For some odd reason I was thinking today about the songs that have been made that provide an anti-drug-usage message. Yes, there have been a few. As of this thread writing I can think of three (3). I'm sure there are many more.
This mid-1960's tune, by Paul Revere & The Raiders, is a good rocker and hits home with lyrics such as ".....you need help, girl....." and ".....better find out before it's too late....." and ".....you'll have to pay the price.....".
This Steppenwolf tune was on an album they did in the late 1960's. The lyrics include the classic line, "......God da## the pusher man.....". The songs opening lines set the stage for a user admiting to use and trying to go straight....."You know I've smoked a lot of grass.....".
Later in the tune, John Kay and Steppenwolf sing of ".....seeing a lot of people walkin' around with tombstones in their eyes....".
I have this album on vinyl. I'm gonna have to pull it out and give it another listen.
Monkey On My Back
Does any child of the 80's recall this tune, by Aldo Nova? I have the cassette somewhere but I can't recall the exact lyrics. I know that it was a song that slammed heroin users. Good rocker.
Any other tunes out there that promote a drug-free life or come out strongly against drug usage?
What say you?
Bear Waving His Hands So You Can't See The Doobie Brother's Albums