10 Songs About Living Straight Edge

Categories: Drug Month!

As August comes to a close, I had the challenge of picking a fifth and final topic for Drug Month. There were plenty of options--alcohol, tobacco, Quaaludes, club drugs, bath salts, and so on, but I decided to go in a different direction this week.

How about anti-drug songs? They're harder to come by than you'd think, but we dug up 10 songs that promote a straight edge lifestyle.

Minor Threat- Straight Edge

I'm a person just like you
But I've got better things to do
Than sit around and fuck my head
Hang out with the living dead.

This song says a lot in 47 seconds. Ian MacKaye had a huge impact on the straight edge hardcore music scene with this song as well as "Out of Step (With the World)" and "In My Eyes."

Youth of Today- Thinking Straight

Experiment with your mind
You see things I can't see
Well no thanks, friend
Because now it ends when you push that shit on me

Hardcore vet and youth crew pioneer Ray Cappo still has a lot of energy. Looks like his vegan and straight edge beliefs payed off.

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