Rodriguez – Sugar Man

Amerikkalaisen folk-laulajan, Rodriguezin, Sugar Manista tuli pieni hitti esimerkiksi Australiassa, vaikkakin Amerikassa hän on jäänyt hyvinkin tuntemattomaksi.

“Sugar man, won’t you hurry
‘cos i’m tired of these scenes
For a blue coin won’t you bring back
All those colors to my dreams.

Silver magic ships you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane

Sugar man met a false friend
On a lonely dusty road
Lost my heart when i found it
It had turned to dead black coal

Silver magic ships you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane

Sugar man you’re the answer
That makes my questions disappear
Sugar man ‘cos i’m weary
Of those double games l hear

Sugar man, won’t you hurry
‘cos i’m tired of these scenes
For a blue coin won’t you bring back
All those colors to my dreams.

Silver magic ships you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane

Sugar man met a false friend
On a lonely dusty road
Lost my heart when i found it
It had turned to dead black coal

Silver magic ships you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane

Sugar man you’re the answer
That makes my questions disappear”

Steppenwolf – Snowblind Friend

Karu kuvaus kaverista, joka ei pääse eroon aineista.

“You say it waa this morning when you last saw your good friend
Lying on the pavement with the misery on his brain
Stoned upon a potion he found upon the wall In some unholy bathroom in some un godly hall
He only had a dollar to live on til next monday, But he spent it on comfort for his mind- you say you think he’s blind.
Someone should call his parents a sister or a brother, And they’re bound to take him back home on a bus
But he’ll always be a problem to his poor and puzzled mother
And he’ll always be another one of us

He said he wanted heaven but prayin’ was to slow So he bought a one way ticket, on an airline made of snow
You say you saw your good friend flyin low, dieing slow, flying low, dying slow flying low
He only had a dollar to live on til next monday But he spent it on comfort for his mind you say you think he’s blind
He said he wanted heaven but prayin was to slow”

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Veteran’s Day Poppy

Captain Beefheartin klassikkoalbumin päättävä raita ei välttämättä lainkaan kerro huumeista. Äiti on menettänyt poikansa ja ei pääse pilveen?!? En ihan välttämättä pääse tästä kärryille.

“I cry but I can’t buy
Your Veteran’s Day poppy
It don’t get me high
It can only make me cry
It can never grow another
Son like the one who warmed me my days
After rain and warmed my breath
My life’s blood
Screamin’ empty she crys
It don’t get me high
It can only make me cry
Your Veteran’s Day poppy”

Black Sabbath – Fairies Wear Boots

Hassuja halluja tuolla Ozzylla…

“Goin’ home, late last night
Suddenly I got a fright
Yeah I looked through the window and surprised what I saw
Fairy boots were dancing’ with a dwarf,

All right now!

Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me
Yeah I saw it, I saw it, I tell you no lies
Yeah Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me
I saw it, I saw it with my own two eyes,

Well all right now!

So I went to the doctor
See what he could give me
He said “Son, son, you’ve gone too far.
‘Cause smokin’ and trippin’ is all that you do.”

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)”