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What are the best drug songs? Here's what I think are the top 5:

5) Coccaine - Eric Clapton

4) Burn one down - Ben Harper

3) Tomorrow Never Knows - Beatles

2) White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

1) Heroin - Velvet Underground

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I love - LOOOOOVE - Steely Dan. And what more do these guys write about other than drugs, booze, gambling, and women?

Try this one, though: "Time Out Of Mind." That's their most overt song about drugs. "Deacon Blues" talks about drinking scotch whiskey all night long and dying behind the wheel :angel: Gotta love 'em ::

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Three of my favourites:

*Lady Madonna - Beatles

Mother's Little Helper - Stones

Tamborine Man - Bob Dylan

*"Friday night arrives without a suitcase

Sunday morning creeping like a nun

Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace

See how they run?"

BTW, that four-part harmony on the word "run" is most likely my all time fav.

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Sister Morphine - Rolling Stones

Casey Jones - Grateful Dead

Don't Bogart Me - Fraternity of Man

Reefer Man - Cab Calloway

Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway

Down to Stems and Seeds Again - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

Legalize It - Peter Tosh

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I heard Papa tell Mama, let that boy boogie-woogie ~ John Lee Hooker

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Here's another great one for the boys and girls:

'We'd Have A Riot Doing Heroin' by The Queers

"We'd have a riot doing heroin.

Take a needle and stick it in.

We stick a spike into our skin.

Yeah, we'd have a riot doing heroin."

and repeat once

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Mr. Tamborine Man - Bob Dylan

Needle & the Damage Done - Neil Young

Needle & the Spoon and That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd

She Talks to Angels - Black Crowes

Cold Turkey - John Lennon

All I can think of for now. . . ::

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Although I can't remember who said it, I have heard it said that doing heroin was like having your head sawed off, only a lot slower. I can't see glorifying something like that by writing about it. But the Ramones contribution to this venue would be "Chinese Rocks".

Ken.

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Doesn't necessarily glorifies heroin. Velvet Underground and Lou Reed are know for singing about the darker side of drugs, unlike hippies singing about love and pretty colors. I think this song is about the addiction and depression, not about the high itself.

"I don?t know just where I?m going

But I?m gonna try for the kingdom, if I can

?cause it makes me feel like I?m a man

When I put a spike into my vein

And I?ll tell ya, things aren?t quite the same

When I?m rushing on my run

And I feel just like jesus? son

And I guess that I just don?t know

And I guess that I just don?t know

I have made the big decision

I?m gonna try to nullify my life

?cause when the blood begins to flow

When it shoots up the dropper?s neck

When I?m closing in on death

And you can?t help me not, you guys

And all you sweet girls with all your sweet silly talk

You can all go take a walk

And I guess that I just don?t know

And I guess that I just don?t know

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago

I wish that I?d sail the darkened seas

On a great big clipper ship

Going from this land here to that

In a sailor?s suit and cap

Away from the big city

Where a man can not be free

Of all of the evils of this town

And of himself, and those around

Oh, and I guess that I just don?t know

Oh, and I guess that I just don?t know

Heroin, be the death of me

Heroin, it?s my wife and it?s my life

Because a mainer to my vein

Leads to a center in my head

And then I?m better off and dead

Because when the smack begins to flow

I really don?t care anymore

About all the jim-jim?s in this town

And all the politicians makin? crazy sounds

And everybody puttin? everybody else down

And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds

?cause when the smack begins to flow

Then I really don?t care anymore

Ah, when the heroin is in my blood

And that blood is in my head

Then thank God that I?m as good as dead

Then thank your God that I?m not aware

And thank God that I just don?t care

And I guess I just don?t know

And I guess I just don?t know"

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