Sixx A.M. – Pray for Me

Tyttö yrittää auttaa poikakaveriaan irti aineista. Kaveri haluaisi ja yrittääkin, mutta ei onnistu. Nikki Sixxillä on tämänkaltaisista tilanteista riittävästi omakohtaisia kokemuksia, että kykenee kirjoittamaan pirun hyvin.

”She lights a candle, but she doesn’t know why.
She wants to save me, but i’m barely alive.
My soul is thirsty. I just wanna get high.
Make her go away.

Now i’m hitting the wall and she begs me to quit,
And she drags me to church but i’m scared to commit,
And i’m loosing my mind ’cause she hides all my shit.
She wont go away.”

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.”

Sixx A.M. – Dead Man’s Ballet

Biisin alku kertoo Nikki Sixxin lapsuudesta ja syistä, jotka vaikuttivat hänen ajautumiseensa huumeiden käyttäjäksi. Loppupuoli kertoo hänen yliannostuksestaan, joka melkein tappoi hänet.

”You can lead him to the ambulance
But you cannot make him live
No, you cannot make me live!
You can lead him to the ambulance
Lead me home!
But you cannot make him live

Would, could I have done differently
You never said there was anything wrong
Now the drugs, they give me encouragement
Why? Why? Why?”