30-Day Song Challenge Day 8

Today’s song choice feels like a bit of an obvious cop-out. In fact, my friend’s daughters would delight in calling me “Captain Obvious.” But I couldn’t come up with anything else and there you go. And I am trying really hard to not google the challenges, unless absolutely necessary. (For example, there are a couple of prompts that include dates, so I had to.) So here we go.

Prompt #8 is “A song about drugs or alcohol.”

The first song that popped into my head was “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton.

I remember hearing the song and singing along with the song, but didn’t know much about it. I mean, I am a child of the ’80s, so “Just Say No” was firmly implanted into my brain and I was convinced that I was going to be surrounded by peers trying to force me into snorting.

Reality is I didn’t actually encounter the substance until working in restaurants in my late 20s. And even today I know people who partake. If they ever offer, I decline, and they shrug and move on.

But I digress.

This is a classic rock song that we all know. I found this “official live” version and just get chills when I listen to those guitars.

If you want to hear studio tracks, a great collection is Eric Clapton’s “Complete Clapton.” The version on this album was remastered in 2005. You can stream it if you have Prime (which you can try for free for 30 days here) or purchase the album in your favorite format. (affiliate links included)

So what would be your picks for songs about drugs or alcohol? I know there are a ton of other ones out there.

See the rest of the prompts for the 30-Day Song Challenge and stay tuned for more!

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