I'll take one shot for my pain
One drag for my sorrow
mars is referring to his whiskey and weed.
“ i’ll take one shot for my pain” this is like a toast. by taking a shot of his whiskey, one if not all of his pains would have gone leaving him feeling okay and good for a little while. just until the next pain or shot comes.
“One Drag for my sorrows” another toast! this time by taking a drag of his spliff, mars hopes that by getting high might numb his feelings of loneliness, insecurity, emotion he is feeling.
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