Staind – It’s Been Awhile

Stainedin läpimurtolevyn “Break the Cyclen” hittisinglellä Aaron Lewis taitaa laulaa omasta rimpuilustaan kokaiinin kanssa.

“And it’s been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it’s been awhile
Since I first saw you
And it’s been awhile
Since I could stand on my own two feet again
And it’s been awhile
Since I could call you

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I’ve rendered
I’ve stretched myself beyond my means

And it’s been awhile
Since I can say that I wasn’t addicted
And it’s been awhile
Since I can say I love myself as well
And it’s been awhile
Since I’ve gone and fucked things up just like I always do
And it’s been awhile
But all that shit seems to disappear when I’m with you

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I’ve rendered
I’ve gone and fucked things up again

Why must I feel this way?
Just make this go away
Just one more peaceful day!

And it’s been awhile
Since I could look at myself straight
And it’s been awhile
Since I said I’m sorry
And it’s been awhile
Since I’ve seen the way the candles light your face
And it’s been awhile
But I can still remember just the way you taste

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem to be I know it’s me
I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me

And it’s been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it’s been awhile
Since I said I’m sorry”

James Brown – Public Enemy No. 1, Pt. 1

Vuonna 1972 James Brown ensin julkaisi singlenä King Heroin -kappaleen ja muutaman kuukauden kuluttua jatkoi aiheesta tällä kaksiosaisessa Public Enemy -biisillä.

“You know, this is James Brown

I’m such a lover of people
because people did so much for me
I’m a lover of humanity, all of mankind
and I feel that He who has been successful
should look out for his fellow brother,
I feel that is my role, that is my job

I know when i was a kid,
see I was going to be a preacher, huh, ay
maybe I am, but I feel like I’m a teacher, somewhat,
because i’ve been able to experience things that most, the poor,
or a lot of other people have never been able to, even the rich.

So I’ll start by preaching right here,
because I want to preach to you one more time about heroin.

I talked once before, now I want to preach.
i want to start by saying
I heard heroin talking one more time and said

From where I came, nobody knows
I come from the land where the poppy seed grows
a whole nation gathered to plot my destruction
because I’m a breeder of crime and wholesale corruption
…you say, I’m pure and then undilluatable
and once I’m in your blood I make it pursuitable

now only they say sing it on son,
sing it on son, she says i’ve lost my son, he’s gone away
sing it on son, you might save a life

I said madam, lookie here,
I say, on the record and make all men
that date to use it will wallow in sin
driven then to commit a world of crime
…captive their will and destroy their mind
they changed their lives and destroyed the meek
misuser of fools and made the strong men weak.

I know!!
wait a minute,
lookie here,
they take gold from the rich and made them poor
take young foolish maden and made her a whore.
look at that!

and then I heard, about that time,
I heard a man in the corner,
he was sitting down with his head down low,
I noticed him when he first walk in

and he was addicted to drugs and he said I feel it,
and brother I want to getup and testify
so everybody started screamin and hollerin and crying
I saw a little tears coming from my eye, because I know I felt it
and this brother got up and said, let me have it!
I want to tell you everything! Talk to a man that knows!

he said, some will sell me and some will buy
for a state of affection and they cause high
but regardless of the position, and reason of use
you control my addition, and I give nothing but abuse

he said let me tell you about heroin,
and the full cause of torment
for its pleasures and pain
it will take all of your money and poison your brain

lord, I started singing, mmmmm
the place started rocking a little bit
I heard someone tapping their foot, and they said sing on brother
I started humming a little in the back ground
and then that brother said wait a minute

he said, beware of the sharp needle brother
it’ll make you sick
annoint angels and won’t let you kick
it’ll make you hustle, steal, borrow and beg
I’m still talking about that bad thing, king heroin
when you want to look for a vein in your arm or your leg

…I felt so bad I didn’t know what to do.

he said, more more precious than diamonds, more treasured than gold
more potent than whiskey, more gathered than wine
it’ll just give you discomfort, and no peace of mind

and when you come out the nod you’ll always be aware,
you shot every drop into your heart
and its full of fear

now you must rush out and hit another sting
praise me, as I oh heroin the king

but he said be quick my friend, get off your knees!
oh yeah!!! get off your knees.
you’re up tight and accept no pleas”

Clawfinger – Sad to See Your Sorrow

Clawfingerin debyyttialbumilta löytyy hieno tilitys voimattomuuden tunteesta kun huumeitten kanssa kamppailevan frendin vierellä on niin turhautunut olo kun tuntuu, ettei voi tehdä mitään auttaakseen häntä.

“I want to touch you but I don’t possess the power
it turns me inside out to feel the pain of your distress
you push the needle deeper in your arm for every hour
I know your life was so beautiful but now it’s turned into a mess
I’ve tried to understand you but the thoughts seems so unreal
that a person would forsake herself and try to break herself with pain
just like a child you’re so innocent and you long so much to feel
but instead you push the needle deeper down your vein
sad to see you sad to see your sorrow
you know I’ve seen you in so many diffrent ways
the reflections of your agony are scared upon your face
warm the spoon just to numb yourself from much much better days
and you hope that someone else is there who might want to take your place
everything you scream I hear you thought you scream so silent
and you’re longing for your babychild to be in a much better place
so addicted to your loneliness full of self destructive violence
you still try to love your child and see the smile opon it’s face
sad to see you sad to see your sorrow…..
take away the pain and take away the sorrow
I cry in silence hoping you’ll come through
take away the pain you could be dead tommorow
I wish that I could help you but there’s nothing I can do
I WISH I COULD HELP YOU BUT THERE’S NOTHING I CAN DO
I feel as if I’m by your side even though you’re far away from here
the poison mingles with your blood and slowly satisfies you
but what I wonder most of all is if you really want to disappear
you keep struggleing with emotions mixed inside you
please don’t disappear you know to many people love you
but you see you’re still the only one that can ever dry your tears
so don’t you rely on anyone below or up above you
you better grab your life and then get a grip before it disappears
sad to see you sad to see your sorrow”