Bob Marley – I Shot the Sheriff

Päähenkilö on ampunut sheriffin, joka oli tuhonnut hänen marijuanaviljelmänsä, ja odottaa vankilassa hirttämistä. Mutta hän vakuuttaa syyttömyyttään apulaissheriffin kuolemaan.

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy

All around in my home town
They’re trying to track me down
They say they want to bring me in guilty
For the killing of a deputy
For the life of a deputy, but I say

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense

Sheriff John Brown always hated me
For what I don’t know
Every time that I plant a seed
He said, “Kill it before it grows”
He said, “Kill it before it grows”, I say

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town
All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown
Aiming to shoot me down
So I shot, I shot him down, I say

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy

Reflexes got the better of me
And what is to be must be
Every day the bucket goes to the well
But one day the bottom will drop out
Yes, one day the bottom will drop out, but I say

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no

Porcupine Tree – Anesthesize

A good impression of myself
Not much to conceal
I’m saying nothing
But I’m saying nothing revealed

I simply am not here
No way I should appear happy
Stop whining please

Because of who we are
We react in mock surprise
The curse off, there must be more
So don’t breathe here
Don’t leave your bags

I simply am not here
No way I should appear happy
Stop whining please

The dust in my soul
Makes me feel awake in my legs
My head in the clouds
And I’m zoning out

I’m watching TV
But I find it hard to stay conscious
I’m totally bored
But I can’t switch off

Only apathy from the pills in me
Its all in me, all in you
Electricity from the pills in me
Its all in me, all in you
Only eMpTV, cod philosophy

We’re lost in the mall
Shuffling through the stores like zombies
What is the point
What can money buy

My hand’s on a gun
And I find the range, God, tempt me
What did you say
Think I’m passing out

Only apathy from the pills in me
Its all in me, all in you
Electricity from the pills in me
Its all in me, all in you
Only eMpTV, cod philosophy

All the apathy from the pills in me
Its all in me, all in you
Electricity from the pills in me
Its all in me, all in you

Water so warm that day (water so warm that day)
I counted out the waves (I counted out the waves)
As they broke into

The water so warm that day
I was counting out the waves
And I followed their short life
As they broke on the shoreline
I could see you
But I couldn’t hear you

You were holding your hat in the breeze
Turning away from me in this moment
You were stolen as black across the sun

Water so warm that day (water so warm that day)
I counted out the waves (I counted out the waves)
As they broke into shore (as they broke into shore)

Popeda – Moottoripää

Annas kun mä kerron, sä kun aina kyselet
Menneisyyden haamut, usein esiin utelet
En kai ole kovin ylpee, mutta maksaa kyllä sain!
Mies kulkee, miehen menneisyys on menneisyyttä vain!
Mä palvon sua, sä tiedät sen
Koskaan pettää sua vois en!
Katso mua, ja anna mun sua rakastaa!
Mä olin vielä poikanen, kun viinaa trokasin
Pillereitä, pulvereita myöskin kauppasin
Katu oli koti, kyttä lähin omainen
Olin ehkä aavistuksen rentun oloinen
Huimaa kyytiä silloin elettiin
Kynttilät vauhdilla poltettiin
Silmä silmästä, hammas vaikka kahdesta!
Se oli uljasta!
Aivan liian nuorena mä menin naimisiin
Gimma venas pentua, me kaikkee vedettiin
Se sai kai jonkun taudin, mä tarkkaan muista en!
Hautuumaalta juoksin hullunlailla nauraen!
Huimaa kyytiä silloin elettiin
Kynttilät vauhdilla poltettiin
Kunniavelka, tapa, tee huorin, varasta!
Mutta tee se kunnolla
Tee se kunnolla, tee se kunnolla!
Ei sua ne koskaan saa!
On maailma vaarallinen
Tartu kiinni siihen nyt!
Ei sua ne koskaan saa
Sä vastaan maailmaa
Ei sua voi alistaa!
Ei ne saa!
Oon pahin, oon pahin,
Mä oon pahin, tiedän sen!
Polvistun, ja sua rukoilen!
Oon pahin, mä oon pahin,
Mä oon kuningas konnien
Mut mä nousen, vaikka vielä horjuen
Oi rakkain, voimakkain,
On tää tunne yhteinen!
Sun kanssas enää horjahtele en!

Johnny Cash – When Uncle Bill Quit Dope

Vahva kuvaus kokaiiniriippuvuudesta. Bill-eno läpikäy kylmän kalkkunan päästäkseen siitä irti.

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Well Uncle Bill was my Mothers Brother, tall lanky man
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But somewhere back in Uncle Bill’s life, he took to sniffing cocaine.
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I’d find him out in the back yard, sitting against a tree.
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His eyes bugged out in a cocaine stare, And his mind in a cocaine dream.
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Well one fall day when Uncle Bill was having a cocaine fit,
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He said Louise this coke’s no good and I’ve made up my mind to quit.
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Now you take this key and I’ll go upstairs and then you lock the door,
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And Lord I swear I wont come down, till I don’t want dope no more.

Chorus:
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Well he stomped the floor and he beat the door and he moaned a mournful cry.
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When the last cocaine went through his brain we thought he’d surely die.
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He yelled and he cussed and he fell on the floor and we almost gave up hope
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As long as I live I wont forget when Uncle Bill quit dope.

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Well for the first few hours we heard not a sound, upstairs was quiet and still.
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and then all of a sudden we heard a shriek of pain from Uncle Bill.
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He bounced out of bed and across the room, I heard him break a chair.
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And then another scream louder than the first as he ripped out a hunk of his hair.
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My Mother kissed us all that night, as brother and I lay in bed.
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We wondered if poor old Uncle Bill was dieing or already dead
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But all night long we listened to him as he raved pleaded and called.
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And I swear I heard his finger nails tearing the paper off the walls. Chorus:

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After fourteen days and nights of hell, it grew quiet over head.
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And I peered past mother, as she unlocked the door expecting to find him dead.
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But to my surprise there was Uncle Bill, as shiny as a brand new dollar.
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His hair was combed and his beard was gone, he’d grown two inches taller.
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In his old blue suite and his patterned shoes, he was quite a sight to see.
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The light was back in his deep blue eyes, he turned to mother and me.
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He said Louise I’ve been through hell and I nearly went insane.
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But I finally beat the devils habit, I beat the demon cocaine.