Ask Her for Adderall is the first bonus track from The Hold Steady album Stay Positive. It can be found on the limited edition version of the CD as well as the LP. It can also be obtained from a link from the enhanced CD A Positive Rage.


If she asks, don't tell her that I'm living hand-to-mouth.
Don't tell her I've been sleeping on your couch.
If she asks just tell her that we opened for the Stones,
It's her favorite band except for the Ramones.

If she happens to suggest
A love based on trust and respect,
Tell her I've been wasted since last week.
If she wants to stop on by,
Tell her that I almost died.
Tell her I ain't seein' people yet.
But see if she'll send cigarettes.

If she asks don't tell her 'bout the bloodshed in the streets,
The less she knows, the less she can repeat.
If she happens to bring up
The pin pricks and the throwin' up,
Tell her it's just part of growin' up.
If she wants to get involved,
Tell her to stay in St. Paul.
Tell her I'm not up to takin' calls,
Ask her for some Adderall.

Now Holly won't say hi to me
'Cause I'm in love with my anxiety

If she asks just tell her that we're too far gone to deal.
She should know exactly how that feels.
If she wants a scene report,
Don't tell her 'bout the kicked in doors.
Tell her we ain't even keeping score no more.
If she wants to help the cause,
Tell her we need sterile gauze.
Tell her she should look through all her medicine
And see if she's got Klonopins

Now Charlemagne don't seem the same
He's skinny, scared, and off his game
He's been hiding from those gentlemen
With the same tattoos as Gideon


Adderall is a brand-name pharmaceutical psychostimulant or sympathomimetic amine composed of mixed amphetamine salts. The drug is used primarily to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. (from Wikipedia)

Clonazepam (marketed by Roche under the trade-names Klonopin in the United States and Rivotril, Ravotril or Rivatril in Europe, South America, North America (Canada and Mexico), India, and Australia) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative. It is a highly potent anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and anxiolytic. (from Wikipedia). It is used illicitly to reduce the unpleasantness of opiate withdrawal.

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