Bob Marley – I Shot the Sheriff

Päähenkilö on ampunut sheriffin, joka oli tuhonnut hänen marijuanaviljelmänsä, ja odottaa vankilassa hirttämistä. Mutta hän vakuuttaa syyttömyyttään apulaissheriffin kuolemaan.

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy

All around in my home town
They’re trying to track me down
They say they want to bring me in guilty
For the killing of a deputy
For the life of a deputy, but I say

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense

Sheriff John Brown always hated me
For what I don’t know
Every time that I plant a seed
He said, “Kill it before it grows”
He said, “Kill it before it grows”, I say

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town
All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown
Aiming to shoot me down
So I shot, I shot him down, I say

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy

Reflexes got the better of me
And what is to be must be
Every day the bucket goes to the well
But one day the bottom will drop out
Yes, one day the bottom will drop out, but I say

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no

Procol Harum – Robert’s Box

Tohtori Robertista on lauleltua useampaankiin otteeseen 60-luvulla. Kuuluisin biisi lienee The Beatlesin “Doctor Robert”. Kyseessä on lontoolainen lääkäri, jolta monet muusikot ostivat 60-luvulla “rohtoja”.

“Doctor where’s your remedy?
I’ve got enough to pay the fee
Can’t you see I’m awful sick?
I’ll pay you well to do the trick

Doctor where’s your magic box
There’s no one here to count the cost
Name your price and make the sale
There’s no-one here to tell the tale

Doctor please don’t lock your door
I’ve never troubled you before
Just a pinch to ease the pain
I’ll never trouble you again”

Lou Reed – How Do You Think It Feels

Tämä biisi on Lou Reedin Berlin-albumilta. Berlin on konseptialbumi, joka kertoo Jimistä ja hänen vaimostaan Carolinesta. Caroline on narkomaani, joka tekee mitä tahansa aineensa eteen.

How Do You Think It Feels kertoo siitä, kun Jimille selviää, että Caroline myy itseään pystyäkseen ylläpitämään yhä pahenevaa amfetamiiniaddiktiotaan.

“How do you think it feels
When you’re speeding and lonely
Come here baby
How do you think it feels
When all you can say is: If only

If only I had a little
If only I had some change
If only, if only, only
How do you think it feels
And when do you think it stops?

How do you think it feels
When you’ve been up for five days
Come down here Mama
Hunting around always
‘Cause you’re afraid of sleeping

How do you think it feels
To feel like a wolf and foxy
How do you think it feels
To always make love by proxy?
How do you think it feels
And when do you think it stops?
When do you think it stops?”

The Rolling Stones – Angie

Keith Richards kirjoittaa elämänkerrassaan tämän biisin kertovan hänen rimpuilustaan heroiinin kanssa:

“Oh Angie, Oh Angie, when will those dark clouds disappear
Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here
With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
You can’t say we’re satisfied
But Angie, Angie, you can’t say we never tried.

Angie, you’re beautiful, but ain’t it time we said goodbye
Angie, I still love you, remember all those nights we cried
All the dreams we held so close seemed to all go up in smoke
Let me whisper in your ear
Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here
Oh, Angie, don’t you weep, all your kisses still taste sweet
I hate that sadness in your eyes
But Angie, Angie, ain’t it time we said good-bye

With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
You can’t say we’re satisfied
But Angie, I still love you, Baby, ev’rywhere I look I see your eyes
There ain’t a woman that comes close to you come on baby, dry your eyes

But Angie, Angie, ain’t it good to be alive
Angie, Angie, they can’t say we never tried”

Steve Miller Band – The Joker

“Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice
Cause I speak of the pompitous of love

People talk about me, baby
Say I’m doin’ you wrong, doin’ you wrong
Well, don’t you worry baby
Don’t worry
Cause I’m right here, right here, right here, right here at home

Cause I’m a picker
I’m a grinner
I’m a lover
And I’m a sinner
I play my music in the sun

I’m a joker
I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I sure don’t want to hurt no one”

Billy Joel – Captain Jack

Billy Joel kirjoitti tämän biisin seurattuaan Captain Jack nimisen diilerin toimintaa huoneensa ikkunasta.

“But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push ‘n’ you’ll be smilin’
La da, da
Oh yeah, yeah

So you play your albums and you smoke your pot
And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot
Oh, but still you’re aching for the things you haven’t got,
What went wrong

And if you can’t understand why your world is so dead
And why you’ve got to keep in style and feed your head
Well, you’re twenty one and still you mother makes your bed
And that’s too long”