Stereophonics – I’m Alright (You Gotta Go There to Come Back)

Jonkun vuoksi tehdään tässä Stereophonicsien biisissä kovasti kaikenlaista… mm. käytetään huumeita.

“I’ll drink another drink for you
One, two, three, four, five, once I drank a fish alive
I’ll drop another pill for you
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, did it before, I’ll do it again

I’ll tell another joke for you
Did you hear the one about the one that looks like you
I’ll sleep with sleep arounds for you
Why don’t you scratch my back and chew the tongue I chew

I’m alright
I’m alright

I’ll tell another lie for you
Tell you what you wanna hear, but that don’t make it true
I’ll wear another smile for you
That way you know I’m fine, and having fun with you

I’ll draw another line for you
That way you know I’m hip, that way you know I’m cool
I’ll smoke another smoke for you
I’ll blow back in your mouth and you can blow back too

I’m alright
I’m alright
You gotta go there to come back

I’ll take another punch for you
Tie my hands behind my back, that way you cannot lose
I’ll make another pound for you
So you can drive your motor car, and drive you to the moon

I’m alright
I’m alright

You. Me. Us. Free… we’re alright, alright

Love. Pain. Hate. Rain… we’re alright, alright

Give. Take. Time. Place… we’re alright, alright”

Elton John – White Lady White Powder

1970-luvun lopulta aina 80-luvun lopulle asti Elton John ei juurikaan kursaillut kokaiinin käytön kanssa. Vuoden 1980 “21 at 31” albumin viitosraita White Lady White Powder kuvaa hänen kokaiinin käyttöään. Sanat ovat Elton Johnin luottomiehen, Bernie Taupinin, käsialaa.

“Dust settles on a thin cloud
Sends a fog drifting to a worn out crowd
I’ve had my face in a mirror for twenty four hours
Staring at a line of white powder

High-priced madness pays the tab
I’ve scraped too much of nothing from your plastic bag
I’m a catatonic son of a bitch who’s had
A touch too much of white powder

And she’s a habit I can’t handle
For a reason I can’t say
I’m in love with a wild white lady
She’s as sweet as the stories say
White powder white lady
You’re one and the same
Come on down to my house won’t you
And hit this boy again

Shock waves to a tired brain
Sends that hungry lady to my door again
She’s my shelter from the storm when I feel the rain
Entertaining white powder

I feel I’m dry-docked and tongue-tied
Heaven sends a stretcher for the kids to ride
I might just escape while the others might die
Riding on a high of white powder”

Project X – Straight Edge Revenge

Tässä biisissä tuodaan suht suorasukaisesti esiin Streittareiden mielipide niin alkoholiin kuin huumeisiinkin.

“I’m as straight as the line that you sniff up your nose
I’m as hard as the booze that you swill down your throat
I’m as bad as the shit you breath into your lungs
And I’ll fuck you up as fast as the pill on your tongue
STRAIGHT EDGE REVENGE

This time you pushed me too far!
I’m as straight as the line that you sniff up your nose
I’m as hard as the booze that you swill down your throat
I’m as bad as the shit you breath into your lungs
And I’ll fuck you up as fast as the pill on your tongue
STRAIGHT EDGE REVENGE”

The Darkness – One Way Ticket

Biise kertoo kokaiinin käytöstä ja riipppuvuudesta.

“It was a dusty old night
And I’m the first to admit it
I’m sure I upset someone
But my memory has chosen to omit it
A tiny voice telling me
I really should cool it
Chewing my face off
Talking absolute rubbish

The first line hit me like a kick in the face
But I better have another one just in case
Next thing I knew my heart was under attack
I’m on a one way ticket to hell… and back

One way ticket to hell and back
Bought a one way ticket to hell and back
One way ticket to hell and back
Bought a one way ticket to hell”

Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life

“The sky it was gold, it was rose, I was taking sips of it through my nose
And I wish I could get back there, some place back there
Smiling in the pictures you would take, doing crystal meth will lift you up until you break
It won’t stop, I won’t come down, I keep stock, with a tick-tock rhythm, a bump for the drop
And then I bumped up, I took the hit that I was given, then I bumped again, then I bumped again
I said, how do I get back there to the place where I fell asleep inside you?
How do I get myself back to the place where you said”

Tämä tarinahan voisi kulkea rataa, että kaveri tykästyy amfetamiiniin ja se vie hänet mennessään.