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Lyrics, Poetry and Prose VII

A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and fun. This week we feature some well-known verses about indulging in illegal drugs – which unlike those nasty smoking-cigarettes songs featured last week – is nowadays more socially acceptable. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information. You have some favorite lyrics? Please share…

Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time
Far past the frozen leaves
The haunted frightened trees
Out to the windy bench
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky
With one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea
Circled by the circus sands
With all memory of fate
Driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow

Mr. Tambourine Man Singer and Songwriter, Bob Dylan

Coming in from London from over the pole
Flying in a big airliner
Chicken flying everywhere around the plane
Could we ever feel much finer
Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of ki’s
Don’t touch my bags if you please
Mister customs man, yeah

Coming into Los Angeles Singer and Songwriter, Arlo Guthrie

Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones you better watch your speed
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind

Casey Jones The Grateful Dead; Songwriters: Jerome J. Garcia, Robert C. Hunter