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sure bert
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 11:44AM - in reply to lucKY2b Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Cocaine by Eric Clapton

Not sure who sings this one, maybe Velvet Underground, but it's the song that plays during the Faces of Meth video on youtube. It's so sad.
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RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 11:58AM - in reply to sure bert Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Anything by Everclear
Ho Hum
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 12:02PM - in reply to sure bert Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

sure bert wrote:

Cocaine by Eric Clapton

Not sure who sings this one, maybe Velvet Underground, but it's the song that plays during the Faces of Meth video on youtube. It's so sad.

Heroin?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffr0opfm6I4

Not sure that's an anti-drug song.
deleuze
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 12:08PM - in reply to Ho Hum Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sam Stone by John Prine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9ZkYViEIs

My Morphine by Gillian Welch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuFQfiOKdds

Hurt -- sung by Johnny Cash (Trent Reznor wrote it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go
someone else
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 12:15PM - in reply to deleuze Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not to Come

Weezer - Say It Ain't So
PBR is awesome
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 12:21PM - in reply to someone else Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Pool Shark - Sublime
Bradley's song about his heroine addiction. He sang "Someday I'm going to lose the war" and sadly enough he did.

Too bad he didn't turn to PBR instead of heroine.
Buechner
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 2:31PM - in reply to lucKY2b Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Earth Crisis - Firestorm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn4QsRmm6Y0&feature=related

It's about as anti-drug as you can get.
MA
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 11:01PM - in reply to lucKY2b Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Donovan - Codine
OP
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/26/2011 11:19PM - in reply to MA Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Believer - Stop the madness. Good old fashioned anti-drug thrash metal. haha.
lucKY2b
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/27/2011 5:26PM - in reply to OP Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thanks for the posts to this thread. Reminded me of a few other really good old songs, like Codine by Donovan, Kicks by Paul Revere and the Raiders, etc....brings back memories. And, of course, Cocaine by J.J.Cale (popularized later by Clapton); Cocaine is maybe a little more ambivalent, one line "Don't forget this fact, You can't get back, cocaine" is probably the only anti-drug sentiment in the song.

Gotta love any RHCP songs, so thanks for reminders on those. Thanks for pointing out the mashup of their Otherside by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis...excellent.

Sober by Pink was the most recent hit, I think, off what was posted so far. No?

Some of the thrash metal stuff is decent stuff, but it's hard to make out the lyrics for all the metal. As such, without handy lyrics, it's a bit hard to feel what the song is about.

The country stuff was also good, and I suspect for country fans, there's probably lots of realistic drug tales in lyric, especially if you want to include alcohol addiction. Not a big country fan, but I really liked the sublime Johnny Cash cover of Hurt by Trent Reznor.

Of course, any of the Christian Rock stuff is going to be anti-drug; Believer has a newer single "Stoned" on the same theme. Again, not a big fan.

A few of the songs seemed fairly ambivalent and just characterized life with drugs, not passing judgment. Probably more effective to be real than preachy.

Any more? Anything better than Neil Young? Still the best IMHO.
honorable discharge
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/27/2011 5:31PM - in reply to lucKY2b Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Straight Edge by Minor Threat
M. Pantani
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/27/2011 6:08PM - in reply to honorable discharge Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAKoU_W_mf8

Jim Carroll "Those Are People Who Died"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBwC7Qzljso&feature=related

Townes Van Zandt "Dead Flowers"
Drugs are bad, mmmkay
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/27/2011 6:11PM - in reply to lucKY2b Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Very surprised I have not yet seen anyone say Hotel California.
Well....
RE: Best songs with an anti-drug message 2/27/2011 10:13PM - in reply to sure bert Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
"The Needle and the Damage Done" Neil Young
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0t0EW6z8a0
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