Hoyt Axton – Snowblind Friend

“You say it was this mornin’ when you last saw your good friend
Lyin’ on the sidewalk with the misery on his brain
Stoned on some new potion he found upon the wall
Of some unholy bathroom in some ungodly hall

He only had a dollar to live on ‘till next Monday
But he spent it all on comfort for his mind
Did you say you think he’s blind?

Someone should call his parents or a sister or a brother
And they’ll come and take him back home on a bus
But he’ll always be a problem to his poor and puzzled mother
And he’ll always be another one of us

He said he wanted heaven but prayin’ was too slow
So he bought a one-way ticket on an airline made of snow
Did you say you saw your good friend flyin’ low

You say it was this mornin’ when you last saw your good friend
Lyin’ on the sidewalk with the misery on his brain
Stoned on some new potion he found upon the wall
Of some unholy bathroom in some ungodly hall

Did you say you saw your good friend flyin’ low
Dyin’ slow
Blinded by snow”

Marvin Gaye – Flyin’ High (In the Friendly Sky)

Biisi löytyy Marvinin klassiselta Whatäs Going on albumilta. Kyseessä taitaa olla heroiiniaddiktion kuvaus.

“Flying high in the friendly sky
Flying high without ever leavin’ the ground, no
Rest of the folks are tired and weary
Oh Lord, and have laid their bodies down.
I go the place where danger awaits me
and it’s bound to forsake me.
So stupid minded.
I can’t help it
oh ya, so stupid minded.
But I go crazy when I can’t find it,
In the morning, I’ll be alright, my friend.
But soon the night will bring the pains,
The pain, oh the pain
Flying high in the friendly sky
Without ever leaving the ground
And I ain’t seen nothing but trouble baby
Nobody really understands, no no
And I go to the place where the good feelin’ awaits me
Selfdestruction in my hand
Oh Lord, so stupid minded
Oh and I go crazy when I can’t find it
Well I know I’m hooked my friend
To the boy who makes slaves out of men.
And oh beleive me
Flying high in a friendly sky
Oh baby, flyin’ high”

Nirvana – Aneurysm

Kysymys kuuluukiin… rakkaudesta vai heroiinista?

“Come on over and do the twist
Over do it and have a fit
Love you so much it makes me sick
Come on over and do the twist

Beat me outta me, beat me outta me

Come on over and do the twist
Over do it and have a fit
Love you so much it makes me sick
Come on over and shoot the shit

Beat me outta me, beat me outta me

She keeps it pumpin’ straight to my heart”

Neil Young – Rockin’ in the Free World

Neil Youngin klassikko ei varsinaisesti ole huumebiisi (pikemminkin taitaa kritisoida Amerikkalaista yhteiskuntaa noin ylipäänsä), joskin myös tässä rallissa niitäkin sivutaan:

“I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away, and she’s gone to get a hit
She hates her life, and what she’s done to it
There’s one more kid that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool.”

System of a Down – Stealing Society

“Two skies watching it all fading
Two skies living it all fading
Two skies watching it all fading
Two skies fading ones abating
Two suns living it all dying
Two suns fighting ones abiding

Two suns watching them both fighting
Two suns seeing them both dying
Two suns watching them both fighting
Two suns fighting ones abiding
Two skies seeing them both dying
Two skies fading ones abiding

Oh oh ah

Crack pipes, needles, PCP and fast cars
Kind of mix really well and a dead movie star
When I feel like talking I’ll never be wrong
If I fell like walking you best come a long
I close my windows crank the heat up high
till my palms are wet and my tongue is dry

I’m looking for a mother that will get me high
Just a stupid motherfucker if I die I die
I’m a midnight fistfight”

Linkin Park – Breaking the Habit

Biisi on tainnut saada innoituksensa Linkin parkin laulajan ystävän huumekamppailusta…

“I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
I don’t know why I instigate
And say what I don’t mean
I don’t know how I got this way
I know it’s not alright
So I’m
Breaking the habit
Tonight

Clutching my cure
I tightly lock the door
I try to catch my breath again
I hurt much more
Than anytime before
I had no options left again

I don’t want to be the one
The battles always choose
‘Cause inside I realize
That I’m the one confused”

Godsmack – Voodoo

Hmmm… voisi kertoa esmes heroiinin käytöstä…

“I’m not the one who’s
So far away
When I feel the snakebite
Enter my veins

Never did I want to
Be here again
And I don’t remember
Why I came

Candles raise my desire
Why I’m so far away
No more meaning to my life
No more reason to stay

Freezing
Feeling
Breathe in,
Breathe in!

I’m coming back again…”

Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night

Bruce Berry oli Neil Youngin roudari, joka kuoli yliannostukseen aivan kuten Youngin kitaristi Danny Whitten hieman aiemmin.

“Bruce Berry was a working man
He used to load that Econoline van.
A sparkle was in his eye
But his life was in his hands.

Well, late at night
when the people were gone
He used to pick up my guitar
And sing a song in a shaky voice
That was real as the day was long.

Tonight’s the night, yes it is,
tonight’s the night
Tonight’s the night, yes it is,
tonight’s the night.

Early in the mornin’
at the break of day
He used to sleep
until the afternoon.
If you never heard him sing
I guess you won’t too soon.

‘Cause people let me tell you
It sent a chill
up and down my spine
When I picked up the telephone
And heard that he’d died
out on the mainline.”

The Rolling Stones – Angie

Keith Richards kirjoittaa elämänkerrassaan tämän biisin kertovan hänen rimpuilustaan heroiinin kanssa:

“Oh Angie, Oh Angie, when will those dark clouds disappear
Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here
With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
You can’t say we’re satisfied
But Angie, Angie, you can’t say we never tried.

Angie, you’re beautiful, but ain’t it time we said goodbye
Angie, I still love you, remember all those nights we cried
All the dreams we held so close seemed to all go up in smoke
Let me whisper in your ear
Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here
Oh, Angie, don’t you weep, all your kisses still taste sweet
I hate that sadness in your eyes
But Angie, Angie, ain’t it time we said good-bye

With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
You can’t say we’re satisfied
But Angie, I still love you, Baby, ev’rywhere I look I see your eyes
There ain’t a woman that comes close to you come on baby, dry your eyes

But Angie, Angie, ain’t it good to be alive
Angie, Angie, they can’t say we never tried”

Steppenwolf – Snowblind Friend

Karu kuvaus kaverista, joka ei pääse eroon aineista.

“You say it waa this morning when you last saw your good friend
Lying on the pavement with the misery on his brain
Stoned upon a potion he found upon the wall In some unholy bathroom in some un godly hall
He only had a dollar to live on til next monday, But he spent it on comfort for his mind- you say you think he’s blind.
Someone should call his parents a sister or a brother, And they’re bound to take him back home on a bus
But he’ll always be a problem to his poor and puzzled mother
And he’ll always be another one of us

He said he wanted heaven but prayin’ was to slow So he bought a one way ticket, on an airline made of snow
You say you saw your good friend flyin low, dieing slow, flying low, dying slow flying low
He only had a dollar to live on til next monday But he spent it on comfort for his mind you say you think he’s blind
He said he wanted heaven but prayin was to slow”