Songs about Drugs

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    Can anyone think of songs that were obviously written about any type of narcotic? Songs like these are kind of fun to listen to.
     
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    I have a book full of rock stars talking about their inspirations behind their favorite songs and, not surprisingly, there's a whole chapter devoted to songs about drugs.

    Depends how obvious you want your drug references, though. Songs like "Along Comes Mary" or "I Love Mary Jane" are obviously about pot, but not as explicitly about drugs.

    Just a few I can think of:

    Eric Clapton "Cocaine"
    Cypress Hill "Hits From the Bong"
    Really, almost any Cypress Hill or Kottonmouth Kings song
    The Darkness "Giving Up"
    Eminem "Drug Ballad"

    Here's a few that are about drugs, but in a less direct way:

    Eagles - Hotel California
    America - A Horse With no Name
    Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (seriously!)
    Guns n' Roses - Mr. Brownstone

    There's plenty more, but I'm too tired to think of any right now.
     
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    Oh, my signature reminded me of Third Eye Blind's "Semi-Charmed Life". That's about Crystal Meth addicts.
     
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    Ozzy Ozbourne - Flying High Again

    Peter, Paul, and Mary - Puff the Majic Dragon
     
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    This one is about Hell. There are about a million references to the coming of Anti-Christ and etc in the song. I didn't know it was about drugs too!
     
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    Marilyn Manson - I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me),
     
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    Green Day -> Brain Stew

    Jimi -> Purple Haze
     
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    Heroin - Velvet Underground
    Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
    White Light/White Heat - Velvet Underground
    Chinese Rock - Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
    Cocaine - Eric Clapton
    Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
    The Pusherman - Steppenwolf
    Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie
    White Lines - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    Cold Turkey - John Lennon
    DOPE SICK GIRL - Rancid
    What happened to You? - The Offspring
    Ash Hash - Moxy Fruvous
    The Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young
    Smoke The Sky - Motley Crue
    The Worlds Greatest Smoke Off - Silverstein Shel
    Opium - Marcy Playground
    Opium - Moonspell
    Heroin - End
    Heroin Dreams - Life Of Agony
    We Were On Heroin - Wasted Youth
    High Class High - Nids
    Lsd = Truth - Lords Of Acid
    Mary Jane - Love Hate
    Daydream Green - Pods
    Mary Jane - Hurriganes
    Morphine - Jackson Michael
    Trouble With The Sweet Stuff - Idol Billy
    Which One Of You Gave My Daughter The Dope? - Frogs
    Kids Of The K-Hole - Nofx
    So Strung Out - C-Block
    Crackdown - Hate Plow
    Street Lobotomy - Body Count
    Ahhh crap here's the link...
    Songs about drugs
     
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    I read an interview somewhere with Don Henley where he said this song was about when he first came out to California and everyone there seemed to be on drugs ("We are all just prisoners here, of our own devise"), and they all seemed to want to quit but couldn't ("you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave").

    I also heard the Hotel California is a satanic church. That's an odd interpretation, but it gives the song a whole different feel.

    In case anyone was wondering, Brian Wilson composed "Good Vibrations" to be what he felt was the perfect sonic representation of an acid trip.
     
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    Yeah the three main ones I've heard of are Last Dance with Mary Jane by Tom Petty, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by the Beatles, and Mr. Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan. Oh, and my mom says that Magic Bus by the Who is, too. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds obviously is, I mean they didnt even try to cover it up. Newspaper taxis, the girl with kaleidoscope eyes, sheesh.
     

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