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proudmoddemo Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:45 PM
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In Light of All The Drug Use Talk, Go Listen to a Song--"Methamphetamine," by Son Volt
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 06:57 PM by proudmoddemo
On their album "The Search," Son Volt wrote a hauntingly good song with incredible lyrics. Here's the first verse:

"I took the night shift
Another Nickle on the Dime
Try to Play it Straight
And Make it Different this time
Still waiting to meet the next ex-wife
It's either watching these gauges for Monsanto
Or a bar back job for the Casino
The Army won't want me after what this body's been through.


This is what drug use does to people. It ruins lives. People are thrown in jail because they got ill--they got addicted. They are permanently barred from well-paying jobs, and forced onto the margins of society because they were ill. The ones that fight their way back into the mainstream of society after they get better are usually among the best citizens--community leaders and the heads of charitable organizations.

Anyway, give the song a listen. It's a great song. And it sums up the people that I have seen fall into this trap. It is always tragic to watch.
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:50 PM
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1. GWB
"The ones that fight their way back into the mainstream of society after they get better are usually among the best citizens--community leaders and the heads of charitable organizations." Not always, just look at George Bush. Of course, some think he never really recovered.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:55 PM
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2. Sounds like all the more reason to end the drug war.
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