Janis Joplin – Cod’ine

Janis Joplin teki kokonaan uudet sanoitukset Buffy Sainte-Marien folk-klassikkoon Cod’ine. Joplinin versio julkaistiin vasta 1995 levyllä This is Janis Jolin.

“On the day I was born the Grim Reaper smiled
He said I’ll get you yet now you demonized child
But I’s younger than all my brothers, You know it’s all that’s left of mine
Honey but I caught ’em, yeah I passed ’em, hon I left ’em, left with codine
and it’s real, lord it’s real yeah, one more time

Now I seem to recall when I’s a young girl
How my joys and my happiness you know all seemed to whirl
but then somethings, honey sometimes, somehow it seems
Oh codine became so liked, it took my dreams
Hon and it’s real, lord it’s real yeah, one more time

It’s the reason I breath honey, It’s the reason I walk
It’s the reason I sleep and the reason I talk
Yeah but soon my devotion will all be repaid
For codine will kill me honey, thats the bargin that we’ve made
and it’s real, lord it’s real yeah, one more time

And after I’m gone and this sad race is run
Guess I’ll go down to hell where my life was begun
But there’ll be somebody with me child that won’t leave me alone
Oh codine’ll be waitin’ to punish my role
Hon it’s real, lord it’s real, one more time

Yeah and after I’m gone and the mornin’ sets in
Don’t you morn what I was girl nor’n what might have been
Morn my sad heart, honey my tear filled eyes
Morn the codeine that I need, that I crave, and I despise
Hon it’s real, lord it’s real, one more time
Yeah it’s real, lord it’s real, one more time”

Buffy Sainte-Marie – Cod’ine

Kappaleen inspiraationa oli Buffy Sainte-Marien taistelu kodeiiniriippuvuutta vastaan ja oman isänsä alkoholismi.

“And my belly is craving. I got a shakin’ in my head.
Feel like I’m dyin’, and I wish I was dead.
If I lived till tomorrow, that’ll be a long time.
But I’ll reel and I’ll fall and I’ll rise on cod’ine.
And it’s real, and it’s real, one more time.

Well, when I was a young girl I learned not to care
for whiskey and from it I often did swear.
My mother and father said whiskey’s a curse,
but the fate of their baby was a many times worse.
And it’s real, and it’s real, one more time.

Stay away from the cities, stay away from the towns,
stay away from the men pushin’ the codeine around,
stay away from the stores where the remedy is fine,
for better your pain than be caught on cod’ine.
And it’s real, and it’s real, one more time.

You’ll forget you’re a woman. You’ll forget about men.
Try it just once, and you’ll try it again.
You’ll forget about life, you’ll forget about time,
And you’ll live off your days as a slave to cod’ine.
And it’s real, and it’s real, one more time.

But if I die tomorrow, still one thing I’ve done.
I’ve heeded the warning that I got when I was young.
My one satisfaction, it comes when I think
that I’m living my life without bendin’ to drink.
And it’s real, and it’s real, one more time.

And my belly is craving. I got a shaking in my head.
I feel like I’m dyin’ and I wish I was dead.
If I live till tomorrow, that’ll be a long time.
But I’ll reel and I’ll fall and I’ll die on cod’ine.
And it’s real, and it’s real, one more time.”