Neil Young – Hitchhiker

“When I was a hitchhiker on the road
I had to count on you
But you needed me to ease the load
And for conversation too
Or did you just drive on through.

You didn’t see me in Toronto
When I first tried out some hash
Smoked some then and I’ll do it again
If I only had some cash
Only had some cash.

Then I tried amphetamines
And my head was in a glass
Taped underneath the speedometer wires
Of my ’48 Buick’s dash.
But I knew that wouldn’t last.

Then came California
Where I first saw open water
In the land of opportunity
I knew I was getting hotter
I knew I was getting hotter.

But the neon lights
And the endless nights
The neon lights
And the endless nights
The neon lights
And the endless nights
The neon lights
And the endless nights
They took me by surprise
The doctor gave me valium
But I still couldn’t close my eyes
I still couldn’t close my eyes.

Then came paranoia
And it ran away with me
I couldn’t sign my autograph
Or appear on TV
Or see or be seen
See or be seen
Or see or be seen.

Living in the country
Sounded good to me
Smoking grass while the summer lasts
In the real organic sea
Where everything was green
Everything was green.

Then we had a kid and we split apart
I was living on the road
A little cocaine went a long long way
To ease that different load
But my head did explode
My head did explode.

I wish I was an Aztec
Or a runner in Peru
I would build such beautiful buildings
To house the chosen few
Like an Inca from Peru.

When I was a hitchhiker on the road
I had to count on you
But you needed me to ease the load
And for conversation too
Or did you just drive on
Did you just drive on
Did you just drive on through.

Or did you just drive on
Did you just drive on
Did you just drive on through.”

Tenacious D – 12 Drugs of Christmas

Tenacious D revittelee omaan ominaiseen tapaansa tässä joululaussa. Rakas pitää huolen, että joka päivä matkalla kohti joulua jotain nappaillan

“on the 12th day of christmas my true love gave to me
12 kids of popping
11 magic mushrooms
10 yolli buttons
9 caps of dropping
8 spoons of snorting
7 whites of buzzing
6 joints of smoking
5 valiums
4 grams of hash
3 pounds of grass
200 reds and
a tab of yellow sunshine LSD”

Joni Mitchell – Blue

Joni Mitchell veistelee aika onnistuneesti hippikauden loppumisesta tässä vuoden 1971 Blue levyn nimikappaleessa. Rakkaus, pössis ja hyvä tahto on muuttunut muotoon: Acid, booze, and ass / Needles, guns, and grass / Lots of laughs, lots of laughs. Erinomaisen onnistuneet rivit minusta.

“Blue, songs are like tattoos
You know I’ve been to sea betore
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away
Hey Blue, here is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in
Well there’re so many sinking now
You’ve got to keep thinking
You can make it through these waves
Acid, booze, and ass
Needles, guns, and grass
Lots of laughs, lots of laughs
Everybody’s saying that hell’s the hippest way to go
Well I don’t think so
But I’m gonna take a look around it though
Blue, I love you

Blue, here is a shell for you
Inside you’ll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me”

Steppenwolf – Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam

Steppenwolfin hauskasti nimetyssä biisissä kritisoidaan USA:n hallituksen päätöstä tehdä kannabiksesta laiton huume.

“Well it’s evil, wicked, mean and nasty
(Don’t step on the grass, Sam)
And it will ruin our fair country
(Don’t be such an ass, Sam)
Well, it will hook your Sue and Johnny
(You’re so full of bull, Sam)
All will pay that disagree with me
(Please give up you already lost the fight, alright)”