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”

White Denim – Drug

”All my folks and all you folks
We all beat around and keep our hopes
And talk drugs
We can take drugs
We can talk drugs

Measuring the weight in a flash and they
Anesthetized by the things that we say
For drugs
Oh for drugs
For drugs
For drugs

We are looking for counsel
We are looking for a place to dissolve
What could be the answer
To the voice at the end of a call
But just a little feeling
Just to replace it all
Just to replace it all
Just to replace it all

We write the lines in the palms of our hands
Revising the terms in our list of demands
For drugs
Oh for drugs
For drugs
For drugs”

Static Thought – Drug of My Mind

Static Thought on jenkkipunkkibandi, joka perustettiin 2000-luvun alussa. Heidän ensimmäisen albuminsa avausbiisi käyttää huumeita metaforana oman itsensä ”hukkaamisee”… tai jotain… ota näistä nyt sitten selvää.

”The trouble I cause it’s so plain to see,
that I create my own misery.
The life in myself, itäs like being poor,
no food to eat, no drugs to score.

I try to be strong and do what’s right,
but most of my goals end in a fight.
Like a junkie looking for dope,
the drug of my mind, I just can’t cope.

I’m loosing myself in my own misery.
The life I live no longer I can see.
And like a junkie looking for dope,
the drug of my mind, I just can’t cope.

There must be something positive to this mess.
The light at the end where I’m no longer depressed.
After I fall I always get back up.
This is what makde me so fucking though.

Music is my drug, it’s helped me through and through.
I hope this music will help you too.
But until I’m cured from this drug in my mind.
All my preaching is such a waste of time.

The time came when I had to make a choice.
And when my voice gave way to my brain spat out on image
of a man crying on the steps of a church.
Lying in the pursuit of dying, but when he turned around I realized it was me.”

Ice-T – I’m Your Pusher

Ice-T on biisissä diileri, joka diilaa musiikkian.

”Yo,it’s time for me to pump the volume
No problem,the record’s revolvin’
Evil’s the mixer,I’m the rap trixister
Paparazzi on the bum rush for pictures
Ice,coolin’,yo colder than ever
Punk executioner E pull the lever
Rotate the wax tehn cut an’axe the tracks
Push up the levels till the red lights max
Don’t try to size up,you better wise up
To the rap criminals,we’re succeeded
Dope beats and lyrics,no beepers needed
For this drug deal,I’m the big wheel
The dope I’m sellin’,you don’t smoke,you feel
Out on the dance floor,on my world tour
I’m sellin’ dope in each and every record store
I’m the king pin when the wax spins
Crack or smack will take you to a sure end
You don’t need it,just throw that stuff away
You wanna get high?Let the record play”

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”