Guns N’ Roses – The Garden

Ei suinkaan kaikkein ilmeisimpiä huumebiisejä. Gardenin voi nähdä viittaamaan omelämänkerrallisesti Axl:n elämään ja 90-luvun sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll meininkiin. Tai Garden voi viitata suoraan huumeiden käyttäjän mielentilaan. Hmm…

“You know you’re all alone
Your friends they aren’t at home
Everybody’s gone to the garden
As you look into the trees
You can look but you don’t see
The flowers seem to tease you at the garden
Everybody’s there, but you don’t seem to care
What’s it with you man, and this garden
Turned into my worst phobia,
a crazy man’s utopia”

Guns N’ Roses – Bad Obsession

Aivan erinomaiset lyriikat huumeriippuvuudesta…

“Too bad you’re fucked up
I used to be wasted
Always tried to take it
Take it down into my vein
I call the doctor
He’s just another
He said I’m sick in the brain
He said you ain’t special
So who you foolin’
Don’t try ta give me a line
But I can’t stop thinking ’bout doin’ it
one more time”

Sixx A.M. – Pray for Me

Tyttö yrittää auttaa poikakaveriaan irti aineista. Kaveri haluaisi ja yrittääkin, mutta ei onnistu. Nikki Sixxillä on tämänkaltaisista tilanteista riittävästi omakohtaisia kokemuksia, että kykenee kirjoittamaan pirun hyvin.

“She lights a candle, but she doesn’t know why.
She wants to save me, but i’m barely alive.
My soul is thirsty. I just wanna get high.
Make her go away.

Now i’m hitting the wall and she begs me to quit,
And she drags me to church but i’m scared to commit,
And i’m loosing my mind ’cause she hides all my shit.
She wont go away.”

Sixx A.M. – X-mas in Hell

Hyvinkin paljon omakohtaisen The Heroin Diaries -albumin avausrauta ajaa sanoituksillaan kuuntelijan sisään Nikki Sixxin huumehelvettiin. Hienosti onnistuu tämä alku… oivallinen kuvaus siitä, kuinka juhlapäivät ovat addiktille yhtä helvettiä, masennusta ja epätoivoa.

“December 25th, 1986 – Van Nuys.

Merry Christmas.

That’s what people say at Christmas, right? Except normally they have someone to say it to.
They have friends and family,
And they haven’t been crouched naked under a Christmas tree with a needle in their arm like an insane person in a mansion in Van Nuys.
They’re not out of their minds, they’re not writing in a diary,
And they’re definitely not watching their holiday spirit coagulate in a spoon.
I didn’t speak to a single person today. I figured why should I ruin their fucking Christmas.

I’ve started a new diary and this time I have a few new reasons.
One, I have no friends left.
Two, so I can read back and remember what I did the day before.
And three, so if I die, at least I leave a nice little suicide note of my life.

It’s just me and you, diary. Welcome to my fucked up life.

Nobody would believe the shit that happens in my head, it’s haunted.
Now that I’ve come down from the drugs it seems like a sick play that I saw in a theater somewhere.
Thirty minutes ago, I could’ve killed someone.
Or better yet, myself.”

Sixx A.M. – Dead Man’s Ballet

Biisin alku kertoo Nikki Sixxin lapsuudesta ja syistä, jotka vaikuttivat hänen ajautumiseensa huumeiden käyttäjäksi. Loppupuoli kertoo hänen yliannostuksestaan, joka melkein tappoi hänet.

“You can lead him to the ambulance
But you cannot make him live
No, you cannot make me live!
You can lead him to the ambulance
Lead me home!
But you cannot make him live

Would, could I have done differently
You never said there was anything wrong
Now the drugs, they give me encouragement
Why? Why? Why?”

W.A.S.P. – Cocaine Cowboys

“Oh gotta yell, cowboys from hell
Oh I’m in a Devil’s haze
I’m on the trail and I’m riding the rails
Oh I’m getting blown away
I do the juice, I’m Eastwood and the Duke
Oh I’m gonna ride the range
High on the plains, high on the reigns
White lightning lines I’ll be
Riding high, oh so high

I’m gonna ride
Cocaine cowboys
I’ll be riding high tonight
Cocaine cowboys never die”

Länkkäreitä ja kokaiinia… aika mielenkiintoinen yhdistelmä tässä WASPin biisissä.

Sixx A.M. – Accidents Can Happen

Biisi kertoo Nikki Sixxin heroiinin käytön aloittamisesta. Biisin mukaan jokainen voi tehdä virheitä, mutta ne voi korjata ja aloittaa kaiken alusta.

“Don’t give up, it takes a while
I have seen this look before
And it’s alright
You’re not alone
If you don’t love this anymore
I hear that you’ve slipped again
I’m here ’cause I know you’ll need a friend

And you know that accidents can happen
And it’s okay,
We all fall off the wagon sometimes
It’s not your whole life
It’s only one day
You haven’t thrown everything away.”