What is the best song about Heroin?

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"Running to Stand Still" - u2
"Mr. Brownstone" - GNR

Jeff Goodwin (White Dolemite), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 17:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Not a song, but...

Only Stupid Bastards use Heroin - New Model Army

Niall, Tuesday, 18 October 2005 20:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

Mudhoney's "In The Blood" seems to be about a junkie:

You swear you still got the fire
But when I touch you
You feel so cold
Your as hollow as your burned out eyes
Nothing left
Nowhere to go

Nowhere
Nowhere
Nowhere
You got nowhere to go

Desire burns you from the inside out
How does it feel
Not to feel?
I can't stand it when your around
Reminding me how you used to be
Real

You used to be
You used to be
You used to be
You used to be real

In the blood, it gets in the blood
In the blood, it gets in the blood
In the blood, it gets in the blood
In the blood, it gets in the blood

Woh, oh, oh, oh
Woh, oh, oh, oh
Woh, oh, oh, oh
Woh, oh, oh
It gets in the blood

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 20:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

maybe some of you aren't aware that "there she goes" by the la's (who???) was originally by sixpence none the richer and is about jesus not some nasty old drug!

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 20:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

The worst song about heroin was Eagle-Eye Cherry's "Shooting Up in Vain", which wasn't even as good as its title.

Erik The Mainer (EZSnappin), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 21:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'd probably say "Things'll Never Be The Same" by Spacemen 3

Never was one of my favourites of theirs though.

Tokyo Ghost Stories (Tokyo Ghost Stories), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 01:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

BERT JANSCH - NEEDLE OF DEATH

jared, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 01:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...
"There she goes" was NOT originally by sixpence none the richer... La's made that song before sixpence existed. . .

Spork, Sunday, 12 March 2006 04:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

Black Sabbath - "Hand of Doom" deserves a mention. "Mr Brownstone" is really good too.

Sundar (sundar), Sunday, 12 March 2006 05:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

Is Wilco's "shot in the arm"'s about heroin?!

sam the man, Sunday, 12 March 2006 06:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Mutiny in Heaven", der Birfday Party. That song actually scared me the first time I heard it. Can't believe it hasn't made it into this thread.

bendy (bendy), Sunday, 12 March 2006 07:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

steely dan 'time out of mind'

dave q (listerine), Sunday, 12 March 2006 08:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

Not the best but the lyric "Shoot it up and go for a ride" comes to mind after Pink Floyd or Spacemen 3/Spiritualized so.

'I Never Want An Easy Life If Me and He Were Ever to Get There'

BeeOK (boo radley), Sunday, 12 March 2006 09:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Mutiny in Heaven", der Birfday Party. That song actually scared me the first time I heard it. Can't believe it hasn't made it into this thread. "

Also "Pleasure avalanche" by the BP, from the same ep.

sam the man, Sunday, 12 March 2006 09:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

My vote for "The Needle And The Damage Done" mainly because of the message of the lyrics.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 12 March 2006 11:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

NINA HAGEN Y'ALL

"Smack Jack" rules my world, one of the scariest drug songs ever.

sleeve (sleeve), Sunday, 12 March 2006 18:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...
All of LAMF
One Track Mind
Chinese Rocks
Pirate love
It's not Enough
Get off the Phone...
everyone a love song to heroin

sonofstan (sonofstan), Friday, 14 July 2006 22:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

"No X-Mas for John Quays"

also, whenever i hear the psyfurs' talk talk talk anymore, kinda seems like a cocaine concept album ... lyrically and energy-arc-wise, anyhow

literalisp (literalisp), Friday, 14 July 2006 23:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

and also, whether or not it is, you can pretty much read "china girl" as a heroin song.

literalisp (literalisp), Friday, 14 July 2006 23:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

also Ray Charles' 'you don't know me' seems to reek of heroin, though its not easy top pin down why

sonofstan (sonofstan), Friday, 14 July 2006 23:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

"I Think I'm In Love" by Spiritualized all the way.

less-than three's Christiane F. (drowned in milk), Friday, 14 July 2006 23:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

"fuck me in the ass" by I Wish I Was Dead

nicky lo-fi (nicky lo-fi), Saturday, 15 July 2006 04:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

Slow Death

shieldforyoureyes (shieldforyoureyes), Saturday, 15 July 2006 05:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Talk Talk 'I Believe In You'

probably the most tender song about herion i've ever heard..

Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Saturday, 15 July 2006 05:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray" played lound made me feel like I was in that dizzy room of death

'Im searching for my mainline
I said I couldnt hit it sideways'

nicky lo-fi (nicky lo-fi), Saturday, 15 July 2006 06:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

This thread needs a mention of the funeralSam Stone by John Prine, more of a depiction of the descent into addiction, than the drug itself.

Ben Dot (1977), Saturday, 15 July 2006 09:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Givin' Up" by The Darkness is the greatest smack party anthem of all time.

More Tongue Feldman (noodle vague), Saturday, 15 July 2006 10:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

> This thread needs a mention of the funeralSam Stone by John Prine, more of a depiction of the descent into addiction, than the drug itself.

Read header plzkthxbye.

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Saturday, 15 July 2006 14:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

But uh...hey! Thanks for the video!

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Saturday, 15 July 2006 14:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

"When it Hits My Blood" by John Vanderslice

Steve Go1dberg (Steve Schneeberg), Saturday, 15 July 2006 15:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

They're called the Velvet Underground, and this case has been closed for nearly 40 years. Shame on you all!

I Don't Believe in Bacteria (Bimble...), Sunday, 16 July 2006 00:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

Keith Don't Go by Nils Lofgren

vacasmagras (vacasmagras), Sunday, 16 July 2006 01:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Keith Don't Go" Seconded
"golden brown" thirded
"White Lightning" by Silkworm? Probably about LSD, but a great song nonetheless..."watch the lightning for all your cues"

J. Grizzle (trainsmoke), Sunday, 16 July 2006 02:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

Now and forever - "Golden Brown" by The Stranglers

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 17 July 2006 02:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

"They're called the Velvet Underground, and this case has been closed for nearly 40 years. Shame on you all!"

OTM. This thread is useless.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Monday, 17 July 2006 02:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

Nothing quite like people who closed their ears nearly 40 years ago posting on a music board.

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Monday, 17 July 2006 03:13 (8 years ago) Permalink


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