10 Songs About Cocaine

Categories: Drug Month!

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See also: 15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20

Drugs are responsible for lots of great songwriting, so every Friday in August, we're going to take a look at various drugs and their impact on popular music.

Disclaimer: I've never actually snorted cocaine, so I'm going to assume that Chuck Klosterman's description of it in Killing Yourself to Live is accurate: "It makes you feel like you're walking down the street--minding your own business--and the smartest, most attractive person you've ever met suddenly jumps out from behind a bush and gives you a compliment."

On the flipside: " Cocaine culture contains the worst of everything: the worst conversations, the worst friendships, and the worst kind of unspeakable joy." I could quote some more, but you really should just buy the book and read it yourself.

So, without further adieu, here are 10 songs about cocaine.


Eric Clapton- Cocaine

Admit it, when you saw that we were posting a list about cocaine, this chorus immediately popped into your head. I'll give credit where credit is due and point out that the song was originally written by JJ Cale, and believe it or not, it's an anti-cocaine song.

If you wanna get down, down on the ground, cocaine.

The Rolling Stones- Can't You Hear Me Knockin'

Most of Sticky Fingers is about drug use and it's arguably some of The Stones' greatest work. Coincidence? I think not.

Yeah, you got satin shoes
Yeah, you got plastic boots
Yall got cocaine eyes
Yeah, you got speed-freak jive



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christinalynn
christinalynn

no gold dust woman by fleetwood mac - SHAME!

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danc
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Hell, you could do 10 great drug songs just by Hank III alone!

charlie_oscar
charlie_oscar

F.B.I. Agent Is Held On Charge of Selling Cocaine in Chicago Special to the New York Times

 A special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was arrested in Chicago today on charges that he sold cocaine to an undercover cop at a Chicago nightclub.

The agent, Roderick B. Kimmons, an eight-year veteran of the bureau, was taken into custody after he sold one gram of a mixture containing cocaine to the undercover agent and to an F.B.I. informant. Mr. Kimmons, a 36-year-old native of Chicago, has been dismissed from the bureau as a result of the arrest.

According to the complaint against Mr. Kimmons, he met with an undercover F.B.I. agent on Thursday night at a club and sold him approximately one-quarter gram of a mixture that contained cocaine. The undercover agent paid Mr. Kimmons $40, the bureau said.

 

Separately, the complaint said, a witness who is cooperating with the investigation paid $100 to Mr. Kimmons for about 1 gram of a similar mixture. Penalty Is Uncertain

Mr. Kimmons was charged with distribution of a controlled substance. The F.B.I. said it was not immediately clear what penalty he might face if convicted.

. Bureau officials said they were stunned three years ago when an 11-year veteran of the bureau, Agent Dan A. Mitrione Jr., confessed to selling cocaine and agreed to forfeit real estate and other assets worth nearly $850,000.

 

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