oxygen" by Music/{{Sweet}}:
-->''Love is like oxygen.\\
You get too much, you get too high;\\
Not enough and you're gonna die.\\
Love gets you high!
* [[{{Pink}} P!nk's]] song "Just Like A Pill" compares the singer's interest to an addictive drug in pill form, who, instead of making her happy, is bringing her down.
* BritneySpears' "Toxic" is clearly about drugs in reverence to love/lust/infatuation et cetera.
* This appears to be what "The Perfect Drug" by NineInchNails is about. That, or actual drugs.
* "Love is a Stranger" by the {{Eurythmics}} includes the lyric "love is a dangerous drug".
* QueensOfTheStoneAge have a song like this, titled "Like a drug", natch.
* "Hooked on a Feeling," [[CoveredUp best known]] in the version by Blue Swede.
* "Intoxication" by Music/{{Disturbed}}.
-->"''A dialogue between that which intoxicates, and its victim. A person, substance or lifestyle''."
** "Serpentine" has hints of this as well.
* MaryElizabethMcGlynn's "You're Not Here" (from ''{{Silent Hill 3}}'') has a bit of this:
-->So now what can I do?\\
I'm strung out, addicted to you\\
My body aches now that you're gone\\
My supply fell through...
* PuffyAmiYumi had ''Your Love Is a Drug'' in 2002.
* "Love Is a Drug" by country music band Jypsi.
* "Just Can't Get Enough" by BlackEyedPeas.
* In ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', Lenina sings a song with these lyrics:
-->"Hug me till you drug me, honey;\\
Kiss me till I'm in a coma:\\
Hug me, honey, snuggly bunny;\\
Love's as good as ''[[FantasticDrug soma]]''."
* "You and Tequila" by KennyChesney compares the temptation of a lover to the temptation one faces when trying to overcome drinking.
** Also by Kenny Chesney: "Being Drunk's a Lot Like Loving You"
* I Can't Stay Away by TheVeronicas
* "The Drug In Me Is You" by {{Falling In Reverse}}
* "A Hard Habit to Break" by Chicago takes the metaphor a little further, showing that the singer compares his post-breakup situation to the pangs of withdrawal.
* "A Little Love" by VanessaAmorosi compares ''Love'' to cigarettes.
* Lithium by {{Evanescence}} is a double up, A guy who she loves is her drug and she needs him to function, but also she addicted to the pain she feels and on purpose puts herself down because THAT is also a drug, which directly relates to their relationship which is based upon sadness.
----> ''Lithium, I wanna stay in love with my sorrow''
----> ''Darling I forgive you after all, anything better then to be alone''
* Music/{{Placebo}}'s "Special K" and "My Sweet Prince"
* Bad Manners' "Special Brew"
* Dick Holler & the Holidays' "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" takes the idea of being "love drunk" literally. The [[CoveredUp more well-known]] version by The Swingin' Medallions takes it further by having all eight members sing at once and adding various unintelligible hoots and hollers, making it sound like more of a rowdy DrunkenSong.
* "Girlshapedlovedrug" by Gomez.
* "High On You" by Music/{{Survivor}}.
* "I'm Your Favorite Drug" by Porcelain and the Tramps.
* "I Get A Kick Out Of You" by Music/ColePorter compares the sensations of love to champagne and cocaine.
* "Sober" by Music/LittleBigTown compares love to alcohol, with the narrator saying that she is drunk on his love and doesn't want to die sober.
* "Medicate" by Music/{{AFI}}, more or less.
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