The Clash – Hateful

The Clashin klassikolla “London Calling” on useampiakin huumeisiin viittaavia kappaleita. Hatefulissa ei suoraan mainita huumeita, mutta helposti tämän huumemaailmaan assosioi.

“Well, I got a friend who’s a man
What man?
The man who keeps me from the lonely, the only
He gives me what I need
What you need? What you got?
I need it all so badly

Oh, anything I want he gives it to me
Anything I want he gives it, but not for free
It’s hateful
And it’s paid for and I’m so grateful to be nowhere

This year I’ve lost some friends
Some friends? What friends?
I dunno, I ain’t even noticed

You see, I gotta go out again
Again? My friend
I gotta see the main man

Oh, anything I want he gives it to me
Anything I want he gives it, but not for free
It’s hateful
And it’s paid for and I’m so grateful to be nowhere

Oh, anything I want he gives it to me
Anything I want he gives it, but not for free
It’s hateful
And it’s paid for and I’m so grateful to be nowhere

I killed all my nerves
My nerves? What swerves?
And I can’t drive so steady, and already

I’ve lost my memory
My mind? Behind!
I can’t see so clearly

Oh, anything I want he gives it to me
Anything I want he gives it, but not for free
Anything I want, anything I want, anything I want, anything I want, anything I want”

The Clash – Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad

Biisi on The Clashin kommentti Operaatio Julieen, jossa pidätettiin suurin LSD:n valmistusrinki.

“it’s lucy in the sky and all kinds of apple pie
she giggles at the screen ‘cos it looks so green
there’s carpets on the pavements
and feathers in her eye
but sooner or later, her new friends will realise
that julie’s been working for the drug squad

well it seemed like a dream, too good to be true
stash it in the bank while the tablets grow high
in their millions

and everybody’s high (hi, man…)
but there’s someone looking down
from that mountainside
‘cos julie’s been working for the drug squad

and it’s ten years for you
nineteen for you
and you can get out in twenty-five
that is if you’re still alive

an’ then there came the night of the greatest ever raid
they arrested every drug that had ever been made
they took eighty-two laws
through eighty-two doors
and they didn’t halt the pull
till the cells were all full
‘cos julie was working for the drug squad

they put him in a cell, they said you wait here
you’ve got the time to count all of your hair
you’ve got fifteen years
a mighty long time
you could have been a physicist
but now your name is on the mailbag list
julie’s been working for the drug squad”

The Clash – Koka Kola

Kokaiinista kertova kappale…

“Coming through the door is a snub nose 44
What the barrel can’t snort it can spatter on the floor
Your eyeballs feel like pinballs
And your tongue feels like a fish
You’re leaping from the windows-saying don’t
Ayaiiiiirrrghhh! *@!!*@!!*!
Don’t give me none of this!

I get good advice from the advertising world
Treat me nice says the party girl
Koke adds life where there isn’t any
So freeze, man, freeze”

The Clash – Drug-Stabbing Time

Biisi kuvaa todella osuvasti huumeiden aiheuttamia vainoja.

“Drug stabbin’ time
It’s a Greenwich Mean Time
Your friends all hate each other you think
You’ve got another
But who’s at the door?
Don’t answer it no more

Drug stabbin time
In a bedroom crime
There’s a tape recording on a telephone line
An’ it’s ringin from the floor
So don’t answer it no more”