One version of rock history could be told by the many songs that have been written about the alluring dangers of drug use. D'Angelo personifies his love for weed a la Rick James' "Mary Jane" over a smoked-out groove that tells you the real story as clearly as lines like "my eyes are a shade blood burgundy. There are songs that treat sexual attraction like a drug addiction, and there are songs that treat drug addiction like sexual attraction, and the way D'Angelo sings, "I gets high off your love," makes it clear that this is the latter. Yes, of course marijuana isn't chemically addictive. Neither is sex, right? Actual "yellow diamonds" do exist in gem form, and can be purchased at your local jeweler, but the kind Rihanna sings about are only available from less-reputable sources.
Songs About Addiction
Ed Sheeran wrote this song after doing a gig at a homeless shelter when he was 18 years old. He went home that night to write this powerful song about a prostitute who is addicted to crack cocaine. The overall meaning of the song emphasizes how these experiences help people grow personally and emerge from those dark times as a better person.
Staind – It’s Been a While
When it comes to artistic expression that communicates the depth of the human experience, there is nothing like it. Sure, we are moved by beautiful artwork, literature, theater, and dance. Oh, but, music! It has a way of reaching in and grabbing us by the soul. This connection transcends race, gender, economic status, and social barriers. This is especially true when it comes to songs about addiction and recovery.
But that is the part of life we have to talk about if we want things to change and that is the world of addiction. Millions of people today struggle with an addiction of some kind- illegal drugs, alcohol, pain pills, and many others as well. One of the most vocal groups who touch on this painful yet very real aspect of life is the musicians. Songs about addiction, recovery, relapse, and the effects of addiction are some of the most powerful and memorable songs out there. Here are ten such songs:. A well known and beloved song, this one speaks to the feeling of self-loathing and depression that often comes along with an addiction.