James Brown – King Heroin

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“I’m financed in China, ran in Japan
I’m respected in Turkey and I’m legal in Siam
I take my addicts and make ’em steal, borrow, beg
Then they search for a vein in their arm or their leg
So, be you Italian, Jewish, Black or Mex
I can make the most virile of men forget their sex
So now, no, my man, you must (you know) do your best
To keep up your habit until your arrest”

James Brown laulaa heroiinin vaaroista antamalla kappaleessa suunvuoron aineelle itselleen ja seurauksena on pitkä totuuksien litania.

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  1. Brownhan oli hyvin huumeidenvastainen kaveri uransa alkuvaiheessa. Tais erottaa bändinsä useampaankin kertaan kun soittajan käyttivät aineita. Myöhemmin sitten 80-luvulla hän taisi itsekin hankkia ongelmia PCP:n ja kokainin kanssa.

    “Ladies and gentlemen
    Fellow Americans
    Lady Americans
    This is James Brown

    I wanna talk to you about one of our
    Most deadly, killers in the country today
    I had a dream the other night, and I
    Was sittin’ in my living room

    Dozed off to sleep
    So I start to dreamin’
    I dreamed I walked in a place and
    I saw a real strange, weird object

    Standin’ up talkin’ to the people
    And I found out it was heroin
    That deadly drug that go in your veins
    He says

    I came to this country without a passport
    Ever since then I’ve been hunted and sought
    My little white grains are nothin’ but waste
    Soft and deadly and bitter to taste

    I’m a world of power and all know it’s true
    Use me once and you’ll know it, too
    I can make a mere schoolboy forget his books
    I can make a world-famous beauty neglect her looks

    I can make a good man forsake his wife
    Send a greedy man to prison for the rest of his life
    I can make a man forsake his country and flag
    Make a girl sell her body for a five-dollar bag

    Some think my adventure’s a joy and a thrill
    But I’ll put a gun in your hand and make you kill
    In cellophane bags, I’ve found my way
    To heads of state and children at play

    I’m financed in China, ran in Japan
    I’m respected in Turkey and I’m legal in Siam
    I take my addicts and make ’em steal, borrow, beg
    Then they search for a vein in their arm or their leg

    So, be you Italian, Jewish, Black or Mex
    I can make the most virile of men forget their sex
    So now, no, my man, you must, you know, do your best
    To keep up your habit until your arrest

    Now the police have taken you from under my wing
    Do you think they dare defy me, I who am king
    Now, you must lie in that county jail
    Where I can’t get to you by visit or mail

    So squirm, with discomfort, wiggle and cough
    Six days of madness, you might throw me off
    Curse me in name, defy me in speech
    But you’d pick me up right no if I were in your reach

    All through your sentence you’ve become resolved to your fate
    Hear now young man and woman, I’ll be waitin’ at the gate
    And don’t be afraid, don’t run, I’m not chased
    Sure my name is Heroin, you’ll be back for a taste

    Behold, you’re hooked, your foot is in the stirrup
    And make, haste, mount the steed and ride him well
    For the white horse of heroin will ride you to Hell, to Hell
    Will ride you to Hell until you are dead
    Dead, brother, dead

    This is a revolution of the mind
    Get your mind together
    And get away from drugs
    That’s the man
    Back, back”

    Vastaa

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