System of a Down – Stealing Society

“Two skies watching it all fading
Two skies living it all fading
Two skies watching it all fading
Two skies fading ones abating
Two suns living it all dying
Two suns fighting ones abiding

Two suns watching them both fighting
Two suns seeing them both dying
Two suns watching them both fighting
Two suns fighting ones abiding
Two skies seeing them both dying
Two skies fading ones abiding

Oh oh ah

Crack pipes, needles, PCP and fast cars
Kind of mix really well and a dead movie star
When I feel like talking I’ll never be wrong
If I fell like walking you best come a long
I close my windows crank the heat up high
till my palms are wet and my tongue is dry

I’m looking for a mother that will get me high
Just a stupid motherfucker if I die I die
I’m a midnight fistfight”

Alice Cooper – Hey Stoopid

Alice varoittelee huumeista.

“Hey bro, take it slow
You ain’t livin’ in a video
You’re flying low with a high velocity
No doubt, you’re stressin’ out
That ain’t what rock n’ roll’s about
Get off that one way trip down lonely street

Now I know you’ve been kicked around
You ain’t alone in this ugly town
You stick a needle in your arm
You bite the dust, you buy the farm

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid
What ya tryin’ to do
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid
They win you lose
Hey, hye, hey, hey, hey stoopid

C’mon girl, it’s a better day
Get your foot out of that grave
Don’t let that one love tear your world apart
C’mon babe, kick that stuff
Show the street it ain’t so tough
Quit lyin’ around with a crippled, broken heart

Now I know you’ve been seeing red
Don’t put a pistol to your head
sometimes your answer’s heaven sent
Your way is so damn permanent

This ain’t your daddy talkin’
You know, I know
Your story ain’t so shocking
You know, I know
Blow some steam
C’mon and scream”

Megadeth – Use the Man

Tässä lauletaan hyvin pitkälti Mustainen omasta heroiiniriippuvuudesta.

“I’ve seen the man use the needle, seen the needle use that man
I’ve seen them crawl from the cradle to the coffin on their hands
They fight a war but it’s fatal, it’s so hard to understand
I’ve seen the man use the needle, seen the needle in his hand
Cryptic writing on the wall, the beginning of the end
I’ve seen myself use the needle, seen the needle in my hand “

Queensrÿche – The Needle Lies

Queensrÿchen huikean konseptialbumin selkeä riippuvuuskuvaus…

“Don’t ever trust
Don’t ever trust the needle, it lies
Don’t ever trust
Don’t ever trust the needle when it cries…
Cries your name

Wet and raving
The needle keeps calling me back
To bloody my hands forever
Carved my cure with the blade
That left me in scars
Now every time I’m weak
Words scream from my arm”

Nine Inch Nails – Hurt

Myös Johnny Cash on tehnyt oivallisen coverin tästä kipeästä kappaleesta. Laulun kertoja ei vaan saa elämästään otetta, vaan satuttaa aina itseään.

“I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything”

Sublime – Pool Shark

Biisi kertoo Heroiinin käytöstä ja sen vierotusoireista…

“Lying in my plastic bed
Thinking how thinking how things wern’t so cool me
My baby likes to shoot pool
I like lying naked in my bedroom
Tying off that dinosaur tonight
It used to be so cool
Now I’ve got the needle
I can shake
But I can’t bleed
Take it away, but I want more and more
One day I’m gonna loose the war”

Sixx A.M. – X-mas in Hell

Hyvinkin paljon omakohtaisen The Heroin Diaries -albumin avausrauta ajaa sanoituksillaan kuuntelijan sisään Nikki Sixxin huumehelvettiin. Hienosti onnistuu tämä alku… oivallinen kuvaus siitä, kuinka juhlapäivät ovat addiktille yhtä helvettiä, masennusta ja epätoivoa.

“December 25th, 1986 – Van Nuys.

Merry Christmas.

That’s what people say at Christmas, right? Except normally they have someone to say it to.
They have friends and family,
And they haven’t been crouched naked under a Christmas tree with a needle in their arm like an insane person in a mansion in Van Nuys.
They’re not out of their minds, they’re not writing in a diary,
And they’re definitely not watching their holiday spirit coagulate in a spoon.
I didn’t speak to a single person today. I figured why should I ruin their fucking Christmas.

I’ve started a new diary and this time I have a few new reasons.
One, I have no friends left.
Two, so I can read back and remember what I did the day before.
And three, so if I die, at least I leave a nice little suicide note of my life.

It’s just me and you, diary. Welcome to my fucked up life.

Nobody would believe the shit that happens in my head, it’s haunted.
Now that I’ve come down from the drugs it seems like a sick play that I saw in a theater somewhere.
Thirty minutes ago, I could’ve killed someone.
Or better yet, myself.”