Black Label Society – Stoned And Drunk

Eipä ole paljon lohtua tässä The Blessed Hellride -levyn avausbiisissä. Elämä niin sanotusti viturallaan.

“Disillusioned, pure confusion
Where I’m rolling, never never knowing

Walkin’ minefields, all is surreal
Where I’m rolling, never never knowing

Walked out of my mind
Don’t want to find, whatevers left
Poppin’ pills and drinkin’ booze
Smokin’ everyday
Stoned and drunk completely gone
My world is here to stay

Ain’t no silence, constant violence,
Where I’m rolling, never never knowing
Demolition, crucifixion
Where I’m rolling, never never knowing

Walked out of my mind,
Don’t want to find, whatevers left
Stoned and drunk completely gone
My world is here to stay
Hide my fears and kill my doubts
Whatevers in my way
Poppin’ pills and drinkin’ booze
Smokin’ everyday
Stoned and drunk completely gone
My world is here to stay”

Blue Öyster Cult – Then Came the Last Days of May

Blue Öyster Cultin debyyttialbumilla on muutamakin huumeisiin viittaava kappale. Then Came the Last Days of May kertoo tarinan kaveruksista, jotka ovat menossa ostamaan huumeita, mutta jotain meneekin lopussa totaalisen pieleen.

“Parched land, no desert sand
The sun is just a little dot
And a little bit of water goes a long way
’cause it’s hot (it’s hot)
Three good buddies of mine were laughin’ and smokin’
In the back of a rented Ford
They couldn’t know they weren’t going too far

Each one with the money in his pocket
To go out and buy himself a brand new car
But they all held the money they had
Money they hoped would take them very far

Sky’s bright, the traffic light
Now and then a truck
And they hadn’t seen a cop around all day (what luck)
They brought everything they needed
Bags and scales to weigh the stuff
The driver said, “The border’s just over the bluff”

Wasn’t until the car suddenly stopped
In the middle of a cold and barren plain
And the other guy turned and spilled
Three boys blood did they know a trap had been laid?

They’re OK the last days of May
But I’ll be breathin’ dry air
I’m leaving soon
The others are already there (all there)
Wouldn’t be interested in coming along
Instead of staying here?
It’s said the West is nice this time of year”

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)”

Boston – Smokin’

“Smokin’, Smokin’
We’re cookin’ tonight, just keep on tokin’
Smokin’, Smokin’
I feel alright, mamma I’m not jokin’, yeah.”

Bostonin miljoonia myyneen esikoisalbumin ekan sinkun b-puoli (ja tuo singlehän oli radioiden rakastama More than a Feeling), jossa lauletaan puhtaasti keikkojen soittamisen ilosta ja pilven polttamisesta.