Eminem – Going Through Changes

Yksi Recovery-albumin oleellisimpia teemoja on Eminemin kamppailu pillereiden väärinkäytöstä kohti selväpäisyyttä. Going Through Changesissa tätä matkaa ruoditaan hyvin.

“I lock myself in the bedroom, bathroom
Napping at noon, yeah dad’s in a bad mood
He’s always snapping at you
Marshall what happened that you
Can’t stop with these pills, and you’ve falling off with your skills
And your own fans are laughing at you
It become a problem you’re too pussy to tackle
Get up, be a man, stand, a real man woulda had this shit handled
Know you just had your heart, ripped out and crushed
They say Proof just flipped out, homie just whipped out and bust
Nah, it ain’t like Doody to do that,
He wouldn’t fuckin’ shoot at, nobody, he’d fight first
But dwelling on it only makes the night worse
Now I’m popping Vikes, Percs, and Methadone Pills
Yeah Em tight verse, you killed it
Fuckin’ drug dealers hang around me like Yes-Men
And they gon’ do whatever I says, whenever I says it
It’s in their best interest to protect their investment
And I just lost my fuckin’ best friend, so fuck it I guess then”

Love – Signed D.C.

Kipeä biisi. DC viittaa Don Conkaan, Loven alkuperäiseen rumpaliin, joka sai fudut jo ennen bändin ensimmäistä albumia huumesotkujensa vuoksi. Arthur Leen biisi löytyy Loven ensmäiseltä albumilta.

“Sometimes I feel so lonely
My comedown I’m scared to face
I’ve pierced my skin again, Lord
No one cares
For me

My soul belongs to the dealer
He keeps my mind as well
I play the part of the leecher
No one cares
For me, cares for me

Look out Joe, I’m fallin’
I can’t unfold my arms
I’ve got one foot in the graveyard
No one cares
For me, cares for me”

Santana – Dealer/Spanish Rose

Santana goes AOR. Tämä 70-luvun lopun biisi ei anna mitenkään maireaa kuvaa diilereistä.

“As the evening sun goes down
The dealer shuffles into town
Makes a note of what’s a float
And spinning ’round, he’ll cut your throat

In the time it takes to heal
The dealer’s made another deal
When he plays, he plays for keeps
And sweeps the spinning roulette wheel

Dealer, Dealer

Like the mighty ocean’s roar, he gets his share and more
Evil to the core and proud
If you cross him off for sure he’ll get even with the score
Leave your wife a weeping widow on the shore

Between the desert and the dark
Money is his only love
Feeling nothing deep inside
His mind is governed by his pride

In a smoky little room
Shadows moving in the gloom
Someone turns a running flush
And breaks the deathly quiet hush

Dealer, Dealer”

Tom Petty – Girl on LSD

Biisissä lauletaan kaverista, joka rakastuu aina huumeita käyttäviin naisiin.

“I was in love with a girl on marijuana
She said, “If I’m not stoned I don’t wanna”
But she got so paranoid
Her place I would avoid
I was in love with a girl on marijuana

I was in love with a girl on cocaine
She had everything going but her brain
We?d talk endlessly for hours
But by morning it’d go sour
I was in love with a girl on cocaine”

Pato Banton – Don’t Sniff Coke

Laulussa kerrotaan miksi on parempi polttaa marihuanaa kuin käyttää kokaiinia…

“But I took the coke and threw it right outside the carriage window.
Before he could say a word I quickly built up a five-sheeter
into my pocket for my sensi and my lighter.
I lit it with a flash and then to Roadie passed it over.”

Alice in Chains – Junkhead

Tässä kuvataan huumeiden käyttäjää, jolle tuntuu kelpaavan kaikki mitä kaupan on. Muutama erittäin oivallinen rivi löytyy tästä biisistä.

“You can’t understand a user’s mind
But try, with your books and degrees
If you let yourself go and opened your mind
I’ll bet you’d be doing like me
And it ain’t so bad”