Cannibal Ox – Painkillers

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“You know we rap drugs and pain kill
Cause life’s ill

Yo, some nights we got so drunk
Its like we miss the feeling
Of a never ending headache
And a spinning ceiling
The sob story of an alcoholic
On his hands and knees
Praying to that porcelain toilet
Whether behind bars or in front of scars
We use medicine to numb the rap bar
I might tell you something that’ll change your death
Pain kills the life
Pleasure loves the breath
Ox a-cappell
I’ll spit this in hell
With L’s hanging off my body
And no ice cooler
Every rhyme I write
Is civilize my future wife
Breaking her water
In a time without order
Yo, chaos is born
A seance is spawned
And I resurrect light beams
That resemble the red dawn
I guess that’s why I was born
To recognize the beauty of a rose’s thorn
And learn from the strife of a soul that’s torn
To be forewarned
Just to be forearmed
So let that thought settle
As we backpeddle
Through the seven seas of info
That’ll crush your ego
Some of us pop pills and snort coke
To pain kill
Some of us rap drugs and bear witness
Cause life’s ill
Y0, but true happiness comes from within
You can’t rely on a substance
Look at addiction for instance
And in an instance
You’ll wake up out of that
Requiem for a Dream
But you still caught it in the rectum

Right here trapped in the box
Thinkin’
Rap’s all I got
Smoke too much pot
Bones with ?chromes? twisted in knots
Cold vein with thoughts
Bubbling hot
Stoned in the bedroom
Writin’ this poem
Off the phone
Caught a head rush
Smoke clouded my dome
At the end of my ropes
Writing these notes
Hopin’ to float
Above this bullshit
Pull spliffs blowin’ the ghosts
The sky’s the limit
Stay high with vision
Visualize the body righteous
Lost cipher
The mind’s wisdom
Helped me through life’s transitions
I’m in a tight position
Hungry-ass shit flippin’
With no sex or wretch
This stress got my chest a mess
Breathless
I’m vexed
Trying to escape out of the depths
Of hell’s nest
So I rest inhale
The trauma blessed
And let the stress exhale
Through clouds of cess
My mind foggy
And body wet
Poppin’ shotties
Shot straight through the nostril
Cloudy with thoughts of ill type menageries
When pops used to tell me
“it wasn’t like this
With drugs and sex
Up in my day”
But poppy
Shit really changed
Yo niggas is losing their minds
And I can’t really blame them
I’m losing my brain
In these times
And I’m angered with hangovers
Ready to ride off a cliff with a Range Rover
Like I was fuckin’ Thelma & Louise
And if I had a trigger I would squeeze
But ?leave?
Blow my whole head off and bleed
Trying to get that same feeling
Every day pain killing”

Nine Inch Nails – Various Methods of Escape

Nine Inch Nails – Various Methods of Escape
albumilta Hesitation Marks (2013)
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Hallucinate in high fidelity
The pieces of a plan
Construction of the highest quality
The blood from my own hand

A line of lyric looping in my head
Nobody listening
It doesn’t really matter anymore
Yes it doesn’t mean a thing

I’ve gotta let go
I’ve gotta get straight
Why’d you have to make it so hard?
Let me get away

An effigy so wondrous to behold
Statements so profound
A place to bury everything I did
And burn it to the ground

A fire illuminates the final scene
The past repeats itself
I cannot tell the difference anymore
I cannot trust myself

I’ve gotta let go
I’ve gotta get straight
Why’d you have to make it so hard?
Let me get away

I’ve gotta let go
I’ve gotta get straight
Why’d you have to make it so hard?
Let me get away

I think I could lose myself in here
I think I could lose myself in here
I think I could lose myself in here
I think I could lose myself in here

I’ve gotta let go
I’ve gotta get straight
Why’d you have to make this so hard?
Let me get away

Got to let him go
Find another way
Why’d you have to make this so hard?
Let me get away

Rory Yates – In This House

Rory “Rowdy” Yates soitti rockia jo 60-luvulla, mutta sukelsi sitten sen verran syvälle heroiiniriippuvuuteen, että musiikki sai jäädä vuosikymmeniksi. Toivuttuaan Rowdy on tehnyt jo vuosia töitä huumeiden käyttäjien parissa ja julkaisi 2012 ep:n Wrestling with Demons – Four Songs of Addiction and Recovery, jolla hän kuvaa toipuvan huumeidenkäyttäjän elämää. In This House kuvaa hoitoyhteisöä.

Pain – Pull Me Under

“I’m gonna ride on my addiction tide
why don’t you come and watch me die
can’t get enough – you know I never get enough
I am gonna do it ’til I die
and every time I throw my face against the wall
just to know that I am alive
my mind is getting twisted and my body is getting numb
I have succeeded the ultimate rush

leaving it all behind, I need my mind to spin me around

pull me under
suck me in, spit me out, hold on tight cause I am going down
I am what the drugs make me

I am doing time in my toasted mind
crash and burn – I guess I never learn
bring me down on my knees and drag me through the dirt
got nowhere to hide

leaving it all behind, I need the drugs to spin me around

pull me under
suck me in, spit me out, hold on tight cause I am going down
I am what the drugs make me
I fall over
shut me up, throw me out, hold on tight cause I am going down
I let the drugs help me

I don’t wanna be alone
I guess I am not the only one

leaving it all behind, I need the drugs to spin me around

pull me under
suck me in, spit me out, hold on tight cause I am going down
I am what the drugs make me
I fall over
shut me up, throw me out, hold on tight cause I am going
down
I let the drugs help me

pull me under
shut me up, spit me out
I fall over”

Bullet for My Valentine – The Last Fight

Bullet for My Valentinen Fever-albumin kakkossinglessa seurataan addiktin elämää vierestä ja päätetään yrittää vielä kerran kammeta kaveri ulos suosta.

“I don’t wanna stand beside you
I don’t wanna try and feel the pain you’re going through
Till the death you’ve seen is through.

Cold sweats, hallucinations
I wanna scream to show
The hell I’m going through,
The addiction’s taking you.

Can you see me through bloodshot eyes
Should I fight for what is right or let it die?
Now I’m choking on force fed lies
Do I fight or let it die?

I will fight, one more fight
Don’t break down in front of me.
I will fight, one more fight
I am not the enemy.
I will try one last time
Are you listening to me?
I will fight, the last fight
I am not your enemy.

Everyone is sick of caring
No silver lining on the cloud that covers you
Let it pour and soak you through.

No hope, just desperation,
So sit and wait for death
And pray it takes you soon.
The addiction’s taking you.

Can you see me through bloodshot eyes
Should I fight for what is right or let it die?
Now I’m choking on force fed lies
Do I fight or let it die?

I will fight, one more fight
Don’t break down in front of me.
I will fight, one more fight
I am not the enemy.
I will try one last time
Are you listening to me?
I will fight, the last fight
I am not your enemy.

Can you feel me through bloodshot eyes
Should I fight another night or let it die?
Now I’m choking on every lie.
Do I fight or let it die?

I will fight, one more fight
Don’t break down in front of me.
I will fight, one more fight
I am not the enemy.
I will try one last time
Are you listening to me?
I will fight, the last fight
I am not your enemy.

I am not your, not your enemy!
I am not your enemy.”